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Hobbiton Movie Set
Auckland
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands cruise
Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand
Te Puia
Huka Falls
Museum of New Zealand
Wellington

Ultimate North Island

9 day Escorted Tour – from £3159 £3060

With flights from £4260

Explore the geothermal wonders, stunning landscapes and welcoming towns of the North Island on this well planned tour, with a maximum of 20 passengers.

Highlights:
  • Enjoy an Auckland city tour, including the Sky Tower
  • Experience a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert
  • Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set for a tour and buffet lunch
  • Look out for dolphin on a luxury catamaran cruise to the Cape Brett
  • See the bubbling mud pools and steaming geysers of Rotorua

Your Itinerary

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

Auckland

Day 1 – Welcome to Auckland

On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred…

On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.

    Sudima Auckland, or Crowne Plaza

    Dinner
Auckland
Bay of Islands

Day 2 – Auckland – Bay of Islands

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy a visit and…

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum. Travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Māori tribes and the British.

    Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

    Breakfast, Dinner
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands

Day 3 – Bay of Islands (Free Day)

Today is a free day to explore the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will assist…

Today is a free day to explore the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will assist with the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach, a spectacular scenic flight over the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands or you might be interested to sail in a classic tall ship. This evening is also at leisure, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional) or try one of the waterfront restaurants.

    Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

    Breakfast
Bay of Islands
Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands cruise

Day 4 – Bay of Islands – Auckland

This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands including an island…

This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands including an island visit aboard a luxury catamaran. Cruise to Cape Brett and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’, keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. On return to Paihia travel south via Whangarei before returning to Auckland. This evening is free to dine at leisure.

    Sudima Auckland, or Crowne Plaza

    Breakfast, Dinner
Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands cruise
Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand

Day 5 – Auckland – Rotorua

This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New…

This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a buffet lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.

    Regent of Rotorua

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand
Te Puia

Day 6 – Rotorua

Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua where spectacular views are on…

Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua where spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening enjoy a Hāngi feast, prepared in the traditional way, over hot coals and buried in the ground. This is followed by an entertaining Māori cultural performance which features the graceful poi dance and ferocious haka.

    Regent of Rotorua

    Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
Te Puia
Huka Falls

Day 7 – Rotorua – Napier

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue…

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as ‘The Art Deco Capital’, where the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found. Hear informative commentary of the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city, you might choose to do a guided walk (optional).

    Scenic Hotel Te Pania

    Breakfast, Dinner
Huka Falls
Museum of New Zealand

Day 8 – Napier – Wellington

Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital which will…

Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. A highlight this afternoon will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your newfound friends.

    InterContinental Wellington (Premium Room)

    Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
Museum of New Zealand
Wellington

Day 9 – Depart Wellington

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after…

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

    Breakfast
Wellington

Your Itinerary

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

Day 1

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Welcome to Auckland

On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.

    Sudima Auckland, or Crowne Plaza

    Dinner
Auckland

Day 2

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Auckland – Bay of Islands

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum. Travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Māori tribes and the British.

    Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

    Breakfast, Dinner
Bay of Islands

Day 3

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Bay of Islands (Free Day)

Today is a free day to explore the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will assist with the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach, a spectacular scenic flight over the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands or you might be interested to sail in a classic tall ship. This evening is also at leisure, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional) or try one of the waterfront restaurants.

    Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

    Breakfast
Bay of Islands

Day 4

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Bay of Islands – Auckland

This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands including an island visit aboard a luxury catamaran. Cruise to Cape Brett and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’, keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. On return to Paihia travel south via Whangarei before returning to Auckland. This evening is free to dine at leisure.

    Sudima Auckland, or Crowne Plaza

    Breakfast, Dinner
Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands cruise

Day 5

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Auckland – Rotorua

This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a buffet lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.

    Regent of Rotorua

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand

Day 6

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Rotorua

Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua where spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening enjoy a Hāngi feast, prepared in the traditional way, over hot coals and buried in the ground. This is followed by an entertaining Māori cultural performance which features the graceful poi dance and ferocious haka.

    Regent of Rotorua

    Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
Te Puia

Day 7

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Rotorua – Napier

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as ‘The Art Deco Capital’, where the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found. Hear informative commentary of the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city, you might choose to do a guided walk (optional).

    Scenic Hotel Te Pania

    Breakfast, Dinner
Huka Falls

Day 8

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Napier – Wellington

Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. A highlight this afternoon will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your newfound friends.

    InterContinental Wellington (Premium Room)

    Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
Museum of New Zealand

Day 9

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Depart Wellington

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

    Breakfast
Wellington

This Tour Includes

8 nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast daily and 7 dinners
Travel by luxury air conditioned coach
Professional and experienced driver
Activities and experiences as detailed in the itinerary

Departure Dates

Check for departure dates that suit you:

2024-09-01

2024-09-24

2024-10-03

2024-11-03

2024-12-19

2025-01-09

2025-02-08

2025-03-13

2025-04-11

2025-05-12

To confirm availability call 0333 234 3209

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your Ultimate North Island 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 in Singapore, Dubai or other 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.

Ultimate North Island

9 day Escorted Tour – from £3159 £3060

With flights from £4260

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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