Northern Spectacular Group Tour

from £1805
excluding flights *
8 nights Nov, Jan-May, Sep-Oct

Overview

Escape to New Zealand’s majestic North Island and discover the islands history, culture and beautiful scenery. Stay in the picturesque Bay of Islands before visiting the 'City of Sails' and the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Experience the legendary Lord of the Rings movie set at Hobbiton before continuing to the “Art Deco Capital”, Napier and the capital city, Wellington.

Highlights

  • Look out for bottlenose dolphins on an iconic cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock
  • Travel to the top of Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions
  • Experience the awesome geysers and geothermal activities at Te Puia
  • Explore the Art Deco Capital of the World, Napier on a walking city highlights tour

What's Included

  • Accommodation in quality hotels for 8 nights
  • All breakfasts, 7 dinners, 1 lunch
  • 1 cruise
  • All attractions (unless specified as optional)
  • Meet and Greet on arrival

Full description

About GPT

Relax and enjoy the stunning regions and intriguing history of New Zealand on a fully escorted coach tour. Travel is by luxury 48 seater coach featuring panoramic windows, air-conditioning, reclining seats and restroom. A Coach Captain will provide professional commentary which will cover numerous facts and figures, myths, legends and many laughs along the way. A Tour Guide will accompany the group to ensure everyone feels welcome and relaxed from day one.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £825 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
12, 15, 30 Sep 2018 8 nights £1,918
05, 18, 27 Oct 2018 8 nights £1,918
05, 08, 14, 17 Nov 2018 8 nights £1,918
22 Jan 2019 8 nights £1,918
03, 06, 09, 14, 19, 21 Feb 2019 8 nights £1,918
04, 08, 11, 14, 20, 24 Mar 2019 8 nights £1,918
09, 14, 25 Apr 2019 8 nights £1,918
02 May 2019 8 nights £1,918
12, 15, 30 Sep 2019 8 nights £1,805
12, 18, 27 Oct 2019 8 nights £1,907
05, 14, 18 Nov 2019 8 nights £1,907
22 Jan 2020 8 nights £1,907
06, 09, 14, 19, 21 Feb 2020 8 nights £1,907
04, 11, 14, 20, 24 Mar 2020 8 nights £1,907
09, 14 Apr 2020 8 nights £1,907
25 Apr 2020 8 nights £1,805
02 May 2020 8 nights £1,805

What's Included

  • Accommodation in quality hotels for 8 nights
  • All breakfasts, 7 dinners, 1 lunch
  • 1 cruise
  • All attractions (unless specified as optional)
  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Group Size:

Minimum group size: 1
Maximum group size: 48

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive Auckland

On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Skycity Hotel Auckland

Day 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands

Travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum, then travel to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
Overnight: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

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).
Overnight: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Day 4: Bay of Islands - 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. This afternoon travel south via Whangarei to Auckland where you will have the opportunity to visit the Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions.
Overnight: Skycity Hotel Auckland

Day 5: Auckland - 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.
Overnight: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Day 6: Rotorua

Today begins with a Gondola ride to the Stratosfare Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to the Agrodome where you will see a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trial. 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.
Overnight: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Day 7: Rotorua - Napier - 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.
Overnight: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park

Day 8: Masterton - Greytown - Wellington

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before travelling to Greytown where you will see the most complete examples of original Victorian wooden architecture. Drive through Featherston then through the Rimutaka Mountain Range on to Wellington. Enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital which highlights the history and culture on show here.
Overnight: James Cook Grand Chancellor

Day 9: depart Wellington

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand Holiday.

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