Taste of the North Island - TNI

Mike and Stephie
May 09, 2021

Your North Island tour commences in Wellington and finishing Auckland The Taste of the North Island Tour explores the highlights including the capital city of Wellington, Rotorua, Bay of Islands and Auckland City.


  • Coach or rail transport as specified.
  • Twin share hotel accommodation.
  • Meals: B = Breakfast, D = Welcome and other dinners as specified.
  • Activities and attractions shown as included in the final itinerary.


Available on request. Starting from $3,395


Arrive into Wellington where you will be met by our representative and transferred to our hotel. Hotel Ibis Wellington (or similar) is located in the heart of Wellington City and within easy walking distance to Wellington's famous cafe lifestyle. This evening we have an included welcome dinner and chance to meet up with your fellow travellers. D

A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. Then we have a city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements. B

Depart Wellington and view the snow-capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Our accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar) located near beautiful Lake Rotorua and just a short stroll to all the attractions in Rotorua. B, D

Today begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! The next stop is Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert. B, D

This morning we depart Rotorua and travel north via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.Our Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, (or similar) Paihia. B, D

This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands onboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. B

Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening we have an included Farewell dinner.

Our accommodation: Rydges Hotel (or similar) Auckland. The hotel is a short stroll from business and retail districts, the Casino, America's Cup Viaduct Village and superb waterfront restaurants. B, D

Your tour concludes after breakfast. Optional free transfer to Auckland Airport as required.

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