Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island
Escorted coach tour from Wellington to Auckland
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Grand Pacific Tours

Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island

Starting in Wellington and finishing Auckland The Grand Pacific 8 day Taste of the North Island explores the highlights including the capital city of Wellington, Rotorua, Bay of Islands and Auckland City.

Tour summary and feature

Escorted coach tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$2,819 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Wellington, finishes in Auckland

8 days/7 nights

Hotel 3 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

 Viewed 19 times in the last 7 days

5 dinners

All breakfasts

Experienced Tour Leader

Huka Falls Taupo

Traditional Maori Hangi & Cultural Evening

Auckland City Sights Tour

Wellington City Sights Tour

Tour at a glance

At a glance - Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island

Day 1: Welcome to Wellington. Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Wellington (or similar)

Day 2: Explore the capital of cool. Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Wellington (or similar)

Day 3: Travel the Thermal Highway. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar)

Day 4: Does it smell funny to you. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar)

Day 5: To the top of the North. Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (or similar)

Day 6: Cruise and adventure around the Islands. Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (or similar)

Day 7: Travel to the bustling centre of Auckland. Accommodation: Rydges Hotel Auckland (or similar)

Day 8: Farewell tou your new friends.

Tour full itinerary

Detailed itinerary: 8 day tour starting in Wellington

Day 1 - Welcome to Wellington

Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island - Day 1
Arrive into Wellington

Arrive into Wellington where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink.

Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island

Starting in Wellington and finishing Auckland The Grand Pacific 8 day Taste of the North Island explores the highlights including the capital city of Wellington, Rotorua, Bay of Islands and Auckland City.

Your accommodation: Hotel Ibis Wellington (or similar)

Hotel Ibis Wellington is ideally located in Featherston Street in the heart of Wellington City and easy walking distance to Wellington's famous cafe lifestyle.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Explore the capital of cool

Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island - Day 2
Full day in Wellington

A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.

Your accommodation: Hotel Ibis Wellington (or similar)

Hotel Ibis Wellington is ideally located in Featherston Street in the heart of Wellington City and easy walking distance to Wellington's famous cafe lifestyle.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Travel the Thermal Highway

Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island - Day 3
Wellington to Taupo to Rotorua

Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

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, Dinner

Day 4 - Does it smell funny to you

Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island - Day 4
Rotorua

Today begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

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 5 - To the top of the North

Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island - Day 5
Rotorua to Auckland to the Bay of Islands

This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.

Your accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (or similar)

The Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia is located on the waterfront only 100 metres from Paihia wharf and township. All rooms are air-conditioned and hotel facilities include restaurant, swimming pool, spa pool and sauna.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Cruise and adventure around the Islands

Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island - Day 6
Bay of Islands

This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront.

Your accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (or similar)

The Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia is located on the waterfront only 100 metres from Paihia wharf and township. All rooms are air-conditioned and hotel facilities include restaurant, swimming pool, spa pool and sauna.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Travel to the bustling centre of Auckland

Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island - Day 7
Bay of Islands to Auckland

Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening enjoys a farewell dinner with selected beverages and your new friends.

Your accommodation: Rydges Hotel Auckland (or similar)

Nestled in the heart of Auckland's CBD, Rydges Auckland offers an ideal location. The hotel is a short stroll from business and retail districts, the Casino, the America's Cup Viaduct Village and superb waterfront restaurants.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Farewell tou your new friends

Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island - Day 8
Depart Auckland

After breakfast (included) it's time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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