Ultimate North Island – 15 Days
Day 1: Auckland
On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to their hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Island
Breakfast. Travel north over Auckland's Harbour Bridge and along the Hibiscus Coast. View mighty Kauri Trees en route. Travel through Whangarei, Northland's only major city and port, to the beautiful Bay of Islands. This afternoon enjoy a 'Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett' cruise. Finish your cruise in historic Russell and return by local ferry to Paihia at your leisure. Overnight.
Day 3: Bay of Islands
Breakfast. Today is at leisure to enjoy the Bay of Islands and Northland. You can book an optional Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach day tour, visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds or take time to explore Kerikeri. Optional activities not included in the tour price. Overnight.
Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland
Breakfast. Depart Paihia and return to Auckland 'the City of Sails'. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight.
Day 5: Auckland – Coromandel
Breakfast. Travel along the Seabird Coast to visit Miranda Shorebird Centre. Continue through Thames and Coromandel town, visit the Rapaura Watergardens and take a ride on the Driving Creek Railway narrow gauge train en route. Continue to Whitianga. Overnight.
Day 6: Coromandel
Breakfast. Visit or view from the mainland the most famous beaches in the Coromandel area today including - Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Hahei, Cook's Beach. The timetable of today's tour will depend on local tides. Enjoy a swim if weather permits. Overnight.
Day 7: Coromandel Tauranga
Overnight. You are at leisure in Whitianga this morning. Book one of these optional activities - golf, fishing, horse-riding, visit local museums or shops etc. Optional activities not included in the tour price. This afternoon depart for Tauranga visiting Matatoki Cheese Farm en route. Overnight.
Day 8: Tauranga – Napier
Breakfast. Travel south through Rotorua and Taupo before heading east to the coast again and to the 'Art Deco City' of Napier. Overnight.
Day 9: Napier
Breakfast. Morning is at leisure to explore the Art Deco town of Napier – You can book an optional guided walking tour this morning. This afternoon enjoy a wine tour which includes a visit and tastings at 3 local wineries. Overnight.
Day 10: Napier – Wellington
Breakfast. Travel through the Manawatu Gorge to Palmerston North, to the 'Capital City' of Wellington. Overnight.
Day 11: Wellington
Breakfast. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Wellington and a short guided tour of Te Papa (the 'Museum of New Zealand'). The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Overnight.
Day 12: Wellington – Tongariro National Park
Breakfast. Travel north up the Kapiti Coast, through Palmerston North and into Tongariro National Park dominated by the 3 mountains - Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngaruahoe. Overnight.
Day 13: Tongariro National Park
Breakfast. A free day to enjoy Tongariro National Park. You can book the optional Tongariro Crossing guided tour (moderate fitness required) or take a scenic flight over the 3 volcanic cones - please ask your consultant for information. Overnight.
Day 14: Tongariro National Park – Auckland
Breakfast. Depart National Park and continue north around Lake Taupo, through lush Waikato farmland to arrive in Auckland. Overnight.
Day 15: Auckland
Breakfast. Departure transfer for your flight back home.
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