Days 1-2 : Auckland
On arrival, you will be transferred to the SKYCITY Grand Hotel for a stay of 2 nights. The following day is at leisure to relax or explore Auckland. We recommend pre-booking a cruise in the harbour or taking a city tour.
Days 3-4 : Bay of Islands
Collect your car hire and drive north to the small town of Russell in the Bay of Islands. Stay at the Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa for 2 nights. The following day is at leisure. Entrance to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds or a cruise on the Bay of Islands can be pre-booked.
Days 5-6 : Coromandel peninsula
Drive south past Auckland to the beautiful Coromandel peninsula. Stay 2 nights at Brenton Lodge in Whangamata. The following day is at leisure to explore this scenic region. (B)
Day 7 : Rotorua
Drive to the pretty Bay of Plenty and stop off at the coastal town of Mount Maunganui before continuing south to the volcanic town of Rotorua. Stay 2 nights at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua. Upgrades are available to stay at the Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel & Spa, a luxury eight-bedroom property that overlooks the lake on the outskirts of the city. (B)
Day 8 : Rotorua
Day at leisure to explore the volcanic attractions of Rotorua. We recommend pre-booking a Rotorua Diamond Pass, which includes entrance to many of the town’s top sights and attractions.
Days 9-10 : Napier
Take a scenic drive east to the wine-growing region of Hawke’s Bay and stay 2 nights at the McHardy Lodge in Napier. Alternatively upgrade your accommodation with a stay at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers to experience a modernrustic retreat set within rolling farmland and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The following day is at leisure. We recommend pre-booking a tour of the nearby vineyards or a visit to the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers.
Days 11-12 : Martinborough
Continue south along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail to the Wairarapa wine region and stay 2 nights at Peppers Parehua in Martinborough. Spend the next day exploring the nearby vineyards and cellar doors surrounding the town. (B)
Days 13-14 : Wellington
Drive to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, and stay 2 nights at the Bolton Hotel. Spend the next day exploring the city; recommended excursions include a walking tour and a visit to New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa.
Day 15 : Departure
Return your car hire at the airport and fly to your next destination.
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.