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Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature North Island

9 days 8 nights
Auckland to Wellington
from NZD$3,899pp
was NZD$4,339pp
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If you're looking for a great tour of New Zealand's North Island this is it. Grand Pacific has years of experience showing guests around. They will make sure no one misses the best attractions and remove any travel concerns. Locations included on this journey are the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier and the capital city of Wellington.

This Tour Also Features

  • Complimentary pre-dinner welcome drink
  • Kauri Museum
  • Visit to Parry Kauri Park
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
  • Huka Falls
  • Napier City Tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Te Papa, NZ's National Museum
  • Wellington City Tour
  • Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, 2 special dinners
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Itinerary
Day One - Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your hotel and rest of day at leisure
Tour day 1
Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature North Island - Day 1
Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature North Island

This fully escorted 9-day tour gives you access to the outstanding beauty of New Zealand's North Island, Hobbiton, the Bay of Islands and the quirky capital Wellington.

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. Tour jackets and tour caps are available for purchase. Merchandise items must be ordered at the time of booking and are not available for purchase in New Zealand

Arrive into Auckland

On arrival into Auckland, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink when you meet your Tour Leader and travelling companions for dinner.

Accommodation: Sudima Auckland City
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Dinner
Conveniently located within easy walking distance of Auckland’s bustling shopping, arts, dining and entertainment precincts and opposite the New Zealand International Convention Centre.

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Day Two - Auckland to the spectacular Bay of Islands on your way visit the magnificent Kauri forests
Tour day 2
Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature 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.

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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.

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Day Three - Explore Bay of Islands
Tour day 3
Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature 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).

Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast
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.

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Day Four - Bay of Islands cruise then south to Auckland
Tour day 4
Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature North Island - Day 4
Bay of Islands to Auckland

This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Piercy Island, or as it is popularly known, the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. Return to Paihia and travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. This evening is also free to explore the many eateries surrounding your hotel.

Accommodation: Sudima Auckland City
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast
Conveniently located within easy walking distance of Auckland’s bustling shopping, arts, dining and entertainment precincts and opposite the New Zealand International Convention Centre.

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Day Five - Enjoy Hobbiton then on to the thermal playground of Rotorua
Tour day 5
Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature North Island - Day 5
Auckland to Rotorua

This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand's most spectacular attractions. 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.

Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pullman Rotorua is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions. Discover shooting geysers, bubbling mud, natural hot springs and magical forests.

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Day Six - Enjoy breakfast up the gondola before an exciting day in Rotorua
Tour day 6
Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature North Island - Day 6
Rotorua

Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua where spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that is 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 Mãori Hãngi and Concert.

Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner
Pullman Rotorua is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions. Discover shooting geysers, bubbling mud, natural hot springs and magical forests.

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Day Seven - Take a look up close at New Zealand's Art Deco capital
Tour day 7
Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature 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 an impressive collection of art deco buildings. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region.

Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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.

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Day Eight - From the Wairarapa valley head south to the bustling capital of "cool"
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Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature 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.

Accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner
At the heart of Wellington's commercial and retail districts, the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor has 260 well-appointed rooms and suites.

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Day Nine - Depart Wellington today
Tour 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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