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5 days / 4 nights
Heritage Byways
Northland Explored
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up to August 15
1 person - get $200 credit towards flights or balance
2 people - save $620 when booking twin share
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TRIP PROFILE
Dates:2021
  • 5 – 9 September Sold out
2022
  • 6 – 10 March
  • 17 – 21 April
Trip Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Start:Auckland
Finish:Auckland
Price:
  • Adult NZD 2255 per person
  • Child NZD 1295 per person
  • Special price for 2 people – $4510 $3890
  • Single Supplement NZD 795
20% deposit will secure a place on this trip.
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all deposits are transferable to other dates or tours
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • The award winning Kauri Museum tells the story of the kauri tree
  • An industrial quarry site now reimaged as a stunning garden with sculptural interpretations of Whangarei’s story
  • Travel back in time to when Hikurangi was a thriving mining town and get lost in the lives of the early settlers
  • Ruapekapeka Pā: where dissatisfaction over the Treaty turned to war
  • Kororipo Heritage Park – steeped in history, this is culturally and historically one of the most important sites in Aotearoa
  • Te Waimate Mission – New Zealand’s second oldest building narrates a story of missionary activities
TRIP INCLUDES
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations
  • Daily breakfast & dinner*
  • Entry Fee of The Kauri Museum Matakohe, Waipu Museum, Quarry Gardens or Claphams National Clock Museum, Hikurangi Historical Museum, Reyburn
  • House Art Gallery, Afternoon Tea, Te Waimate Mission, Hot Springs, Pottery Workshop
  • Commentaries provided by your experienced escort, drivers and local guides
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coaches with panoramic windows
  • Door to door transfer included*
  • Tax included

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    ITINERARY
    About Trip
    Heritage Byways
    Northland Explored

    Stories, places discovered, explored and it’s not a boring school trip. Northland definitely is fun, a bit of scandal and quirky places down quiet side roads. Afternoon high tea complete with ornate Victorian splendor or a place where time stood still surrounded by sweeping views. Heritage byways is a magical journey for anyone who wants to find out more.

    An evocative nineteenth century battlefield, the trudge of early coal miners and their harsh working conditions, the industrial origins of a fascinating garden or the narrative of hot springs, over a thousand years providing warmth and healing for the local inhabitants are just a few of the places explored together.

    DAY 1
    Auckland - Whangarei
    Guardians of the Kauri Story, stunning subtropical oasis garden, a city of culture and natural beauty

    Highlights of the day

    • The Kauri Museum
    • Waipu Museum
    • Quarry Gardens

     

    Quarry Gardens, Whangarei

    Stay

    @distinctionhotels

    DISTINCTIONS WHANGAREI

    Conveniently located opposite the stunning Whangarei Town Basin and a few minutes walk from the Whangarei city centre as well as some of Whangarei’s most tranquil bush walks and gardens. All comfortable guest rooms and suites are air-conditioned and offer SKY TV channels and FREE unlimited WiFi. Hotel facilities include a fitness centre, swim laps in the indoor heated pool and spa pool.

    DAY 2
    Whangarei - Paihia
    Thriving mining town, heritage walks and places, spectacular limestone formations

    Highlights of the day

    • Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve
    • Hikurangi Historical Museum
    • Heritage Walk
    • Evening Talk

    Waterfalls in the bush, river and stones, Whangarei

    DAY 3
    Kawakawa - Russel - Paihia
    The 'Showcase of the Bay of Islands’, Kororareka - the old capital, Unesco World Heritage site

    Highlights of the day

    • Ruapekapeka Pa
    • Kawakawa King Theatre Art Gallery
    • Hundertwasser Public Toilets
    • Russell Heritage Walk
    • Afternoon Tea / Russell
    • Waitangi (optional)

    Hundertwasser Toilets, Kawakawa

    Stay

    @seaspraypaihia

    HERITAGE – The Waterfront Paihia

    Sea Spray Suites, Heritage’s Paihia accommodation is located on the famous Te Ti Beach which sits halfway between Paihia town centre and historic Waitangi. Directly across the road is the beautiful Te Ti Beach, exploring Paihia’s beautiful waters and wildlife is only a short step away. For guests interested in experiencing and exploring New Zealand’s heritage, The Waitangi Treaty House is located only 1-km away.

    DAY 4
    Bay of Islands Heritage sites
    Unesco World Heritage Site, New Zealand’s second oldest building, traditional spa experience

    Highlights of the day

    • Kororipo Heritage Park
    • The Stone Store
    • Te Waimate Mission
    • Traditional Wellness Hot Springs

    The Stone Store

    DAY 5
    Paihia - Whangarei - Auckland
    Hidden nature gems, award winning pottery workshop, the longest footbridge in the Southern Hemisphere

    Highlights of the day

    • Whananaki Footbridge
    • Pottery Workshop
    • Frying Pan Lookout
    • Scow Landing
    • Whangarei Falls
    • Wilson Cement Works

    Warkworth Wilsons Cement

    Trip includes / Trip excludes / Important notes

    Whangarei

    TRIP INCLUDES

    • 2 nights hotel accommodations
    • All meals included*
    • Entry Fee of The Kauri Museum Matakohe, Waipu Museum, Quarry Gardens or Claphams National Clock Museum, Hikurangi Historical Museum, Reyburn
    • House Art Gallery, Afternoon Tea, Te Waimate Mission, Hot Springs, Pottery Workshop
    • Commentaries provided by your experienced escort, drivers and local guides
    • Comfortable air-conditioned coaches with panoramic windows
    • Door to door transfer included*
    • Tax included
    ADD-ONS

    @distinctionhotels

    TRIP ADD-ONS

    • Single Supplement

    NZD 795 per person

    The accommodation on our tours is based on twin share. If you’d prefer to have your own room, please select the single supplement option in the online booking form. The single supplement fee is for the whole trip, not per night.

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