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APT ToursAPT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island

Your APT driver and guide will make sure you make the most out of your trip through New Zealand's North Island. Immerse yourself in Maori culture, the nations history and spectacular landscapes at every turn. Starting in Wellington New Zealand's capital of cool and ending in the cosmopolitan Auckland.

 New Zealand escorted tour
 Starts in Wellington, finishes in Auckland
 8 days/ 7 nights
 Hotel 4 star
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At a glance - APT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island

Day 1: Arrive into Wellington and explore. Accommodation: InterContinental Wellington

Day 2: Wellington to Napier, New Zealand's home to Art Deco. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 3: Journey north through Taupo and past the Huka Falls to Rotorua. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Day 4: Adventure in Rotorua. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Day 5: Rotorua to busy Auckland. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Auckland

Day 6: Auckland to the Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Day 7: Experience the beautiful Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Day 8: Head south to Auckland for your farewell and depart the tour.

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APT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive into Wellington and explore

APT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island - Day 1

Arrive into Wellington

You'll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. You'll have plenty of time to settle in, explore or relax. Tonight celebrate with new friends at a welcome dinner.

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: Dinner

InterContinental Wellington

Day 2: Wellington to Napier, New Zealand's home to Art Deco

APT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island - Day 2

Wellington to Napier

The drive to Napier takes you through the bush-clad ridges of the Rimutaka Range, become surrounded by peaks varying between 700 and 940 metres high.  On arrival, set off on a tour of the Art Deco city, witness Napier's commitment to the preservation and promotion of the unique style through its beautiful architecture and local attractions.  Your tour today includes a delicious high tea with sweet and savoury treats to be enjoyed in this vintage setting. 

Your Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Scenic Hotel Te Pania offers 4-star accommodation of a truly international standard. The hotel's slender curved form echoes the shape of the bay, and guests enjoy sweeping views out over the water from a premium waterfront location on Marine Parade.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 3: Journey north through Taupo and past the Huka Falls to Rotorua

APT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island - Day 3

Wellington to Napier

Journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupo, situated alongside New Zealand's largest lake - Lake Taupo.  A centre of rich geothermal activity, the volcanic mountain of Mt Tauhara lies six kilometres to its east and provides astounding panoramic views.  Enjoy breathtaking natural surrounds of serene lake waters and distant volcanic mountains.  You will travel to the geothermal capital, Rotorua, this evening.

Your Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Rotorua's largest 4 star deluxe hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the city overlooking Lake Rotorua. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Day 4: Adventure in Rotorua

APT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island - Day 4

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: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Rotorua's largest 4 star deluxe hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the city overlooking Lake Rotorua. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views.

Meals included: Breakfast

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Day 5: Rotorua to busy Auckland

APT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island - Day 5

Rotorua to Auckland

This morning travel through Waikato's farmland to Cambridge and Auckland.  Afterwards, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. Perhaps take a cruise on Waitemata Harbour, head off on a Waiheke Island wine and olive tasting tour, or explore the Auckland Museum. Alternatively, get up close to the marine life at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, or set off into the Waitakere Rainforest. 

Your Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland is an upscale hotel ideally located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD and entertainment hub. Offering superior comfort, personal service and contemporary style and an abundance of attractions, entertainment and dining in close proximity.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Crowne Plaza Auckland

Day 6: Auckland to the Bay of Islands

APT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island - Day 6

Auckland to the Bay of Islands

Enjoy a scenic drive to Paihia. Upon arrival step aboard a catamaran and enjoy a cruise, keeping an eye out for local marine life including common bottlenose dolphins.

Your Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands expansive sub-tropical gardens and extensive guest facilities, enhances the welcoming atmosphere of this resort-style hotel. It's the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful and historic Bay of Islands.

Meals included: Breakfast

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Day 7: Experience the beautiful Bay of Islands

APT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island - Day 7

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: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands expansive sub-tropical gardens and extensive guest facilities, enhances the welcoming atmosphere of this resort-style hotel. It's the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful and historic Bay of Islands.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Day 8: Head south to Auckland for your farewell and depart the tour

APT Tours 8 Day Iconic North Island - Day 8

Bay of Islands to Auckland for Departure

After breakfast, travel to Auckland where you New Zealand adventure concludes.  Say goodbye to the team and your travel companions before you head to the airport for your connecting flight.

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