Summer Paradise Direct – Northland The Easy Way
Door to Door Pickups, Flights, Transport, Accommodation, All Tours, Meals as listed (B breakfast, MT Morning tea, L lunch, D dinner)
Tuesday March 10th DAY ONE D
Interested in visiting Paihia in summer but don’t like the idea of that long-haul drive, and all that traffic congestion then you should join us. We’ll fly you to ever-expanding Kerikeri township and then take a short drive to pretty Paihia where we will base ourselves at the lovely Kingsgate Hotel over our Summer Holiday.
Wednesday March 11th DAY TWO B, MT, D
Captain William Butler was a retired whaling ship captain who became a successful merchant in northern New Zealand. In 1838 Butler purchased land that formed the nucleus of what is today Butler Point. In 1847 Butler constructed a homestead, the front portion of which he transported by sea from property he owned on the opposite shore of Mangonui Harbour. This homestead has come to be called Butler House.
Today we will be visiting Butlers Point Whaling Museum & Garden in Hihi, stepping back in time to learn more about New Zealand’s once lucrative whaling industry. We’ll have the opportunity to view the beautiful gardens, historic homestead and the vast collection of Whaling memorabilia which will make for a fascinating morning. Lunch will be at the famous Mangonui Fish and Chip Shop a real Northland Treat. From here, we will tiki tour back down to the Historical Kerikeri Stone Store and take the time to view this.
Thursday March 12th DAY THREE B, L, D
This morning we travel to the stunning golden beaches & coastline of Northland to Cape Reinga we will be joining another tour company that has intimate local knowledge of the area. This will be a wonderful day out. Highlights include a short stop at the Ancient Kauri Kingdom in Awanui, along 90 Mile beach, Te Paki stream, giant sand dunes, lunch, Cape Reinga and historical Gumdiggers Park.
Friday March 13th DAY FOUR B, L, D
After our big day, out we’ll enjoy a more leisurely pace to the day, we’ll have a free morning before catching the ferry over to Russell, where we’ll have a catered lunch at the famous ’Duke of Marlborough Hotel’. This afternoon we’ll have a mini tour in a bus around Russell with a local guide. From here we’ll make our way back on the ferry to Paihia.
Saturday March 14th DAY FIVE B, L, D
Time for an exploration of the harbour today we’ll board the Fullers Catamaran, Dolphin Seeker, as we journey to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula and onto the world-famous “Hole in The Rock”. After our wonderful cruise, we’ll have lunch at the onsite café at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Whilst here we can take the opportunity to have guided tour around the grounds and a look around the Museum.
Sunday March 15th DAY SIX B
After a delicious breakfast, we will be ready to hit the road making our short journey to Kerikeri Airport for our flight back home to Tauranga avoiding that long-haul drive that it would normally take to get home. A great way to end a lovely tour away.
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