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APT ToursAPT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner

This itinerary allows you to discover most of New Zealand in a relaxed and stress-free environment. Travelling with APT takes the emphasis out of "what shall we do next" and focusses you on enjoying the moment. On this 10 day tour, you'll discover New Zealand's history, beauty, and culture. Starting in Auckland you'll experience the joys of the north before heading further south through the Tongariro National Park before departing in Wellington.

 New Zealand escorted tour
 Starts in Auckland, finishes in Wellington
 10 days/ 9 nights
 Hotel 4 star
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Included in this tour package

  • Accommodation: 9 nights, Hotel 4 star
  • Includes: 4 dinners
  • Includes: All breakfasts
  • Includes: Private airport transfers
  • Includes: Cruise to Cape Brett & Hole in the Rock
  • Includes: Traditional Maori Hangi & Cultural Evening
  • Includes: Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Includes: Huka Falls Taupo
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New Zealand city at night
Beach near Paihia New Zealand

At a glance - APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner

Day 1: Arrive into Auckland. Accommodation: Grand Millennium Auckland

Day 2: Auckland discovery. Accommodation: Grand Millennium Auckland

Day 3: Auckland to the Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Day 4: Bay of Islands exploration. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Day 5: The Bay of Islands to Auckland. Accommodation: Grand Millennium Auckland

Day 6: Auckland, Waitomo to Rotorua. Accommodation: Holiday Inn Rotorua

Day 7: Rotorua adventures. Accommodation: Holiday Inn Rotorua

Day 8: Rotorua to Wellington. Accommodation: InterContinental Wellington

Day 9: A day of discovery in Wellington. Accommodation: InterContinental Wellington

Day 10: Depart Wellington.

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APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive into Auckland

APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Day 1

Great Northerener

This morning arrive in Auckland, the City of Sails.  You'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel this evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

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You will receive all the information about your tour when you arrive at your first New Zealand hotel.

Your Accommodation: Grand Millennium Auckland

Located in the heart of the city, a stay at Grand Millennium Auckland places you within walking distance of some of the city's finest dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

Meals included: Dinner

Grand Millennium Auckland

Day 2: Auckland discovery

APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Day 2

Auckland

Enjoy the freedom to choose from a range of included sightseeing activities today.  A sailboat cruise on Waitemata Harbour, a trip to Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium or possibly a Waiheke Wine Tour.

Your Accommodation: Grand Millennium Auckland

Located in the heart of the city, a stay at Grand Millennium Auckland places you within walking distance of some of the city's finest dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

Meals included: Breakfast

Grand Millennium Auckland

Day 3: Auckland to the Bay of Islands

APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Day 3

Auckland to the Bay of Islands

Enjoy a scenic drive to Paihia. Upon arrival visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and understand the history behind the signatures. You're here for a couple of nights to spend sometime exploring and enjoying the fresh coastal air.

Your Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is located within the Waitangi Treaty grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful Bay of Islands Harbour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Day 4: Bay of Islands exploration

APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Day 4

Bay of Islands

Today offers you the perfect chance to explore the sensational bay of Islands, home to an incredible 144 islands! Today you will have the opportunity to choose one of the freedom of choice sightseeing options and easily tailor the day to your preferences.

Your Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is located within the Waitangi Treaty grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful Bay of Islands Harbour.

Meals included: Breakfast

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Day 5: The Bay of Islands to Auckland

APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Day 5

Bay of Islands to Auckland

Cruise the shimmering waters as you hear about the ecology and history of the area and keep an eye out for dolphins in this subtropical marine paradise.  Marvel at the narrow rock walls at the famous Hole in the Rock then re-board your coach and continue down the coast to Auckland. 

Your Accommodation: Grand Millennium Auckland

Located in the heart of the city, a stay at Grand Millennium Auckland places you within walking distance of some of the city's finest dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Grand Millennium Auckland

Day 6: Auckland, Waitomo to Rotorua

APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Day 6

Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo

Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an eerie glow. Discover this natural wonder on a guided tour before continuing to Rotorua. This evening immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi feast and performance.

Your Accommodation: Holiday Inn Rotorua

Positioned to offer unprecedented access to the cultural and geothermal wonders of New Zealand's most unique city, Holiday Inn Rotorua also offers superb views and an impressive list of features.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Holiday Inn Rotorua

Day 7: Rotorua adventures

APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Day 7

Rotorua Exploration

Today choose how you wish to explore Rotorua with a huge range of things to do.  Catch a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve or perhaps even visit Wai-O-Tapu on an eco-thermal tour.  If you fancy adventure Rotorua has plenty of that to offer too.

Your Accommodation: Holiday Inn Rotorua

Positioned to offer unprecedented access to the cultural and geothermal wonders of New Zealand's most unique city, Holiday Inn Rotorua also offers superb views and an impressive list of features.

Meals included: Breakfast

Holiday Inn Rotorua

Day 8: Rotorua to Wellington

APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Day 8

Rotorua to Wellington via Lake Taupo

Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway. View the Wairakei Steam Valley, then visit Huka Falls and Lake taupo, before travelling across the plateau of Tongariro National Park to Wellington. 

Your Accommodation: InterContinental Wellington

Stay in modern luxury in the heart of New Zealand’s capital city and adjacent to the scenic harbour. This famous Wellington hotel offers contemporary New Zealand cuisine at three restaurants, including the award-winning Chameleon. The hotel is the ideal base to explore the business, shopping and cultural centres of Wellington.

Meals included: Breakfast

InterContinental Wellington

Day 9: A day of discovery in Wellington

APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Day 9

Wellington Exploration

Today choose an activity that most interests you and explore the fascinating city of Wellington.

Your Accommodation: InterContinental Wellington

Stay in modern luxury in the heart of New Zealand’s capital city and adjacent to the scenic harbour. This famous Wellington hotel offers contemporary New Zealand cuisine at three restaurants, including the award-winning Chameleon. The hotel is the ideal base to explore the business, shopping and cultural centres of Wellington.

Meals included: Breakfast

InterContinental Wellington

Day 10: Depart Wellington

APT Tours 10 Day Great Northerner - Day 10

Depart Wellington

Today your New Zealand adventure comes to an end.  After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, check out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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