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Kirra ToursKirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North

Enjoy this 8 day North Island journey departing from the cosmopolitan city of Wellington, recently voted as the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet.  Highlights include a stay in Martinborough, a boutique wine village in the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region, a visit to the Tongariro National Park, in Rotorua you will see boiling mud pools, exploding geysers and learn about Maori culture and experience an exclusive cruise across the pristine waters of Lake Rotoiti as well as walk among the gentle giants of the Redwood Forest.

 New Zealand small group tour
 Starts in Wellington, finishes in Auckland
 8 days/ 7 nights
 Hotel 4 star
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Included in this tour package

  • Accommodation: 7 nights, Hotel 4 star
  • Includes: 1 Lunch
  • Includes: 4 dinners
  • Includes: All breakfasts
  • Includes: Airport transfers
  • Includes: Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Includes: Redwoods Treetop Walk
  • Includes: Huka Falls Taupo
  • Includes: Overnight Hauraki Gulf Cruise
  • Includes: Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre Guided Tour
  • Includes: Traditional Maori Hangi & Cultural Evening
Tour map
Learn about Maori culture
Champagne Pool in Rotorua

At a glance - Kirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North

Day 1: Arrive Wellington. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 2: Wellington to Martinborough Wine Village. Accommodation: The Martinborough Hotel

Day 3: Martinborough to Tongariro National Park via Pukaha Mt Bruce. Accommodation: Bayview Chateau Tongariro

Day 4: Tongariro National Park to Rotorua via Taupo. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Day 5: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Redwood Treetop Walk. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Day 6: Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton. Accommodation: Hotel Pullman Auckland

Day 7: At Leisure In Auckland. Accommodation: Hotel Pullman Auckland

Day 8: Depart Auckland.

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Kirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive Wellington

Kirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 1

Arrive Wellington

Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.  

Your Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

The Bolton Hotel is a contemporary apartment hotel in the heart of Wellington's CBD. This hotel has 142 guest rooms and suites are furnished in a contemporary style and feature Sky Digital television, movies on demand, high-speed Internet (including WiFi), a personal bar, and air-conditioning.

Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 2: Wellington to Martinborough Wine Village

Kirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 2

Wellington to Martinborough Wine Village

The town of Martinborough is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and because of its close proximity to Wellington, makes it a popular weekend destination for locals. Many boutique wineries are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of Pinot Noir wines.

Your Accommodation: The Martinborough Hotel

At the Martinborough Hotel, indulge in the elegant surroundings of this 1882 building. There are nine Verandah Rooms, at the top of the grand flight of stairs and seven spacious Garden Rooms finished in a restful simple country style.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

The Martinborough Hotel

Day 3: Martinborough to Tongariro National Park via Pukaha Mt Bruce

Kirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 3

Martinborough to Tongariro National Park via Pukaha Mt Bruce

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north along the Desert Road to Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area.

Your Accommodation: Bayview Chateau Tongariro

Bayview Chateau Tongariro, nestled at the foot of Mount Ruapehu, was completed in 1929 and still retains many of its original features. It is one of New Zealand's few hotels located in a World Heritage Park and offers the most prestigious accommodation in the region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Bayview Chateau Tongariro

Day 4: Tongariro National Park to Rotorua via Taupo

Kirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 4

Tongariro National Park to Rotorua via Taupo

First stop today is Taupo where you will enjoy time to stroll around this popular lakeside resort. View the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the geothermal resort of Rotorua. This evening, enjoy a tour of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and you are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

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 5: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Redwood Treetop Walk

Kirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 5

Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Redwood Treetop Walk

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on a luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird’s eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below.

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 6: Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton

Kirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 6

Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton

Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farming and its horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and meet your guide who will escort your group on a fun and interesting Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Later travel onto Auckland the City of Sails for a City Sights Tour before arriving at your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Your Accommodation: Hotel Pullman Auckland

This 4 star hotel is located within walking distance of Auckland's city centre, in rooms enjoy views of either the harbour or surrounding parks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Pullman Auckland

Day 7: At Leisure In Auckland

Kirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 7

At Leisure in Auckland

With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland why not take a stroll and check out the cafe culture evident in the city's winding laneways or the fabulous Viaduct precinct. No visit would be complete without a trip to the summit of the magnificent Skytower, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new-found friends.

Your Accommodation: Hotel Pullman Auckland

This 4 star hotel is located within walking distance of Auckland's city centre, in rooms enjoy views of either the harbour or surrounding parks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Pullman Auckland

Day 8: Depart Auckland

Kirra Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 8

Depart Auckland

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. You are bid you farewell and it is hoped you leave with many happy memories of your stay.

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