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.

Wednesday 10 February – Monday 15 February 2021 ~ Central North Island Wanderer (6 Days)

Join us for a six day tour discovering some of the wonderful short walks the Central North Island has to offer. The walks on offer are no longer than four hours in duration, and offer stunning natural scenery along the way. We explore riverside walkways, Jurassic-like ancient rainforests, stunning lakes surrounded by native forest, and stunning waterfalls on this wonderful walking tour.

COST:  From $2,850 per person

Book and pay in full by Tuesday 13 October 2020 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!

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Friday 19 February – Monday 22 February 2021 ~ Art Deco Festival (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 $1410 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 22 October 2020 and receive a $75 discount per person

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Thursday 25 February – Monday 1 March 2021 ~ Wings over Wairarapa (5 days)

Join us on a journey to Masterton, where we experience the thrills and excitement of Wings Over Wairarapa 2021, featuring some of the world’s rarest vintage aircraft from the last century including original WWI aircraft alongside some of the classics from WWII.

COST:  From $2015 per person

Book and pay in full by Wednesday 28 October 2020 and receive a $75 discount per person

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WingsOverWairarapa WW1 Vintage Aviator

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 $1410 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 $2420 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

Wednesday 7 April – Saturday 17 April 2021 ~ Northland & Coromandel Combo (11 days)

Explore Northland and the Coromandel Peninsula. This tour gives you the opportunity to view the spectacular coastlines of the Northland beaches, the historical sites of Kerikeri and Russell, and natural wonders including forests, glowworm caves and waterfalls. In the Coromandel Peninsula we enjoy more golden beaches, including Hot Water Beach along with coastal villages and pleasant walks.

COST:  From $4135 per person

Book and pay in full by Tuesday 8 December 2020 and receive a $150.00 discount per person!

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Kerikeri Stone store

Thursday 8 April – Thursday 15 April 2021 ~ North Island Solos Tour (8 days)

If you’re looking to get out and see some of our amazing country, but would like some travelling companions, then our Solos Tour is the trip for you!
Join other like-minded individuals on a travel adventure in the North Island. 

COST:  From $4035 per person

 Book and pay in full by Wednesday 19 December 2020 and receive a $100.00 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 $1715 per person

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

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Tuesday 13 April – Wednesday 23 April 2021 ~ Pacific Coast Highway (9 days)

The Pacific Coast Highway, traversing the spectacular east coast of the North Island, links the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Whakatane, Eastland and Hawkes Bay. The tour travels through a unique region where land and sea intermingle including beaches of the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty alongside the cultural heritage of the East Cape, and sunny climate of the Hawkes Bay.

COST:  From $3150 per person

Book and pay in full by Monday 14 December 2020 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!

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Looking out through the natural archway at Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula

Saturday 17 April – Wednesday 21 April 2021  ~ 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 $1,515 per person

Book and pay in full by Friday 18 December 2020 and receive a $75 discount per person

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Saturday 17 April – Monday 26 April 2021  ~ Explore the East Coast (10 Days)

This tour explores the North Island’s varied east coast – encompassing the coastal shores of the Bay of Plenty, the East Cape, Hawkes Bay, the Wairarapa and culminating in our country’s capital city; Wellington for ANZAC day commemorations. We take in some historic locations, stunning scenic views, and fun activities such as a 4WD safari tour to the Gannet Sanctuary at Cape Kidnappers.

COST:  From $3,780 per person

Book and pay in full by Friday 18 December 2020 and receive a $100 discount per person

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Mahia Peninsula Beach

Tuesday 20 April – Monday 26 April 2021  ~ East Coast to Wellington Explorer (7 Days)

The Wairarapa is a farming area east of the rugged Tararua Ranges where sheep graze and in the south fine wines are produced.  The coast is wild, noted for fishing, surfing, and seals.  Orchards and market gardens sell from roadside stalls while the commercial centre of Masterton hosts the annual Golden Shears International Shearing Competition.  Many fine private mansions and gardens are open to the public as well as numerous arts and crafts outlets.

