AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand
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AAT Kings

AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand

History and nature, food and wine, adventure and bliss… these are the whiplash moments you can anticipate with this South Island tour. One day you may be chugging across the island on the TranzAlpine, the next landing on Franz Josef Glacier in a helicopter. Then, perhaps, exploring ‘Little Edinburgh’ in Dunedin, before cruising Milford Sound. Diverse, dynamic and to-die-for.

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Escorted coach tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$8,417 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Auckland

21 days/20 nights

Hotel 3 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

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Tour Inclusions

Interislander ferry crossing
Wellington City Tour
Huka Falls
Maori Village Experience & Hangi (dinner), Rotorua
Auckland City Tour
All Blacks Experience
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Christchurch Grand Tour
Paterson Inlet Cruise
Visit to Jade Factory
20 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners, 1 special dinner
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Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis (or similar)

Day 2: Head through the Mackenzie Basin and see turquoise lakes Pukaki and Tekapo before arriving in Omarama
Accommodation: Heritage Gateway Hotel (or similar)

Day 3: Leaving Omarama you'll stop at the Benmore Dam and then Oamaru before crossing into the rugged hills of Dunedin
Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin (or similar)

Day 4: Leaving the rugged hills of Dunedin travel to the far south Invercargill
Accommodation: Kelvin Hotel (or similar)

Day 5: A day trip to Stewart Island will take you back in time
Accommodation: Kelvin Hotel (or similar)

Day 6: Head north into the adventure capital Queenstown
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront (or similar)

Day 7: Today you'll have another day to relax in beautiful Queenstown perhaps head to Milford Sound
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront (or similar)

Day 8: You'll see Lakes Hawea, Wanaka and the Haast Pass, ending your drive in Franz Josef Glacier
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)

Day 9: Travel up the wild West Coast to reach your destination, Punakaiki
Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort (or similar)

Day 10: Follow the Heritage Highway today through the Buller Gorge to arrive in Nelson
Accommodation: Rutherford Hotel Nelson (or similar)

Day 11: Explore the best of this seaside town or venture into the Abel Tasman National Park
Accommodation: Rutherford Hotel Nelson (or similar)

Day 12: Travel to Picton where you'll catch the ferry across the Cook Strait to Wellington
Accommodation: Travelodge Wellington (or similar)

Day 13: A day to explore New Zealand's capital city
Accommodation: Travelodge Wellington (or similar)

Day 14: Head through classic NZ dairy country to arrive in Art Deco Napier
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (or similar)

Day 15: Travel through to Lake Taupo today - stopping at Huka Falls - before continuing on to geothermal Rotorua
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar)

Day 16: Take a day to experience the thermal and cultural delights of Rotorua
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar)

Day 17: See the Agrodome Sheep Show and the dairy district of Waikato as you make your way to Auckland
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Auckland City (or similar)

Day 18: Pass though lush Northland farm country to reach the tropical Bay of Islands
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (or similar)

Day 19: Enjoy the beauty of this idyllic tropical area with a dolphin cruise, a sailing trip or relaxing on the beach
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (or similar)

Day 20: Return to Auckland via Whangarei and its quirky galleries
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Auckland City (or similar)

Day 21: Depart Auckland

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Detailed itinerary: 21 day tour starting in Christchurch

Day 1 - Welcome to Christchurch
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 1
Welcome to Christchurch

This afternoon, explore Christchurch at your leisure before meeting your travel director for a welcome reception back at your hotel.

Your accommodation: Hotel Ibis (or similar)

Superbly situated in the very heart of the garden city, Hotel Ibis Christchurch is located just off Cathedral Square, and is close to cafes, restaurants, museums and many of Christchurch's most popular attractions.
Day 2 - Head through the Mackenzie Basin and see turquoise lakes Pukaki and Tekapo before arriving in Omarama
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 2
Christchurch to Lake Tekapo and onto Omarama

