6 days/5 nights Winterless Northland Tour Itinerary
Day 1 | Arrive in Auckland
On arrival into Auckland, you will be transferred to your city hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring Auckland, the city of sails. Auckland city centre offers world-class shopping, restaurants, bars and galleries which are encircled by wine regions, stunning beaches, pristine rainforest and the magnificent Hauraki Gulf.
This afternoon meet your local tour representative who will provide a tour briefing and confirm tomorrow’s departure details.
Hotel: Grand Chancellor Auckland City
Day 2 | Auckland to Paihia | (B,D)
Following breakfast, join your group for a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland City. Explore the City’s beautiful waterside setting, travel to the beachside neighbourhoods to the east of the city and take advantage of great views at Bastion Point.
In the afternoon, your journey takes you north across the harbour bridge, passing through the North Shore suburbs and the Hibiscus Coast region into the countryside. Continue through farmland towns of Warkworth and Wellsford before arriving into Whangarei, the only city in the far north. From Whangarei, it is less than an hours drive to Paihia located in the Bay of Islands.
Dinner is included this evening at your hotel.
Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Day 3 | Cape Reinga Day | (B,L)
As you travel north, enjoy New Zealand's varying and beautiful landscape: the rolling hills of Northland's rural countryside, breath-taking coastal views and native forest. Drive along the shores of Ninety Mile Beach as the waves crash beside the custom-built coach. Your off-road journey continues up Te Paki Stream, stopping at the massive sand dunes to experience the thrills and spills of sand surfing. Visit the Puketi Kauri Forest and get up close to ancient and majestic giant kauri trees and native bush. Visit Cape Reinga and hear the stories of this significant site where, according to Māori legend, spirits depart on their journey home to Hawaiki. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views, visit the iconic lighthouse, and see the point where the Tasman Sea and the mighty Pacific Ocean come crashing together. Lunch is also included during your Cape Reinga tour.
Day 4 | Paihia | (B)
This morning enjoy a cruise out into the Islands in search of dolphins and other marine life. You will journey right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula, to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. On your return, disembark at the gorgeous waterfront village and our first capital, Russell with time to explore this historic place.
Later today, you will visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, our birthplace, for a guided tour to learn about the history, stories, personalities and events that shaped New Zealand.
Day 5 | Paihia to Auckland | (B,D)
Today, return to Auckland via the West Coast. Travel south along the coast where you will stop at the Waipoua Forest for a short walk to view Tāne Mahuta (the Māori God of the Forest) a 2000-year-old living treasure. Continue to Matahoke and visit to the award winning Kauri Museum to learn how our early European settlers extracted kauri timber and kauri gum.
Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening.
Hotel: Grand Chancellor Auckland City
Day 6 | Depart Auckland | (B)
Your tour will conclude today following breakfast and your transfer to the Airport.
- Domestic Air Fares
- Additional/Optional Tour Costs
- Hotel Mini Bar
- Other Sightseeing & Meals not specified in Itinerary
$1580.00 Per Person on a Share Twin Basis
Additional $490.00 per person
Valid for departures between 26 Sep 2020 and 10 Apr 2021
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Payment Terms & Conditions
A non-refundable deposit of $200 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.
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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.