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North Island Lick Tour

NZ02: 8 Days Auckland - Bay of Islands - Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua - Taupo - Wellington

Tour Type: Escorted Coach Tour
Departure: Saturday from February to December, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights at well-selected 3-star hotels
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 special dinner

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Auckland, Airport pick-up
Welcome to join the New Zealand North Island trip! Today our driver will pick you up from the airport according to your flight schedule and escort you to check into the hotel. The rest of the day is yours. You could have a good rest and later take a leisure walk around the neighborhoods. In the evening, meet your tour director and other group members at the hotel. There will be a welcoming dinner for you to enjoy.

Accommodation: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites (3 stars)

Day 2: Drive to Bay of Islands, Visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds
After breakfast, we will travel north to the Bay of Islands, taking 4 hours. In the afternoon, visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the nation's most significant historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi, a document of great importance in framing political relations between New Zealand's government and Maori population was signed. There we can see the Treaty House, Carved Meeting House, and a traditional Maori war canoe, which is the biggest one in the world. Also you will have a vibrant glimpse of Maori culture through an engaging performance. After, send you to a local hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Garden Rooms

Day 3: Free Day to Explore Bay of Islands
Enjoy your day free to explore the charming Bay of Islands. Regarded as the birthplace of New Zealand, Bay of Islands is known for golden beaches, rich wildlife dwelling the 144 islands including dolphins, whales, seals and a variety of birds, and an abundance of historical and cultural artifacts. You could travel to the Ninety Mile Beach, an 88-km long (54 miles) ribbon of sand bordered by dense and green forest. Cape Reinga at the end of the beach is the meeting point of Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea. A sailing trip from Paihia Wharf to Russell is also a good way to explore the stunning bay.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Garden Rooms (3 stars)

Day 4: Drive from Bay of Islands to Auckland via Whangarei
Enjoy your morning at leisure. Then we will drive back to Auckland and visit Whangarei on route. It is the northernmost city in New Zealand renowned for laid back Northland lifestyle and vibrant art communities.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites (3 stars)

Day 5: Tour around Auckland, Transfer to Rotorua
This morning the North Island package in Auckland will start with the visit to Auckland War Memorial Museum, showcasing the public not only the nation's involvement in wars, but also its culture and nature. Then we will travel along the Waikato River, the country's longest river to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Enjoy boating though the limestone caves and marvel at the galaxy of tiny living lights.

After that, we will depart for the lakeside city of Rotorua. Upon arrival, we will take a boardwalk around the Lake Rotorua, the second largest lake in the country, featuring stunning lakefront views, striking green-blue water color, magnificent steam vents and boiling mud pools. In the evening, we will pay a visit to Tamaki Maori Village, appreciating an excellent Maori cultural performance while sampling the traditional Maori Hangi meal. Tonight, stay in a hotel in Rotorua.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Ibis Rotorua Hotel (3 stars)

Day 6: Rotorua Sightseeing Tour
Rotorua located in the middle of the Taupo Volcanic Zone is also a geothermal wonderland with dramatic geysers, natural hot springs and bubbling mud pools. Today we will first go to the Te Puia to marvel at the skill and creativity of Maori and weavers. Then go to Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve where you could see Pohutu Geyser, the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere. It can spurt up to 20 times per day and reach a height of up to 30 meters (100 feet).

Meals: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Accommodation: Ibis Rotorua Hotel (3 stars)

Day 7: Transfer from Rotorua to Wellington
Today we will travel to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Enjoy the diverse and mesmerizing natural landscapes along the way. After arrival, check into the hotel. Wellington is a mecca for foods, art, culture, heritage and natural beauty. You could spend rest of the day exploring the downtown on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Travelodge Wellington (3 stars)

Day 8: Farewell from Wellington, Airport see-off
Today our half day city tour will lead you to explore the very best Wellington offers. We'll start with a visit to Parliament Buildings with beautifully decorated interiors, historical exhibitions and an antique library. Then tour around Te Papa, the national museum and art gallery. Then we will explore a coffee house and learn about the city's coffee culture or take a stroll around the Lambton Quay, the heart of the central business district.

Lunch is served at "Eat My Lunch", a famous catering enterprise who also engages in providing fresh and free meals to kids in need. The North Island package is about to end here. The driver will send you to the airport on time. It's an honor of us to serve you. Wish you a pleasant journey back home!

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Arrival DateDepature DateDouble Occupancy
Sep 03,2022Sep 10,2022$2459 $2213
Sep 10,2022Sep 17,2022$2459 $2213
Sep 24,2022Oct 01,2022$2459 $2213
Oct 08,2022Oct 15,2022$2579 $2321
Oct 15,2022Oct 22,2022$2579 $2321
Oct 22,2022Oct 29,2022$2579 $2321
Nov 05,2022Nov 12,2022$2579 $2321
Nov 26,2022Dec 03,2022$2579 $2321
Dec 03,2022Dec 10,2022$2579 $2321
Dec 10,2022Dec 17,2022$2579 $2321
Jan 07,2023Jan 14,2023$2649 $2384
Jan 21,2023Jan 28,2023$2649 $2384
Jan 28,2023Feb 04,2023$2649 $2384
Feb 11,2023Feb 18,2023$2649 $2384
Feb 18,2023Feb 25,2023$2649 $2384
Feb 25,2023Mar 04,2023$2649 $2384
Mar 04,2023Mar 11,2023$2649 $2384
Mar 11,2023Mar 18,2023$2649 $2384
Mar 18,2023Mar 25,2023$2649 $2384
Mar 25,2023Apr 01,2023$2649 $2384
Apr 22,2023Apr 29,2023$2599 $2339
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Service of English speaking local guides per the itinerary.
  • Services of driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
What's Excluded
  • International airfares into and out of New Zealand.
  • Personal expenses (insurance, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • New Zealand visa fee.
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Auckland
Wellington
From US$2459 per person
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