After a Christchurch city sights tour, you will head out over the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains to soak up some spectacular sightseeing. Sweeping views across the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo framed by a backdrop of rugged hills and snow-capped mountains provide stunning alpine photography opportunities. You will visit the little stone-hewn Church of the Good Shepherd, and stop for a quick photo with the bronze statue of a collie dog, the touching tribute to the sheepdogs which helped develop the Mackenzie Country. You may want to take in Mount Cook National Park from the air this afternoon, on a scenic flight out over New Zealand's highest peak, the Southern Alps and on to Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers (Optional Experience - at own expense). Your day finishes in the heart of the Mackenzie Country at Omarama. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Your accommodation: Heritage Gateway Hotel (or similar)

Positioned at the crossroads linking north, south, east and west, the Gateway Hotel features a full restaurant and cocktail bar with views of the Southern Alps, the Heritage Gateway Hotel has everything you need to rest and refresh.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Leaving Omarama you'll stop at the Benmore Dam and then Oamaru before crossing into the rugged hills of Dunedin
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 3
Omarama to Oamaru to Dunedin

Your day starts with a journey along the Waitaki River, which marks the boundary between the regions of Canterbury and Otago, and with its large catchment it is an ideal source of hydro-electric power. From the Waitaki Valley you will then travel through to the township of Oamaru, with its stately tree-lined streets and its famous white limestone buildings. As well as shipping limestone to the bigger cities of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin for construction of their Town Halls and various churches, Oamaru locals made sure that their own town represented the best in limestone building the mid-late 1800’s had to offer. This afternoon you will make your way down to the Southernmost New Zealand city, Dunedin. With the rest of your free afternoon you may wish to take part in an optional excursion to see more of the region. Take a Wildlife Cruise out to Otago Peninsula, visit the Speights Brewery – a New Zealand institution or explore the city and its museums, cafés and shops.

Your accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin (or similar)

This hotel, has panoramic views over the heart of Dunedin city including city icons and nearby countryside.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Leaving the rugged hills of Dunedin travel to the far south Invercargill
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 4
Dunedin to Invercargill

This morning we leave Dunedin and travel through lush green pastures, crossing sheep-filled farming land through to Gore, the country music capital of New Zealand for a lunch stop. As your journey continues, you arrive in Invercargill, New Zealand’s southernmost city. This commercial hub is full of grand architecture and gardens. A city obsessed with motoring history, there are tributes to speed legends across town, from the famous Burt Munro to Bill Richardson and his shed full of classic vehicles – the largest private collection of its type in the world. This afternoon you will have some free time to explore this city and its offerings.

Your accommodation: Kelvin Hotel (or similar)

Positioned in the heart of Invercargill, The Kelvin Hotel is just a short walk to major attractions, cafes and restaurants.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - A day trip to Stewart Island will take you back in time
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Stewart Island

Board a ferry at Bluff and cruise to Stewart Island. Stewart Island is known by locals as Rakiura which is the Maori reference to Glowing Skies. It has been described as rugged, pristine and tranquil – and rightly so as 97% of the island is designated National Park and Conservation Estate. This means the birdlife, native flora & fauna and other natural environmental features have been able to thrive. Once you arrive, you will gain an entertaining insight into New Zealand’s southernmost community and learn about the history and environment of Stewart Island on a Village and Bays tour. Later, enjoy some free time. Join a guided sail around Paterson Inlet that will take you past unique places including Acker’s Cottage before docking at Ulva Island to admire the bird life and native flora. For a more active option you could hire an E-bike and explore the Island for yourself. Travel back to Bluff by ferry before arriving back to your accommodation in Invercargill.

Your accommodation: Kelvin Hotel (or similar)

Positioned in the heart of Invercargill, The Kelvin Hotel is just a short walk to major attractions, cafes and restaurants.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Head north into the adventure capital Queenstown
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 6
Invercargill – Queenstown

Enjoy a relaxed start in Invercargill before departing for Queenstown. Known for its adventure you will have a free afternoon to explore. Take the opportunity to encounter a Queenstown legend and ride the Shotover Jet Boat or venture out on a Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour. If laid-back and relaxed is more your idea of fun, then join a Wine Tour and sample some of Central Otago’s award-winning wines. Your AAT Kings Travel Director will assist you in booking all your chosen optional experiences. This evening, why not sit back and enjoy a peaceful evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station (Optional Experience, own expense). Launched in 1912, the TSS Earnslaw is the largest and grandest vessel ever to ply Lake Wakatipu. Today, the TSS Earnslaw is believed to be the only coal-fired passenger carrying vessel still operating in the southern hemisphere. Partake in a gourmet BBQ Highlight Dinner at Walter Peaks’ Colonel’s Homestead and then enjoy an entertaining after-dinner farm show providing a glimpse into high-country farm life. On the cruise back to Queenstown, join in a vintage sing-along or grab your partner for a dance across the polished wooden floors of the Earnslaw.

