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North Island Highlights

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,983

Heritage and natural wonders keep you exploring on New Zealand’s North Island.


This 3-day guided tour of New Zealand’s North Island starts in Auckland before taking you to the Coromandel Peninsula, the Bay of Plenty and bubbling Rotorua.

Consider arriving early to spend some time in Auckland, repeatedly named one of the world’s most liveable cities. A luxury mini coach takes you to the Coromandel Peninsula, home to thousands of sea and shore birds. You’ll stop in at an historic mining town and pass forests of ancient Pohutukawa trees. This region abounds with unusual sights, including the famous Hot Water beach, and an historic gold cave that now only shines with beautiful glow worms.

Your final day takes you to the Bay of Plenty, a rich farming region, and Katikati, which feels more like an open air gallery than a town, thanks to its astonishing range of murals. After lunch, you’ll disembark at Rotorua, New Zealand’s famed geothermal wonder, filled with steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,983

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Day 1

Escape the City to Paradise

You will be picked up from Auckland, and we will escape the city to the spectacular Coromandel Peninsula in the air-conditioned luxury of Kiwi Dundee Adventure's mini coach with your friendly kiwi guide. Tour through picturesque farmland stopping for photos and short walks during the day. Travel along the beautiful Seabird Coast, home to thousands of migratory and shore birds. Enjoy a visit to the fascinating old gold mine town of Thames with its buildings and churches dating from the 1111's. After a delightful lunch, travel over steep volcanic mountains clad in dense rainforest to visit a giant Kauri standing majestically amongst the world's largest ferns and semi tropical rainforest. A short journey to a quiet coastal town takes you to your accommodation for the next two nights.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 2

Coromandel Peninsula Nature and Coast Tour

Today is a delightful sample of this region's natural heritage and scenic beauty! Enjoy an easy walk through nature on the forgotten paths of an old gold town to visit an old historic gold cave now home to sparkling glow worms. Enjoy the fascinating history of this area and learn about the flora and fauna within this magnificent forest of the region. Be prepared for fun and entertainment at this time of the day! Visit stunning coastal scenery with its white sand beaches, magnificent cliffs, old Maori Pa (village) sites and offshore islands. The day includes a visit to world famous Hot Water Beach. See your guide's "treasures" from nature, including gold specimens, crystals, petrified wood, Kauri gum and other minerals found on the Peninsula. Included is lunch at one of our favourite cafes where all dietry requirements are catered for.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 3

Southern Coromandel, Waikato and Rotorua

Today we farewell the Coromandel Peninsula, but not before stopping at the site of two old gold mines. Admire the amazing engineering and tenacity of the old miners from over 100 years ago. We then depart across some of the richest dairy farming land in the world before visiting one of the largest waterfalls in the North Island. We'll then venture through more rainforest before arriving at Rotorua, where we'll bid you a sad farewell.

Duration3 Days

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour guide
  • Meals as indicated by BLD
  • Entrance fees
  • Small group transportation
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Park fees unless specifically indicated

OTHER INFORMATION:

This tour can also operate in reverse

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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