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NORTHERN WINTER ESCAPE

HIBISCUS COAST, BAY OF ISLANDS & NORTHLAND

11 Day Fully Hosted Small Group Tour.

Journey with us this winter up through the Hibiscus Coast to the Bay of Islands and the untouched region of Northland, rich in culture, tradition and blessed with breath-taking coastal views, native landscape and rolling countryside. 

Whilst touring these beautiful regions from east coast to west coast we stop at the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, take in the Waiomio Glowworm Caves, before spending four lovely days in Russell, our base in the Bay of Islands, with time spent exploring the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the historic Stone Store & Kemp House in Kerikeri, the Ake Ake Winery and the Te Waimate Mission “Old Church.   

Continuing on from east to west, at Omapere we visit Manea – Footprints of Kupe Experience before letting our senses loose in the mystical atmosphere during our evening stroll into the Waipoua Forest to view the magnificent Tane Mahuta. South bound we tour the award-winning Kauri Museum in Matakohe, the lovely small city of Whangarei with its river side town basin and the quaint village of Waipu with its strong Scottish heritage.  

On our return to the Waikato, be inspired by the impressive Hamilton Gardens, before we travel towards the centre of the North Island enjoying the backdrop of the volcanoes of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe dominating the landscape and majestic views from the Sky Waka Gondola. There is so much to see and do on this tour, you won’t be disappointed. 

Departs 1 August 2021

from $4,860 per person twin share (single supplement available)

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • View Huka Falls

  • Visit Tirau (Corrugated Capital of the World)

  • Stay at Whangaparaoa Peninsula

  • Visit to Orewa Waterfront Village

  • Guided Tour of the Waiomio Glow Worm Caves

  • Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach (Optional Sightseeing Excursion)

  • Hole In The Rock Cruise (Optional Sightseeing Excursion)

  • Guided Tour Waitangi Treaty House & grounds

  • Tour of historic Russell

  • Guided Tour of Stone Store & Kemp House

  • Makana Chocolate Confections, Kerikeri

  • Tasting & lunch at Ake Ake Vineyard, Kerikeri

  • Visit the Historic Te Waimate Mission

  • Visit the Quaint Village of Rawene

  • Tour Manea- Footprints of Kupe Experience

  • Guided night tour of Waipoua Forest

  • View majestic Tane Mahuta – our largest kauri tree

  • Tour of Kauri Museum at Matakohe

  • View the Whangarei Falls

  • Waipu Village & Museum Tour

  • Visit the Beautiful Hamilton Gardens

  • Walk the Sir Edmund Hilary Walkway, Otorohanga

  • View Sir Colin Meads bronze statue, Te Kuiti

  • Visit the Unesco Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site at Tongariro National Park

  • Stay at the iconic Chateau Tongariro

  • Ride the Sky Waka Gondola up Mount Ruapehu

  • Tour the National Army Museum – Te Mata Toa

  • Fully hosted by a YOURTours host

  • Quality accommodation 

  • Meals as per itinerary 

  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated on our itinerary

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