COST:  From $2,785 per person

Book and pay in full by Monday 21 December 2020 and receive a $100 discount per person

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Tuesday 20 April – Friday 30 April 2021  ~ East Coast to West Coast (11 Days)

Take a coastal journey around the North Island from the east to the west.  Our first stop is Napier where we have plenty of activities  to enjoy before moving through Central Hawkes Bay to the Wairarapa with trips to Castlepoint and more.  Commemorate Anzac Day while we are in Wellington before travelling North along the Kapiti Coast and across to Whanganui and New Plymouth.

COST:  From $4,370 per person

Book and pay in full by Monday 21 December 2020 and receive a $150 discount per person

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Saturday 24 April – Friday 30 April 2021  ~ Wellington & West Coast Landscapes (7 Days)

Join us on our tour of Wellington and the West Coast of the North Island.  Commencing in Wellington our first few days celebrates ANZAC day in our Capital City before travelling north taking in sights along the way in each location that we visit.  With three two night stays in Wellington, Whanganui and New Plymouth the pace of the tour is very relaxed.  This tour can be extended with our Forgotten World Tour.

COST:  From $2,730 per person

Book and pay in full by Monday 21 December 2020 and receive a $100 discount per person

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Saturday 24 April – Sunday 2 May 2021  ~ West Coast & Forgotten World (9 days)

Travel with us from Wellington up and around the West Coast on a tour of the North Islands varied landscapes.  We spend Anzac Day in Wellington then set off on our journey of exploration when we discover many areas  of contrasting scenery, gain insights into days gone by, view remarkable structures, and enjoy local activities and sightseeing.

COST:  From $3,750 per person

Book and pay in full by Wednesday 23 December 2020 and receive a $100 discount per person

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Friday 30 April – Sunday 2 May 2021 ~ 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 $1,335 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 31 December 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Wednesday 12 May – Monday 17 May 2021 ~ Northern Highlights Value Tour (6 Days)

If you’re looking for a great way to explore Northland on a reasonably priced tour then look no further! This tour allows you to discover the historic and beautiful Bay of Islands and Northland with the freedom to select your own activities to suit your taste and budget. Visit some of the North’s highlights including: Tane Mahuta, Kerikeri, Whangarei Falls, Kaipara Harbour, Paihia and more.

COST:  From $990.00 per person

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Moeraki Boulders

Friday 14 May – Sunday 16 May 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 $1365 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 14 January 2021 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Tuesday 18 May– Saturday 22 May 2021~ 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 $1,975 per person

Book and pay in full by Monday 18 January 2021 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Monday 2 August – Thursday 5 2021~ Central Plateau & Forgotten Highway (4 Days)

Celebrate winter in the heart of the Tongariro Volcanic Plateau, including two nights at the iconic Chateau Tongariro. Our journey also takes us through the Forgotten World Highway. On this stretch of road, we wriggle our way over four mountain saddles, through an eerie one-lane tunnel along a sinuous river gorge to Stratford, and our last night will be spent in New Plymouth.

COST:  From $1,710 per person

Book and pay in full by Friday 4 April 2021 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Chateau Tongariro in the winter snow

Wednesday 18 August – Monday 23 August 2021~ Bay of Islands & Northland 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 $2,220 per person

Book and pay in full by Tuesday 20 April 2021 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!

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Cape Reinga Lighthouse, New Zealand

Friday 3 September – Wednesday 8 September 2021~ Northland Gardens, Art, Sculptures and History (6 Days)

Take a springtime break and escape to subtropical Northland for a creative exploration of the region. We include a wide range of gardens, sculpture parks, and historic sites along with some popular sightseeing activities and attractions throughout the region. Join your likeminded fellow travellers for dinner on most evenings to compare thoughts and inspirations generated from your travels.

COST:  From $2,200 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 6 May 2021 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!

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Cape Reinga Lighthouse, New Zealand

Thursday 30 September – Sunday 3 October 2021 ~ Wellington Wearable Arts (4 Days)

Journey with us to Wellington to experience the magic of the World of Wearable Arts show. This captivating theatrical extravaganza is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed. Enjoy time out in Wellington before the show, and relax in the seaside city of Napier before returning home. 

COST:  From $1470 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 19 August 2021 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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