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North Island Unveiled

(9 days, Auckland - Wellington, 2016 - 2017)
Rotorua 2
  • New Zealand specialist Tour Director and Coach Driver
  • 8 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities
  • Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Take a cruise to Cape Brett
  • See the bubbling mud pools at Te Puia
  • Experience a Maori Concert and Hangi Feast
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Wellington
  • 14 quality meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 4 Dinners (D) and 1 Highlight Dinners (HD)
Day 1: Arrive Auckland (D)

“Kia Ora” and welcome to New Zealand! You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the City of Sails. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.
Two Night Stay: Auckland

Day 2: Auckland (B)

On your morning city highlights tour you will learn about Auckland’s history and see how Aucklanders live and play. Travel through Auckland’s CBD and through the inner city park known as The Domain. See the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby and historic Devonport. Continue up to the summit of Mt Victoria then visit the Auckland Fish Market before continuing on to the Viaduct Harbour. The afternoon is at leisure for you to Discover More of this great city.

Discover More: Climb the Sky Tower for 360o views of Auckland or enjoy a dinner yacht cruise on Waitemata Harbour. Participate as crew on an America's Cup yacht (additional cost).

Day 3: Auckland - "Hole in the Rock Cruise" Bay of Islands (B,D)

Heading north via Whangarei we arrive at the Bay of Islands and embark on an iconic cruise through the scenic waters of the Bay of Islands to Cape Brett Lighthouse. Cruise through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ (weather permitting).
Overnight Stay: Paihia

Day 4: Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Auckland Overnight Cruise (B,D)

Start your day with a guided tour of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Journey back to Auckland to join your overnight cruise on beautiful Auckland Harbour. Travel around the Hauraki Gulf Islands, explore secluded beaches or relax on deck and drink in the views, follow it all with a fabulous cuisine complimented by New Zealand wines and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Be gently lulled to sleep in your private ocean view cabin. Enjoy a delicious breakfast before cruising back to port.
Overnight Stay: Hauraki Blue Cruises

Day 5: Hobbiton Movie Set - Rotorua (B,L)

Head south through rolling countryside and take a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set followed by indulging in a traditional and delicious lunch. Continue to Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture and explosive geothermal activity.
Two Night Stay: Rotorua

Day 6: Gondola - Kiwi Encounter - Thermal Reserve (B,D)

Take a Gondola ride up Mt Ngongotaha where a champagne breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park and Kiwi Encounter to hand feed rainbow trout and get up close to the Kiwi. We then visit Te Puia Thermal Village, a place of bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers. This evening embark on a journey to Tamaki Maori Village to experience traditional Maori cultural ceremonies and performances followed by a hearty Hangi feast.

Discover More: Amphibious Rotorua Duck city and lakes tour or Railcruising journey or Polynesian Spa (additional cost).

Day 7: Lake Taupo - Tongariro National Park - Wellington (B,D)

Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway before arriving at the geothermal power station at the Wairakei Steam Valley. Then it's on to see spectacular Huka Falls before continuing to the immense Lake Taupo. This afternoon travel to Tongariro National Park, an area steeped in Maori tradition and scenically stunning with Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro. In the evening we arrive into Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.
Two Night Stay: Wellington

Day 8: Wellington (B)

This morning enjoy a tour to the city’s most well-known destinations and leading attractions. Travel up Brooklyn Hill and Mt Victoria for stunning panoramic views of the town and coastline, visit the botanic gardens and cable car museum. Pass by the beautiful Old St Pauls Cathedral and the Parliament buildings before being dropped at Te Papa for a tour of one of New Zealand's best museums.

Day 9: Depart Wellington (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home (flight at own expense, please pre book) We hope you had a fantastic time and we look forward to welcoming you on another Evergreen tour soon.

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Depart Date Price
Nov 2016
from AUD $3,495
Mar 2017
from AUD $3,495
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
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