NEW ZEALAND NORTHERN ESCAPE    

5 days / 4 nights

Auckland - Bay of Island - Kauri Trees - Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Hole in the Rock

and Cape Brett Cruise - Paihia - Cape Reinga - Kerikeri - Sport activities

 

TOUR ENQUIRY

 

Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND

On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive passengers will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.

 

DAY 02: AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS (B)

Travel north over Auckland's Harbour Bridge and along the Hibiscus Coast. There is the opportunity to view mighty Kauri Trees enroute. The journey continues, travelling through Whangarei, Northland's only major city and port, before arriving in the beautiful Bay of Islands. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to learn about New Zealand's historic treaty signed between the British Crown and the Maori Chieftains. Following this, take a 'Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett' cruise. If you wish, you may disembark from this cruise in Romantic Russell and take some time to explore this historic town, returning to Paihia by local ferry at your leisure (ferry ticket included).  

 

DAY 03: BAY OF ISLANDS (B)

Today is at your leisure to enjoy the Bay of Islands and Northland. You might like to book an optional Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach day tour or take time to explore historic Russell or Kerikeri. Optional activities not included in the tour price.     

 

DAY 04: BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND  (B)

Most of today is free until your coach departure (SIC passengers only) later this afternoon.  For self drive passengers, you may like to return to Auckland on the alternative west coast route through the Waipoua Forest and visit the might kauri trees. At leisure this morning to further explore this beautiful region. Later this afternoon return to Auckland. 

 

DAY 05: DEPARTURE (B)

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. SWV vacations hope you enjoyed your tour around New Zealand and look forward to organizing your next visit to New Zealand. 

 

Please note:

Accommodation is based on Run of House rooms unless otherwise stated. Seaview and lakeview rooms will incur a supplementary charge. If any of these properties are unavailable at the time of booking, similar accommodation will be provided and a surcharge may apply. SWV will endeavor to provide accommodation of a similar standard as requested, however as the choice of accommodation is limited in remote areas, we will use the best available options

 

Transport

Seat in Coad basis

With all seat in coach packages including a private meet and great on arrival,you will be transferred by private car to your hotel and not have to think about finding your way through the airport or driving directions after your long flight!

 

The remainder of your Seat in Coach holiday will be using a premier fleet of high quality, tourist coaches with driver/guides and commentary of most routes.  Majority coach services include hotel pickups and drop off's so you do not have to arrange any further transfers.

 

HOTELS AND PRICING

 

 

Available throughout the year

 

  • Auckland Harbour Bridge

  • Hibiscus coast 

  • Kauri treet

  • New Zealand historic treaty - Waitangi treaty grounds

  • Hole in the Rock

  • Ferry ride

  • Daily breakfast

 

Tour Highlights

What's Included

  • Picturesque Hibiscus Coast

  • Hole in the Rock’ Cruise

  • Historic Bay of Islands including Paihia and Kerikeri

  • Auckland – the ‘City of Sails’

  • Daily breakfast

What's Not Included

  • Return Airfare with taxes.

  • Visa Fees if applicable.

  • Medical Insurance.

  • Peak season surcharges if applicable.

  • Any compulsory Room Supplements on tour.

  • Meals other than specified.

  • Items of personal nature.

  • Tipping and Portage.

  • Entrance fees if applicable. G.S.T @ 3.65%

  • Bank charges

  • Anything not specified in the Inclusions List

Tour Dates

Optional NORTHLAND TOURS 

 

  • Salt Air – Northland (Hole in the Rock Scenic Flight - 20 min)

  • Dolphin Discoveries - Swim with the Dolphins Cruise (Departs: Paihia Wharf 8am and 12.30pm (October - April).Duration: 4 hours

 

Highlights:

  • Cruising the picturesque islands while searching for the dolphins

  • Mask, snorkel, fins and a wetsuit for those that choose to swim

  • Swimming with dolphins in their natural world*

  • A complimentary hot drink after your swim

  • Cape Reinga Day Tour (Operates daily: Departs      Paihia 7.00am and returns Paihia: 6.15pm)

  • Ocean Adventure Express (Operates daily at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm (October-March) not suitable for children under 5yrs of age.  #Only available on 9.30am and 12.30pm departures, subject to availability

 

OPTIONAL AUCKLAND TOURS:

  • AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland (Duration - Under an hour)

  • Auckland Whale & Dolphn Safari

  • Afternoon Harbour Sailing Cruise (Departs Auckland Viaduct at 1.00pm and 3.15pm)

  • Auckland Jet Boat Tours

  • Kelly Tarltons SEA LIFE Aquarium

  • SKYCITY Auckland Sky Tower

  • Pride of Auckland - Dinner Cruise

  • Wilderness Experience Tour (Waitakere Ranges)

  • America's Cup Yatch Sailing Experience

Tours depart daily at 12:30pm from the Viaduct Harbour in down-town Auckland city.All passengers are please asked to check in at Voyager Maritime Museum no later than 12:15pm prior to the tour departing. One of our friendly guides will then lead you on the short walk to board.

 

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