Pre-Test Tour – Bay of Islands
14 – 20 March 2018
The natural beauty of the Bay of Islands has to be seen to be believed. It’s an aquatic playground lavishly furnished with 144 islands and a myriad of secluded beaches; wherever you are in the Bay of Islands, it’s impossible to escape the lure of the sea. This area is considered to be the birthplace of New Zealand as a bi-cultural nation. The townships of this historic bay are alive with memories of the area’s colourful history – both Maori and European.
|TOUR PRICES (per person, excluding international flights)||Double/Twin||Single|
|Pre-Test Tour – Bay of Islands||£ 1,590||£ 2,150|
Wednesday 14 MarchBecause of the range of choices, we do not include the international flights in our tour price. However, we can arrange them for you, taking into account your closest UK departure point, airline preference, class of travel and/or stopovers you may wish to make. Contact us to discuss your requirements. You are also free to book your own flights and/or use frequent flyer points. Whichever way you choose, you will be met at the airport on your arrival into NZ and whisked to your hotel by private transfer.
Thursday 15 MarchIn-flight
Friday 16 March
Arrival in AucklandUpon arrival you will be met and privately transferred to the Pullman Hotel for check in. Remainder of the day is ‘at leisure’ for you to recover from your journey.
Saturday 17 March bToday we travel north from Auckland along the Hibiscus Coast towards the Bay of Islands. First stop is at Parry Kauri Park, before continuing to Matakohe and the award winning Kauri Museum which documents the pioneering days of milling and gum collection from the giant Kauri trees. We then continue on to the Bay of Islands to check into the Pahia Beach Resort & Spa for a relaxing three night stay.
Sunday 18 MarchbThis morning we will take a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty House – the place where the Maori & the British signed the historic agreement that lead to British sovereignty over New Zealand. This afternoon we take a cruise amongst the idyllic islands of the bay to the Hole in the Rock and visit the historic town of Russell, New Zealand’s first capital.
Monday 19 March bA day at leisure to enjoy your beautiful surroundings, or you may want to take an optional tour to Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean (supplement payable)
Tuesday 20 March blToday we bid farewell to the Bay of Islands as we travel back to Auckland through farmlands, the city of Whangarei and alongside the beautiful beaches of the Hibiscus Coast, stopping for lunch en-route.
Pullman Hotel, Auckland – 4½ star
- Central location
- Superior rooms
- Spa & indoor pool
Pahia Beach Resort & Spa – 5 star
- Boutique hotel
- Ocean facing rooms
- La Spa Naturale