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Great Northerner

Auckland to Wellington
Trip Code: NCW09
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

A Place of Peace

See where the original treaty between the British and New Zealand's Maori people was signed at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Islands for Every Occasion

Cruise the Bay of Islands, home to 144 islands and take in the sights of small coves and sandy white beaches

Wonderful Wellington

With a two-night stay in the New Zealand capital, you have plenty of opportunities to explore its best-loved landmarks

Your Vacation Includes

  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • 8 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners
  • APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage & tipping

Map & Itinerary

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New Zealand Map NCW09 2018/19

Auckland to Wellington

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take a cruise on Waitemata Harbour, head off on a Waiheke Island wine tour, or explore the Auckland Museum. Alternatively, get up close to the fascinating marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, or set off on a Wilderness Adventure into the Waitakere Rainforest. Others may prefer to take a trip to the harbourside suburb of Devonport, which offers some of the best views of the city.


On arrival into Auckland on New Zealand’s beautiful North Island, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the opportunity to discover the city as you choose from a range of exciting sightseeing inclusions. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers and Tour Director as you enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Maori people was signed. Here, you will also enjoy a visit to the Maori Meeting House and War Canoe.


Cross Auckland’s busy Harbour Bridge this morning and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the rich pioneering history of New Zealand’s Northland region. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point or experience life on the high seas aboard a resplendent tall ship. Alternatively, embark on a dolphin-watching adventure, take a mini-tour of Russell or return to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a guided tour.


Today, decide how you would like to discover this scenic region with our range of Freedom of Choice activities on offer to you.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore the spectacular Bay of Islands on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. In these deep-sea fishing grounds, dolphins are frequently seen. Meander through the inner islands, admiring the sandy beaches and rocky outcrops, then spend some time in a secluded bay.


After your sightseeing, back at your hotel in Auckland, you will be treated to a Pacific-themed dinner that features some of the tastiest regional New Zealand produce. Relax and enjoy the company of your fellow travellers as you savour local flavours.

Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast and a powerful performance of song and dance.


Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an eerie glow. Discover this natural wonder on a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto, lit by thousands of glow worms. Afterwards, travel to Rotorua, a centre of Maori culture and famous for its incredible geothermal activity.

Stay: Two Nights, Holiday Inn Rotorua, overlooking Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps discover the icons of Rotorua at the Agrodome Farm Show, then make your way to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see a kiwi nursery and visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Or, choose to experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Otherwise, perhaps head to New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and hot springs, or explore the Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide.


Spend this morning on your Freedom of Choice activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose from one of two restaurants in which to dine.


Today you will follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the North Island. View the Wairakei Steam Valley, then, visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling across Tongariro National Park to Wellington.

Stay: Two Nights: Intercontinental Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

With two nights in the New Zealand capital, you will have plenty of time to discover the city’s highlights. After breakfast, set off on a tour taking you to the city’s best-loved landmarks and sights, including New Zealand’s national museum - Te Papa Tongarewa. The afternoon and evening have been left free for you to enjoy discovering Wellington at your own pace. You may like to head to the Central Business District to experience its vibrant mix of Victorian architecture, theatres, boutiques and galleries. Or, why not grab a bite to eat at one of the waterfront restaurants for a true taste of North Island eating.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Your journey comes to an end today as you are transferred to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Flavours of New Zealand

Savour a range of tantalising cuisine including a traditional Hangi feast in Rotorua at Tamaki Maori Village

Choose Where to Dine

With a choice of restaurants available in Wellington, you're guaranteed to be satisfied

Stylish Hotels and Resorts

Stay at handpicked hotels including two nights at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Thank you APT for letting me experience New Zealand. I was very impressed with the dinner cruise in the Bay of Islands and the sailing with lunch on the harbour in Auckland.

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