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Kirra ToursKirra Tours Classic 7 Day Northern Rapture 2020/21

Travel north through grasslands, orchards, vineyards and volcanic valleys as you journey from Wellington to Auckland on this 7 day escorted tour. With all the basic inclusions; activities, breakfast and some dinners, this compact itinerary allows you to get a taste of North Island, New Zealand. Highlighting the wine in Hawkes Bay the geothermal activity in Rotorua and our largest cities you are sure to enjoy.

 New Zealand escorted tour
 Starts in Wellington, finishes in Auckland
 7 days/ 6 nights
 Hotel 3 star
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Included in this tour package

  • Accommodation: 6 nights, Hotel 3 star
  • Includes: All breakfasts
  • Includes: 4 dinners
  • Includes: Airport transfers
  • Includes: Huka Falls Taupo
  • Includes: Auckland City Sights Tour
  • Includes: Guided Art Deco Walk, Napier
  • Includes: Traditional Maori Hangi & Cultural Evening
  • Includes: Jet Boat Ride
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At a glance - Kirra Tours Classic 7 Day Northern Rapture 2020/21

Day 1: Arrive and enjoy the capital, Wellington. Accommodation: Ibis Wellington

Day 2: Head north to Napier home of Art Deco in New Zealand. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 3: Pass the Huka Falls on the way to Rotorua. Accommodation: Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Day 4: Explore the sights and smells of Rotorua. Accommodation: Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Day 5: Immerse yourself in the sand and sea. Accommodation: Puka Park Resort

Day 6: Learn more about the biggest city in New Zealand. Accommodation: Rydges Hotel, Auckland

Day 7: Say goodbye to your new friends and exciting tour.

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Kirra Tours Classic 7 Day Northern Rapture 2020/21 - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive and enjoy the capital, Wellington

Kirra Tours Classic 7 Day Northern Rapture 2020/21 - Day 1

Arrive into Wellington

 ‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, a Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is free to explore the nation’s capital. Situated right on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand is highly recommended. This vibrant city also has a superb café culture and plenty of fantastic bistros and restaurants offering indoor and al fresco dining.

Welcome to Wellington, transfer to hotel

On arrival into Wellington a representative of Kirra Tours will meet you from your flight and a transfer will deliver you to your hotel accommodation..

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.

Ibis Wellington

Day 2: Head north to Napier home of Art Deco in New Zealand

Kirra Tours Classic 7 Day Northern Rapture 2020/21 - Day 2

Wellington to Napier

Travelling north into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region takes us through farmland that gives way to the vast orchards and plentiful vineyards of Hawke’s Bay. On arrival in Napier this afternoon, enjoy a walking tour with a local guide who will bring the city’s fascinating Art Deco architecture and history to life.

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 3: Pass the Huka Falls on the way to Rotorua

Kirra Tours Classic 7 Day Northern Rapture 2020/21 - Day 3

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: Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Novotel Lakeside Rotorua is a 4.5 star property located on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua and set in park surroundings. Just minutes from the city centre, cafes and restaurants plus the numerous tourist attractions including water activities on the lake, a golf course, museum, and thermal reserves.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Day 4: Explore the sights and smells of Rotorua

Kirra Tours Classic 7 Day Northern Rapture 2020/21 - Day 4

Sightseeing day in Rotorua

Start your day with a walk through the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Next, a scenic jet boat ride will take you along the mighty Waikato River to a magnificent thermal reserve featuring silica terraces. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore Rotorua further on your own. Your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. For dinner tonight we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather alfresco dining area.

Your Accommodation: Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Novotel Lakeside Rotorua is a 4.5 star property located on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua and set in park surroundings. Just minutes from the city centre, cafes and restaurants plus the numerous tourist attractions including water activities on the lake, a golf course, museum, and thermal reserves.

Meals included: Breakfast

Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Day 5: Immerse yourself in the sand and sea

Kirra Tours Classic 7 Day Northern Rapture 2020/21 - Day 5

Rotorua to Pauanui

We travel north through the Bay of Plenty region, stopping by the popular beach town of Mt Maunganui on our way to the Coromandel Peninsula. The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. Our overnight stay is in Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday resort nestled in the native bush and just a stone’s throw from a pristine white sand beach.

Your Accommodation: Puka Park Resort

Puka Park Resort is situated on the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula. Nestled amongst 25 acres of New Zealand's most beautiful native bush this prestigious hideaway offers luxury and seclusion at its best.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Puka Park Resort

Day 6: Learn more about the biggest city in New Zealand

Kirra Tours Classic 7 Day Northern Rapture 2020/21 - Day 6

Pauanui to Auckland

After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and enjoy a city tour on arrival. You have ample time to explore the downtown area on your own this afternoon, and your Coach Captain can recommend activity options. This evening, join your friends for a farewell dinner and drinks and relive the highlights and experiences of your journey.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Rydges Hotel, Auckland

Day 7: Say goodbye to your new friends and exciting tour

Kirra Tours Classic 7 Day Northern Rapture 2020/21 - Day 7

Depart Auckland

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight.

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