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North Island Highlights

3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,898

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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3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,898

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Day 1

Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula

Escape the city to the spectacular Coromandel Peninsula in an air-conditioned luxury mini coach with your friendly kiwi guide. 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 1800's. After a delightful lunch, travel up the coast lined with ancient Pohutukawa (New Zealand's Christmas tree), to visit a giant Kauri standing majestically amongst the world's largest ferns and semi tropical rainforest. Tour over the steep volcanic mountains, clad in dense rainforest to the Pacific Coast of the Peninsula with its many offshore islands. A short journey to a quiet coastal town takes you to your accommodation for the next two nights.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration2 Nights

Breakers Motel

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    Breakers Motel

    Breakers Motel is a unique getaway on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand. The first motel on the left as you enter Whangamata from the north, it is tucked in by a reserve bordering on the estuary. Breakers is an attractive two story building resembling ...

    Breakers Motel is a unique getaway on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand. The first motel on the left as you enter Whangamata from the north, it is tucked in by a reserve bordering on the estuary. Breakers is an attractive two story building resembling a "wave" with five two bedroom suites, eight one bedroom units and eight studio units.


    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Parasailing
    • Pool (s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Coromandel Peninsula Coastal 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 town to visit an old historic gold cave now home to sparkling glow worms and the famous Hot Water beach (tide permitting). See your guide's 'treasures' from nature, including gold, crystals, petrified wood, Kauri gum and other minerals found on the Peninsula.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Coromandel to Bay Of Plenty to Rotorua

This day is an ever-changing panorama of forests, mountains, beaches and islands until you leave the Coromandel behind and enter the Bay of Plenty, home to plantations of kiwi fruit, citrus, avocados, flowers and deer farms to name a few. Stop at New Zealand's 'Mural town', Katikati, with its open air art on the history of the area. Continue south to visit a private working orchard, growing Kiwi fruit, avocados and export flowers. After a delightful lunch you will travel on to Rotorua, the thermal city built in the crater of a huge volcano. Your guide will give you an overview of this fascinating region.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration3 Days

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  • 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


  • 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


This tour can also operate in reverse


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.

1 Apr 2019
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