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Northern Spotlight Escorted Tour

  • Auckland
  • Bay of Islands
  • Rotorua
  • Wellington
  • 7 nights from
  • £1,495 per person
  • Trip Code: ES-1119

Holiday Overview

Northern Spotlight - a great New Zealand Escorted Tour

Follow the path of pioneers as you travel across the North Island of New Zealand. From the first European settlements on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Islands, to Rotorua – rich in Maori culture and traditions, through spectacular scenery of Tongariro National Park and down to the modern capital city of Wellington.

Dates available 


From Twin  £1495pp Single £1955 Child £1350

17, 24 Apr / 29 May / 26 Jun / 24 Jul / 07 Aug / 04, 11, 25 Sep

From Twin £1595 Single £2085 Child £1440

02 Oct 2021 - 26 Mar 2022

Northern Spotlight Escorted Tour includes:

  • Travel by Luxury Coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport Transfers
  • All accommodation
  • 7 Breakfasts 4 Dinners, 1 highlight dinner, 1 farewell dinner.
  • Sightseeing tours as detailed

Day 1 - Welcome to Auckland

The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore before meeting your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites


Day 2 - Auckland to Bay of Islands

Depart Auckland for Paihia in the Bay of Islands and experience spectacular scenery as you cruise towards Cape Brett and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’.

Overnight Copthorne Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3 - Bay of Islands

Free time to explore this charming area. Your Travel Director is at hand to assist with optional excursions. Overnight Copthorne Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 4 - Bay of Islands to Auckland

Head back down to Auckland via Whangarei with its pretty marina. Stop at parry Kauri Park and stroll among the native forest giants. Arrive in Auckland late afternoon. Overnight VR Queen Street

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 - Auckland to Rotorua

After a morning tour of Auckland head south to Rotorua via the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Overnight Ibis Rotorua

Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight dinner


Day 6 - Rotorua

Start the day at the award wining Agrodome Farm Show. Explore Rotorua independently in the afternoon before visiting the tamaki Family Village. Enjoy a traditional concert and Maori Hangi Feast. Overnight Ibis Rotorua

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 7 - Rotorua to Wellington

Onwards to Wellington via the impressive Hukka Falls and the calm waters of Lake Taupo. This evening partake in a Farewell Dinner. Overnight Travelodge Wellington.

ncluded Meals: Breakfast


Day 8 - Farewell from Wellington

Your special packed lunch today won’t only be wholesome, it will also feed a Kiwi child who may otherwise go without, through the charity ‘Eat My Lunch’. This morning enjoy a city tour of Wellington, taking in panoramic views from the summit of Mt. Victoria. There’ll be time to explore the Parliament buildings and the ‘Beehive’, home to New Zealand’s politicians, as well as the many fascinating exhibits at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Your holiday ends in the early afternoon.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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