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Luxury

North Island Wonders

Auckland to Wellington
Trip Code: NSGN13
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Waiheke Island Cruise

Board a scenic cruise to Waiheke Island, where you will enjoy a wine tasting, vineyard tour and Welcome Dinner.

A Traditional Māori Dinner

Be welcomed into the home of a local as you are treated to an authentic Māori dinner in Rotorua.

Malo Restaurant

At this renowned restaurant, savour an inspired menu accompanied by some of the finest New Zealand wines.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in nine destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 23 meals
  • Everything as detailed, including gratuities
  • Expert APT Tour Director

Map & Itinerary

New Zealand Map NSGN13 2019/20

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At twilight, board a scenic cruise to Waiheke Island, where you will enjoy a wine tasting, vineyard tour and a special Welcome Dinner overlooking the Auckland city skyline.


Be met on arrival in Auckland and transfer to your boutique hotel overlooking the vibrant Princes Wharf. The afternoon is yours at leisure to either relax or explore.

Stay: Two Nights, M Social Auckland

Daily :
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps experience the true and untamed New Zealand with a guided exploration. You’ll venture through lush rainforest and rare black sand beaches. Alternatively, feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America’s Cup yacht with a hands on adventure on Waitemata Harbour. Take the helm to help steer on course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail.


This morning, enjoy a city sights tour of Auckland. Visit Ponsonby, Parnell Village and the Rose Gardens. You will also see other iconic sites including Auckland University, Viaduct Basin and The Strand. This afternoon, you have a choice of sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Depart Auckland for the Hokianga region today. Along the way, visit the Kauri Museum, which details the story of pioneering settlers of the Kauri industry, as well as the legacy of Kauri forests. Later, arrive at your retreat, situated on the shores of Hokianga Harbour.

Stay: Two Nights, Hokianga, The Heads Omapere

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

Perhaps learn the Māori tradition of flax weaving with an interactive workshop, or nature lovers will delight with a scenic coastal walk. Or embark on a Footprints Waipoua tour, where you will experience the affinity that early Māori had with the surrounding forests, as well as the fauna that inhabits this pristine area.


Choose your sightseeing today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore the Bay of Islands on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Meander through the inner islands, admiring the beaches and rocky outcrops.


Enjoy your Signature Experience, then later, return to Auckland.

Stay: M Social Auckland

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Head to Matamata and experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, as well as lunch at the Green Dragon Inn. Later, arrive in Rotorua.

Stay: Two Nights, Rotorua, Princes Gate Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, be welcomed into the home of a local as you are treated to an authentic Māori dinner and gain a fascinating insight into Māori culture. Afterwards, embark on a guided Redwood Treewalk.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps experience the iconic Agrodome Farm Show, complete with a live sheep shearing demonstration. Alternatively, drive through a unique mix of forest and farmland to visit New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and a series of colourful hot springs at the calming Wai-O-Tapu.


Explore Rotorua with a choice of sightseeing, followed by your Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, savour an inspired menu at Malo Restaurant at your hotel, showcasing New Zealand’s freshest cuisine, accompanied by some of the finest New Zealand wines.


Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway to the heart of New Zealand’s North Island with a stop at Lake Taupo. Enter the Hawke’s Bay wine region with a stop in Napier on the way to Havelock North.

Stay: Two Nights, Havelock North, Porters Hotel

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

Perhaps explore the rugged coastline of the pristine Gannet Beach, or alternatively, enjoy a traditional Art Deco experience in Napier.


Today, choose your included sightseeing activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, travel to the picturesque wine village of Martinborough. Here, delight in a stay at a country estate set amongst picturesque vineyards, with sweeping gardens and panoramic views.

Stay: Two Nights, Martinborough, Peppers Parehua

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

Should you be feeling active, perhaps enjoy a bike ride through the surrounding vineyards then savour a picnic lunch. Alternatively, browse the quaint shops in the charming Greytown.


Select your included sightseeing activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Wellington and visit New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa,as you take a look at the fascinating history of this country through the museum’s studded walls. Afterwards, visit the Weta Workshop and gain a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the award-winning design studio behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar. This evening, savour a delicious Farewell Dinner.

Stay: QT Museum Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Small group touring

Travelling with no more than 19 other guests, enjoy a personalised experience with more opportunities to ask questions.

Porters Hotel

Surrounded by the majestic hills of Hawke’s Bay, Porters Boutique Hotel offers unique accommodation.

Peppers Parehua

Delight in a stay at a country estate set amongst picturesque vineyards, with sweeping gardens and panoramic views.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home

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