Northland Explorer Tour

7 Days/6 Night Tour departs from Auckland, taking you along a winterless journey north to Cape Reinga via Paihia and returning back to Auckland. Enjoy Hokianga, Kerikeri, Waitangi | Price is Per Person, Twin Share

From NZD 2985.00 pp


  • Auckland Airport to City Hotel Transfer
  • Six nights in excellent located accommodation including Breakfast Daily (B)
  • Modern air conditioned vehicle as per Itinerary outline
  • Meals as stipulated in Itinerary include 4x Dinners (D)
  • Sightseeing includes: Footprints Waipua, Cape Reinga Tour, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Cape Brett Cruise, Waipoua Forest and Matakohe Kauri Museum
  • Auckland City Hotel to Airport Transfer

Dates, Availability & Printable Version

Valid for departure on 06 February 2022.

Click here to download your printable PDF version of the Northland Explorer Tour.

7 days/6 nights Northland Explorer Escorted Tour 

Day 1 | Sun 06 Feb 22 - Arrive in Auckland | (D)

Upon arrival into Auckland (own arrangements) you will be transferred from the Airport to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland, located just a short walk from the Viaduct harbour on Auckland Waterfront. This evening meet your private tour escort for dinner at a local restaurant just a short walk from the hotel.

Hotel: Grand Chancellor Auckland City

Day 2 | Mon 07 Feb 22 - Auckland to Hokianga | (B,D)

Following a continental breakfast this morning, depart Auckland and travel north stopping first in the quaint river side settlement of Warkworth. From Warkworth continue north and stop at the Kauri Museum at Matakohe. The award winning Kauri Museum tells the story of the kauri tree and the people who developed industries to harvest the rich resources of our ancient kauri forests. The unparalleled kauri timber and magnificent juvenile amber (kauri gum) built our nation. Experience the kauri story of the past, understand its present and be part of the kauri tree’s future. After leaving the museum the road north takes us through the Waipoua Forest. The Waipoua and the Adjoining Mataraua and Waima, make up the largest remaining tract of native forest in Northland. It is home to the famous lord of the forest – Tane Mahuta, a kauri tree estimated to be between 12500 and 2500 years old. The final destination today is Omapare on the edge of the Hokianga Harbour. Accommodation is provided by the Heads Hokianga which offers view across the harbour to towering coastal sand dunes. Following the included dinner tonight at the hotel you will join the Twilight Encounter with Footprints Waipoua. You will be taken into the Waipoua forest and introduced to the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world. Experience the deep spiritual respect that Maori have for the giant kauri trees during your tour as your local Maori guide shares with you thought provoking information, humourous banter, stories and legends.

Hotel: The Heads Hokianga

Day 3 | Tue 08 Feb 22 - Hokianga to Paihia | (B,D)

After breakfast this morning travel back across to the east coast of Northland. Visit Kerikeri and the famous Stone Store, one of New Zealands oldest buildings dating back to 1832. Then venture to Waitangi and visit the Treaty grounds and museum – location of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. This afternoon check in to the Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia located in the heart of the township and just a few minutes’ walk to the wharf area. Dinner will be included at the hotel tonight.

Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Day 4 | Wed 09 Feb 22 - Cape Reinga Day Tour | (B)

Included today after breakfast is a full day tour to Cape Reinga, at the very top of New Zealand. View the varying and beautiful landscape of Northland, rolling rural hills and breathtaking coastal scenery. Drive along the shores of Ninety Mile beach on a custom built coach and stop next to giant sand dunes while travelling up Te Paki stream. Time is given at Cape Reinga to visit the light house and take that iconic photo of the signposts pointing out international locations around the world. Throughout the day an enjoyable tour commentary offering local insight, extensive historical knowledge and fantastic sense of humour to create an unforgettable day will be included.

Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Day 5 | Thu 10 Feb 22 - Cape Brett and afternoon at Leisure | (B)

After breakfast this morning cruise out into the Islands in search of dolphins and other marine life. You will journey right to the end of Cape Brett Peninsula, to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. On your return, you may choose to disembark at the gorgeous waterfront village and our first capital, Russell with time to explore this historic place. The afternoon is free to spend as you wish. You might like to play a round of golf at Waitangi Golf Course overlooking the many islands in the bay, go kayaking, walking, shopping or simply lounge around by the hotel swimming pool with the water’s edge lapping just across the road.

Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Day 6 | Fri 11 Feb 22 - Paihia to Auckland | (B,D)

After breakfast this morning meet your driver for the journey directly back to Auckland. Passing through Whangarei, the largest city in Northland and over the Brynderwyn Hills offering views that seem to go on forever. On arrival back to Auckland you will again check into the Grand Chancellor Hotel for your last night. Join the group for a farewell dinner together above the City at the Skytower Orbit restaurant.

Hotel: Grand Chancellor Auckland City  

Day 7 | Sat 12 Feb 22 - Depart Auckland | (B)

After a continental breakfast this morning you will be provided with individual transfers to your departure flight from Auckland Airport.

Tour Price:

$2985.00 Per Person on a Share Twin Basis

Single Supplement: Additional $745.00 per person

Valid for departure on 06 February 2022* 

*minimum 10 passengers to guarantee departure.

See below for full Terms and Conditions.

Printable Version:

Click here to download your printable PDF version of the Northland Explorer Tour.

Tour Exclusions:

  • Domestic Air Fares
  • Additional/Optional Tour Costs
  • Hotel Mini Bar
  • Other Sightseeing & Meals not specified in Itinerary

Payment Terms & Conditions

A non-refundable deposit of $450 per person is required at the time of booking. 

The balance of the tour price is required 45 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 45 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer. We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 3.1%.

If you cancel between 21 and 45 days 30% of your tour cost will be charged. If you cancel between 8 and 20 days prior to your tour departure you will be charged 50% of your tour cost.  Cancellations within 7 days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge.

Inspired New Zealand Tours recommends purchasing  travel insurance, even when travelling within New Zealand.

Full terms and conditions are available here.  

When a booking is made it is accepted that these are agreed to. They include the following:  Itineraries are correct when initially published, however are subject to change due to circumstances outside our control.  Flights are the responsibility of the passenger and Inspired New Zealand Tours takes no responsibility for costs involved for any changes to flights that might be required due to necessary amendments in itineraries.