Hokianga and Far North September 2018 and May 2019

NZ$2250.00

$2050.00 ex Auckland.  

Price per person Twin Share. Single room is NZ$650.00 extra. Prices in New Zealand Dollars.

Departs: 

21st September 2018 and 4th May 2019

Booking request

This is a nice easy paced tour, with two 3-night stays, and attractions that include Hokianga harbour, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga. Plenty of surprises as well!

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Travel in luxury: 

  • 8 days on a luxury tour coach, twin doors, rest room, reclining seats. 
  • Minimum of 9 spare seats on the coach to ensure greater comfort.
  • Tour fully escort by tour guide.
  • Professional coach driver.
  • Home pickups and return via shuttle.

Included: 

  • 7 Nights superior hotel/motel accommodation.
  • All meals as indicated
  • Cape Reinga day trip
  • Kauri Museum tour
  • Waitangi grounds tour
  • Other activities as noted(except Hole in Rock which is optional extra)
  • Plus a few surprises!!

Conditions: 

Deposit of NZ$300 per person at time of booking. This is non-refundable. A confirmation of final tour details will be posted prior to departure. Final balance due four weeks prior to departure. No refund is available after this time.

Day 1: Homeport to Auckland

After a home pick up by shuttle, you will be shuttled or flown to Auckland where we will stay at Rydges Hotel in Auckland. You are free to dine at one of the many options in the viaduct basin or downtown Auckland.

Hotel: Rydges Auckland

Day 2: Auckland to Hokianga

 After breakfast, we join our Bayes Coach and travel north to visit the Matakohe Kauri Museum. We then continue via Dargaville and then the wonderful drive through the Waipoua Kauri Forest. Our overnight stop for the next three nights is the wonderful Copthorne Hotel at Omapere.  

Hotel: Copthorne Hokianga (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Hokianga

Today we explore Opononi and surrounding areas. You will have plenty of time to read a book or try one of the numerous walks around the harbour.  

Hotel: Copthorne Hokianga (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Hokianga

This morning we are taking the ferry from Rawene to Kohukohu. We will visit this historic town before travelling around the small townships on the Northern side of the harbour. Returning to Omapare  mid afternoon.

Hotel: Copthorne Hokianga  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Hokianga to Paihia

After another great breakfast we farewell the Hokianga and travel via Kaikohe to Kerikeri, visiting the historic store. We then travel down to Paihia were we will visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Then onto our hotel located on the waterfront at Pahia Bay of Islands.     

Hotel: Kingsgate Autolodge (Breakfast)

Day 6: Cape Reinga

Today we have a day trip to Cape Reinga. Our coach will take you north to Kauri Kingdom were you will join the Harrisons Cape Runner. Travelling along ninety mile beach and stopping at the beautiful Tapotupotu Bay for a basic picnic style lunch before travelling to Cape Reinga.  We return to Paihia via Mangonui. You do have the option of staying in Paihia for the day. You are free to enjoy dinner at your leisure in Paihia.

Hotel: Kingsgate Autolodge (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 7: Paihia and Bay of Islands

This morning you have the option of a boat trip to the hole in the rock or maybe a short trip across to historic Russell. This afternoon you can explore Paihia. Tonight we will gather together again for a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Kingsgate Autolodge (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Paihia to Auckland and Home

Today we travel south via Whangarei to Auckland to meet our flight home. Shuttles will transfer you to your door on arrival.