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Explore New Zealand’s stunning North Island.

Visit the Bay of Islands when you tour New Zealand with APT.

from $1,695 USD per person

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Experience the beauty and diversity of New Zealand on an 8 day escorted adventure of the North Island with Travelmarvel. Be exposed to pristine wilderness, rich culture and stunning beaches that are all within a days drive. View complete itinerary

Trip code: NTAW8
Duration: 8 days
Accommodation: Premium Hotels & Resorts
Journey: Auckland to Wellington
Meals included: 10

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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Auckland

Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

    Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands

    Travel north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve - one of New Zealand’s most famous Kauri forests. Continue to the stunning. Bay of Islands and enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
    Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with garden views
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 3. Bay of Islands

    Today following breakfast you’ll enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the idyllic surrounds.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland

    Like a Local - explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett. This captivating coastline Like a Local - explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett. Keep a look out for wildlife and cruise through the Hole in the Rock. Later, return to Auckland.
    Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua

    Travel to Waitomo today. Like a Local - with a guide, discover the natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves, home to thousands of tiny luminescent creatures, and one of New Zealand’s top attractions. Then continue to Rotorua. Visit Te Puia - New Zealand’s premier cultural centre - and enjoy a tour of the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. See Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and witness the phenomenal natural spectacle of erupting geysers. A Taste of New Zealand - enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast with performances of song and dance. Delight in an evening of local customs and cheerful hospitality.
    Stay: Two Nights: Rydges Rotorua
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 6. Rotorua

    Rotorua, positioned on the Pacific Rim of Fire, is one of the world’s most active geothermal areas. The city captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Maori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery. You might choose to experience a special country homestay.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington

    Meander along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupo - the largest freshwater lake in Australasia - and thundering Huka Falls with its striking blue water. Later, travel south across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park en route to Wellington.
    Stay: Ibis Wellington Hotel
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 8. Depart Wellington

    Your wonderful New Zealand journey comes to an end following breakfast this morning, as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Trip Highlights

    • Visit the fascinating glowworm caves of Waitomo
    • Experience Maori culture at a Hangi feast

    Map

    Included Experiences

    • 7 nights premium accommodation
    • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
    • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
    • A special Welcome Dinner
    • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
    • Airport transfers on the first and last day
    • 10 delicious meals - 7 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner and 2 Feature Dinners

    Trip Notes

    • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
    • This tour forms part of the NT15 New Zealand Getaway
    • Solo Traveller prices available on request
    • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time of booking
    • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

    Explore New Zealand’s stunning North Island.

    Undertake APT's Hole in the Rock cruise around the Bay of Islands in New Zealand.

    from $1,745 USD per person

    • Watch video

    Experience the beauty and diversity of New Zealand on an 8 day escorted adventure of the North Island with Travelmarvel. Be exposed to pristine wilderness, rich culture and stunning beaches that are all within a days drive. View complete itinerary

    Trip code: NTAW8
    Duration: 8 days
    Accommodation: Premium Hotels & Resorts
    Journey: Auckland to Wellington
    Meals included: 10

    View departure dates & prices

    Itinerary

    Day 1. Arrive Auckland

    Your spectacular New Zealand journey begins today upon arrival in Auckland. Here,you will be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your premium hotel.
    Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

      Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands

      Travel north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve today. Then, continue to the Bay of Islands for a Welcome Dinner.
      Stay: Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with garden views
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 3. Bay of Islands

      Today is yours to enjoy at leisure and explore the beautiful surrounds of the bay.
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast

      Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland

      Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett. Keep a look out for wildlife and cruise through the Hole in the Rock.
      Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua

      With a guide, discover the incredible Waitomo Caves, home to thousands of tiny luminescent glow-worms. Then continue to Rotorua and witness the natural spectacle of erupting geysers. Enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast.
      Stay: Two Nights: Rydges Rotorua
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast
      • • Dinner

      Day 6. Rotorua

      Your sightseeing continues with a visit to the Agrodome. You might choose to experience a special country homestay.
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast

      Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington

      Journey to Lake Taupo and thundering Huka Falls. Later, travel south across World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington.
      Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast

      Day 8. Depart Wellington

      Your New Zealand journey comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
      • Daily Meals Included:
      • • Breakfast

      Trip Highlights

      • Take a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands
      • Visit Waitomos glow-worm caves
      • Experience Maori culture at a Hangi feast

      Map

      Included Experiences

      • 7 nights of premium accommodation
      • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and experienced Driver
      • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
      • A special Welcome Dinner
      • All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified
      • Airport transfers on the first and last day
      • A special travel bag and a handy wallet
      • Includes 10 meals - Enjoy 7 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners 

      Additional Information

      Enhance Your Journey

      Discover more of New Zealand with a range of experiences. View Enhance Your Journey options here.

      Trip Notes

      • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
      • Solo Traveller prices available on request
      • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time ofbooking
      • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

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      View a brochure online or request it be posted to you.

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