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Kirra ToursKirra Tours 7 day Classic Northern Discovery 2020/21

Join Kirra on a 7-day Coach Tour through the centre of the North Island experiencing New Zealand's natural wonders such as the bustling geothermal region of Rotorua, as well as having a strong Maori culture. Then it's onto the vineyards of Hawkes Bay - this region not only boasts some stunning wines it also has some of the most beautiful examples of Art Deco architecture. Then continue onto the cafes and boutique shops of Wellington the 'coolest little capital in the world'.

 New Zealand escorted tour
 Starts in Auckland, finishes in Wellington
 7 days/ 6 nights
 Hotel 4 star
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
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Included in this tour package

Tour map
Wellington Harbour
Traditional Maori Hangi (Feast)

At a glance - Kirra Tours 7 day Classic Northern Discovery 2020/21

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland. Accommodation: Rydges Hotel, Auckland

Day 2: Auckland to the Coromandel. Accommodation: Puka Park Resort

Day 3: Journey into the secluded shores of Lake Okatania. Accommodation: Lakes Lodge Wilderness Retreat

Day 4: Rotorua sightseeing. Accommodation: Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Day 5: Rotorua to Taupo to Napier. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 6: Napier to Wellington. Accommodation: Ibis Wellington

Day 7: Depart Wellington today.

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Kirra Tours 7 day Classic Northern Discovery 2020/21 - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland

Kirra Tours 7 day Classic Northern Discovery 2020/21 - Day 1

Kirra Tours day Northern Discovery

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Tonight, enjoy welcome drinks as you get to know your fellow travellers.

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: 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.

Rydges Hotel, Auckland

Day 2: Auckland to the Coromandel

Kirra Tours 7 day Classic Northern Discovery 2020/21 - Day 2

Auckland to Pauanui

Leaving the city behind, we travel southeast to the Coromandel Peninsula, a rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and a place where many Kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. We arrive at Pauanui Beach in the early afternoon, allowing you time for a stroll on the pristine white sand beach or through the surrounding native bush. The accommodation also has bikes for hire if you fancy peddling around before dinner.

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 3: Journey into the secluded shores of Lake Okatania

Kirra Tours 7 day Classic Northern Discovery 2020/21 - Day 3

Pauanui to Lake Okatania

Today takes us to the popular beach resort area of Mt Maunganui and through the Bay of Plenty region to the secluded wilderness on the shores of Lake Okataina. We will embark on a scenic cruise around the lake to learn more about the area’s history, including a visit to a former Maori pā site. Back at the lodge, there are many beautiful walks available to take in the protected native forestland that surrounds the lake.

Your Accommodation: Lakes Lodge Wilderness Retreat

Situated on the shores of Lake Okataina, and surrounded by native bush, Lakes Lodge Okataina enjoys almost total seclusion, as the only habitation on the edge of the lake.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Lakes Lodge Wilderness Retreat

Day 4: Rotorua sightseeing

Kirra Tours 7 day Classic Northern Discovery 2020/21 - Day 4

Sightseeing in Rotorua

We arrive in Rotorua, the North Island’s tourist hub renowned for its rich Maori culture and bubbling geothermal activity. You have the day free to explore this fascinating city full of natural hot springs and surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes. Your Coach Captain can assist with booking any optional activities you would like to do. This evening, you’ll be treated to a traditionally prepared Maori hangi (feast) followed by an enthralling cultural performance of Maori songs, chants and dance, including the 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 5: Rotorua to Taupo to Napier

Kirra Tours 7 day Classic Northern Discovery 2020/21 - Day 5

Rotorua to Napier

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. We make a stop to view the mighty Huka Falls on our way to Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Continue on to Napier, often regarded as the world’s Art Deco capital for its famous historical architecture.

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

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 6: Napier to Wellington

Kirra Tours 7 day Classic Northern Discovery 2020/21 - Day 6

Journey from Napier to the capital city of Wellington

Orchards and vineyards give way to farmland as you travel into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region. You travel south over the Rimutaka ranges into the Capital city, Wellington. A city tour includes the summit of Mount Victoria for views over the city and its harbour, the Houses of Parliament and distinctive 'Beehive', Wellington Cathedral, the central city and business area and Oriental Bay. Also explore the city yourself. Don't miss Te Papa, the ''Museum of New Zealand" or take a ride on the famous Cable Car.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Ibis Wellington

Day 7: Depart Wellington today

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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