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Heritage Byways -
Northland Stories

TRIP PROFILE
Dates: 2021
  • 5 – 9 September
  • 24 – 28 October
  • 21 – 25 November
Trip Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Start: Auckland
Finish: Auckland
Price: NZD 2155 per person
A deposit of  NZD 431 per person will secure a place on this trip.
100% COVID RISK FREE GUARANTEE
all deposits are transferable to other dates or tours
Please see T&Cs.
Group size: Max. 20 people
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
ROUTE MAP
ITINERARY
About Trip
Heritage Byways
Northland Stories

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.

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 accommodation (or similar)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation (or similar)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Two 3-course Dinner
  • 2 Light “Kiwi Style” Lunch
  • Entry Fee of The Kauri Museum Matakohe, Waipu Museum, Quarry Gardens or Claphams National Clock Museum, Hikurangi Historical Museum, Reyburn House Art Gallery, Duke Hotel Marlborough Afternoon Tea, Te Waimate Mission, Ngawha Hot Springs, pottery workshop
  • Commentaries provided by your experienced escort, drivers and local guides
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coaches with panoramic windows
  • Municipal Service Fees
  • 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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