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    Taste of the North Island
    8 days | 8 nights including an extra night bonus
    From $2,929* pp
    Save $275*pp + post accommodation in Auckland valued at $110*pp^
    Active volcanoes, island sanctuaries and history top the list when visiting New Zealand's North Island. From the far north where New Zealand’s political history began, this fully escorted coach holiday will take you on a journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Return airfares departing Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney or the Gold Coast¹
    • 7 nights hotel accommodation
    • 7 cooked breakfasts and 5 dinners
    • Travel on a modern coach
    • Professional Coach Captain and Tour Guide
    • Most sightseeing and attractions
    • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • 1 specialty breakfast at Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua and 1 specialty dinner at Māori hāngi and concert, Rotorua
    • Bay of Islands, Auckland, Matamata, Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington
    • Te Papa, Skyline Rotorua, Agrodome, Hole in the Rock
    Valid for travel
    3, 10 May 2020 departures, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    31 Dec 2019 unless sold prior


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    Day 1

    Arrive in Wellington

    On arrival into Wellington, you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to your hotel.
    Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights)

    Day 2


    A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace both Māori and European views. 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.

    Day 3

    Wellington, Taupo and 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 Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

    Day 4


    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 Māori hangi and concert.

    Day 5

    Rotorua, Auckland, Bay of Islands

    Depart Rotorua and travel via Auckland. Continue 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 Māori tribes and the British.

    Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights)

    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).

    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 enjoy a final dinner with your new found friends.

    Hotel Rydges Auckland

    Day 8


    Enjoy an extra free night in Auckland and depart on day 9.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person, twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Offer valid on new booking only. ¹Airfares: Valid on selected departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or the Gold Coast in economy class and includes prepaid taxes (subject to change). ^Free post-tour night in Auckland is available on this tour only, is at the nominated hotel where the tour will end (room only), applicable to dates immediately after the tour concludes and is subject to availability. Receive a 400-page New Zealand travel guide per household. Offer varies on special group departures. No other special offers or discounts apply. Price does not include the fee for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority for any Australian Residents not holding an Australian passport. Refer to www.immigration.govt.nz/nzeta for further information. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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