Duration
8 Days
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
New Zealand
Discover the tastes of New Zealand’s North Island on this 8-day tour, commencing in the country’s capital of Wellington. Enjoy authentic cultural tastes and experiences such as a traditional Māori Hangi and concert, and so much more. Travelling is made easy with flights, selected meals and an experienced guide with you the whole way.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Flights included departing from Australia. Select airports at an additional cost
  • Selected meals and travel accompanied by an experienced guide
  • Lots of sightseeing and paid attractions included, such as Dolphin & Hole in the Rock Cruise.

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Flights included departing from Australia. Select airports at an additional cost
Modern coach travel
Professional coach captain
Experienced Grand Pacific Tours Guide
Personalised meet & greet on arrival
Return airport transfers in New Zealand
7 nights in 3-3.5 star hotel accommodation
Hotel porterage
1 cruises
All sightseeing and prepaid attractions listed below
6 cooked breakfasts
1 speciality breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
4 sumptuous dinners
2 speciality dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner, Auckland
GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
Comprehensive documentation pack
Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
Agrodome
Thermal mud pools & geysers*
Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
Kauri Museum*
City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland
Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for guests arriving later than 8pm.
*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers

TRAVEL DATES 2019
  • Sep: 18*, 27*
  • Oct: 4, 15, 22, 26
  • Nov: 4, 11, 16, 21, 26
2020
  • Jan: 16, 26
  • Feb: 10, 13, 16, 20, 22, 27
  • Mar: 2, 10, 12, 15, 19, 24, 30
  • Apr: 1, 3, 14, 16, 22
  • May: 3*, 10*
*Save $200pp on 18, 27 Sep 19 & 03, 10 May 2020 Departure Dates.
ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Arrive Wellington 
  • Day 2: Wellington 
  • Day 3: Wellington – Taupo – Rotorua
  • Day 4: Rotorua
  • Day 5: Rotorua – Auckland – Bay of Islands
  • Day 6: Bay of Islands
  • Day 7: Bay of Islands – Auckland
  • Day 8: Depart Auckland
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Wellington: Ibis Wellington
  • Rotorua: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
  • Franz Josef: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing)
  • Auckland: Copthorne Hotel Auckland City

Why Book with MyDiscoveries?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you.
Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Multiple Departure Dates in 2019 & 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Excludes: Flights, Travel insurance, Items of a personal nature, Meals not mentioned

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Arrive Wellington

On arrival into Wellington, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights) Meals: Dinner
2

Wellington

A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. This amazing story is told through a collection of images, letters and videos taken from New Zealanders who were there. This is followed by an extensive city tour which explains the history and culture on show in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. Enjoy some free time to explore at leisure this afternoon. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. Meals: Breakfast
3

Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua

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. Hotel: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights) Meals:Breakfast and Dinner
4

Rotorua

The day begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour of entertainment. 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. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
5

Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands

This morning, travel north to Auckland for a short stop. Continue via Whangarei to the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights) Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
6

Bay of Islands

This morning, cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board 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. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
7

Bay of Islands - Auckland

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, you will be treated to a farewell dinner with your new found friends. Hotel Copthorne Auckland City or similar Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
8

Depart Auckland

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. Meals: Breakfast.
Why is this tour good for MyDiscoveries Customers? Touring New Zealand with Grand Pacific Tours meaning touring with the New Zealand experts. They offer five comprehensive styles of coach touring to suit all budgets and interests. By specialising in one destination they are able to get exclusive benefits such as discounts, wine time specials and hotel porterage for customers. Grand Pacific Tours only offers fully all-inclusive tours meaning your flights, accommodation, most attractions and select meals are included.  Your Tour Guide & Coach Caption ensures you are well taken care of and coach touring allows you to meet like-minded travellers. Enjoy an unbeatable value for money experience on this 8-day tour of the North Island as you sit back and relax while your coach captain takes the wheel. You will stop at some of the North Islands ‘must do’ icons of New Zealand without breaking the budget. Travelling on one of Grand Pacific tours Affordable range doesn’t mean skimping on amazing extras. You will stay in modest 3.5 star accommodation, relax on a modern 48 seater coach with panoramic windows and enjoy much more. Designed for the time conscious traveller this comprehensive tour allows you to immerse yourself in the wonders of the North Island including Wellington, cultural Rotorua, the beautiful Bay of Islands and cosmopolitan Auckland.
Flights Flights are included from select airports in Australia. If you are interested in this tour but come from another departure city? MyDiscoveries can organise flights for you from your nearest airport. NEED FLIGHTS? CALL US ON 1300 404 606
Weather Weather in New Zealand can change unexpectedly. The north island has subtropical weather during summer, and inland areas of the South Island can be as cold as -10°C (14°F) in winter, As most of the major cities are close to the coastline they remain quite warm.  The average temperature decreases as you travel south. January and February are the warmest months, and July is the coldest month of the year.
Travel Insurance  We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. Call MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 100 to get a personalised quote on travel insurance 
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
When will I receive my tour documentation? Grand Pacific Tours documentations including any merchandise will be forwarded to MyDiscoveries two weeks prior to departure. We will then forward all information via post to you.
What type of clothes should I bring? Whilst on tour, dress is informal and relaxed on most occasions. Smart casual clothes are acceptable at most restaurants. In summer, a jacket and sweater should be included in your luggage should the weather turn cooler or you visit higher altitudes. If visiting during the months of May and September, pack warm winter garments and layer your clothing. You may have the option to relax and unwind in thermal hot pools so don’t forget to pack your swimwear
I’m I able to bring a walker or wheelchair with me on tour? You are able to bring collapsible wheelchairs and collapsible walkers on tour. Please let your MyDiscoveries travel agent know and Include this in your booking form. We are also able to request ground floor rooms throughout touring
Can I make dietary requirements requests? Room and dietary requests are limited and cannot be guaranteed. Dietary requests are limited to Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Lactose Intolerant & Diabetic. They need listed on booking form at time of booking to ensure that these requirements are accommodated.  Religious dietary requests (i.e. Hindu Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal) cannot be accommodated. Any further intolerances needing to be managed are the responsibility of the traveller.
Will I need to manage my own bags?  Grand Pacific tours Coach Caption get all luggage on and off the coach.