Your accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront (or similar)

The Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Queenstown Lakefront is conveniently located within walking distance to the centre of Queenstown and just a few minutes stroll from the picturesque Lake Wakatipu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Today you'll have another day to relax in beautiful Queenstown perhaps head to Milford Sound
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 7
Queenstown

While Queenstown wears its Global Adventure badge proudly, it’s also the perfect place to relax and explore. The town boasts great shopping with luxury brands, iconic New Zealand design stores, and boutique fashion. If bungy jumping or tree-to-tree ziplining isn't your cup of tea, consider an Optional Experience to spectacular Milford Sound, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Fiordland National Park. Experience magnificent scenery and many photo opportunities, by the Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, Hollyford Valley lookout (Pop’s view), Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel towards the iconic Mitre Peak and the Bowen Falls before reaching Milford Sound for your cruise.

Your accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront (or similar)

The Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Queenstown Lakefront is conveniently located within walking distance to the centre of Queenstown and just a few minutes stroll from the picturesque Lake Wakatipu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - You'll see Lakes Hawea, Wanaka and the Haast Pass, ending your drive in Franz Josef Glacier
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 8
Queenstown to Arrowtown, Wanaka and onto Franz Josef

This morning you will leave the alpine wonderland of Queenstown behind, and begin the passage through Central Otago and out to Westland. On the way out of the Queenstown region, you will stop and visit the faithfully restored gold mining settlement of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers. From here you will travel over to Cromwell, situated next to the sparkling pristine waters of Lake Dunstan, where you will stop in at a local orchard for a taste of some of the town’s delicious stone fruit. It is a day of gorgeous lakes, as after Dunstan, you will travel further into Central Otago and view the vivid blue waters of Lake Hawea, followed by Lake Wanaka, where the shoreline is charmingly lined by poplars and willows.
Following an ancient greenstone trail, you will travel over Haast Pass, marking a change from the alpine scenery of the Southern Lakes, to the rainforest marvel of the wild West Coast. View the sheer drop of Thunder Creek Falls and the grand sight of Mt Hooker, flanked on three sides by extensive glaciers. Your final destination for today is the extraordinary rivers of ice that make up Franz Josef Glacier. You may want to get up close and personal with the glaciers on a helicopter flight. Your flight will hover over the snow face, and may land high up in the valley so that you can walk across the ice fall – subject to weather conditions (optional – at own expense). Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Your accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)

Located in the heart of Franz Josef Village the hotel offers all the amenities you would expect and is close to the shops, restaurants and activities on offer.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Travel up the wild West Coast to reach your destination, Punakaiki
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 9
Franz Josef to Punakaiki

If weather conditions are unfavourable the previous day, you will get another chance to fly up to the glaciers this morning or you might want to take a stroll through the small but lively Franz Josef village. Then you head off to the drift-wood strewn beaches of Hokitika. As well as being one of the few West Coast communities to embrace its coastal landscape, Hokitika struck it rich in the resources stakes. Here you will visit a pounamu factory (native greenstone or jade), for the chance to see master carvers at work creating intricate pieces of jewellery and art. Maori tradition says it is bad luck to buy pounamu for yourself, so if you fancy a trinket of your own, make sure you have someone there to purchase it for you. Then, continue to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Tonight you'll stay in an eco-friendly resort right on the waterfront. Enjoy dinner while watching the thundering surf at your doorstep!

Your accommodation: Punakaiki Resort (or similar)

The Punakaiki Resort is a modern, award-winning hotel complex, architecturally designed to harmonise with the local environment. Nestled in the foothills of Papaproa National Park the resort has spectacular views of the Wild West Coast beaches while all rooms have rainforest and/or ocean views.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Follow the Heritage Highway today through the Buller Gorge to arrive in Nelson
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 10
Punakaiki to Nelson via the Buller Gorge

Soak up the scenic wilderness of the Heritage Highway through the impressive Buller Gorge and the Kahurangi National Park before arriving in Nelson.

