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Magical North Island

Trip Code: NZAWS10
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Trip Highlights

Cape Brett's Dolphins

Take a cruise to this deep-sea fishing location, renowned for its dolphins, which are regularly spotted here

Cultural Flavours

Immerse yourself in Maori culture with the traditional flavours of a Hangi feast

Beautiful Bay of Islands

Spend two nights amid the spectacular Bay of Islands, exploring all they have to offer

Your Vacation Includes

  • Airport transfers, all sightseeing and entry fees
  • The services of an APT Tour Director and professional Driver
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in four locations
  • A total of 16 meals

Itinerary

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Auckland to Wellington

Reverse Trip

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

On arrival in Auckland, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where you have the afternoon to relax. This evening, enjoy a feature Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Crowne Plaza, Auckland

Daily :
  • Dinner
freedom of choice™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour; head off on a Waiheke Island wine tour; explore the Auckland Museum; get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium; set off into the Waitakere Rainforest; or take a trip to the suburb of Devonport for some of the best views of the city.


After your chosen activity, enjoy the afternoon and evening to yourself.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Step aboard a catamaran and enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock, keeping an eye out for dolphins.


Today follow the east coast to the Bay of Islands.

Stay: Two Nights: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

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

Take a tall ship sailing adventure, embark on a dolphin-watching cruise, or cruise to Russell to see New Zealand’s first European settlement. Others may prefer to discover the northernmost point of New Zealand at dazzling Cape Reinga.


The Bay of Islands is home to an incredible 144 islands. After breakfast, choose your preferred Freedom of Choice sightseeing activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight enjoy the dance, music and culture of the Maori people during a traditional Hangi Feast feature dinner.


Travel to the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua.

Stay: Two Nights: Millennium Hotel Rotorua, located on beautiful Lake Rotorua

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

Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua Museum; see some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings movies; or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide.


Enjoy a full day in Rotorua.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a delicious feature Art Deco High Tea, featuring sweet and savoury treats.


Stop at the charming town of Taupo en route to Napier. On arrival, set off on a tour of the ‘Art Deco City’ that was rapidly re-built in 1931 following a large earthquake. The rapid rebuilding was completed within two years at the height of the Art Deco period. Dine at your hotel this evening.

Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For tonight’s feature dinner, choose from our range of Freedom of Choice Dining inclusions. You can take your pick from a selection of highly recommended local restaurants including the Lido Café, the Hummingbird Eatery and Bar, or you may choose to dine in your hotel's fine-dining restaurant.


Drive through the Rimutaka Ranges en route to Wellington.

Stay: Two nights: InterContinental Wellington

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

You may like to visit Zealandia, a premier eco-attraction and restoration project where you can learn about New Zealand’s incredible natural history and the conservation projects that are currently underway. Perhaps visit the award-winning design studio behind the movie Avatar, take in the city’s highlights on a guided tour, or visit some of the locations that feature in the Lord of the Rings movies. Another option is a fascinating evening tour at Zealandia.


Enjoy a full day in Wellington.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Transfer to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Stylish Hotels and Resorts

Stay in some of New Zealand's most luxurious hotels including a two-night stay at InterContinental Wellington

Rural New Zealand Flavours

Tour Longlands Farm near Rotorua and enjoy a special dinner of regional produce

A Vintage City

Step back in time to the 1930s as you enjoy an Art Deco High Tea experience in the seaside city of Napier

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