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DAY 1: ARRIVE AUCKLAND (D)

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 as you meet your travelling companions. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland

DAY 2: AUCKLANDBAY OF ISLANDS (B,D)

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, 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 Mãori tribes and the British. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights)

DAY 3: BAY OF ISLANDS (FREE DAY) (B)

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach, a spectacular scenic flight over the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands or you might be interested to sail in a classic tall ship. This evening is also at leisure, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional) or try one of the waterfront restaurants.

DAY 4: BAY OF ISLANDSAUCKLAND (B,D)

This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran. Cruise to Cape Brett and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’, keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. On return to Paihia travel south via Whangarei before returning to Auckland. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland

DAY 5: AUCKLANDROTORUA (B,L,D)

An Auckland city sights tour includes a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Standing at 328 metres tall, it has become an iconic landmark in Auckland’s skyline. 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. Hotel Regent of Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 6: ROTORUA (B,SD)

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 you will experience an entertaining Mãori cultural performance which features the graceful poi dance and ferocious haka. This is followed by a Hãngi feast, prepared in the traditional way, over hot coals and buried in the ground.

DAY 7: ROTORUANAPIER (B,D)

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 the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found. Hear informative commentary of the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city, you might choose to do a guided walk (optional). Hotel Scenic Hotel Te Pania

DAY 8: NAPIERWELLINGTON (B,SD)

Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends. Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room)

DAY 9: DEPART WELLINGTON (B)

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

(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

dates & pricing

Twinshare Departs 2021 Departs 2022
$4719 Sep 1* Jan 2, 30
Dec 9 Feb 8
Apr 24
May 16*
  • REEF N OUTBACK SPECIALSAVE $100 PER PERSON OFF ADVERTISED TOUR PRICE. *Does not apply to seasonal discount offer dates
  • SEASONAL OFFER Save $200 per person on dates marked with *
  • Prices per person twinshare
  • All dates guaranteed departures
  • Single Supplement $1390
  • Escort provided on arrival into New Zealand

Highlights & inclusions

PREPAID ATTRACTIONS

  • Kauri Museum
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
  • Sky Tower
  • Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour and Lunch
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools and geysers*
  • Te Puia traditional Mãori Hãngi and Concert
  • City sights tour of Auckland, Napier and Wellington
  • *Guided tour.

COACH FEATURES

  • 20 Business Class seats on a full-size coach
  • 2 door access; dedicated seat side storage with tray table; cup holder
  • Restroom; daily onboard Wi-Fi allowance

EXPERIENCE

  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 8 nights 4.5 star accommodation
  • 2 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 cruise
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Extensive Optional Tours Programme
  • Deluxe Documentation Pack

MEALS

  • 8 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 7 sumptuous dinners including Complimentary pre-dinner drink at the Welcome Dinner and 2 specialty dinners: Mãori Hãngi and Concert, Rotorua; Intimate Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Wellington
  • 1 Shire’s buffet lunch: Hobbiton™
  • Enjoy GPT Wine Time (discounted drinks)
  • *Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

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