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Experience the North Island of NZ on an 8 Day Tour

$3,084 or 5 monthly payments of $616.80
8 days/7 nights
Per Adult

8 Day Taste of NZ's North Island

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 experie...



  • Flights are included, departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast. Other airports at additional cost.
  • Lots of sightseeing and paid attractions included, such as Dolphin & Hole in the Rock Cruise.
  • Multiple departure dates are available in 2018! 
  • Selected meals included.


DAY 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 

DAY 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  

DAY 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   

DAY 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   

DAY 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

DAY 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   

DAY 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     

DAY 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. 


Your 8-day North Island tour includes: 

  • Return airfares from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane r Gold Coast. Canberra, Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart, Launceston and Perth at additional cost.
  • Modern coach travel
  • Professional coach captain
  • Personalised meet & greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 7 nights 3-3.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 6 cooked breakfasts 
  • 1 specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 4 sumptuous dinners 
  • 2 speciality dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner, Auckland  
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 cruise
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
  • Comprehensive documentation pack  
Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm. 

Included attractions  
  • 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 Wellington & Auckland
*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.  

  • Optional activities 
  • Items of a personal nature 
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance 


fine print

  • Multiple departures 2018 & 2019.
  • 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.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • 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.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • MyDiscoveries members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy- Simply mention the promo code: DISCOVERY10.

booking essentials

  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • 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 your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.

New Zealand Visa Infomation 
Australian citizens travelling on an Australian passport, or Australian residents who hold a current Australian resident return visa, do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand. Alternatively you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details.

booking guarantee

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.

travel period

Departures 2018:

Sep 18, 27

Oct 4, 13, 15, 26

Nov 4, 11, 13, 21

Departures 2019:
Jan 26, 30

Feb 10, 13, 16, 20, 22,

Mar 3, 10, 12, 15, 21,
24, 30

Apr 1, 3, 14, 17, 21

May 3, 10 

pricing options

Twin / Single Departure Month Departure City Price
twin Sep 2018 - May 2019 Sydney $3,084.00
twin Sep 2018 - May 2019 Melbourne $3,084.00
twin Sep 2018 - May 2019 Brisbane $3,084.00
twin Sep 2018 - May 2019 Canberra $3,354.00
twin Sep 2018 - May 2019 Hobart $3,374.00
twin Sep 2018 - May 2019 Perth $3,624.00
single Sep 2018 - May 2019 Sydney $3,794.00
single Sep 2018 - May 2019 Melbourne $3,794.00
single Sep 2018 - May 2019 Brisbane $3,794.00
single Sep 2018 - May 2019 Canberra $4,104.00
single Sep 2018 - May 2019 Hobart $4,084.00
single Sep 2018 - May 2019 Perth $4,334.00

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