North Island Tours

Our North Island tours offer truly diverse holiday experiences; from vibrant cities to serene beaches or areas rich in history and culture.

Journey through landscapes that blend lush forests and rugged mountains, magnificent coasts and beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders.

Friday 11 September – Tuesday 15 September 2020 ~ Scenic East Cape & Mahia Peninsula (5 Days)

Journey with us to the easternmost point of New Zealand, the East Cape.  On our Scenic East Cape and Mahia Peninsula tour enjoy wonderful views of beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs and wild bush land. We will visit numerous historical sites and learn about our unique and interesting cultural heritage including the landing site of the Arawa Canoe, Hicks Bay, Mahia Peninsula and much more…

COST:  From $1,390 per person

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Friday 18 September – Wednesday 23 September 2020 ~ Bay of Islands & Northland Spring Getaway (6 days)

Journey with us this spring to the Bay of Islands, rich in culture and history and blessed with a pristine natural environment. While touring this beautiful destination we visit Rawene, Russell one of the oldest European settlements in New Zealand, the Waitangi Treaty house and view Ngatokimatawhaorua, enjoy a cruise of inland waterway of Opua & Okiato and much more…

COST: From $1830 per person

Book and pay in full by Wednesday 10 June 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Friday 02 October 2020 – Tuesday 06 October 2020 ~ Lake Waikeremoana and Gentle Annie (5 Days)

This tour features two internal routes not often travelled by the independent traveller but extremely interesting and historical areas. South-East of Rotorua is the Kaingaroa Plain, now covered by the 162,000-hectare Kaingaroa Forest, the largest plantation forest in the Southern Hemisphere. Here the road runs through a seemingly endless avenue of pine trees. In the centre of the region is the Te Urewera National Park, which encompasses Lake Waikaremoana in the southeast and reaches towards the Bay of Plenty. The Gentle Annie Route is now a lot gentler on travellers than it used to be. Here you’ll find picturesque high-country sheep stations like Erewhon and Springvale. Erewhon – “nowhere” backwards – takes its name from Samuel Butler’s influential 1872 novel. It’s an apt name for such an isolated place.

COST:  From $1,490 per person

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Sunday 18 October – Thursday 22 October 2020 ~ Scenic East Cape and Mahia Peninsula (5 Days)

Journey with us to the easternmost point of New Zealand, the East Cape.  On our Scenic East Cape and Mahia Peninsula tour enjoy wonderful views of beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs and wild bushland. We will visit numerous historical sites and learn about our unique and interesting cultural heritage including the landing site of the Arawa Canoe, Hicks Bay, Mahia Peninsula and much more…

COST:  From $1550 per person

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Saturday 31 October 2020 – Wednesday 4 November 2020 ~ Taranaki Garden Festival (5 Days)

Awaken your senses with an impressive array of gardens. The Taranaki Garden Spectacular showcases a dynamic display of private & public gardens and we plan to visit as many as we can over the four days, including the world-renowned Pukeiti.

COST:  From $1,690 per person

Book and pay in full by Friday 3 July 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Friday 13 November – Sunday 15 November 2020 ~ Great Barrier Island (3 Days)

Journey with us to one of the most unspoiled places you will ever find; an amazing island full of native flora and fauna, some unique to this special place. Escape to tranquility – escape to Great Barrier Island! While on the island enjoy a full day touring visiting sights including Tryphena Harbour, Claris, Glenfern Sanctuary and much more …

COST:  From $1290 per person

Book and pay in full by 16 July 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November 2020~ Forgotten World (3 Days)

Join with us on our adventure to the Forgotten World. Travelling south on State Highway 3 we enjoy the history of two rural towns – Otorohanga & Te Kuiti. We see the Kiwiana collection and visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park.  Nestled within the deep hidden valleys of New Zealand’s Forgotten World Highway is the ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand – travel along the decommissioned Forgotten World Highway-rail line and enjoy a completely different perspective than travelling by road. Seated in the comfort of a specially adapted railcar, we travel along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and to townships that time forgot. We will experience the first ten tunnels on the Forgotten World line and take a thrilling boat ride on the majestic Whanganui River.

