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Kirra ToursKirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20

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 Napier, visit to the boiling mud pools of Rotorua, a visit to Hobbiton even an exclusive cruise across the pristine waters of Lake rotoiti. 

 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

Tour map
Learn about Maori culture
Champagne Pool in Rotorua

At a glance - Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20

Day 1: Arrive Wellington. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 2: Enjoy a day of leisure in the capital. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 3: North to Napier via Pukaha Mt Bruce. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Day 4: Napier exploration. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Day 5: Travel through Taupo to Rotorua. Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

Day 6: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Redwood Treetop Walk. Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

Day 7: Check out Hobbiton on route to Auckland. Accommodation: Grand Windsor Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

Day 8: Depart Auckland.

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Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20 - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive Wellington

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20 - Day 1

Kirra Tours 8 Day Spectacular North Tour

Enjoy this 8 day North Island journey, highlights include a stay in Martinborough, 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.

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 offers contemporary apartment-style accommodation in the heart of Wellington. Just steps from the Parliament buildings and central business district, Bolton Hotel is conveniently close to the best of the city's shops, cafes and restaurants and is within walking distance of Wellington's vibrant waterfront.

Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 2: Enjoy a day of leisure in the capital

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20 - Day 2

Wellington

Today is a free day at leisure to explore the nation's capital. There is plenty to see and do around this vibrant city such as riding the famous cable car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views or a visit to Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary. Another very popular excursion is a visit to the Weta Workshop, world-leading design and special effects facility for major Hollywood filmmakers.

Your Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

The Bolton Hotel offers contemporary apartment-style accommodation in the heart of Wellington. Just steps from the Parliament buildings and central business district, Bolton Hotel is conveniently close to the best of the city's shops, cafes and restaurants and is within walking distance of Wellington's vibrant waterfront.

Meals included: Breakfast

Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 3: North to Napier via Pukaha Mt Bruce

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20 - Day 3

North to Napier via Pukaha Mt Bruce

We stop at the Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive breeding sanctuary for the country's most endangered birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Arriving into Napier in the late afternoon, you're free to stroll amongst the perfectly Art Deco facades and view the Sea Walls murals painted on more than 50 walls around the city.

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 4: Napier exploration

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20 - Day 4

At leisure in Napier

After a leisurely morning, we'll visit New Zealand's oldest winery, Mission Estate, established in 1851 by pioneering French Missionaries. Take your time as you wander around the elegantly restored seminary building. Staff will guide you through a tasting of an exclusive selection of wines before we enjoy contemporary fine dining. European-style lunch prepared with the freshest local produce.

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, Lunch

The Crown Hotel

Day 5: Travel through Taupo to Rotorua

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20 - Day 5

To Rotorua via Taupo

Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and fascinating Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu, sculptured out of the volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, this uniquely different natural landscape is considered to be New Zealand's most colourful, diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. Tonight, visit the award-winning Tamaki Village and enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including a stirring haka. 

Your Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Spa occupies a great location within walking distance of the lakefront, the government gardens and the city centres shops and restaurants. Luxury rooms are well equipped and on site facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and bar and spa treatments.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Regent of Rotorua

Day 6: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Redwood Treetop Walk

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20 - Day 6

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: Regent of Rotorua

Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Spa occupies a great location within walking distance of the lakefront, the government gardens and the city centres shops and restaurants. Luxury rooms are well equipped and on site facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and bar and spa treatments.

Meals included: Breakfast

Regent of Rotorua

Day 7: Check out Hobbiton on route to Auckland

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20 - Day 7

Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton

After a leisurely breakfast, we cross the Manaku Ranges into lush farmlands of the Waikato. At Matamata experience a guided tour of Hobbiton, the movie set used in the block busting "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" films. Learn how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into the Shire from Middle Earth and be sure to take a photo at the gate to Bilbo Baggins house. Enjoy a festive lunch at the Green Dragon before travelling the rest o the way to Auckland. 

Your Accommodation: Grand Windsor Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

Located right on Queen Street the Grand Windsor Hotel Auckland is boutique and stylish property with an ideal location to enjoy and explore the vibrant heart of the 'City of Sails'.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Grand Windsor Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

Day 8: Depart Auckland

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2019/20 - 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. If you're not departing the city perhaps take time to explore. Enjoy lunch at a superb vineyard, stroll around the trendy suburbs of Parnell and Ponsonby or sail around the Waitemata Harbour aboard a genuine America's Cup racing yacht.

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