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8 Day Inspired by Nature - North Island

Auckland

Napier

Rotorua

Taupo

Wellington

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Pick up your rental car on arrival at Auckland Airport. Remainder of the day free to explore the city's harbour and downtown precinct. Wander the Viaduct Harbour and new Wynyard Quarter or stroll the designer stores in the Britomart and along Queen Street.
Day 2: Auckland - Rotorua, heartland of Maori culture
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Southern suburbs of Auckland, over the Bombay Hills. Enjoy Hamilton on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Tirau for artwork creations made of corrugated iron and sparkling Rotorua by the lake, natural geothermal wonders, adventure and Maori legends.
    Auckland to Rotorua driving time: approx. 3 hours
Day 3: In Rotorua - Hot Pools and Maori Cultural Experience
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Experience the thermal landscapes of Rotorua, perhaps visit Te Puia thermal area and its Maori Village with arts, crafts and carving. Alternatively go offroad on a 4WD adventure, fly over the crater rim of Mt Tarawera, roam the cycle and walking trails of Redwood Forest Park.
    Soak in hot thermal pools at Polynesian Spa (included).
    Included this evening is an authentic Maori cultural experience at Mitai Maori Village, with traditional entertainment and hangi dinner.
Day 4: Rotorua - Taupo
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Short morning drive to Taupo on the shores of New Zealand's largest lake. Afternoon free for optional activities, perhaps thrilling jetboating on the Waikato River or an afternoon tour of Taupo's top sights. You could also try your hand at fishing or relax and take a lake cruise.
    Rotorua to Taupo driving time: approx. 1 hour, 15 mins
Day 5: Taupo - Napier, wine country
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Cross the Rangitaiki Plains to wine country of Hawkes Bay. Explore Napier, seaside city, famous for art deco architecture. Optional this evening, perhaps a guided twilight gourmet wine dinner.
    Taupo to Napier driving time: approx. 2 hours
Day 6: In Napier - Guided Wine Tour
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Fun & nature and food & wine options in the Hawkes Bay. Sample some of the regions renowned wines on an afternoon guided wine tour, visiting 3-4 cellar doors to discover some of the finest varieties. Cheese platter included.
Day 7: Napier - Wellington
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Manawatu Gorge and rolling green farmland to Capital City, Wellington, sprawling over hills surrounding the sparkling harbour. Stroll the waterfront, perhaps visit Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand. Abundant culture and cafes are Wellington.
    Napier to Wellington driving time: approx. 4 hours, 30 mins
Day 8: Depart Wellington
  • Highlights: Your day is at leisure until it's time to drop off your rental car near Wellington Airport on departure.
Fares and Pricing
Tour Code: TR A15
 
Hotel
Motel
Self drive - small car
Share Twin
$1550
$1315
Self drive - medium car
Share Twin
$1590
$1355
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Self drive - large car
Share Twin
$1630
$1395
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Prices valid from 01 January 2017 to 31 March 2018 and are priced in NZ$ per person
Includes:
  • 8 days' rental car hire, as selected, unlimited kms & standard insurance (with excess)
  • 7 nights' hotel/motel accommodation as selected
  • Admission to Polynesian Spa hot pools for 2 adults
  • Traditional Maori cultural experience and hangi dinner at Mitai Maori Village
  • 4 hour Classic Wine Tour in Napier
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps

    Bonus:
  • 10% discount for travel between 01 May and 30 Sept

    This itinerary can be modified for families. The itinerary can be customised if you prefer shorter or longer duration, larger car size, different style of accommodation etc. Just ask.
Includes:
  • 8 days' rental car hire, as selected, unlimited kms & standard insurance (with excess)
  • 7 nights' hotel/motel accommodation as selected
  • Admission to Polynesian Spa hot pools for 2 adults
  • Traditional Maori cultural experience and hangi dinner at Mitai Maori Village
  • 4 hour Classic Wine Tour in Napier
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps

    Bonus:
  • 10% discount for travel between 01 May and 30 Sept

    This itinerary can be modified for families. The itinerary can be customised if you prefer shorter or longer duration, larger car size, different style of accommodation etc. Just ask.