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Kirra ToursKirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery

Join Kirra on an 8 day Coach Tour through the centre of the North Island experiencing New Zealand's natural wonders such as the geothermal region of Rotorua, bustling with natural wonders as well as having a strong Maori culture. Then it's onto the vineyards of Hawkes Bay - this region not only boasts some stunning wines it also has some of the most beautiful examples of Art Deco architecture. Then continue onto the cafes and boutique shops of Wellington the 'coolest little capital in the world'.

 New Zealand escorted tour
 Starts in Auckland, finishes in Wellington
 8 days/ 7 nights
 Hotel 4 star
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
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Included in this tour package

Tour map
Explore Wellington
Catch a show at the Agrodome

At a glance - Kirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland. Accommodation: Rydges Hotel, Auckland

Day 2: Auckland to Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Day 3: Bay of Islands free day. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Day 4: Bay of Islands to Rotorua. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 5: Rotorua. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 6: Rotorua to Taupo to Napier. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 7: Napier to Wellington. Accommodation: Ibis Wellington

Day 8: Depart Wellington today.

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Kirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland

Kirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery - 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: Rydges Hotel, Auckland

Nestled in the heart of Auckland's CBD, Rydges Auckland offers an ideal location. The hotel is a short stroll from business and retail districts, the Casino, the America's Cup Viaduct Village and superb waterfront restaurants.

Rydges Hotel, Auckland

Day 2: Auckland to Bay of Islands

Kirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery - Day 2

Head north from Auckland to the Bay of Islands

Drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Meet your local Maori guide who will provide an insight and history of the Bay of Islands before a visit to New Zealand’s birthplace, Waitangi. A self guided tour through the Treaty House, the Maori Meeting House and war canoe. This afternoon enjoy a launch cruise to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and ‘Hole in the Rock’.

Your Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is located within the Waitangi Treaty grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful Bay of Islands Harbour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Day 3: Bay of Islands free day

Kirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery - Day 3

Bay of Islands free day

A day free for you to relax and enjoy the many optional activities available. Your Coach Captain will happily assist with details. Options include a full day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand's northern most point and Ninety Mile Beach, explore historic Russell, New Zealand's first settlement and visit its original Church, Mission House and Museum or enjoy some big game fishing, kayaking or a relaxing afternoon on a yacht.

Your Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is located within the Waitangi Treaty grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful Bay of Islands Harbour.

Meals included: Breakfast

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Day 4: Bay of Islands to Rotorua

Kirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery - Day 4

Bay of Islands to Rotorua

South through the city of Whangarei to Warkworth passing the satellite tracking station. Auckland and its majestic harbour soon come into view and a city tour includes a visit to the summit of Skytower, at 328m one of the tallest buildings in the Southern Hemisphere offering spectacular panoramic views across the city and its two harbours, the Domain, the central city area, the Waterfront Drive with its numerous yacht marinas and nearby residential suburbs. Cross the Bombay Hills to the lush farmlands of the Waikato noted for its horse studs, and the bush clad Mamaku Ranges to Rotorua.

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, Dinner

Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 5: Rotorua

Kirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery - Day 5

Rotorua

A sightseeing tour visits the Agrodome to see a display featuring New Zealand's various sheep breeds, a sheep shearing demonstration before heading to Rainbow Springs to see rainbow and brown trout and native birds including the Kiwi. The spectacular Skyline Gondola offers superb views over the city, lake and mountains and for a little excitement try an exciting luge ride. There will be time this afternoon for optional activities such as a helicopter tour to see Mt. Tarawera, a visit to the Buried Village or enjoy the government gardens and the local award winning museum. This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi (meal) with traditionally prepared meats and vegetables followed by a concert featuring Maori songs, chants and the stirring haka.

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 6: Rotorua to Taupo to Napier

Kirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery - Day 6

Rotorua to Napier

View the mighty Huka Falls and the Wairakei Geothermal project before stopping at Lake Taupo, the largest in New Zealand. Continue across the Central Plateau to the Hawkes Bay region and Napier, often regarded as the world's Art Deco Capital. On arrival, enjoy a locally guided walking tour of the city.

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 7: Napier to Wellington

Kirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery - Day 7

Journey from Napier to the capital city of Wellington

Orchards and vineyards give way to farmland as you travel into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region. You travel south over the Rimutaka ranges into the Capital city, Wellington. A city tour includes the summit of Mount Victoria for views over the city and its harbour, the Houses of Parliament and distinctive 'Beehive', Wellington Cathedral, the central city and business area and Oriental Bay. Also explore the city yourself. Don't miss Te Papa, the ''Museum of New Zealand" or take a ride on the famous Cable Car.

Your Accommodation: Ibis Wellington

Hotel Ibis Wellington is ideally located in Featherston Street in the heart of Wellington City and easy walking distance to Wellington's famous cafe lifestyle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Ibis Wellington

Day 8: Depart Wellington today

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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