Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island
Escorted coach tour from Auckland to Wellington
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Grand Pacific Tours

Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island

Explore the North Island on this comprehensive 9 day tour. Includes the Bay of Islands, Auckland, City of Sails, Rotorua and Napier and the capital city of Wellington.

Tour summary and feature

Escorted coach tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$3,229 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Wellington

9 days/8 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

 Viewed 28 times in the last 7 days

1 Lunch

7 dinners

All breakfasts

Experienced Tour Leader

Rotorua Skyline Gondola with breakfast

Huka Falls Taupo

Napier City Sights Tour

Wellington City Sights Tour

Auckland City Sights Tour

Tour at a glance

At a glance - Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your hotel and rest of day at leisure. Accommodation: Skycity Hotel Auckland (or similar)

Day 2: Auckland to the spectacular Bay of Islands on your way visit the magnificent Kauri forests. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (or similar)

Day 3: Explore Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (or similar)

Day 4: Bay of Islands cruise then south to Auckland. Accommodation: Skycity Hotel Auckland (or similar)

Day 5: Enjoy Hobbiton then on to the thermal playground of Rotorua. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar)

Day 6: Enjoy breakfast up the gondola before an exciting day in Rotorua. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar)

Day 7: Take a look up close at New Zealand's Art Deco capital. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa (or similar)

Day 8: From the Wairarapa valley head south to the bustling capital of "cool". Accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)

Day 9: Depart Wellington today.

Tour full itinerary

Detailed itinerary: 9 day tour starting in Auckland

Day 1 - Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your hotel and rest of day at leisure

Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island - Day 1
Arrive into Auckland

On arrival into Auckland, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore. 

Your accommodation: Skycity Hotel Auckland (or similar)

With over 323 recently refurbished rooms, this modern and spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying the world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep!

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Auckland to the spectacular Bay of Islands on your way visit the magnificent Kauri forests

Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island - Day 2
Auckland to the Bay of Islands

Depart Auckland and travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, then travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.

Your accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (or similar)

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands expansive sub-tropical gardens and extensive guest facilities, enhances the welcoming atmosphere of this resort-style hotel. It's the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful and historic Bay of Islands.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Explore Bay of Islands

Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island - Day 3
Bay of Islands free day

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).

Your accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (or similar)

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands expansive sub-tropical gardens and extensive guest facilities, enhances the welcoming atmosphere of this resort-style hotel. It's the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful and historic Bay of Islands.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Bay of Islands cruise then south to Auckland

Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island - Day 4
Bay of Islands to Auckland

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions.

Your accommodation: Skycity Hotel Auckland (or similar)

With over 323 recently refurbished rooms, this modern and spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying the world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep!

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Enjoy Hobbiton then on to the thermal playground of Rotorua

Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island - Day 5
Auckland to Rotorua

Today enjoy a city sights tour of Auckland. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a buffet lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth.

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, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Enjoy breakfast up the gondola before an exciting day in Rotorua

Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island - Day 6
Rotorua

Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that's unlike anything you've seen before. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. 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 7 - Take a look up close at New Zealand's Art Deco capital

Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island - Day 7
Rotorua to Taupo to Napier to Masterton

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as “The Art Deco Capital”, where a city tour will showcase the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region.

Your accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa (or similar)

Nestled in the lush Wairarapa valley, framed by the towering Tararua Ranges, Copthorne Resort Solway Park is set in 24 acres of landscaped grounds on the southern outskirts of Masterton.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - From the Wairarapa valley head south to the bustling capital of "cool"

Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island - Day 8
Masterton to Greytown to Wellington

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before travelling to Greytown where you see the most complete example of original Victorian wooden architecture. Drive through the scenic Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington, then enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here.

Your accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)

At the heart of Wellingtons commercial and retail districts the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor has 260 well appointed rooms and suites.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Depart Wellington today

Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Classic North Island - Day 9
Farewell from Wellington

Time to say goodbye. Your tour finishes following breakfast (included) this morning and you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey if required.

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