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Inspiring JourneysInspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores

See the sites and taste the delicious wine in Napier. Visit the Huka Falls, the Redwood Forest and New Zealand's wonderful capital.  Immerse yourself in Maori culture and get a real taste of North Island New Zealand as you travel comfortably with Inspiring journeys.

 New Zealand small group tour
 Starts in Wellington, finishes in Auckland
 8 days/ 7 nights
 Hotel 4 star
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
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Included in this tour package

Tour map
Waitomo glowworm caves
Te Puia Maori cultural experience

At a glance - Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores

Day 1: Arrive into Wellington. Accommodation: Sofitel Wellington

Day 2: A day at leisure to explore New Zealand's Capital city. Accommodation: Sofitel Wellington

Day 3: Head north up the rugged Kapiti Coast, and East to the Hawke's Bay area. Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: Exploration day in Hawke's Bay. Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 5: Experience the Maori culture and historical New Zealand. Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua (or similar)

Day 6: A day at leisure in Rotorua, visit the Redwoods forest and Rainbow Springs. Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua (or similar)

Day 7: Vist the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves before continuing onto Auckland. Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (or similar)

Day 8: Farewell from Auckland.

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Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive into Wellington

Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 1

Welcome to Wellington

Upon arrival at Wellington Airport you'll be transferred to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own, this evening join your Journey Director for a welcome reception.

Your Accommodation: Sofitel Wellington

Ideally positioned in the Central Business District and government hub, Sofitel Wellington is within walking distance from the major tourist attractions, with many restaurants and cafes nearby. All 129 Guest Rooms are beautifully appointed in vintage gold and bronze tones and feature indulgent rain showers.

Meals included: Dinner

Sofitel Wellington

Day 2: A day at leisure to explore New Zealand's Capital city

Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 2

Free Day to Explore Wellington

Today is free for you to experience Wellington. Perhaps join a tour of New Zealand's Parliament buildings and the "Beehive" or take a ride on Wellington's famous cable car from the central business district up to the Kelburn lookout for stunning views of the city. You may want to experience the world of movie special effects with a tour to the Weta Cave - home of the creative wizards behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Or learn about New Zealand's history and culture with a visit to Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand. Your Travel Director will assist you in booking your chosen experiences. This evening why not venture down to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street and dine at one of Wellington's tucked away bars or quirky cafes.

Your Accommodation: Sofitel Wellington

Ideally positioned in the Central Business District and government hub, Sofitel Wellington is within walking distance from the major tourist attractions, with many restaurants and cafes nearby. All 129 Guest Rooms are beautifully appointed in vintage gold and bronze tones and feature indulgent rain showers.

Meals included: Breakfast

Sofitel Wellington

Day 3: Head north up the rugged Kapiti Coast, and East to the Hawke's Bay area

Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 3

Wellington to Hawke's Bay

Travel through the fertile farming land of Wairarapa on to Napier in Hawke's Bay. Enjoy time to relax after the day's adventures before joining your journey director for dinner at your hotel.

Your Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Porters Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation located in the heart of Havelock North village, nestled at the foot of Te Mata Peak. This is a thriving hub of cafes, restaurants, wineries and boutique shopping.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: Exploration day in Hawke's Bay

Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 4

A day in Hawkes Bay

Enjoy a relaxed start before you venture out to explore the region of Hawkes Bay. Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage car tour.  You'll be met by your driver, in art deco costume, who will provide a fascinating commentary as you are driven in style, through Napier and surrounding areas.  You'll learn about the earthquake that destroyed the city, hear stories of the people that led the rebuild, and discover the Art Deco style.  This evening, enjoy wine tasting and dinner at one of their world-famous wineries.

Your Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Porters Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation located in the heart of Havelock North village, nestled at the foot of Te Mata Peak. This is a thriving hub of cafes, restaurants, wineries and boutique shopping.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 5: Experience the Maori culture and historical New Zealand

Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 5

Hawkes Bay to Rotorua

Enjoy a leisurely start to before continuing the journey to nearby Rotorua. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls, the only outlet of water from Lake Taupo, and then it's on to Rotorua. On arrival in Rotorua, an orientation tour takes in views of Lake Rotorua.  Later, you'll visit the Whakarewarewa Living Village for an insight into Maori life and how they interact.

Your Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua (or similar)

Pullman Rotorua is located in the city and only moments away from the lakefront. It is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions. Discover shooting geysers, bubbling mud, natural hot springs and magical forests. The hotel has 130 rooms and suites, a gym, Executive Lounge, vibrant restaurant, chic bar and 4 dynamic meeting rooms with internet connectivity. The perfect base to explore the region's geothermal paradise.

Meals included: Breakfast

Pullman Rotorua (or similar)

Day 6: A day at leisure in Rotorua, visit the Redwoods forest and Rainbow Springs

Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 6

Rotorua

Ascending to the breathtaking Redwoods Treewalk, enjoy an elevated bird's eye view of the 115-year-old redwood giants and view the beautiful surrounds of the forest from a unique perspective.  Next stop is Rainbow Springs, Nature Park. Discover native flora that grows around the crystal clear mineral water springs and you might even spot a kiwi or two!

Your Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua (or similar)

Pullman Rotorua is located in the city and only moments away from the lakefront. It is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions. Discover shooting geysers, bubbling mud, natural hot springs and magical forests. The hotel has 130 rooms and suites, a gym, Executive Lounge, vibrant restaurant, chic bar and 4 dynamic meeting rooms with internet connectivity. The perfect base to explore the region's geothermal paradise.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Pullman Rotorua (or similar)

Day 7: Vist the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves before continuing onto Auckland

Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 7

Rotorua to Auckland

Begin your day with a dazzling show during an exclusive five-star Eco Glowworm experience. Later in Auckland, get your bearings during a city tour, then spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore.

Your Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (or similar)

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is located in the heart of Auckland on the unique and vibrant Viaduct Harbour and close to the new Wynyard Quarter.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (or similar)

Day 8: Farewell from Auckland

Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores - Day 8

Farewell

Thank you for touring with AAT Kings and New Zealand Coach Tours.
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