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Kirra ToursKirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2020/21

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 Napier, visit to the boiling mud pools of Rotorua, a visit to Hobbiton even an exclusive cruise across the pristine waters of Lake rotoiti. 

 New Zealand small group tour
 Starts in Wellington, finishes in Auckland
 8 days/ 7 nights
 Hotel 4 star
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
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Living Village | Maori culture
Auckland city at night

At a glance - Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2020/21

Day 1: Arrive Wellington. Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 2: North to Napier via Pukaha Mt Bruce. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Day 3: Napier exploration. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel

Day 4: Travel through Taupo to Rotorua. Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

Day 5: Cruise on Lake Rotoiti. Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

Day 6: Rotorua to Waiuku. Accommodation: Castaways Resort

Day 7: Waiuku to Auckland. Accommodation: Grand Windsor Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

Day 8: Depart Auckland.

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Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2020/21 - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive Wellington

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2020/21 - Day 1

Kirra Tours 8 Day Spectacular North Tour

Enjoy this 8 day North Island journey, highlights include a stay in Martinborough, 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.

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 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.

Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 2: North to Napier via Pukaha Mt Bruce

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 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: 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 3: Napier exploration

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2020/21 - Day 3

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 4: Travel through Taupo to Rotorua

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2020/21 - Day 4

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 5: Cruise on Lake Rotoiti

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2020/21 - Day 5

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 6: Rotorua to Waiuku

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2020/21 - Day 6

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 7: Waiuku to Auckland

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2020/21 - Day 7

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 8: Depart Auckland

Kirra Tours Platinum 8 Day Spectacular North 2020/21 - 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. If you're not departing the city perhaps take time to explore. Enjoy lunch at a superb vineyard, stroll around the trendy suburbs of Parnell and Ponsonby or sail around the Waitemata Harbour aboard a genuine America's Cup racing yacht.

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