COST:  From $1,320 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 23 July 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Tuesday 24 November – Saturday 28 November 2020~ Hawkes Bay Historic Homes (5 Days)

The Hawkes Bay is home to a wide variety of houses built during 1870-1914 and our five day tour will give you an excellent chance to experience first-hand, the story of New Zealand’s formative years by visiting beautiful houses of the period – many of which are still in the hands of the families they were built for. We also enjoy a guided art deco walking tour exploring the interior and exterior of the beautiful art deco buildings of Napier.

COST:  From $1,790 per person

Book and pay in full by Wednesday 22 July 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Friday 11 December – Sunday 13 December 2020 ~ Great Barrier Island (3 Days)

Journey with us to one of the most unspoiled places you will ever find; an amazing island full of native flora and fauna, something unique to this special place.  Escape to tranquillity – escape to Great Barrier Island!  While on the island enjoy a full day touring visiting sights including Tryphena Harbour, Claris, Glenfern Sanctuary and much more.

COST:  From $1290 per person

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Friday 15 January – Sunday 17 January 2021 ~ Great Barrier Island (3 Days)

Journey with us to one of the most unspoiled places you will ever find; an amazing island full of native flora and fauna, something unique to this special place.  Escape to tranquillity – escape to Great Barrier Island!  While on the island enjoy a full day touring visiting sights including Tryphena Harbour, Claris, Glenfern Sanctuary and much more.

COST:  From $1290 per person

Book and pay in full by Friday 04 December 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Friday 19 February – Monday 22 February 2021 ~ Art Deco Weekend (4 days)

The largest of all Art Deco events in Napier is the Tremains Art Deco Festival in February. It includes over 250 events, hundreds of 1920s and 30s cars, aerobatic flying displays, railcar rides, great Gatsby picnics, dinner dance extravaganzas and free outdoor concerts to name a few. Many thousands of guests and locals alike dressed in Deco style bringing glamour to the city streets. 

COST:  From $1390 per person

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Friday 05 March – Monday 08 March 2021 ~ Kapiti Island (4 days)

Kapiti is one of New Zealand’s most valuable nature reserves and it is the only large island sanctuary for birds between the Hauraki Gulf in the north and New Zealand’s southern outlying islands. Kapiti is one of a few relatively accessible island nature reserves. It provides an opportunity for people to observe birds that are either very rare or absent from the mainland, and to see the recovery of vegetation after intensive modification during last century. Most people never get an opportunity to visit nature reserves because access to them is so difficult. On our Kapiti Island Tour we enjoy a cruise from Paraparaumu to Kapiti Island, and guided history & nature walk. We also visit Southwards Car Museum and Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary. A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour.

COST:  From $1390 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 05 November 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Wednesday 7 April – Monday 12 April 2021 ~ Northland Wanderer (6 days)

Subtropical Northland is a land of contrasts where every area is steeped in history with spectacular yet diverse coastlines, marine reserves, kauri forests, and two oceans that collide.
Our six-day Northland tour will explore the different areas of Northland including the west coast – home to ancient kauri forests, wild windswept harbours, giant sand dunes; the historical sites of Kerikeri, the beachside resort of Taipa and Doubtless Bay, Whangarei in the south, and everywhere in between.

COST:  From $2390 per person

Book and pay in full by Tuesday 8 December 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Hokianga Harbour Northland New Zealand

Tuesday 13 April – Saturday 17 April 2021 ~ Coromandel Sights & Beaches (5 days)

The Coromandel Peninsula is one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets. It is an area of beautiful golden sand beaches and magnificent native forests. Our five day Coromandel Tour incorporates some of the best sights and beaches of the area, including Rapaura Water Gardens, Driving Creek Railway, Matarangi, Buffalo Beach, Whitianga, Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach, and Whangamata, all while travelling at a leisurely and relaxed pace.

COST:  From $1690 per person

Book and pay in full by Monday 14 December 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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