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9 Day Fully Hosted Small Group Tour.

This 9-day East Cape journey takes us to the lessor known corner of the North Island, with wild coastlines, wineries, farmers markets and plenty of culture and history.


Beginning on the Kapiti Coast, you’ll see striking scenery along the way, from sprawling farming landscapes, grazing cattle and sheep to Te Apiti Windfarm high on the hills overlooking Palmerston North as we head to Napier, a gorgeous, sun-soaked region.


The dramatic coastal drive from Napier, through Gisborne to Hicks Bay is a journey of beauty as we discover the East Cape, its nature, history and culture.


Exploring the most easterly point on the mainland as we travel to the East Cape Lighthouse, before heading west to Whakatane.


From the thundering Huka Falls, majesty of Lake Taupo, we journey over the ranges through Eskdale Valley back to the Hawkes Bay, before we journey south to the Wairarapa Region.  As we head off the beaten track to Palliser Bay, we discover stunning views of the Wairarapa and the colonial charm of Martinborough, before we head home.

You may fly in and out of either Wellington or Kapiti to connect with this tour, our travel team is able to assist with flight arrangements if required. 

Departs 6 September 2020

from $3,815 per person twin share (single supplement available)


  • Morere Hot Springs

  • Eastwood Hill Arboretum

  • Visit Captain Cooks Monument and Nicholas Young’s Monument (his Cabin Boy)

  • Tologa Bay Historic Wharf

  • Visit the Old Freezing Works at Tokomaru Bay

  • Lunch at Te Puka Tavern

  • View Mt Hikurangi

  • Visit the worlds largest Pohutakawa tree (Te Waha O Rerekohu)

  • Visit East Cape Lighthouse

  • Visit the location of “The Pathway to the Sunrise”

  • Sightseeing tour of Whakatane

  • Visit the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market

  • Walking tour of Napier

  • Mission Estate Winery

  • Visit to Nordic Village of Norsewood

  • Guided tour of Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka

  • Palliser Bay Woolshed Experience

  • 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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