Immerse yourself in Maori culture with the traditional flavours of a Hangi feast
Take a cruise to this deep-sea fishing location, renowned for its dolphins, which are regularly spotted here.
Spend two nights amid the spectacular Bay of Islands, exploring all they have to offer.
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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
This evening, perhaps enjoy dinner at the Hummingbird Eatery and Bar for a multi-award winning meal. Maybe you’d prefer to try Lido Cafe or Arizona Restaurant for their renowned welcoming service and delicious meals. Of course, your hotel’s restaurant will also be available to dine at.
Be met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, choose where to dine.
Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental WellingtonDaily :
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. Alternatively, visit the design studio behind the film Avatar, take in the city’s highlights on a guided tour, or visit some of the locations that feature in the The Lord of the Rings triology. Another option is a fascinating evening tour at Zealandia.
Personalise your experience with a choice of included sightseeing activities.Daily :
This afternoon in Napier, enjoy a delicious Art Deco High Tea featuring sweet and savoury treats in a vintage setting.
En route to Napier, drive through the bush-clad ridges of the Rimutaka Range and become surrounded by peaks varying between 700 and 940 metres. On arrival, set off on a tour of the Art Deco City. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania HotelDaily :
Experience the unique dance, music and culture of the Māori people at a fascinating traditional Hāngī Feast and village experience.
Journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupo, situated alongside New Zealand’s largest lake - Lake Taupo. Enjoy breathtaking natural surrounds of serene lake waters and distant volcanic mountains. You will travel to the geothermal capital, Rotorua, this evening.
Stay: Two Nights, Rotorua, Millennium HotelDaily :
Enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Perhaps you’ll choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu on an eco-thermal tour, see some of the sets from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, or learn about the region’s history at the Rotorua Museum. You might even choose to gain access to Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide.
Today, choose how you wish to explore Rotorua with a range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities.Daily :
Admire the view over Waitemata Harbour as you cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Follow the Pacific Ocean Drive to Paihia in the spectacular Bay of Islands.
Stay: Two Nights, Bay of Islands, Scenic HotelDaily :
A tall ship sailing adventure with a barbecue lunch might be the ideal way to spend the day, or you might like to embark on a dolphin-watching cruise that’ll get you up close to these intelligent creatures. Perhaps you might cruise to Russell to see New Zealand’s first European settlement, or enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. There’s also the option of taking a day trip to the northernmost point of New Zealand at Cape Reinga.
Today offers you the perfect chance to explore the sensational Bay of Islands, home to an incredible 144 islands.Daily :
Step aboard a catamaran today and enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Cruise the shimmering waters as you hear about the ecology and history of the area, keeping an eye out for dolphins, and relaxing in a secluded bay.
Re-board your coach after your exciting Signature Experience, and continue down the coast to Auckland.
Stay: Two Nights, Auckland, Crowne PlazaDaily :
You might enjoy a sail boat cruise on Waitemata Harbour, or a visit to the fascinating Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium where you can learn about sharks, eels and many varieties of fish. Other options include a visit to the historic Auckland Museum, a Bush and Beach Wilderness Adventure, or a Waiheke Wine Tour on Waiheke Island.
Enjoy the freedom to choose from a range of included sightseeing activities today. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner and drink with your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director.Daily :
Today your New Zealand adventure comes to an end. After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, check-out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
Stay in some of New Zealand's most luxurious hotels including a two-night stay at InterContinental Wellington.
Step back in time to the 1930s as you enjoy an Art Deco High Tea experience in the seaside city of Napier.
With a choice of restaurants available in Wellington, you're guaranteed to be satisfied.
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