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Magical North Island

Trip Code: NZAWS10
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Trip Highlights

Bay of Islands Cruise

Discover the spectacular Bay of Islands region as you step aboard a catamaran and enjoy a cruise to Cap Brett and the Hole in the Rock

Geothermal and Cultural Centre

Renowned for stunning geysers, geothermal pools and rich Maori culture, uncover the secrets of Rotorua

Shores Studded with Choice

In Auckland, the shores are studded with a diverse array of sightseeing choices and opportunities

Your Vacation Includes

  • Included sightseeing in up to 6 locations
  • Return airport transfers and porterage
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • 9 nights hand-picked accommodation
  • Finest dining - a total of 14 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

This morning arrive in Auckland, the City of Sails. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel before a day of leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Auckland, Crowne Plaza

Daily :
  • Dinner
freedom of choice™ - Sightseeing

Hop aboard one of the yachts in the Pride of Auckland fleet and enjoy a cruise on Waitemata Harbour. Or perhaps you may choose to discover the diverse art and culture of New Zealand at the Auckland Museum.


Enjoy the freedom to choose from a range of included sightseeing activities today in Auckland.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock.


Enjoy a scenic drive to Paihia. Upon arrival, step aboard a catamaran and enjoy a cruise, keeping an eye out for local marine life including common bottlenose dolphins.

Stay: Two Nights, Bay of Islands, Scenic Hotel

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

Embark on a tall ship sailing adventure aboard the R. Tucker Thomson, or take a dolphin watching eco-cruise. Perhaps you might even cruise to Russell, or visit Cape Reinga where you’ll drive along the sands of Ninety Mile Beach.


The Bay of Islands is home to an incredible 144 islands and is a wonderland for all things aquatic. As the Birthplace of New Zealand, the area teems with an exciting and rich history. Enjoy your selected sightseeing activity and discover the wonders of the Bay of Islands.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Experience the unique dance, music and culture of the Māori people at a fascinating traditional Hāngī Feast and village experience.


Follow the east coast Pacific Ocean Drive from Paihia through Whangarei and head south through Warkworth. Admire the breathtaking view over Waitemata Harbour as you cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Travel through the lush Waikato farmland to Rotorua where the Tamaki Māori Village welcomes you.

Stay: Two Nights, Rotorua, Millennium Hotel

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

Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Alternatively, gain access to Redwood Treewalk with a knowledgeable Māori guide who will share local insights on the area, or visit Wai-O-Tapu and experience New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and a series of colourful hot springs. You might choose to see some of the sets from The Lord of the Rings film.


Choose which exciting activity will enrich your cultural journey in Rotorua today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take a step back in time and enjoy a 1930s Art Deco High Tea experience, complete with a vintage setting and delicious treats.


This morning, you’ll depart Rotorua and stop at the charming town of Taupo, set alongside New Zealand’s largest lake and boasting stunning views. After taking in the surrounds of Taupo, continue through Esk Valley and Te Pohue to the seaside city of Napier.

Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel

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

Discover the tantalising flavours of New Zealand with a choice from two tempting restaurants in which to dine.


Today’s drive takes you through scenic Waipukurau and Woodville and over the Rimutaka Ranges. Travel past the historic towns of Greytown and Masterton then arrive in New Zealand’s vibrant capital city, Wellington.

Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Wellington

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

There’s a chance to learn about New Zealand’s incredible natural history through the fascinating exhibitions at Zealandia. You may choose to take in a city tour, visiting iconic and fascinating sites including Te Papa, the Parliament Buildings and Old St Paul’s Cathedral.


Experience the capital’s many delights during your selected touring activity and explore the city in your own way. However you choose to spend your day in Wellington, the choice is yours.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Your journey ends today. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

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

Rural New Zealand Flavours

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

Inner-city Elegance

Opposite Wellingtonl's tranquil harbour, enjoy waterfront views and metropolitan delights from the heart of the city

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.

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