Explore world class cities, historic sites, Maori culture, golden sand beaches, volcanic landscapes and much more as you tour the North Island. From Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga to the city of Auckland and onto the fantastic Coromandel Peninsula. The cultural heartland of Rotorua and the world famous trout fishing rivers and lakes of the Taupo region. Head further south to the Hawkes bay wine country and the remote East Cape before arriving into Wellington, the coolest little capital in the world.
A wonderful itinerary exploring the highlights of the North Island in comfort and style. The tropical Bay of Islands, the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, the lakes of Rotorua, the wine of Hawke's Bay and, of course, our beautiful capital city of Wellington. Journey across the north at a relaxing pace, staying in stunning accommodations.
New Zealand has a rich history and there is no better place to see that than on the north island. During this tour, you will visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Te Puia to get your taste of culture, then it's on to Hobbiton, Agrodome a trip up the gondola in Rotorua and more.
See the sites and taste the delicious wine in Napier. Visit the Huka Falls, the Redwood Forest and New Zealand's wonderful capital. Immerse yourself in Maori culture and get a real taste of North Island New Zealand as you travel comfortably with Inspiring journeys.
A tale of two great islands, of epic natural beauty and ancient rituals and traditions - yours to explore on this Inspiring Journey across the length and breadth of New Zealand. Embrace the sophistication of its cities and the soulful expanse of its stunning untamed landscapes.
*Please note. Domestic flights from Rotorua to Wellington then Wellington to Queenstown are needed with this tour. These are not included in the cost but we can book this on your behalf.
Northland is idyllic and as the birthplace of New Zealand, Maori and early European history is around every corner. Cruise out on beautiful Hokianga Harbour and the Bay of Islands, favourite holiday spots for Kiwis. From ancient Kauri forests, white sandy beaches and sparkling blue sea to the local laid-back lifestyle, it's always got that holiday feeling.
Fly over to Aotea Great Barrier to enjoy a leisurely holiday staying four nights in Shoal Bay and Mulberry Grove in relaxed, island-style accommodation. Explore the bush-lined roads, the coastline and harbours, from Port FitzRoy cruise to Kaikoura Island and around the harbour inlets.
Get a taste for New Zealand the way it used to be. Take the road less travelled around the stunning East Cape to Hicks Bay and on to Gisborne and Rotorua, enjoying local hospitality along the way.
Follow an eastward trail to the remote and primeval forests of Te Urewera to meet local guides and hear their stories. Mahia Peninsula is famous for surf breaks and rockets and Awakeri for rail carts to ride along the tracks. An "off the beaten track" true kiwi experience.
Travelling on a comfortable air-conditioned coach with max 18 other travellers you will stay at Te Pania Hotel in the heart of the action to enjoy all that the Hawkes Bay art deco festival has to offer – parades, big bands, jazz bands, fairs and a delicious lunch at the acclaimed Mission Vineyard. As you travel with a knowledgeable guide you won't miss a thing on this fabulous 6-day tour.