Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores
Wellington to Auckland
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Inspiring Journeys

Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores

See the sites and taste the delicious wine in Napier. Visit the Huka Falls, the Redwood Forest and New Zealand's wonderful capital.  Immerse yourself in Maori culture and get a real taste of North Island New Zealand as you travel comfortably with Inspiring journeys.

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Small group tour escorted

This suggested tour costs from NZD$5,049 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Wellington, finishes in Auckland

8 days/7 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

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Tour Inclusions

Dinner with wine matching at Craggy Range Winery
Napier City Tour
Cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana
Entrance to Rainbow Springs and Kiwi Encounter
Redwoods Treetop Walk
Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
7 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 special dinners
Tour at a glance

Day 1: Arrive into Wellington
Accommodation: QT Wellington

Day 2: A day at leisure to explore New Zealand's Capital city
Accommodation: QT Wellington

Day 3: Head north up the rugged Kapiti Coast, and East to the Hawke's Bay area
Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: Exploration day in Hawke's Bay
Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 5: Experience the Maori culture and historical New Zealand
Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua (or similar)

Day 6: A day at leisure in Rotorua, visit the Redwoods forest and Rainbow Springs
Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua (or similar)

Day 7: Vist the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves before continuing onto Auckland
Accommodation: QT Auckland (or similar)

Day 8: Farewell from Auckland

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Detailed itinerary: 8 day tour starting in Wellington

Day 1 - Arrive into Wellington
Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 1
Welcome to Wellington

Upon arrival at Wellington Airport you'll be transferred to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own, this evening join your Journey Director for a welcome reception.

Your accommodation: QT Wellington

The QT Wellington is superbly situated opposite Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand and Wellington's waterfront. The luxury rooms are just a few minutes walk from the cafes restaurants, theatres, galleries and shopping of the vibrant Courtenay Quarter.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2 - A day at leisure to explore New Zealand's Capital city
Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 2
Free Day to Explore Wellington

Today is free for you to experience Wellington. Perhaps join a tour of New Zealand's Parliament buildings and the "Beehive" or take a ride on Wellington's famous cable car from the central business district up to the Kelburn lookout for stunning views of the city. You may want to experience the world of movie special effects with a tour to the Weta Cave - home of the creative wizards behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Or learn about New Zealand's history and culture with a visit to Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand. Your Travel Director will assist you in booking your chosen experiences. This evening why not venture down to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street and dine at one of Wellington's tucked away bars or quirky cafes.

Your accommodation: QT Wellington

The QT Wellington is superbly situated opposite Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand and Wellington's waterfront. The luxury rooms are just a few minutes walk from the cafes restaurants, theatres, galleries and shopping of the vibrant Courtenay Quarter.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 - Head north up the rugged Kapiti Coast, and East to the Hawke's Bay area
Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 3
Wellington to Hawke's Bay

Continue north today, travelling through the dairy farming land of Manawatu to Napier in Hawkes Bay. Tonight, enjoy dinner with wine matching at Craggy Range Winery, one of the regions world famous wineries situated in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak.

Your accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Porters Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation located in the heart of Havelock North village, nestled at the foot of Te Mata Peak. This is a thriving hub of cafes, restaurants, wineries and boutique shopping.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Exploration day in Hawke's Bay
Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 4
A day in Hawkes Bay

Enjoy a relaxed start before we venture out to explore the Hawkes Bay region. Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage car tour. Your driver will provide a fascinating commentary as you are driven in style, through Art Deco Napier and surrounding areas. You’ll learn about the earthquake that destroyed the city, hear stories of the people that led the rebuild, and discover the Art Deco style. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Your accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Porters Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation located in the heart of Havelock North village, nestled at the foot of Te Mata Peak. This is a thriving hub of cafes, restaurants, wineries and boutique shopping.
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner
Day 5 - Experience the Maori culture and historical New Zealand
Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 5
Hawkes Bay to Rotorua

Enjoy a leisurely start before continuing the journey to Rotorua. This afternoon visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley where you will connect with the beating heart of the world’s youngest geothermal valley, it’s unique history and legacy. Along the guided walk you’ll experience geothermal activity, hot springs, volcanic craters, nature and wildlife. Followed by a relaxing 45-minute cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana see stunning geothermal activity only accessible by boat as well as rare native birdlife. Immerse in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created this amazing part of the world.

Your accommodation: Pullman Rotorua (or similar)

Pullman Rotorua is located in the city and only moments away from the lakefront. It is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 - A day at leisure in Rotorua, visit the Redwoods forest and Rainbow Springs
Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 6
Rotorua

Ascending to the breathtaking Redwoods Treewalk, enjoy an elevated bird’s eye view of the 115-year-old redwood giants and the beautiful surrounds of the forest from a unique perspective. Next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a behind the scenes look at the National Kiwi Hatchery. Tonight, an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at Te Puia. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Maori art forms and traditions, followed by a cultural performance. Experience an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.

Your accommodation: Pullman Rotorua (or similar)

Pullman Rotorua is located in the city and only moments away from the lakefront. It is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions.
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner
Day 7 - Vist the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves before continuing onto Auckland
Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 7
Rotorua to Auckland

Begin your day with a dazzling show during an exclusive five-star Eco Glowworm experience at Caveworld Waitomo. Your guide sets the scene for a cave experience where you will see glowworms, cave formations and appreciate the beauty of Footwhistle Cave. Later, travel through the dairy farming district of Waikato, and onto Auckland. Tonight, Toast your trip together tonight at a Celebration Dinner.

Your accommodation: QT Auckland (or similar)

Rare beauty is celebrated in bold design that’s strikingly off the wall. Home to internationally renowned Chef Sean Connolly, QT Auckland puts delicious touches on every agenda. Sip pretty at the rooftop bar, or recharge in the hotel’s rooms and suites. Discovery awaits, as textures and hues mix to celebrate the local surrounds, complete with plush furniture, sleek bathrooms and all the creature comforts.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - Farewell from Auckland
Farewell From Auckland and Transfer to Airport

Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end and you'll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

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