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07 Day North Island Family Guided Tour

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 Package Includes: Private Tour Guide/Driver & Vehicle
 Excellent 4* Family Accommodation 7 Nights, 8 Days Touring - All Inclusive & Customisable
Included NZ North Island Tours: Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour Skyline Gondola Dinner Hells Gate Rotorua Spa Maori Culture Show & Hangi Dinner Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Experience the best of New Zealand on this top family guided tour. Offering 5 Star reviewed flexible New Zealand escorted tours, with no date or itinerary restrictions. Book the best for your family on this privately guided tour of New Zealand inclusive of a private tour guide and chauffeur plus private touring vehicle.

7 Day North Island Family Guided Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Auckland

Your guided holiday adventure begins in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. Home to 1/4 of New Zealand’s population and bordered by two stunning harbours, Auckland is a thriving, diverse city surrounded by natural wonders.

Explore Auckland with your guide, visiting top attractions such as the Sky Tower, Mt Eden’s volcanic crater, Waiheke Island, Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, or Piha Beach.

Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 2 Waitomo Glowworm Caves + Skyline Gondola Dinner

Travel time Auckland to Waitomo Caves – 2.5 hours

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Venture off the beaten track as your guide takes you on a scenic drive to the Waitomo Caves. The land is wilder around here, with limestone outcroppings emerging from farmland and densely forested hills rising all around, but the wildest landscape of all lies underground.

Witness the marvels of these vast caverns as you explore two fantastic caves – the Ruakuri Cave, home to a dizzying array of cave formations, and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where you will be dazzled by a galaxy of glowworms overhead.

Travel time Waitomo Caves to Rotorua – 2 hours 

Enjoy the scenic drive to Rotorua, New Zealand’s geothermal wonderland.

In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at Rotorua’s most spectacular location – the top of the Skyline Gondola!

Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

Day 3 Hells Gate Rotorua Spa + Maori Culture Show & Hangi Dinner

Stroll through Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve in the morning, where you will have the opportunity to experience the rich Maori culture and soak in a relaxing sulphur spa.

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Maori Culture Show & Hangi Dinner

In the evening, experience a unique insight into Māori culture. Be enthralled by Māori cultural performances as you get the opportunity to participlate in the graceful poi dance or ferocious haka. Taste an exquisite Māori feast prepared in the traditional Hangi style. You will be treated to New Zealand mussels, traditional rewana bread and dips, meats, chicken, lamb, vegetables and salads. Try a local drink made from kawakawa extract and manuka honey plus make sure you leave room for dessert.  After dinner you will be invited to board the motorised waka for a journey to Te Puia’s geothermal valley. You’ll disembark right in front of the Pohutu Geyser, illuminated in its full glory beneath a starry sky. Marvel at the sight of this glorious natural wonder, while your tour guide entertains you with traditional Māori mythology and stories.

Day 4 Hobbiton Movie Set Tour + Tauranga

Travel time Rotorua to Matamata – 1 hour 

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Experience the magic of Middle-Earth as you tour the Hobbiton Movie Set, where the charming village from The Lord of the Rings has been brought to life.

Travel time Matamata to Tauranga – 1 hour

Continue your day trip to Tauranga surrounded by hectares of orchards and gardens producing everything from kiwifruit and citrus fruit to avocados. Your tour guide will take you to where you can purchase fresh local produce then continue on to Mount Maunganui, a short distance from Tauranga, which has spectacular beaches a magnet for surfers all year round and voted New Zealand’s best by TripAdvisor.

Stay 1 night in Tauranga.

Day 5 Coromandel + Hot Water Beach

Travel time Tauranga to Coromandel – 2.5 hours

Embark on a scenic tour of the Coromandel Peninsula, taking in views of the lush rainforest and idyllic beaches. If the tide is right, visit Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot pools, on your way to Whitianga.

Stay 2 nights in Whitianga, Coromandel.

Day 6 Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

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Cathedral Cove Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Discover the rugged coastline today on a boat tour that takes through the marine reserve and past immense sea caves and sandy bays. Stop at the famous Cathedral Cove to soak in the views!

In the afternoon, your guide will show you some of the best hidden secrets of the Coromandel, including lush forest walks and secluded golden-sand beaches.

Day 7 Auckland New Zealand

Travel time Coromandel Peninsula to Auckland – 3 hours 

As your holiday draws to a close, return to Auckland and spend your final evening shopping, touring around with your guide, or celebrating the end of a fantastic holiday with a harbour dinner cruise.

Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 8 Depart Auckland

Your guide will deliver you to Auckland Airport for your departing flight.

 

Pricing

As our Guided Tour prices are split between travellers, pricing will vary depending on the number of travellers on the tour. Please make a tour enquiry to receive your personal quote.
11 + Travellers: Please enquire for your custom quote
10 Travellers: NZD$3199 per adult | NZD$2849 per child
9 Travellers: NZD$3349 per adult | NZD$2999 per child
8 Travellers: NZD$3449 per adult | NZD$3099 per child
7 Travellers: NZD$3649 per adult | NZD$3299 per child
6 Travellers: NZD$3949 per adult | NZD$3599 per child
5 Travellers: NZD$4399 per adult | NZD$3999 per child
4 Travellers: NZD$4999 per adult | NZD$4649 per child
3 Travellers: NZD$6049 per adult | NZD$5699 per child
2 Travellers: NZD$8099 per adult | NZD$7799 per child
1 Traveller: NZD$15,299

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