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Grand Pacific ToursGrand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island

Discover New Zealand's North Island with this 8 Day Taste of the North escorted coach tour. Join Grand Pacific for a northern adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime. Beginning in Wellington, New Zealand's quirky capital, head north through the cultural centre of Rotorua for a traditional Maori experience, then continue to the beautiful Bay of Islands, cruise to Cape Brett and out to the famous Hole in the Rock before heading back south to Auckland and an evening exploring the City of Sails.

 New Zealand escorted tour
 Starts in Wellington, finishes in Auckland
 8 days/ 7 nights
 Hotel 3 star
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At a glance - Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island

Day 1: Welcome to Wellington. Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Wellington

Day 2: Explore Wellington. Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Wellington

Day 3: Wellington to Taupo to Rotorua. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 4: Rotorua. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 5: Rotorua to Auckland to Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia

Day 6: Explore Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia

Day 7: Bay of Islands to Auckland. Accommodation: Rydges Hotel Auckland

Day 8: Depart Auckland.

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Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Welcome to Wellington

Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island - Day 1

Arrive into Wellington

Arrive into Wellington where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.

Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island

Starting in Wellington and finishing Auckland The Grand Pacific 8 day Taste of the North Island explores the highlights including the capital city of Wellington, Rotorua, Bay of Islands and Auckland City.

Your Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Wellington

Hotel Ibis Wellington is ideally located in Featherston Street in the heart of Wellington City and easy walking distance to Wellington's famous cafe lifestyle.

Meals included: Dinner

Hotel Ibis Wellington

Day 2: Explore Wellington

Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island - Day 2

Full day in Wellington

A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.

Your Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Wellington

Hotel Ibis Wellington is ideally located in Featherston Street in the heart of Wellington City and easy walking distance to Wellington's famous cafe lifestyle.

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel Ibis Wellington

Day 3: Wellington to Taupo to Rotorua

Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island - Day 3

Wellington to Taupo to Rotorua

Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Your Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

The Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua enjoys a location that is second-to-none on the very shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua, adjacent to the world famous Polynesian Spa complex and just a short stroll to all the attractions in Rotorua.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 4: Rotorua

Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island - Day 4

Rotorua

Today begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

Your Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

The Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua enjoys a location that is second-to-none on the very shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua, adjacent to the world famous Polynesian Spa complex and just a short stroll to all the attractions in Rotorua.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 5: Rotorua to Auckland to Bay of Islands

Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island - Day 5

Rotorua to Auckland to the Bay of Islands

This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.

Your Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia

The Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia is located on the waterfront only 100 metres from Paihia wharf and township. All rooms are air-conditioned and hotel facilities include restaurant, swimming pool, spa pool and sauna.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia

Day 6: Explore Bay of Islands

Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island - Day 6

Bay of Islands

This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront.

Your Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia

The Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia is located on the waterfront only 100 metres from Paihia wharf and township. All rooms are air-conditioned and hotel facilities include restaurant, swimming pool, spa pool and sauna.

Meals included: Breakfast

Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Paihia

Day 7: Bay of Islands to Auckland

Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island - Day 7

Bay of Islands to Auckland

Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner with your new found friends.

Your Accommodation: Rydges Hotel Auckland

Nestled in the heart of Auckland's CBD, Rydges Auckland offers an ideal location. The hotel is a short stroll from business and retail districts, the Casino, the America's Cup Viaduct Village and superb waterfront restaurants.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Rydges Hotel Auckland

Day 8: Depart Auckland

Depart Auckland

After breakfast it's time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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