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Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular

Explore the North Island on this comprehensive 9 day tour. Includes the Bay of Islands, Auckland, City of Sails, Rotorua and Napier and the capital city of Wellington.

 Escorted coach tour
 Starts in Auckland, finishes in Wellington
 9 days/ 8 nights
 Hotel 4 star
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Included in this tour package

Rotorua Thermal Springs
Explore Hobbiton real estate

At a glance - Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your hotel and rest of day at leisure. Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel Auckland

Day 2: Auckland to the spectacular Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Day 3: Explore Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Day 4: Bay of Islands cruise then to Auckland. Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel Auckland

Day 5: Auckland to Rotorua. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 6: Rotorua. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 7: Rotorua to Taupo to Napier to Masterton. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa

Day 8: Masterton to Greytown to Wellington. Accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Day 9: Depart Wellington today.

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Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your hotel and rest of day at leisure

Arrive into Auckland

On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore. 

Your Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel Auckland

With over 323 recently refurbished rooms, this modern and spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying the world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep!

Meals included: Dinner

SkyCity Hotel Auckland

Day 2: Auckland to the spectacular Bay of Islands

Auckland to the Bay of Islands

Depart Auckland and travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, then travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.

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 3: Explore Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands free day

Commonly known as the ‘winterless north’ New Zealand’s Bay of Islands is made up of over 140 subtropical atolls. Renowned for its untouched beaches, abundant marine life and idyllic climate, this tropical paradise ticks all the boxes. Spend some time on a remote stretch of beach, or cool off during a ‘swim with dolphins’ ocean safari. If diving is your thing, take the morning to descend the Rainbow Warrior - The Greenpeace flagship sunk by French saboteurs in 1985. Wander around Russell, a whaling port founded in 1843. Learn about our culture in historic Waitangi, the site where The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 between the Maori and European settlers dictating the terms by which New Zealand would become a British colony. Take a travel day to Cape Reinga, the very top of the North Island.

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 4: Bay of Islands cruise then to Auckland

Bay of Islands to Auckland

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions.

Your Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel Auckland

With over 323 recently refurbished rooms, this modern and spacious hotel allows you to relax in style while enjoying the world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on selected nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all right on your doorstep!

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

SkyCity Hotel Auckland

Day 5: Auckland to Rotorua

Auckland to Rotorua

Today enjoy a city sights tour of Auckland. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Longlands Farm. Then onto Hobbiton for lunch and atour of the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy on a fascinating guided tour.

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, Lunch, Dinner

Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 6: Rotorua

Rotorua

Today begins with a Gondola ride to Cableway Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to the Agrodome where you see performing sheep, a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. 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 7: Rotorua to Taupo to Napier to Masterton

Rotorua to Taupo to Napier to Masterton

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as “The Art Deco Capital”, where a city tour will showcase the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region.

Your Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa

Nestled in the lush Wairarapa valley, framed by the towering Tararua Ranges, Copthorne Resort Solway Park is set in 24 acres of landscaped grounds on the southern outskirts of Masterton.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa

Day 8: Masterton to Greytown to Wellington

Masterton to Greytown to Wellington

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before travelling to Greytown where you see the most complete example of original Victorian wooden architecture. Drive through the scenic Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington, then enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here.

Your Accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

At the heart of Wellingtons commercial and retail districts the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor has 260 well appointed rooms and suites.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Day 9: Depart Wellington today

Farewell from Wellington

Time to say goodbye. Your tour finishes following breakfast this morning and you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey if required.

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