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Pukeko 9 day North Island Tour

See beautiful Hokianga Harbour and the Bay of Islands in Northland and drive the Coromandel coastlines. Experience Maori culture in the Waipoua Forest and Rotorua. Stay a night in Auckland and enjoy a private lunch with your hosts at a special Lake Tarawera lodge near Rotorua. Wander Orakei Korako thermal reserve and the Art Deco trail in the seaside town of Napier. See rare and endangered birds at the Pukaha Mount Bruce national wildlife centre.

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Region
Auckland
Town / City
Auckland City
Duration
8 Nights/9 Days
Address / Event
meeting place
Central City
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This event requires a
minimum booking of 2 people.
8 Nights/9 Days: Auckland - Omapere on the Hokianga Harbour - Paihia in the Bay of Islands - Auckland - Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula - Rotorua - Napier - Wellington

experiences included in your tour price
• All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
• Services of your knowledgeable MoaTrek driver/guide.
• Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place”.
• All breakfasts(B).
• Two special lunches(L) - Rapaura Water Garden, Coromandel Peninsula; Pounamu Lodge, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua
• Two special dinners(D) - Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Hokianga, a Maori hangi in Rotorua
• Learn about Northland’s history at the Kauri Museum, Matakohe.
• Plant a native Kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest.
• Walk with Maori guides to Tane Mahuta the giant Kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest and hear their stories and legends.
• Celebrate our first day on tour with dinner at the harbour’s edge restaurant at your hotel.
• Take a launch ride across the Hokianga Harbour to explore the sand dunes.
• Catch the ferry across the Hokianga from Rawene to Kohukohu.
• In beautiful Matauri Bay visit the “Rainbow Warrior” memorial.
• Hear about New Zealand history at the Waitangi Treaty House and the Stone Store in Kerikeri.
• Explore Wharepuke Gardens in Kerikeri.
• Take a dolphin cruise out to the Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands, with the chance to swim with the dolphins.
• Stroll along Russell’s historic waterfront.
• Travel the dramatic coastal highway from Thames to Coromandel township.
• Lunch is included at lovely Rapaura Water Gardens surrounded by Coromandel rainforest.
• Stroll beautiful Coromandel beaches - Otama Bay, Hot Water Beach, Hahei.
• Catch the ferry from Whitianga to Cook's Landing.
• Take a short bush walk to a giant Kauri tree in the Kaimai Ranges.
• Discover the bush fringed lakes of Rotomaha, Rotoehu, Rotoiti and Tarawera.
• Experience the warmth of a Maori concert and hangi dinner in Rotorua.
• Enjoy all the highlights of Rotorua and the surrounding geothermal region.
• Cruise across Lake Rotoiti on the 16 metre luxury yacht “Tiua”. Soak in the lake edge mineral hot pools, only accessible by boat.
• Visit Rotorua Museum for evocative exhibitions and films of earlier times.
• Relax over an exclusive lunch at beautiful Pounamu Lodge on Lake Tarawera.
• Cross the lake to a thermal wonderland at Orakei Korako.
• See the powerful Huka Falls and the Wairakei geothermal power station.
• At Lake Taupo there are expansive views across to the active volcanoes.
• Walk with your guide on an Art Deco Tour of Napier.
• At Puhaka Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre you’ll see kiwi, tuatara and other unique wildlife.
• See the sights of Wellington, the capital city.
experiences not included in your tour price
Enjoy a range of optional activities from jet boat riding to kayaking and scenic flights.

Tour dates
• November 19 - November 27, 2012
• December 3 - December 11, 2012
• January 7 - January 15, 2013
• January 28 - February 5, 2013
• February 19 - February 27, 2013
• March 11 - March 19, 2013
• April 1 - April 9, 2013

Tour Price
$NZD4290 per person twin or double share accommodation
Full itinerary and meeting / departure details will be emailed from the operator.

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