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Grand Pacific Tours 8 Day Affordable North Island

8 days 7 nights
Wellington to Auckland
from NZD$2,835pp
was NZD$3,219pp
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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.

Luxury touringWildlife & nature

This Tour Also Features

  • Complimentary pre-dinner welcome drink
  • Wellington City Tour
  • Huka Falls
  • Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
  • Auckland City Tour
  • Kauri Museum
  • Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 1 special dinner
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Itinerary
Day One - Welcome to Wellington
Tour day 1
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. 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

Accommodation: Ibis Wellington (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 3 star
Meals included: Dinner
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.

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Day Two - Explore the capital of cool
Tour day 2
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 Ultimate coach for an extensive city tour that showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also at leisure.

Accommodation: Ibis Wellington (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 3 star
Meals included: Breakfast
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.

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Day Three - Travel the Thermal Highway
Tour day 3
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.

Accommodation: Distinction Rotorua Hotel (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 3 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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.

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Day Four - Does it smell funny to you
Tour day 4
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.

Accommodation: Distinction Rotorua Hotel (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 3 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner
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.

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Day Five - To the top of the North
Tour day 5
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.

Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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.

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Day Six - Cruise and adventure around the Islands
Tour day 6
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.

Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast
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.

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Day Seven - Travel to the bustling centre of Auckland
Tour day 7
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.

Accommodation: Rydges Hotel Auckland (or similar)
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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.

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Day Eight - Farewell to your new friends
Tour 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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