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Kirra ToursKirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21

Discover the breathtaking scenery of the North Island on this 9-day small-group tour. With a maximum of 24 guests, you will be comfortable and relaxed, while accompanied by your professional and experienced tour host. Travel by 5-star luxury coach, with two-night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, and Wellington. You will cruise by ferry to Waiheke Island, cruise Lake Rotoiti and much more.

 New Zealand small group tour
 Starts in Auckland, finishes in Wellington
 9 days/ 8 nights
 Hotel 4 star
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Cable Car Wellington
Living Maori Village

At a glance - Kirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21

Day 1: Arrive Auckland. Accommodation: Grand Windsor Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

Day 2: Take a cruise to Waiheke Island. Accommodation: Castaways Resort

Day 3: Adventure in Rotorua. Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

Day 4: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & a visit to the Living Maori Village. Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

Day 5: Lake Taupo, Napier. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Day 6: At Leisure in Hawke's Bay. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Day 7: Wairarapa, Wellington. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 8: Explore the Nation's Capital. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 9: Depart Wellington.

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Kirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21 - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive Auckland

Kirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21 - Day 1

Kirra Tours 9 Day Northern Escape

Discover the breathtaking scenery of the North Island on this 9 day small group tour. With a maximum of 24 guests, you will be comfortable and relaxed, while accompanied by your professional experienced tour host. Travel by 5 star luxury coach, with two night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier and Wellington. You will cruise by ferry to Waiheke Island, cruise Lake Rototiti and much more.

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: 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: Dinner

Grand Windsor Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

Day 2: Take a cruise to Waiheke Island

Kirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21 - Day 2

Auckland to Waiuku

After breakfast, a brief ferry ride into the Hauraki Gulf brings us to Waiheke Island, an internationally renowned haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a locally guided tour that includes sightseeing, visits to a couple of the island’s top vineyards and sampling Waiheke’s gourmet culinary delights. Returning to the mainland in the early afternoon, we leave the big city behind and drive south to our peaceful coastal retreat, where you can walk on the black sand beach, spoil yourself at the day spa or enjoy a cold drink whilst taking in 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, Lunch

Castaways Resort

Day 3: Adventure in Rotorua

Kirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21 - Day 3

Waiuku to Rotorua

We continue our journey south to the heart of the North Island, the geothermal city of Rotorua. You have the afternoon free to explore this fascinating city known for its rich Maori culture, natural hot springs, bubbling mud pools and beautiful forests and lakes. Your Coach Captain can assist with booking 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 al fresco dining area.
 

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 4: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & a visit to the Living Maori Village

Kirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21 - Day 4

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, Dinner

Regent of Rotorua

Day 5: Lake Taupo, Napier

Kirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21 - Day 5

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: 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: At Leisure in Hawke's Bay

Kirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21 - 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: Wairarapa, Wellington

Kirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21 - Day 7

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: 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 8: Explore the Nation's Capital

Kirra Tours Platinum 9 Day Northern Escape 2020/21 - Day 8

Explore the Nation's Capital - Wellington

Recently named the 'coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills.

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 9: Depart Wellington

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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