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7 Day Fully Hosted Small Group Tour.

Our 7-day East Cape Explorer tour takes us to the lessor known corner of the North Island, with wild & remote coastlines, along with plenty of culture and history.

With striking scenery along the way, from sprawling farming landscapes, to Te Apiti Windfarm high on the hills overlooking the Manawatu, as we head over to Napier in the gorgeous Hawkes Bay region.

Our dramatic coastal drive north from Napier, through Gisborne and onwards to Hicks Bay is a journey of beauty, as we discover the remote East Cape, its nature, history and culture, with time allowed to also explore Gisborne at your leisure.
Our adventure continues to the most easterly point on the mainland as we travel to the East Cape Lighthouse, before heading west again towards sunny Whakatane. We explore the often-missed Orakei Korako- Hidden Valley geothermal area, and then onwards to the beautiful Lava Glass sculpture garden.

Our final stretch sees us heading south towards the centre of the North Island, enjoying the backdrop of the volcanoes of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe dominating the landscape, and exploring the National Army Museum, before arriving 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 2 May 2022

from $3,135 per person twin share (single supplement available)


  • Victoria Esplanade and Rose Gardens

  • Winery Experience at Church Road Winery

  • Eastwood Hill Arboretum

  • Captain Cooks Monument and Nicholas Young’s Monument

  • Two Nights in Gisborne

  • Tologa Bay & Tokomaru Bay

  • Lunch at the iconic Te Puka Tavern

  • View Mt Hikurangi

  • The world’s largest Pohutakawa Tree (Te Waha O Rerekohu)

  • East Cape Lighthouse

  • Ohiwa Harbour and the location of “The Pathway to The Sunrise”

  • Ohope Beach

  • Sightseeing Tour of Whakatane

  • Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave – The Hidden Valley

  • Lava Glass - Glassblowing Studio, Sculpture Garden, Art Gallery and Café

  • 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

Please read our Hosted Tours

full terms and conditions.


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