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

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Escorted coach tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$2,850 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 49 times in the last 7 days

Complimentary pre-dinner welcome drink

Te Papa Museum of New Zealand

Huka Falls

Te Puia Maori Hangi & Concert

Rotorua Skyline Gondola

Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock Cruise

Matakohe Kauri Museum

Auckland City Tour

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 1 special dinner

Tour at a glance

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

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

Day 3: Travel the Thermal Highway. Accommodation: Distinction Rotorua Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: Does it smell funny to you. Accommodation: Distinction Rotorua Hotel (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 to your new friends.

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Detailed itinerary: 8 day tour starting in Wellington

Day 1 - Welcome to Wellington
Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island - Day 1
Grand Pacific 8 Day Affordable North Island

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

Arrive into Wellington

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

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Grand Pacific Merchandise

Quality merchandise is great value for money and will provide a special memento of your holiday for years to come. Merchandise items must be ordered a...

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Quality merchandise is great value for money and will provide a special memento of your holiday for years to come. Merchandise items must be ordered at the time of booking and are not available for purchase in New Zealand.

TOUR JACKET
Unisex black waterproof shell jacket with embroidered logos, silver reflective piping, fleece-lined collar, hood, inside mesh lining, adjustable Velcro cuff, front pockets, and inside mobile phone pocket. Compact, lightweight, ideal for touring.

Available in sizes XS to XXXL

TOUR CAP
Black wool blend cap with a pre-curved suede peak, six-panel structure with a fabric Velcro strap, and embroidered logo. One size.

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Your accommodation: 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 Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. 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: 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: Distinction Rotorua Hotel (or similar)

Distinction Rotorua Hotel is located in a beautiful garden setting, with relaxing outdoor heated swimming pool. Just a short drive to the city centre and across the road from the great mountain bike trails of Whakarewarewa Forest.

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: Distinction Rotorua Hotel (or similar)

Distinction Rotorua Hotel is located in a beautiful garden setting, with relaxing outdoor heated swimming pool. Just a short drive to the city centre and across the road from the great mountain bike trails of Whakarewarewa Forest.

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 a 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 a 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 enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with 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 to 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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