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Te Puia Pohutu Geyser, Rotorua, New Zealand
Auckland skyline
Boat, Auckland
Hot Springs, Rotorua, New Zealand
Te Puia, Rotorua
Huka Falls
Wellington
Wellington

Iconic North

7 day ESCORTED TOUR – from £2950 £2655

With flights from £3805

Explore the natural and cultural wonders of New Zealand’s North Island.

Highlights:
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Auckland’s city sights
  • Go behind the scenes at Kiwifruit Country, a family owned business
  • See the bubbling mud pools and steaming geysers of Rotorua
  • Immerse yourself in Māori culture at a Hangi feast and concert

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before or after your North Island New Zealand guided tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Auckland skyline

Day 1 – Welcome to Auckland

Meet your fellow travel companions at a Welcome reception and dinner, and share stories of your…

Meet your fellow travel companions at a Welcome reception and dinner, and share stories of your day-one wanderings.

    Cordis

    Dinner
Auckland skyline
Boat, Auckland

Day 2 – Auckland

Those sails on the harbour? They come from a long and fascinating history of boat-building and…

Those sails on the harbour? They come from a long and fascinating history of boat-building and sailing, as you’ll discover on an America’s Cup tour at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. The water is your backdrop as you skirt the harbour toward dreamy Mission Bay and Bastion Point. There’s nothing like an epic view to set your soul soaring.

    Cordis

    Breakfast
Boat, Auckland
Hot Springs, Rotorua, New Zealand

Day 3 – Auckland – Rotorua

The O’Sullivan’s welcome you to their Waikato estate for a country-style lunch in their Red Barn….

The O’Sullivan’s welcome you to their Waikato estate for a country-style lunch in their Red Barn. Expect country banter and farm-to-table fare prepared with a lot of love. The next hot spot – in every sense of the word – on your NZ holiday is Rotorua. Visit Te Puia to see and support Maori artisans at work, then continue your Rotorua tour at the steamy Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, a staggering valley where geysers pop and thermal springs jettison skywards.

    Millennium Hotel, Rotorua

    Breakfast, Lunch
Hot Springs, Rotorua, New Zealand
Te Puia, Rotorua

Day 4 – Rotorua

Today, choose your own adventure. Tonight, dive deep into Indigenous culture at Te Pā Tū Māori…

Today, choose your own adventure. Tonight, dive deep into Indigenous culture at Te Pā Tū Māori Experience. Hear about Māori history, traditions, and future aspirations across an evening of celebration and feasting. Enjoy a forest kai horotai (seasonal canapes) and chef choice aperitif, followed by a seasonal three-course dinner.

    Millennium Hotel, Rotorua

    Breakfast, Dinner
Te Puia, Rotorua
Huka Falls

Day 5 – Rotorua – Wellington

You’ll hear Huka Falls well before you see it – 220,000 litres of water thunder over…

You’ll hear Huka Falls well before you see it – 220,000 litres of water thunder over an 11 metre high waterfall every second. The road ahead unfolds in a broad panorama of Lake Taupo then the Kapiti Coast to New Zealand’s cool little capital, Wellington.

    Rydges Wellington

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Huka Falls
Wellington

Day 6 – Wellington

Your day in Wellington should – must – begin with a coffee. The city is known…

Your day in Wellington should – must – begin with a coffee. The city is known for its uber-cool cafés and with coffee in hand you will head out on a city sights tour to take in highlights such as its iconic cable car, parliament and Mt. Victoria. This afternoon is yours to discover Wellington. Perhaps visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, tour the Wairarapa wine region or the first urban completely fenced ecosanctuary of Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, where the biodiversity of 225 hectares of forest is being restored.

    Rydges Wellington

    Breakfast
Wellington
Wellington

Day 7 – Farewell from Wellington

It’s been a week of epic sights and adventures in the North Island. All good things…

It’s been a week of epic sights and adventures in the North Island. All good things must come to an end, but there’s time to enjoy one last breakfast with your travel companions.

