Northern Wonders

Northern Wonders

8 Days
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Northern Wonders

8 Days Starting in Wellington (Nz) and ending in Auckland

Visiting:

Wellington

,

Rotorua 

,

Rotorua

,

Auckland

,

Bay of Islands

Tour operator:

AAT Kings

Tour code:

LWBA22

From:

$2666

$2506 (USD)

tourhub discount: $160


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Balance due 60 days before departure

Tour Overview

Yes, wonders. Plural. Because there’s attractions abound on this North Island tour. The first: the Bay of Islands, a gem-like archipelago of 144 drops of land. The second: steamy Rotorua, with its geothermal hot springs and spas. The roll-call continues: glow-worm caves, immense waterfalls, mirror lakes and the opportunity to delve into Maori culture over a hangi meal.

Highlights

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    Waitangi Treaty Grounds Guided Tour

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    Auckland City Sights Tour

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    Waitomo Caves

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    Orientation of Rotorua

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    Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Experience

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    Te Papa - New Zealand National Museum

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    Wellington City Sights Tour

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    Waitangi Treaty Grounds Guided Tour

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Welcome to Wellington

Location:

  Wellington


Accommodation:

  Travelodge Wellington


Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital City. Flights can arrive any time prior to 2.00pm. This afternoon you will head out on a city sights tour of Wellington taking in New Zealand’s parliament buildings, and a visit to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Discover New Zealand’s nature, history, art and heritage, and then enjoy some time at leisure. Indulge in Wellington’s renowned coffee culture or take a walk along Lambton Quay. This evening, meet your fellow travellers and your AAT Kings Travel Director at a welcome reception.

icon Day 2: Wellington – Rotorua 

Location:

  Rotorua 


Accommodation:

  Ibis Rotorua Hotel


Follow the state highway out of New Zealand’s capital city this morning and along the Kapiti Coast, the traditional summer playground of the inhabitants of Wellington city. You’ll have lunch included today provided by ‘Eat My Lunch’. ‘Eat My Lunch’ is a charity organisation which provides lunch for New Zealand school children who otherwise would be going to school without. The road ahead unfolds in a broad panorama of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. The stunningly blue fresh water of Lake Taupo is home to some of the best trout fishing in the world. On arrival in Rotorua an orientation tour takes in views of Lake Rotorua.  Tonight, we experience Te Puia's world-famous hāngī buffet dinner. Enjoy spectacular geothermal views while dining on a range of delicious New Zealand flavours. The menu is smartly sophisticated – infusing Māori flavours, with an array of global cuisines and cooking styles. After dinner you will get to enjoy a cultural performance that will take place in their beautifully carved meeting house, Te Aronui a Rua. Witness a pōwhiri (traditional welcome), waiata (song), mōteatea (traditional chant) poi and haka. The evening culminates with hot chocolate and steamed pudding surrounded by steam and the geyser terrace bathed in coloured light

icon Day 3: Rotorua Free Time

Location:

  Rotorua


Today is your chance to experience the scenic wonders of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Choose from one of the varied Optional Activities on offer. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park & The National Kiwi Hatchery, take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour through the working kiwi nursery and hatchery. Visit Te Puia and join a guided tour through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, home to famous Pohutu Geyser and the bubbling beauty of the mud pools. Later, why not spend a little more time experiencing the thermal wonders, with a soak in the hot mineral waters of the Polynesian Spas. Your AAT Kings Travel Director will assist you in booking your chosen optional activities.

icon Day 4: Rotorua – Auckland

Location:

  Auckland


Accommodation:

  Holiday Inn Express, Auckland


This morning you will travel through the King Country region which was at the centre of the New Zealand Wars in the 1860s to Waitomo Caves. See the amazing underground Glow Worm Grotto by boat and walk through the limestone caverns. This afternoon you will follow the meandering trail of the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, past the lush farmlands of the Waikato Region. As you journey over the Bombay Hills, the landscape changes from green, grassy meadowlands to the edges of suburbia. As you make your way into the heart of New Zealand’s largest city, you will stop at the Auckland War Memorial Museum for views across Auckland City and the Waitemata Harbour.

icon Day 5: Auckland – Bay of Islands

Location:

  Bay of Islands


Accommodation:

  Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Garden Rooms


This morning, we depart Auckland City travelling north over the Harbour Bridge and past the sprawling suburbs of the North Shore of Auckland. Our travels then take you through Northland’s lush farmland scenery before arriving into the beautiful Bay of Islands. This afternoon discovers the stories, people and events that shaped the past, present and future of Aotearoa New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. During your tour you will view the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe, the historic Treaty House and carved Meeting House. Stand on the spot where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was first signed in 1840. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

icon Day 6: Bay of Islands Free Time

Location:

  Bay of Islands


Today is a completely free day for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a coach trip up to Cape Reinga - the very top of New Zealand via idyllic Ninety Mile Beach or experience a day of sailing aboard a historic tall ship. Enjoy wine tasting in Kerikeri or join a tour of Russell and learn more about the settling of the Bay of Islands. Tonight, you are free to dine as you wish.

icon Day 7: Bay of Islands – Auckland

Location:

  Auckland


Accommodation:

  Holiday Inn Express, Auckland


Enjoy a leisurely morning in the Bay of Islands before you travel back to Auckland. Our journey south takes us to Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, where you can wander around the art galleries and through the marina in the Town Basin. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Rodney District before arriving into Auckland late afternoon.

icon Day 8: Farewell from Auckland

Location:

  Auckland


Your AAT Kings New Zealand holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. Your flights can depart any time today.

What's Included

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    Comfortable accommodation

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    Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

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    Travel by luxury coach

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    Airport transfers (see flight information below)

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    Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver

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    1 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Fiordland National Park

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    Centrally located premium 3.5-star hotels

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Mar 15, 2023

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Mar 22, 2023

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Northern Wonders

8 Days Starting in Wellington (Nz) and ending in Auckland

Visiting:

Wellington

,

Rotorua 

,

Rotorua

,

Auckland

,

Bay of Islands

Tour operator:

AAT Kings

Tour code:

LWBA22

From:

$2666

$2506 (USD)

tourhub discount: $160


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Balance due 60 days before departure

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