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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 and enriching Signature Experiences
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 10 Dinners
  • APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Luggage porterage for your convenience

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 hotel. 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 New Zealand with a guided exploration through lush rainforest and rare black sand beaches. Alternatively, sail an authentic America’s Cup yacht on Waitemata Harbour.


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 , choose your included sightseeing activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

En route to the Hokianga region today, 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 delight in a coastal walk. Or embark on a Footprints Waipoua tour, where you will experience the affinity that early Māori had with the surrounding forests and fauna.


Discover Hokianga with your choice of included sightseeing experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore the Bay of Islands on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock.


After a unique and special Signature Experience, 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

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps experience the iconic Agrodome Farm Show, complete with a live sheep shearing demonstration. Alternatively, visit New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and colourful hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu.


Choose your included sightseeing activity before you embark on a unique Signature Experience. Afterwards, embark on a guided Redwood Treewalk.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, savour an inspired menu at Malo Restaurant at your hotel, 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 Gannet Beach, or alternatively, enjoy a traditional Art Deco experience in Napier.


Unearth the wonders of Havelock North with your choice of included sightseeing experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to the wine village of Martinborough. Here, delight in a stay at a country estate set amongst vineyards 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.


Choose your sightseeing activity today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Wellington and visit New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. Afterwards, visit the Weta Workshop. This evening, savour a delicious Farewell Dinner.

Stay: QT Museum Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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.

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family

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