    Breakfast
Wellington

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before or after your North Island New Zealand guided tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Welcome to Auckland

Meet your fellow travel companions at a Welcome reception and dinner, and share stories of your day-one wanderings.

    Cordis

    Dinner
Auckland skyline

Day 2

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Auckland

Those sails on the harbour? They come from a long and fascinating history of boat-building and sailing, as you’ll discover on an America’s Cup tour at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. The water is your backdrop as you skirt the harbour toward dreamy Mission Bay and Bastion Point. There’s nothing like an epic view to set your soul soaring.

    Cordis

    Breakfast
Boat, Auckland

Day 3

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Auckland – Rotorua

The O’Sullivan’s welcome you to their Waikato estate for a country-style lunch in their Red Barn. Expect country banter and farm-to-table fare prepared with a lot of love. The next hot spot – in every sense of the word – on your NZ holiday is Rotorua. Visit Te Puia to see and support Maori artisans at work, then continue your Rotorua tour at the steamy Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, a staggering valley where geysers pop and thermal springs jettison skywards.

    Millennium Hotel, Rotorua

    Breakfast, Lunch
Hot Springs, Rotorua, New Zealand

Day 4

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Rotorua

Today, choose your own adventure. Tonight, dive deep into Indigenous culture at Te Pā Tū Māori Experience. Hear about Māori history, traditions, and future aspirations across an evening of celebration and feasting. Enjoy a forest kai horotai (seasonal canapes) and chef choice aperitif, followed by a seasonal three-course dinner.

    Millennium Hotel, Rotorua

    Breakfast, Dinner
Te Puia, Rotorua

Day 5

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Rotorua – Wellington

You’ll hear Huka Falls well before you see it – 220,000 litres of water thunder over an 11 metre high waterfall every second. The road ahead unfolds in a broad panorama of Lake Taupo then the Kapiti Coast to New Zealand’s cool little capital, Wellington.

    Rydges Wellington

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Huka Falls

Day 6

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Wellington

Your day in Wellington should – must – begin with a coffee. The city is known for its uber-cool cafés and with coffee in hand you will head out on a city sights tour to take in highlights such as its iconic cable car, parliament and Mt. Victoria. This afternoon is yours to discover Wellington. Perhaps visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, tour the Wairarapa wine region or the first urban completely fenced ecosanctuary of Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, where the biodiversity of 225 hectares of forest is being restored.

    Rydges Wellington

    Breakfast
Wellington

Day 7

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Farewell from Wellington

It’s been a week of epic sights and adventures in the North Island. All good things must come to an end, but there’s time to enjoy one last breakfast with your travel companions.

    Breakfast
Wellington

This Tour Includes

6 nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
Activities and experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Expert tour director
Travel by luxury air conditioned coach
Professional and experienced driver

Departure Dates

Check for departure dates that suit you:

2024-09-03

2024-09-10

2024-09-17

2024-10-01

2024-10-08

2024-10-15

2024-10-22

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2024-12-03

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2024-12-24

2024-12-31

2025-01-07

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2025-02-04

2025-02-11

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2025-03-04

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2025-06-03

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2025-09-02

2025-09-09

2025-09-16

2025-09-30

2025-10-07

2025-10-14

2025-10-21

2025-10-28

2025-11-04

2025-11-11

2025-11-18

2025-11-25

2025-12-02

2025-12-09

2025-12-16

2025-12-23

2025-12-30

2026-01-06

2026-01-13

2026-01-20

2026-01-27

2026-02-03

2026-02-10

2026-02-17

2026-02-24

2026-03-03

2026-03-10

2026-03-17

2026-03-24

2026-03-31

To confirm availability call 0333 234 3209

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your Iconic North escorted tour and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

You can also personalise your holiday. Why not add:

  • Extra nights in Auckland or Wellington, before or after your tour
  • A stopover to New Zealand in Singapore, Dubai or another destination

Next Step

Please get in touch with our New Zealand Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Iconic North

7 day ESCORTED TOUR – from £2950 £2655

With flights from £3805

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.

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