13 Day North Island Icons from $2599pp*

12 nights hotel, guided tour, dinner cruise, Hobbiton movie set tour, transfers and more

Explore the North Islands major visitor cities from Auckland, City of Sails, to Rotorua, the art deco city of Napier and the Capital City of Wellington. A great value itinerary with plenty of time to self explore the regions.

Package Includes

  • 3 nights Auckland; The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
  • 3 hour fully guided tour of Auckland. Your morning tour is a journey of discovery, designed to show you the history, sights and sounds of Auckland but also see how Aucklanders live and play. The tour includes Queen St, Auckland Domain and Harbour Bridge and stunning views across the Hauraki Gulf and back to the city from Mt Victoria on the North Shore.
  • Pride of Auckland dinner cruise on Auckland Harbour. Immerse yourself in Auckland's harbour setting with dinner on the water. Sit back and relax on our dinner cruise. Cruise the inner harbour and glide past the city as it lights up. You’ll be treated to canapés and a drink as you set off towards Westhaven Marina. You will have the choice of a formal dinner in the downstairs cabin or take in the iconic sights of the Auckland Harbour while you eat on deck. A decadent dessert will then be yours to savor as you set sail.                             
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Upon completion of the tour you will return to The Shires Rest Cafe
  • 3 nights Rotorua; Millennium Rotorua
  • Te Puia Steambox Experience. Taste our culture - Discover the distinctive flavors and unique preparation of a traditionally cooked steambox hangi - an experience unlike anything in the world. This package also takes you deeper into Maori culture, with an extended tour and interactive weaving encounter.
  • Tamaki Evening Cultural Experience. As you journey to Tamaki Maori Village, your driver will share customs &  protocols that must be observed during your visit. At the heart of the village lays a traditional meeting house, here you are invited to relax as hosts entertain you with a powerful cultural performance. An evening highlight - the Hangi buffet feast & New Zealand dessert menu is shared before the evening draws to an end with waiata (songs) and whaikorero (speeches). 
  • 3 nights Napier; Art Deco Masonic Hotel
  • Havelock Nth & Cape Coast Wine tour. From the fine wineries of Black Barn and Te Mata Estate in Havelock North you join the trail to cycle through stunning orchard country, following the Tuki Tuki River, to the coast. On reaching the coastal settlement of Te Awanga your cycling efforts are rewarded with visits to more acclaimed wineries including Elephant Hill and Clearview Estate.           
  • 3 nights Wellington; Sofitel Wellington
  • Weta Dine with the Stars.  Get up close to the props, weapons and costumes created for The Lord of the Rings, Power Rangers, The Great Wall, Avatar, District 9 and more. See artists at work on our tour stage and peek through windows that look directly into the Workshop. Hear stories from the Weta Workshop Crew - many have work on the films themselves! Roxy Cinema is internationally renowned for its outstanding service and gorgeous Art Deco setting. At CoCo at the Roxy, the cinemas restaurant and cafe, you can dine among incredible artworks, movie memorabilia and sculptures showcasing Weta Workshop talent. You might even spot a star or two.
  • 6 day Avis car rental with unlimited miles and insurance
  • Arrival transfer in Auckland
  • Departure transfer in Wellington     
  • Islands In The Sun Emergency Travel Assistance (available 24 hours)


Pricing Details

Price per person from $2599*

Travel Dates

4/1/2018 - 6/14/2018
6/17/2018 - 8/17/2018
8/19/2018 - 8/30/2018

Other travel dates apply, please call for details.

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*Terms & Conditions(USD): Prices are land only, 'from' per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel between 1 April and 14 June 2018 or 17 June and 17 August or 19 August and 30 August 2018; otherwise supplements will apply. Book by 15 August 2018. Airfare is not included. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Car insurance, security deposit, one way fees and deductible are additional; please ask for details. Prices are in US dollars and current at time of posting (13 February 2017) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. Strictly subject to availability. Not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Upgrades are available. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour Code: SN18001. CST# 2001136-50

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