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9D7N NORTH ISLAND WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND

9D7N NORTH ISLAND WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND
  • 9 days
  • Group Tour
  • Oct 2018 - Mar 2019
  • SGD 4288

TripZilla NZ09N

150 South Bridge Road, #01-12 Fook Hai Building, Singapore 058727

Highlights
9D7N NORTH ISLAND WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND​
TOUR CODE: NZ09N

Insider Series
Sales period: Jul 2018 - Mar 2019
Travel period: Oct 2018 - Mar 2019


WELLINGTON 
  • Parliament Buildings
  • Beehive
  • Old St Paul's 
  • Mount Victoria Lookout 
  • Weta Workshop with Weta Cave and DIY movie effects and design experience
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
  • Kelburn Lookout with 1-way historic cable car ride
  • Zealandia 

WAIRARAPA 
  • Local winery with wine-tasting session
  • Greytown 

NAPIER 
  • The Silky Oak Chocolate Company 

TAUPO 
  • Lake Taupo Cruise
  • Huka Falls 

ROTORUA 
  • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland 
  • Mamaku Blue
  • Agroventures Adventure Park 
  • Te Po indigenous evening experience with hangi feast 
  • Mt Ngongotaha gondola ride 
  • Skyline Skyrides champagne breakfast with Luge ride 
  • Agrodome Farm Show and Farm Tour 

MATAMATA 
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour 

AUCKLAND 
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge 
  • Parnell Village

ITINERARY
Day 1 Singapore – Wellington

(Meals On Board)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Wellington.

Day 2 Wellington
(Breakfast/Chinese Dinner)
Upon arrival, embark on a city tour driving past Parliament Buildings, Beehive and Old St Paul’s. Next, head to Mt Victoria Lookout for spectacular panoramic views of Wellington city, the harbour and beyond. Thereafter, check in to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 3 Wellington
(Breakfast/Western Lunch)
This morning, get ready for a tour of the multi-award winning design studio and physical manufacturing facility, Weta Workshop. See how a film’s creative process unfolds and watch master designers and craftsmen at work as they create amazing movie effects and props. Then, check out authentic prop replicas and collectibles from well-loved movies like “The Lord of the Rings”, “Avatar” and “The Hobbit” at Weta Cave. Watch a video of the exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with the workshop’s co-founders such as Richard Taylor, Peter Jackson and Tania Rodger. Get your hands dirty with a DIY movie effects and design experience after the studio tour. Next, soak up some New Zealand culture at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand's national museum. Renowned for its bicultural partnerships between the indigenous and non-indigenous people, the museum’s collections focus on diversity and multidisciplinary collaboration. Continue to Zealandia, a groundbreaking and community-driven ecological restoration project. Not only does the sanctuary educate others on New Zealand’s native wildlife and natural history, it has also inspired similar conservation projects throughout the country through its conservation success. Thereafter, enjoy a 1-way historic cable car ride to Kelburn Lookout for stunning views of the surrounding attractions.  

Day 4 Wellington – Wairarapa – Napier
(Breakfast/Western Dinner)
Start your day at a local winery in Wairarapa region for a wine-tasting session. Then, stop by Greytown, the oldest town in Wairarapa, with historic trees and quaint Victorian architecture along its main streets. Thereafter, proceed to The Silky Oak Chocolate Company to learn about the chocolate-making process and enjoy a taste of their selection of chocolates. The “Chocolate Thru’ The Ages” Museum takes you through 3,000 years of chocolate history and is the only comprehensive chocolate museum in the Southern Hemisphere.

Day 5 Napier – Taupo
(Breakfast/Western Dinner)
Embark on a city tour of Napier, one of the cities with the highest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world. Then, head north towards New Zealand’s largest lake, Lake Taupo. Go on a cruise and take in the gorgeous views of the picturesque bays and magnificent snow-capped mountain peaks of UNESCO World Heritage listed Tongariro National Park as you learn about Maori mythology around the lake. Next, proceed to the thundering waters of Huka Falls, the most visited natural attraction in New Zealand where up to 220,000 litres of water plummets 11 metres below into a beautiful blue and green pool every second. You may wish to join a jetboating adventure, bungy jump, cliff hangar or skydiving experience at your own expense.

Day 6 Taupo – Rotorua
(Breakfast/Hangi Feast Dinner)
This morning, head to one of the most surreal places in the world, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. See how geothermal activity paints and sculpts the landscape with rainbow colours and unique geological features such as bubbling mud, huge volcanic craters and world-famous Champagne Pool and Lady Knox Geyser. After, go on a tour of Mamaku Blue and take the opportunity to sample and buy a range of blueberry products. In the evening, learn more about Maori culture with a Te Po indigenous evening experience, in which you will get to taste a traditional hangi feast dinner. After dinner, be entertained by Maori mythology and stories amidst the fascinating sights of Te Puia’s geothermal valley. For a more intimate experience, join in the traditional Maori poi dance or haka.

Day 7 Rotorua
(Champagne Breakfast/Chinese Lunch)
Take a gondola ride to admire the surrounding panoramic views as you ascend to the top of Mt Ngongotaha. Indulge in an exclusive champagne breakfast amidst the beautiful views of Rotorua at Skyline Skyrides. Next, experience an exhilarating ride on the Luge. The Luge is a fun-filled 2-kilometre-long gravity ride on a cart, which is suitable for all ages. Proceed to Agrodome Farm Show to see sheep dogs work their magic at herding 19 different breeds of sheep. Then, join the Agrodome Farm Tour where you get to take a tractor to hand-feed and take photos with many friendly animals, including romney sheep, cattle, deer, llamas, ostriches, pigs and alpacas. Explore the fruit orchard and olive grove, and get to taste fresh kiwi juice and delicious honey direct from the farm. End the day by enjoying a relaxing soak in the mineral pools of Polynesian Spa at your own expense.

Day 8 Rotorua – Matamata – Auckland
(Breakfast/Buffet Lunch/Buffet Dinner)
Today, experience Hobbiton Movie Set Tour in Matamata, where “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies were filmed. See the real Middle-earth in all its beauty, complete with rolling hills, picturesque farmland, magnificent pine trees and pristine lakes. Next, proceed to Auckland for a city tour through this cosmopolitan City of Sails. Stop to admire the best views of Auckland Harbour Bridge, one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks, and Victorian buildings at charming Parnell Village. Thereafter, you may spend your time at leisure exploring and shopping in Auckland at your own expense.

Day 9 Auckland - Singapore
(Breakfast/Meals On Board)
If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping before you transfer to the airport for your flight home.


Remarks
  • Revisions, if any, in itinerary are subject to the Company’s Terms and Conditions, a copy of which is available at www.ChanBrothers.com/PackageTourTnCs.
  • In particular, the Customer is requested to note the following:
  • Itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control.
  • Accommodation in designated cities is subject to room availability.
  • Sequence of itinerary may be subject to change.
  • Different tour groups may be merged.
  • Proposed changes, if any, that are not accepted will be subject to the refund provisions set out in the Terms and Conditions.