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Kirra ToursKirra Tours 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.


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 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: 4 dinners
  • Includes: 1 Lunch
  • Includes: All breakfasts
  • Includes: Airport transfers
  • Includes: Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Includes: Redwoods Treetop Walk
  • Includes: Huka Falls Taupo
  • Includes: Introducing Te Papa museum tour
  • Includes: Traditional Maori Hangi & Cultural Evening
  • Includes: Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre Guided Tour
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Learn about Maori culture
Champagne Pool in Rotorua

At a glance - Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North

Day 1: Arrive Wellington. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 2: Wellington to Martinborough Wine Village. Accommodation: Peppers Parehua, Martinborough

Day 3: Martinborough to Tongariro National Park via Pukaha Mt Bruce. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo

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 Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive Wellington

Kirra Tours 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 Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 2

Wellington to Martinborough Wine Village

Today begins with a guided tour of Te Papa, the museum of New Zealand. Travel on to Martinborough 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: Peppers Parehua, Martinborough

On the edge of Martinborough lies Peppers Parehua – a meticulous sprawling country estate, with large sweeping gardens, luxury accommodation and panoramic views. Each unique cottage has been individually designed with attention to detail that has to be seen to be believed.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Peppers Parehua, Martinborough

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

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 3

Martinborough to Taupo via Pukaha Mt Bruce

Enjoy a tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the countries most threaten birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Travel along the Desert Road, skirting Tongariro National Park to arrive at Taupo a popular lakeside resort.

Your Accommodation: Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo

Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo enjoys a magnificent location right on the shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo

Day 4: Tongariro National Park to Rotorua via Taupo

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North - Day 4

Taupo to Rotorua

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 volcanic activity thousands of years in the making this uniquely different natural landscape is considered to be New Zealand's most colourful and 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 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 Tours 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 Tours 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 Tours 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 Tours 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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