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MoaTours - Aotea Great Barrier Island Escape

Fly over to Aotea Great Barrier to enjoy a leisurely holiday staying four nights in Shoal Bay and Mulberry Grove in relaxed, island-style accommodation. Explore the bush-lined roads, the coastline and harbours, from Port FitzRoy cruise to Kaikoura Island and around the harbour inlets.

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New Zealand small group tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$2,990 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Auckland

5 days/4 nights

Hotel 3 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

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4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

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Brief itinerary - MoaTours - Aotea Great Barrier Island Escape

Day 1: Fly to Aotea Great Barrier Island. Accommodation: Sunset Waterfront Lodge (or similar)

Day 2: Tryphena to Whangaparapara Harbour. Accommodation: Sunset Waterfront Lodge (or similar)

Day 3: Visit FitzRoy Harbour. Accommodation: Sunset Waterfront Lodge (or similar)

Day 4: Relax in Tryphena Harbour. Accommodation: Sunset Waterfront Lodge (or similar)

Day 5: Spend time at Medlands Beach before ending your tour.

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Day 1 - Fly to Aotea Great Barrier Island

MoaTours - Aotea Great Barrier Island Escape - Day 1
Fly to Aotea Great Barrier Island – Claris – Puriri Bay – Tryphena

Take a scenic flight over Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to Claris. Drive by coach to Puriri Bay to meet Marion for lunch at her Elephant Craft Gallery and later visit nearby artisans. Stay in relaxed, island-style accommodation at Sunset Waterfront Lodge and Shoal Bay Estate for four nights and dine at Shoal Bay.

Your accommodation: Sunset Waterfront Lodge (or similar)

Located right on the water's edge at Tryphena, one of Great Barrier Island's gateways to beautiful beaches, intoxicating native bush and bird life. Every room has a private deck and is the perfect spot to relax and watch the sunset.

Meals included: Dinner

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Day 2 - Tryphena to Whangaparapara Harbour

MoaTours - Aotea Great Barrier Island Escape - Day 2
Tryphena – Okupu, Blind Bay – Whangaparapara Harbour

Hear the island’s colourful history from a local’s perspective when Russell joins your coach as our guide for the day. Call into Okupu, Blind Bay and stroll along bush trails. At Whangaparapara the tiny museum records how this peaceful harbour was once home to gold and silver mining, timber milling and a whaling station.

Your accommodation: Sunset Waterfront Lodge (or similar)

Located right on the water's edge at Tryphena, one of Great Barrier Island's gateways to beautiful beaches, intoxicating native bush and bird life. Every room has a private deck and is the perfect spot to relax and watch the sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3 - Visit FitzRoy Harbour

MoaTours - Aotea Great Barrier Island Escape - Day 3
Tryphena – Port FitzRoy – Glenfern – Okiwi – Tryphena

Over the ranges, in FitzRoy Harbour, you'll meet Chris and cruise on his launch around the harbour inlets. At Glenfern jetty custodians, Brad and Bridget tell you about their conservation efforts in this predator-fenced regional park sanctuary. Later at Okiwi Gerald and Caity show us around Okiwi Passion organic gardens.

Your accommodation: Sunset Waterfront Lodge (or similar)

Located right on the water's edge at Tryphena, one of Great Barrier Island's gateways to beautiful beaches, intoxicating native bush and bird life. Every room has a private deck and is the perfect spot to relax and watch the sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4 - Relax in Tryphena Harbour

MoaTours - Aotea Great Barrier Island Escape - Day 4
Tryphena Harbour

A day to relax and enjoy Island time. Explore Tryphena with our local guide – sitting back in deck chairs and fishing off the wharf and doing a spot of beachcombing. After a long lunch at Shoal Bay Estate, there’s free time this afternoon before your final dinner hosted by Val and Francis at Shoal Bay.

Your accommodation: Sunset Waterfront Lodge (or similar)

Located right on the water's edge at Tryphena, one of Great Barrier Island's gateways to beautiful beaches, intoxicating native bush and bird life. Every room has a private deck and is the perfect spot to relax and watch the sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5 - Spend time at Medlands Beach before ending your tour

MoaTours - Aotea Great Barrier Island Escape - Day 5
Tryphena – Medlands Beach – Claris – Fly to Auckland

Stroll along Medlands Beach, a favourite spot for surfers, and in Claris catch up with Dave Watson at the Milk, Honey and Grain Museum, a treasure trove of memorabilia. Meet Vivian and son Daniel at Patina Gallery in Claris and visit the Community Heritage and Arts Village. In the afternoon catch your flight back to Auckland.

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