Your accommodation: Rutherford Hotel Nelson (or similar)

The Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers luxurious accommodation with a full complement of features designed to help you achieve the most from your stay. Situated at the doorstep of three national parks and an unmatched range of sandy beaches, blue seas and mountain wilderness.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 - Explore the best of this seaside town or venture into the Abel Tasman National Park
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 11
Explore Nelson or venture to Abel Tasman National Park

On this day at leisure, you’ll have the opportunity to journey to the top of the South Island and enjoy a relaxing cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park, or perhaps take a short bush walk, relax in sunny Nelson or explore the many arts and craft shops. The choice is yours!

Your accommodation: Rutherford Hotel Nelson (or similar)

The Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers luxurious accommodation with a full complement of features designed to help you achieve the most from your stay. Situated at the doorstep of three national parks and an unmatched range of sandy beaches, blue seas and mountain wilderness.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 - Travel to Picton where you'll catch the ferry across the Cook Strait to Wellington
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 12
Nelson to Picton, then cruise the Cook Strait to Wellington City

This morning, we travel to the pretty seaside fishing village of Picton where you will board the Interislander for a cruise across the Cook Strait, from the South Island to the North. Surprisingly it takes longer to cruise through the Queen Charlotte Sound and up the Tory Channel than it does to cross the open ocean of Cook Strait. You will meander through a maze of arms and inlets out of Picton. Once in Wellington enjoy a City tour including viewing New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings. Tonight, is an evening at leisure, speak with your Travel Director about dining recommendations in Wellington’s inner city.

Your accommodation: Travelodge Wellington (or similar)

Located right in the city centre the Travelodge Wellington offers great accommodation and facilities all within easy walking of the city attractions.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 - A day to explore New Zealand's capital city
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 13
Explore Wellington City at your leisure

You have a day at leisure to see the sights of your choice. Perhaps take a tour of Parliament or one of the Lord of the Rings movie tours, or venture to Weta Workshop, the home of the special effects' wizards whose work features in many blockbuster movies. Enjoy the café lifestyle in our capital city or simply shop till you drop, there is something in Wellington for everyone! This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Your accommodation: Travelodge Wellington (or similar)

Located right in the city centre the Travelodge Wellington offers great accommodation and facilities all within easy walking of the city attractions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 - Head through classic NZ dairy country to arrive in Art Deco Napier
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Wellington to the art deco city of Napier

You’ll have lunch included today provided by ‘Eat My Lunch’. ‘Eat My Lunch’ is a charity organisation that provides lunch for New Zealand school children who otherwise would be going to school without. By having lunch today, you are giving a lunch to a child in need. Travel through the dairy farming land of Manawatu to Napier. In February 1931, Napier was levelled by earthquake and fire but was rebuilt in the depths of the Great Depression in just two years. Nowhere else in the world can you see such a concentration of buildings in the styles of the 1930s: Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical. You’ll hear the story of the earthquake that devastated Napier in 1931 and be introduced to the Art Deco style and hear stories of the characters involved in rebuilding this city. A Local Guide will accompany you on a walking tour.

Your accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (or similar)

Scenic Hotel Te Pania offers 4-star accommodation of a truly international standard. The hotel's slender curved form echoes the shape of the bay, and guests enjoy sweeping views out over the water from a premium waterfront location on Marine Parade.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15 - Travel through to Lake Taupo today - stopping at Huka Falls - before continuing on to geothermal Rotorua
AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand - Day 15
Napier to Taupo to Rotorua and a visit to Maori village this evening

Enjoy a leisurely start to your day before continuing on the journey to Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls, the only outlet of water from Lake Taupo and then it's on to Rotorua. On arrival in Rotorua an orientation tour takes in views of Lake Rotorua. Tonight an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at the Tamaki Family Marae. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Maori art forms and traditions, followed by a concert featuring local performers. Experience an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.

