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Great Northerner

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

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.

Wonderful Wellington

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

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.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • 8 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage & tipping
  • NCW09 - 2020/21 season runs for 9 days

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map NCW09 2020/21
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

On arrival into Auckland, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Māori people was signed. Here, you will also enjoy a culturally-rich visit to the Māori 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 and enjoy a cultural Signature Experience.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore the spectacular Bay of Islands on a catamaran cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for unique marine life as you meander through the inner islands. Admire the sandy beaches and rocky outcrops, then spend some time in a secluded bay.


An exciting Signature Experience awaits in the Bay of Islands today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour or enjoy a unique All Blacks experience. Alternatively, visit Auckland Zoo and set out on a guided tour to discover the native flora and fauna of New Zealand. You might like to immerse yourself in a Make Believe Experience and journey behind the cinema curtain with the Academy Award-winning team at Weta Workshop. Or, if you are looking to escape the bustle of the city, set out on a half-day tour to Auckland’s wild, black sand beaches and lush rainforest.


Enjoy the opportunity to discover the ‘City of Sails’ as you choose from a range of exciting Freedom of Choice sightseeing inclusions. This evening, 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 Māori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hāngī 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, famous for its incredible geothermal activity.

Stay: Two Nights, Millennium Rotorua, overlooking Lake Rotorua

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. This region has been inhabited by the Māori people for generations and you’ll learn all about their culture from a local guide as you explore the area’s geothermal wonders. Alternatively, choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu or take a Hobbiton Movie Set tour for an enthralling insight into the making of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


Spend this morning on your Freedom of Choice activity. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to spend at leisure. You might like to wander into town and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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.

Stylish Hotels and Resorts

Stay at iconic hotels including two nights at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands.

InterContinental Wellington

Discover an authentic and memorable experience that captures the essence of Wellington at this first-class hotel.

I have had an absolutely fabulous if tiring few days. I have loved the APT coach touring - all options offered and been amazed with the wonder of this area of New Zealand.

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