8 Days Northern Spotlight Escorted Coach Tour
Below you will find what we consider to be the best value for money stay-drive itineraries covering the most popular areas of New Zealand or if you prefer you can design your own itinerary and we will be happy to provide a cost for New Zealand holidays package.
Day 1: Welcome to Auckland
Transfer from the airport to your accommodation. This evening an evening welcome reception will your Tour Director & fellow travellers followed by dinner.
Hotel: VR Queen Street, Auckland.
Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands
Departing Auckland you travel along the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Upon arrival you will join a scenic cruise through game fishing waters to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ formation. Cruise back to Paihia through picturesque islands.
Hotel: Copthorne Resort (Garden View), Bay of Islands, 2 nights. B D
Day 3: Bay of Islands ‘Free Time’
Today is free to enjoy as you wish. You may like to take an optional trip to Cape Reinga via idyllic 90 Mile Beach or take a trip to historic Russell. B
Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland
Before journeying back to Auckland the largest city in New Zealand you have the opportunity to visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve, which has historical importance as it is where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed.
Hotel: VR Queen Street, Auckland. B D
Day 5: Auckland – Rotorua
Before making your way to Rotorua you will have a city sights tour of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.Tracing the Waikato River you travel to Waitomo Caves were a tour Glow Worm Grotto tour awaits. Upon arrival Rotorua, you’ll take in views of Lake Rotorua and more on your orientation tour.
Tonight you will enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert for an insight into Maori culture at the Tamaki Family Marae.
Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights. B HD
Day 6: Rotorua
A visit to the Agrodome sheep Show to gain an insight into agriculture in New Zealand. Then the afternoon is at leisure. You may like to visit Te Puia which will provide an insight into the Maroi, the traditional people of New Zealand and there carving skills together with the importance of thermal hot springs to the Maori. B
Day 7: Rotorua – Wellington
Travelling south you will enjoy views of Huka Falls, drive along the shores of New Zealand’s biggest lake, Lake Taupo, admire the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu, before making your way into Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. An evening dinner to celebrate your holiday with new-found friends and your Tour Director.
Hotel: Travelodge, Wellington. B D
Day 8: Farewell from Wellington
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Wellington which includes panoramic views of Mt Victoria. Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand and explore the fascinating exhibits at your leisure, including their unique Marae or Maori Meeting House. You will be transferred to Wellington Airport to connect with your onward journey. B
22 April 17 – Cost $1970.00pp – Twin Share
03 June 17 – Cost $1880.00pp – Twin Share
09 September 17 – Cost $1880.00pp – Twin Share
30 September 17 – Cost $1880.00pp – Twin Share
14 October 17 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
28 October 17 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
11 November 17- Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
09 December 17 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
23 December 17 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
30 December 17 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
06 January 18 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
20 January 18 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
27 January 18 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
03 February 18 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
10 February 18 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
17 February 18 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
24 February 18 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
03 March 18 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
24 March 18 – Cost $2400.00pp – Twin Share
21 April 18 – Cost $2260.00pp – Twin Share
02 June 18 – Cost $2140.00pp – Twin Share
08 September 18 – Cost $2140.00pp – Twin Share
29 September 18 – Cost $2140.00pp – Twin Share
Departures are guaranteed
Deposit of $300.00pp is required 7days from confirmation
Balance is due 90days prior to departure.
5% Discount is reflected in above costs
Prices are subject to currency fluctuation
Spectacular sightseeing experiences
- Cape Brett ‘Hole in the Rock’
- Day in the Bay of Islands
- See the sights of Auckland
- Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
- Explore the Limestone Caves
- Maori Hangi feast & concert at Tamaki Family Marae
- Agrodome Sheep Show
- See Huka Falls and Lake Taupo
- Sightseeing in Wellington
- Explore the vibrancy of Maori culture at Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand
- Full buffet breakfasts (7) B
- Highlight dinner (1) HD
- Dinners (3) D
- Experienced Tour Director and Driver Guide
- Comfortable accommodation
- Travel by luxury coach
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.
Day 1 from Auckland Airport – flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm
Day 8 to Wellington Airport – flights to depart after 2.00pm
Tours in conjunction with AAT Kings – Tour Code LABW