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Your suggested New Zealand tour itinerary
New Zealand - East Coast

Tour highlights: Auckland - Coromandel Peninsula - Tauranga - (Rotorua) - Whakatane - White Island - East Cape - Gisborne - Napier - Hawke's Bay - Martinborough - Wellington - Blenheim - Marlborough wines - Kaikoura - Christchurch
6 wine production areas 3 cities
2 islands (North Island and South Island)
Welcome to New ZealandThis suggested New Zealand tour itinerary starts in Auckland and ends in Christchurch. You can purchase international flights arriving into one city and leaving from the other. Alternatively, I can supply a domestic connecting flight upon request.

This New Zealand Revisited Tour is designed with three types of travellers in mind:

Private tour guide Although winery tours are available throughout the itinerary, as we cross 6 main wine production areas, you may also choose this itinerary even if you do not have a special interest in wine. Vineyard activities will be then replaced by other visits.

May I recommend to book your tour well ahead; I am usually booked 3-6 months in advance. I hope to have the pleasure to guide you on your New Zealand tour. - Mark Wolk

Day 1: Auckland

watching pukeko swamp henEarly arrival at Auckland International Airport. Your driver-guide awaits you. Transfer to your accommodation (available from 12:00). Time for rest and sightseeing including Devonport, Takapuna Beaches and Mount Victoria. Early dinner and two nights in Auckland.

Day 2: Auckland

smallWest Auckland winery tours and nature walks. Alternatively, day tour to Waiheke Island. Second night in Auckland.

Day 3: Auckland - Coromandel

watching tree fernScenic coastal road. Hotel du Vin lunch (De Redcliffe vineyard). 2 nights on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Day 4: Coromandel Peninsula

custom tour nzTour of the Coromandel Peninsula, including Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel, Hot Water Beach and Thames gold mine. 2nd night on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Day 5: Coromandel - Tauranga

CoromandelWaihi gold mine. Morton Estate winery. Tauranga and Mount Maunganui beach. 2 nights in Tauranga.

Day 6: Tauranga

escorted birdwatching tourDay tour to Rotorua, to see the geysers, geothermal areas or Maori song and dance performance you had not seen on your previous trip. Alternatively, quiet day shopping, local sightseeing or beach in Tauranga. 2nd night in Tauranga.

Day 7: Tauranga -Whakatane

escorted nature tourKiwifruit orchard tour. Red Barn Craft centre. Waterwheel heritage museum. 2 nights in Whakatane.

Day 8: White Island

White Island volcanoDay cruise to White Island active volcano. Island guided walk (some degree of fitness required). Alternatively, full day farm and nature tour. 2nd night in Whakatane.

Day 9: Whakatane - East Cape

escorted nz private tourPanoramic coastal road alongside Pacific Ocean. Bush and beach walks. Oroi scenic reserve. Overnight near the East Cape.

Day 10: East Cape - Gisborne

escorted nz tourMorning walk to the East Cape. The international date line is only miles away. Gisborne vineyards. Overnight in Gisborne.

Day 11: Gisborne - Napier

Napier Art Deco tourMahia peninsula garden tour. Whakaki lagoon. 2 nights in Napier.

Day 12: Napier

exclusive tour in nzArt Deco tour. Napier and Hawke's Bay vineyards and wineries. Second night in Napier.

Day 13: Napier - Martinborough

limo private driverNorsewood Norwegian heritage village. Dannevirke Danish colony. Mt Bruce natural park and native bird aviaries. Martinborough and its praised red wines. Overnight in Martinborough.

Day 14: Martinborough - Wellington

limousine tourWellington, the southernmost capital in the world. Mt Victoria panoramic view, Old St Pauls Cathedral, Te Papa National Museum. Overnight in Wellington.

Day 15: Wellington - Blenheim (Marlborough)

Marlborough SoundsCook Strait ferry crossing - a spectacular 3-hour cruise in the Marlborough Sounds. Queen Charlotte Sound sights. Picton. 2 nights in Blenheim (Marlborough).

Day 16: Blenheim (Marlborough)

luxury tourWine trail around Blenheim. Visit the most important wine producing area of New Zealand. Vineyard lunch. Alternatively, beach and bush walks. 2nd night in Blenheim (Marlborough).

Day 17: Blenheim - Kaikoura

luxury tour vacationScenic coastal road (Pacific Ocean). Scenic drive to Hanmer Springs. Time to relax in the thermal pools. Overnight in Kaikoura.

Day 18: Kaikoura - Christchurch

Kaikoura pelagic birdsEarly morning pelagic bird watching cruise or whale watching cruise. Overnight in Christchurch.

Day 19: Christchurch

luxury vacationTime to discover Christchurch out of the beaten track. Alternatively, day scenic drive to Akaroa French colony. Drop-off at Christchurch International or domestic airport. Haere ra e te manuhiri tuarangi (farewell, honoured guests).

Prices of this New Zealand Revisited Tour (19 days / 18 nights)
All prices are in US$, per person and valid for parties from 2 to 6 people
All tours are private (we do not mix clients who do not know each other)
Peugeot V6 / Minivan 2-6 passengers
Rolls-Royce 2-3 passengers
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Boutique accommodation
US$ 13,450

US$ 19,000
Luxury (best available small hotels)
US$ 20,050

US$ 24,950
Private tour guide

Prices include: private driver-guide, transport (all tour vehicles air conditioned), Ninety Mile beach tour by private 4WD, scenic flight over the Bay of Islands, all entrance fees as per suggested itinerary, accommodation in boutique/luxury style small hotels and Bed & Breakfasts (comfortable double room with private bathroom), continental breakfasts, light lunches (i.e. quiche, sandwich, soup), dinners in best available restaurants (3 items to choose freely à la carte) with best available New Zealand wine (half a bottle per dinner per person), all taxes and tolls, all guide's fees and expenses. This price does not include: personal expenses, insurance, flights to and from New Zealand, drinks other than mentioned and optional activities.

To secure your booking, New Zealand Splendeur Tours need 30% non refundable deposit a.s.a.p. (usually 3-6 months ahead); balance is payable 60 days before the start of the tour. Visa / Mastercard accepted for 30% deposit payment only. Please use the secure payment means as described during our booking correspondence.

Cancellations: the 30% deposit is non refundable; 20% of balance refunded for cancellations received in writing until the day before departure; no refund for cancellations received later.

I look forward to guiding you in New Zealand. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions by emailing me at I am always gladly at your service. - Mark Wolk
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