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Bay of Islands Explorer

(6 days, Auckland - Auckland, 2014 - 2015)
Bay of Islands Tour
This 6 day tour offers an in-depth exploration of New Zealand’s famous Bay of Islands and the harbour city of Auckland.

5 night land tour from Auckland to Auckland

Scenic Tours Ultimate Inclusions

  • All-Inclusive Touring
  • “Must See” attractions and highlights
  • Many multi-night stays
  • Uncover the meaning of Maori traditions and culture
  • Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Free Choice Activities and Dining included
  • Breakfast included daily plus select lunches and dinners
  • Fully Escorted by experienced Scenic Tours Tour Director and Coach Captains
  • Luxury 5-star Coach
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • ALL TIPPING, GRATUITIES and PORTERAGE

So much more with Scenic Tours

Included Scenic Enrich

  • Visit Tane Mahuta, the largest kauri tree in New Zealand, and join your local Maori guide to learn how the tree is inter-twined with the Maori community
  • Discover the history of the Bay of Islands with your local Maori guide and be enchanted by a cultural performance inside a traditional carved meeting house

Included Scenic Free Choice Activities

  • In Auckland and Bay of Islands

Included Scenic Dining

  • 10 superb meals including, 5 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 4 Dinners (D)
  • Indulge in a culinary journey around the world during your Welcome Dinner

Included Scenic Free Choice Dining

  • In Auckland

Included Scenic Special Stays

  • The Langham Hotel Auckland is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of this cosmopolitan city.

Included Scenic Highlights

  • Uncover the treasures of the fascinating Kauri Museum
  • Explore charming Omapere and Hokianga Harbour
  • Visit Cape Reinga, the northern-most tip of New Zealand
  • Discover the significance of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Day 1: Arrive Auckland (D)
Kia Ora and welcome to New Zealand! On arrival you will be met by your Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your hotel. Tonight meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers at a briefing followed by your Included Welcome Dinner.
Two Night Special Stay: Auckland
Day 2: Auckland (B,D)
Today is your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity, select from: (1) an exhilarating sail on Auckland Harbour on a real America’s Cup yacht – no experience necessary; or (2) explore Waiheke Island’s history, nature, beaches and food; or (3) a morning tea cruise of the ‘City of Sails’ harbour; or (4) visit Waitakere Ranges, walk in the rainforest and along the west coast’s black sand beaches; or (5) discover Auckland on a small group sightseeing tour. Tonight is your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining evening, select from: (1) Eight, offering eight open world kitchens; or (2) Harbourside Seafood Bar and Grill; or (3) a sunset dinner yacht cruise (limited availability).
Day 3: Auckland - Omapere (B,D)
This morning drive to Matakohe for your Included tour of the fascinating Kauri Museum. Learn about the history of the early pioneers, then take a short trip to Waipoua Forest to see the ancient kauri trees. SCENIC ENRICH Discover the mighty Tane Mahuta kauri tree, thought to be at least 2,300 years old and listen to your local Maori guide who will entertain you with legends and stories of this region. Continue your journey to Omapere set on the shores of Hokianga Harbour, believed to be where Maori voyagers made landfall. Enjoy the spectacular views before Included dinner with local entertainment.
Overnight Stay: Omapere
Day 4: Omapere - Bay of Islands (B,D)
Take the short drive to Pahia and the Bay of Islands. Enjoy your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity, select from: (1) a lunch cruise around the calm inland waters of the bay; or (2) a tour of quaint and historic Russell and Pompallier; or (3) discover Kerikeri and its history and charm; or (4) cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ (weather permitting).
Two Night Stay: Bay of Islands
Day 5: Cape Reinga Day Trip (B,L)
Enjoy your Included full day adventure to Cape Reinga, the northern most point of New Zealand’s North Island. Wander over to the magnificent lighthouse and see where the waters of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet. Explore this remote and magical place of deep spiritual significance to the Maoris, before continuing to the vast stretch of 90 Mile Beach and the immense sand dunes.
Day 6: Bay of Islands - Depart Auckland (B)
Enjoy your Included visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where in 1840 the founding document of New Zealand as a nation was signed by the first Governor and an assembly of Maori chiefs. SCENIC ENRICH: Join your knowledgeable Maori guide for personal insights and be enchanted by an authentic Maori cultural performance including waiata (singing) inside the beautifully carved meeting house. Return to Auckland, where your tour concludes tonight with your Included transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight. (Flight not included. Please book flights for after 7.00pm).

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

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Depart Date Price
Sep 2014
13
from AUD $2,695
Nov 2014
4
from AUD $2,795
Jan 2015
27
from AUD $2,795
Feb 2015
10
28
from AUD $2,795
Mar 2015
14
from AUD $2,795
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.

At a glance

Duration
6 Days
From
AUD $2,695
per person twin share
Dates
13 Sep 2014
On Request
04 Nov 2014
Available
27 Jan 2015
Available
10 Feb 2015
Available
28 Feb 2015
Available
14 Mar 2015
Available
 
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