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MoaTrekMoaTrek Kotare 4 Day Tour

Northland is idyllic and as the birthplace of New Zealand, Maori and early European history is around every corner. Cruise out on beautiful Hokianga Harbour and the Bay of Islands, favourite holiday spots for Kiwis. From ancient Kauri forests, white sandy beaches and sparkling blue sea to the local laid-back lifestyle, it's always got that holiday feeling.

 New Zealand small group tour
 Starts in Auckland, finishes in Auckland
 4 days/ 3 nights
 Hotel 4 star
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At a glance - MoaTrek Kotare 4 Day Tour

Day 1: Auckland north to Hokianga. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga (or similar)

Day 2: Hokianga to Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (or similar)

Day 3: Explore the Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (or similar)

Day 4: Bay of Islands to Auckland.

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MoaTrek Kotare 4 Day Tour - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Auckland north to Hokianga

MoaTrek Kotare 4 Day Tour - Day 1

Your adventure starts in Auckland

Your adventure begins with a stroll to the gannet colony above Muriwai Beach on the West Coast. You'll visit the Kauri Museum at Matakohe and in Waipoua Forest, accompanied by our Maori guide, see the greatest kauri of all, Tane Mahuta, Lord of the Forest. Tonight your waterside hotel Copthorne Omapere has stunning views over the Hokianga Harbour.

Your Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga (or similar)

Situated at Omapere, right on the waters edge of the Hokianga Harbour with a stunning view to huge sand dunes across the bay the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga is a perfect place to discover the rich history and beauty of the Hokianga Harbour.

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga (or similar)

Day 2: Hokianga to Bay of Islands

MoaTrek Kotare 4 Day Tour - Day 2

A day exploring around Waitangi

Look out for dolphins on your relaxed cruise among the islands to Cape Brett and the famous "Hole in the Rock" We come ashore at Russell, a pretty town with a rollicking 19th century past, once known as the "Hell Hole of the Pacific" and the first capital of New Zealand. Later return by ferry to Paihia and Waitangi.

Your Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (or similar)

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is located within the Waitangi Treaty grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful Bay of Islands Harbour.

Meals included: Breakfast

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (or similar)

Day 3: Explore the Bay of Islands

MoaTrek Kotare 4 Day Tour - Day 3

Auckland to Rotorua via the Karangahake Gorge

Your Karangahake Gorge walk combines dramatic river scenery, native bush and relics of early goldmines. At a Kiwifruit orchard, you'll hear all about this famous fruit. This afternoon enjoys a private cruise aboard a 53ft catamaran on Lake Rotoiti, a special highlight, calling into secluded bays and hot pools reached only by water.

Your Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (or similar)

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is located within the Waitangi Treaty grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful Bay of Islands Harbour.

Meals included: Breakfast

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (or similar)

Day 4: Bay of Islands to Auckland

MoaTrek Kotare 4 Day Tour - Day 4

Bay of Islands to Auckland

At Kawiti Caves thousands of twinkling glow worms are a breath-taking sight on our guided walk through the limestone cave. Still owned today by descendants of Maori chief Kawiti, the first visitors were shown through the caves in the 1950s. This afternoon call into Whangarei and continue down the East Coast back to Auckland where your tour ends.

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