£7229 per person
Bay of Islands
PRICES INCLUDE • 21 nights’ accommodation in hotels as specified
• Meals as specified: 20 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 13 dinners • Services of an experienced Travel Director and Driver-Guide • Touring by luxury air-conditioned motorcoach • Airport transfers, sightseeing and touring as specified (excludes ‘optional’ items) DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 7, 21; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 14; Nov 11; Dec 9. 2020: Jan 6, 13, 27; Feb 3, 10, 24; Mar 2, 9, 16.
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Franz Josef Glacier
TOUR STYLE: Small Group
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GROUP SIZE: 20 max
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ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 4 - 5 stars
Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.
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Day 14: Wellington – Taupo Travel through verdant dairy country to Tongariro National Park, a near-desert with three active volcanoes, Mounts Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe. Continue on to lakeside Taupo for your overnight stay. (BD) Hilton Lake Taupo Day 15: Taupo – Rotorua Travel to nearby Rotorua via the spectacular Huka Falls. Enjoy an orientation tour on arrival, followed by an enjoyable evening of Maori history, culture and food at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BD) Princes Gate Rotorua (2 nights) Day 16: Rotorua Enjoy an elevated bird’s eye view of the giant trees at the Redwoods Treewalk before continuing on to Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Complete your day with a visit to Whakarewarewa Living Village for a insight into Maori life and how they use the geothermal activity to their advantage. (B) Day 17: Rotorua – Coromandel An exclusive 5-star Eco Glowworm experience awaits you in the famous Waitomo Caves. Later, travel through the dairy-farming district of Waikato to the Coromandel Peninsula, famous for pristine beaches and native forests. (BD) Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort, Coromandel Day 18: Coromandel – Auckland Travel on today to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Enjoy a city tour, before some time at leisure to explore own your own or try out the local restaurant scene. (B) Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel Day 19: Auckland – Bay of Islands Travel north to the Waipoua Forest, where a Maori guide will explain the legend behind the 2,000-year-old Tane Mahuta - the largest Kauri tree in existence. Spend the night at your waterfront resort in the heart of the glorious Bay of Islands. (BD) Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands (2 nights) Day 20: Bay of Islands Take a ferry to historic Russell for a tour of the first European settlement in New Zealand. Later, you might like to visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve (optional at own expense). (B) Day 21: Bay of Islands – Auckland Experience spectacular scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ formation. The return cruise to Paihia meanders through picturesque islands – see deserted sandy beaches and secluded bays and keep your eyes peeled for the marine life. After travelling back to Auckland, celebrate that evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends. (BD) Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel Day 22: Depart Auckland Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your journey comes to an end in the morning after breakfast. (B)
INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Cross the spectacular Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train • See the terminal face of Franz Josef Glacier • Free time for adventure in alpine playground of Queenstown • Witness the impossibly steep slopes and waterfalls of Milford Sound on an overnight cruise • Unwind in the thermal waters of Rotorua • Cruise the Bay of Islands and keep an eye out for dolphins 1 1 1
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Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Christchurch and Auckland. Please call for details.
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