Taste of the North Island Tour [CGPN8] - About New Zealand
8 Days: Taste of the North Island Tour [CGPN8]
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Guaranteed Departures


Sep 20
Oct* 15, 26
Nov* 11, 21


Jan* 30
Feb* 12, 22
Mar* 5, 12, 21
Apr* 4, 11, 18
May 10

*Price will increase due to seasonality.


  • All inclusive
  • 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Fully escorted modern coach travel
  • 3 – 3.5 star accommodations
  • Hotel porterage (we’ll handle your luggage for you!)
  • 1 cruise included
  • Personalized meet and greet


  • Accommodation – Wellington – Ibis Hotel Wellington (2 Nights), Rotorua – Sudima Lake Rotorua (2), Bay of Islands – Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2), Auckland – Rydges Auckland (1)
  • Meals – 7 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua; 5 sumptuous dinners including 1 specialty dinner: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua
  • US Domestic Flights – (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Wellington, Auckland to Los Angeles (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • Day Tours – Wellington: Te Papa Museum, City Sights Tour; Rotorua: Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride, Te Puia Geothermal Reserve, Maori Hangi Dinner and Concert; Bay of Islands: Hole in the Rock Cruise; Auckland: Kauri Museum, City Sights Tour
  • Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Wellington

On arrival into Wellington you will be met by your tour director who will transfer you to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Leader and traveling companions.

Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights)

Dinner Included

Day 2: Wellington

A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.

Breakfast included

Day 3: Wellington – Taupo – Rotorua

Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Hotel Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 4: Rotorua

Today begins with a gondola ride and a buffet breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua, offering spectacular views. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

Breakfast & Specialty Dinner included

Day 5: Rotorua – Auckland – Bay Of Islands

Depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.

Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights)

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 6: Bay of Islands

This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. Choose from the many optional activities available, including a tour of historic Russell, a classic sail on a tall ship or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).

Breakfast included

Day 7: Bay of Islands – Auckland

Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner with your new found friends.

Hotel Rydges Auckland

Breakfast & Specialty Dinner included

Day 8: Depart Auckland

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand vacation.

Breakfast included

All prices are USD$/person. Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).