The Endless Shores
Wellington, Hawke's Bay, Rotorua, Auckland
Explore New Zealand's North Island with no more than 20 like-minded travelers. Visit the cities Auckland and Wellington, that resound with a friendly welcome normally felt in small towns.
Our prices start from3,047 LAND ONLY
7 Days • GUIDED • 12 MealsOperated Tour
- 6 nights accommodation
- Services of a travel director
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Day 1 - Welcome To Wellington
On arrival at Wellington International Airport you'll have a complimentary transfer to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This evening, meet your traveling concierge and get to know your fellow travelers during your welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Wellington At Leisure
Explore Wellington at leisure. Perhaps visit Weta Workshop, home of the creative wizards behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies or learn about New Zealand's history and culture on a visit to Te Papa, New Zealand's incredible national museum and art gallery.
Day 3 - Wellington To Hawke's Bay
Travel through the dairy farming land of Manawatu to Napier in Hawke's Bay. In the evening, enjoy a wine tasting and dinner at Craggy Range Winery, one of the regions world-famous wineries.
Day 4 - Exploring Napier
Enjoy a relaxed start before venturing out to explore the surrounding area. Join a local guide for a vintage car tour of the city and see the varying art deco architecture, the style in which Napier was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1931.
Day 5 - Geothermal Rotorua
Travel past Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand, then it's on to Rotorua where on arrival a sightseeing tour offers the chance to take in views of Lake Rotorua. At Waimangu Volcanic Valley, you'll experience spectacular volcanic craters, hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly colored micro biology and a wide array of birds.
Day 6 - The Sights Of Rotorua
Your first stop is Redwoods Treewalk, which consists of 21 suspension bridges traversing between 22 Californian Coastal Redwoods. It provides a unique view of the native undergrowth below from up to 20 meters above the ground, and with a 553-meter-long walk there is plenty of time to appreciate the beauty of the forest. Continue to Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you'll discover the native beauty around the crystal clear mineral water springs. Take a behind-the-scenes tour through a working kiwi nursery and hatchery dedicated to the conservation of the national icon. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to continue exploring at your leisure or perhaps relax at your state-of-the-art hotel.
Day 7 - Waitomo And Auckland
Being your day with a dazzling show during an exclusive five-star Eco Glowworm experience at Caveworld, Waitomo. During your five-star, exclusively guided, Eco Glowworm experience, admire the magical subterranean world of Waitomo Cave. Later in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, embark on an afternoon sightseeing tour before having the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the city as you wish. Toast your travels at your celebration dinner in the company of a former New Zealand All Black rugby player.
Day 8 - Farewell Auckland
After breakfast, transfer to Auckland Airport for your onward flight. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on December 17, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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