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Kirra ToursKirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape

Discover the breathtaking scenery of the North Island on this 9 day small group tour. With a maximum of 24 guests, you will be comfortable and relaxed, while accompanied by your professional experienced tour host. Travel by 5 star luxury coach, with two night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier and Wellington. You will cruise by ferry to Waiheke Island, tour the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, cruise Lake Rototiti and much more.

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

Tour map
Learn about Maori culture
Auckland Sky Tower

At a glance - Kirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Accommodation: Hotel Pullman Auckland

Day 2: Waiheke Island, Devonport. Accommodation: Hotel Pullman Auckland

Day 3: Hobbiton, Rotorua. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Day 4: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Te Wairoa Buried Village. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Day 5: Lake Taupo, Napier. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Day 6: At Leisure in Hawke's Bay. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Day 7: Wairarapa, Wellington. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 8: Explore the Nation's Capital. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 9: Depart Wellington.

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Kirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive Auckland

Kirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape - Day 1

Welcome to Auckland, transfer to hotel

On arrival into Auckland a representative of Kirra Tours will meet you from your flight and a transfer will deliver you to your hotel accommodation. Tonight, enjoy a welcome drinks reception with your fellow travellers.

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: Dinner

Hotel Pullman Auckland

Day 2: Waiheke Island, Devonport

Kirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape - Day 2

Waiheke Island, Devonport

After a leisurely start to the day, a brief ferry ride brings you to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery with its spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the city skyline. Later this afternoon, there is the opportunity to visit the historic and trendy seaside village of Devonport.

 

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 3: Hobbiton, Rotorua

Kirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape - Day 3

Auckland to Rotorua

Travel south to Matamata, home to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Situated on private farmland, you’ll be treated to a fun and interesting guided tour before continuing on to the geothermal city of Rotorua. Tonight, enjoy a lakeside BBQ at your hotel.

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: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Te Wairoa Buried Village

Kirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape - Day 4

Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Te Wairoa Buried Village

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 your luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. This afternoon, travel past the Blue & Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, you will visit Te Wharewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance.

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: Lake Taupo, Napier

Kirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape - Day 5

Rotorua to Napier

Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal project and then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon.

Your Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Overlooking the waterfront in Napier’s Ahuriri district, the Crown Hotel offers boutique accommodation in either the historic Art Deco Crown Hotel Building or the modern contemporary wing next door.

Meals included: Breakfast

The Crown Hotel

Day 6: At Leisure in Hawke's Bay

Kirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape - Day 6

At Leisure in the Hawke's Bay

Widely regarded as the Tuscany of the South Pacific, this region boasts some of New Zealands best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, you'll visit Mission Estate, New Zealans oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond.

Your Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Overlooking the waterfront in Napier’s Ahuriri district, the Crown Hotel offers boutique accommodation in either the historic Art Deco Crown Hotel Building or the modern contemporary wing next door.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

The Crown Hotel

Day 7: Wairarapa, Wellington

Kirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape - Day 7

Napier to Wellington

Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region en-route to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 8: Explore the Nation's Capital

Kirra Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape - Day 8

Explore the Nation's Capital - Wellington

Recently named the 'coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 9: Depart Wellington

Transfer to Wellington airport

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Wellington airport in time for your onward flight.

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