Your accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar)

The Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua enjoys a location that is second-to-none on the very shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua, adjacent to the world famous Polynesian Spa complex and just a short stroll to all the attractions in Rotorua.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Day 16 - Take a day to experience the thermal and cultural delights of Rotorua
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Explore Rotorua's thermal wonderland

Today is your chance to experience the scenic wonders of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, where you’ll see demonstrations of wood carving and weaving. Then tour the geothermal valley and hear the importance of the geysers and mud pools to the Maori people. Later, you may wish to travel back to Rotorua township and relax lakeside, or you may prefer to choose from one of the varied Optional Experiences on offer. Take a scenic flight out over Lake Rotorua for a bird’s eye view of the region. You may even want to stop at the top of Mt Tarawera, the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory! Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park & The National Kiwi Hatchery, take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour through the working kiwi nursery and hatchery. Later, why not spend a little more time experiencing the thermal wonders, with a soak in the hot mineral waters of the Polynesian Spas? Your AAT Kings Travel Director will assist you in booking all your chosen optional experiences.

Your accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar)

The Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua enjoys a location that is second-to-none on the very shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua, adjacent to the world famous Polynesian Spa complex and just a short stroll to all the attractions in Rotorua.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 - See the Agrodome Sheep Show and the dairy district of Waikato as you make your way to Auckland
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Rotorua to Auckland

Today you will follow the meandering trail of the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, past the lush farmlands of the Waikato Region. As you journey over the Bombay Hills, the landscape changes from green, grassy meadowlands to the edges of suburbia. As you make your way into the heart of New Zealand’s largest city, you will discover what it takes to make shape and become an All Black at The All-Blacks Experience. This interactive experience celebrates New Zealand’s rugby heritage, achievements, and culture through exceptional innovation and technology. Your guided tour will feature the jaw-dropping, knee-trembling haka on a four-metre-high screen and entry to the interactive Step-Up zone where you can compare your kicking, catching, and lineout skills to current All Blacks and Black Ferns players.

Your accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Auckland City (or similar)

A new hotel in Auckland's CBD with all the modern requirements for the discerning traveller.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18 - Pass though lush Northland farm country to reach the tropical Bay of Islands
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Auckland to the Bay of Islands

This morning, we depart Auckland City travelling north over the Harbour Bridge and past the sprawling suburbs of the North Shore of Auckland. Our travels then take you through Northland’s lush farmland scenery before arriving in the beautiful Bay of Islands. This afternoon discovers the stories, people and events that shaped the past, present and future of Aotearoa New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. During your tour you will view the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe, the historic Treaty House and carved Meeting House. Stand on the spot where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was first signed in 1840. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Your accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (or similar)

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is located within the Waitangi Treaty grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful Bay of Islands Harbour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 19 - Enjoy the beauty of this idyllic tropical area with a dolphin cruise, a sailing trip or relaxing on the beach
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Free time to explore and enjoy the Bay of Islands

Today is a completely free day for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Perhaps head back out on to the water and go on a dolphin watching cruise, and maybe even jump in the water for a swim with these magnificent creatures. Or take a coach trip up to Cape Reinga - the very top of New Zealand, via idyllic Ninety Mile Beach. Experience a day of sailing aboard a historic tall ship, enjoy wine tasting around Kerikeri, or join a jet boat Heritage Cruise and learn a little more about the settling of the Bay of Islands. Tonight you are free to dine as you wish. You may want to experience a ‘Kiwi tradition’ – fish and chips on the beach, or glide down the Waitangi River on board the Ratanui for a sumptuous dinner cruise.  Your Travel Director will assist you in booking all of your chosen optional experiences.

Your accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (or similar)

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is located within the Waitangi Treaty grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful Bay of Islands Harbour.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 20 - Return to Auckland via Whangarei and its quirky galleries
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Paihia to Auckland

Enjoy a leisurely morning in the Bay of Islands before you travel back to Auckland. Our journey south takes us to Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, where you can wander around the art galleries and through the marina in the Town Basin. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Rodney District before arriving in Auckland late afternoon. Celebrate your holiday at a farewell dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.

Your accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Auckland City (or similar)

A new hotel in Auckland's CBD with all the modern requirements for the discerning traveller.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 21 - Depart Auckland
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Auckland final day and transfer to Airport

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

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