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Kirra ToursKirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage

Journey North through the cultural centre of New Zealand on this 11-day platinum Kirra Tour.  Pass by the dynamic coastline of Kaikoura before hitting the quirky capital, Wellington.  Next head north still following the coast through Napier and inland to must-see Rotorua. After you've relaxed on the calm lake and soaked up the Maori culture it's on to Auckland your final stop.  A great way to see North Island New Zealand this tour is comfortable and at a relaxed pace, you won't want to go home.

 New Zealand small group tour
 Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Auckland
 11 days/ 10 nights
 Hotel 4 star
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
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Tour map
Rotorua Champagne Pools
Wellington city

At a glance - Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage

Day 1: Haere Mai and welcome to New Zealand. Accommodation: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Day 2: Head up the coast past Kaikoura to Blenheim, heart of the Marlborough region. Accommodation: Chateau Marlborough

Day 3: Leave the South Island today as you head to Wellington. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 4: See Wellington at your leisure. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 5: Check out the awesome work done at the Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Day 6: Explore New Zealand's most popular wine making region. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Day 7: Finish your day in the cultural capital, Rotorua. Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

Day 8: Cruise the serene waters of Lake Rotoiti. Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

Day 9: Wander through the award winning Hamilton Gardens. Accommodation: Castaways Resort

Day 10: Arrive at your final destination, Auckland. Accommodation: Grand Windsor Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

Day 11: Bid your travel companions a fond farewell.

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Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Haere Mai and welcome to New Zealand

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 1

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‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner and drinks to get to know each other before your adventure begins!

Your Accommodation: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Rydges Latimer Christchurch is located just 2 minutes walking distance from the city’s CBD and overlooks scenic Latimer Square, an iconic New Zealand green space with ample room for travellers to enjoy.

Meals included: Dinner

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Day 2: Head up the coast past Kaikoura to Blenheim, heart of the Marlborough region

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 2

Kaikoura to Blenheim

Head north to the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura and visit a New Zealand Fur Seal (Kekeno) colony. Continue to the charming town of Blenheim in the heart of the Marlborough Region. With several world-class vineyards close to tonight’s accommodation, your Coach Captain will offer the option to visit a winery to sample the region’s famous Sauvignon Blanc.

Your Accommodation: Chateau Marlborough

Chateau Marlborough, Marlborough's premier boutique hotel overlooking Seymour Square Gardens, prides itself on offering guests luxury accommodation with an enviable attention to detail. All just a short walk from Blenheim's town centre.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Chateau Marlborough

Day 3: Leave the South Island today as you head to Wellington

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 3

Blenheim to Wellington

We'll make a brief stop in the small fishing village of Picton before boarding the Interislander Ferry for the journey through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds and across the Cook Strait to Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. This afternoon we will take a guided tour to discover the treasures of Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand.

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 4: See Wellington at your leisure

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 4

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 5: Check out the awesome work done at the Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 5

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

The Crown Hotel

Day 6: Explore New Zealand's most popular wine making region

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 6

Napier Free Day

Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings.
This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s 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: Finish your day in the cultural capital, Rotorua

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 7

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 8: Cruise the serene waters of Lake Rotoiti

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 8

Lake Rotoiti Cruise

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 our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua hot springs, accessible only by boat. This afternoon we visit the Blue and Green Lakes before returning to Rotorua. This evening, we treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance at our featured Maori cultural exprience.

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 9: Wander through the award winning Hamilton Gardens

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 9

Rotorua to Waiuku

After a leisurely breakfast, we cross the Mamaku Ranges into the lush farmlands of the Waikato district. We will stop to stretch our legs and wander through the award-winning Hamilton Gardens. Reaching our peaceful coastal retreat in the afternoon, you can venture out for a walk along the black sand beach below the resort or opt to relax with a spa treatment before enjoying a delicious dinner with stunning panoramic views of the Tasman Sea.

Your Accommodation: Castaways Resort

Castaways Resort overlooks the crashing surf and black sand beaches of Auckland's wild west coast. Complemented by a contemporary balinese influenced Day Spa, a restaurant with uninterrupted ocean views, excellent conference facilities and a range of adventure activities.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Castaways Resort

Day 10: Arrive at your final destination, Auckland

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 10

Waiuku to Auckland

We drive into Auckland and enjoy a city tour showcasing the highlights of NZ’s largest city. You’ll cross the Harbour Bridge for wonderful view of the city skyline across the Hauraki Gulf, explore the lookout at Bastion Point and visit the city’s oldest park, the Auckland Domain with its elegant Wintergardens. Afterwards, you are free to explore further on your own. This evening, re-join your friends for a final farewell dinner to relive the many great experiences of the last few weeks.

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, Dinner

Grand Windsor Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

Day 11: Bid your travel companions a fond farewell

Kirra Tours Platinum 11 Day New Zealand Voyage - Day 11

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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