Christmas in Northland Tour

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From 386,300 pts - please call 0800 99 76278 to book this domestic travel package.

Calder & Lawson House of Travel currently have a great deal on accommodation and private guided tour in Northland from 386,300 pts per person (share twin) or from 461,300 pts per single room. Get in quick, this deal is valid for a limited time only!

Northland
Long, lazy summer days are classic Northland. Relax in waterfront hotels at Copthorne Omapere, Ramada Resort, Taipa and Copthorne Waitangi. On Christmas Day you'll explore the Far North driving to Cape Reinga with time to enjoy the magnificent views and call into Tapotupotu Bay. In the Bay of Islands you'll cruise out to Cape Brett, lunch in Russell and visit Pompallier House.

Travel Dates

  • 23 December 2020 - 28 December 2020 (departure guaranteed)

Deal Includes

  • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers)
  • Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours guide
  • Five nights' quality accommodation 
  • All meals including Christmas dinner
  • All activities and entrance fees
  • Sightseeing and exploring

Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland - Muriwai - Matakohe - Waipoua Forest - Omapere, Hokianga
At Muriwai Beach you'll walk to the gannet colony. Further north you'll skirt the Kaipara Harbour and stop for lunch at Matakohe and visit the Kauri Museum. In the Waipoua Forest it's just a short, flat walk to see Tane Mahuta, the God of the Forest and the largest Kauri. You'll continue northwards and around the southern shores of the Hokianga to Omapere. Your hotel is on the water’s edge with wonderful views across to the golden sand dunes. Take a walk on the beach before you dine in at the hotel this evening.
Accommodation: Hokianga Harbour - Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga

Day 2: Omapere - Rawene - Mangonui - Taipa
From Rawene you'll catch the ferry across the Hokianga Harbour. There's time to wander the waterfront at historic Rawene and see the art and craft galleries in Kohukohu on the northern shore of the harbour. You'll continue north to Mangonui for lunch at the famous harbourside fish shop. This afternoon Win Matthew's will show you his fascinating and immaculate collection of vintage and classic cars and trucks. You'll stay two nights at Ramada Resort Reia, Taipa Beach and dine in.
Accommodation: Taipa Beach - Ramada Resort

Day 3: Taipa - Cape Reinga - Taipa
On Christmas Day you'll be driven as far north as the road will take you. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent views from the pathway out to the iconic lighthouse at Cape Reinga where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet. The pohutukawa are in bloom as you explore along the way, taking side roads to Houhora Harbour and beautiful Tapotupotu Bay, among others. You'll return to your Taipa hotel in time for the Christmas buffet.
Accommodation: Taipa Beach - Ramada Resort

Day 4: Taipa - Butler's Point - Kerikeri - Te Waimate Mission - Waitangi
On the historic trail this morning you'll visit Jan Ferguson's house, garden and whaling museum at Butler Point on the the southern shores of Mangonui Harbour. Further sound at Kerikeri you'll be guided through The Stone Store and New Zealand's oldest building, Kemp House built in 1822 for the Kerikeri Mission. After lunch you'll visit the carefully restored Te Waimate Mission House. Arriving in the Bay of Islands, you'll stay two nights in waterview rooms at Copthorne Waitangi Hotel.
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Waitangi, Bay of Islands

Day 5: Bay of Islands Cruise - Russell - Waitangi
Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Bay this morning out to the Hole in the Rock. Step on board at Paihia to cruise out through the islands and golden sand beaches to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Disembark at Russell to meet up with your Kiwi guide and lunch on the waterfront. Later you'll take a guided tour of Pompallier House and printing press. There's time to wander Russell's shops and historic buildings before you drive to Long Bay then catch the vehicular ferry to Opua and return to Waitangi.
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Waitangi, Bay of Islands

Day 6: Bay of Islands - Whangarei - Auckland
Before you leave the Bay of Islands you'll take a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty House and museum then call into Kawakawa to check out the Hundertwasser toilet block which put this small town on the map. You'll lunch in Whangarei and call into Robert and Robyn Webb's Native Bird Recovery Centre to hear the talking tuis and meet Sparky the kiwi close-up before returning to Auckland in the late afternoon.

What You'll Love

  • Matakohe Kauri Museum is dedicated to this mighty native tree
  • See Tane Mahuta, New Zealand's biggest Kauri 
  • Catching the ferry across idyllic Hokianga Harbour
  • See Win Matthew's collection of vintage vehicles
  • An exciting Christmas day adventure to Cape Reinga
  • Christmas buffet at your Taipa hotel
  • At Butler's Point on Mangonui Harbour visit the historic house, gardens and whaling museum 
  • Take a guided tour of the Stone Store, Kemp House and Te Waimate Mission House
  • Look for dolphins on a cruise in the Bay of Islands
  • Visit Pompallier House on Russell’s charming waterfront
  • Visit Waitangi Treaty House and the excellent museum
  • Meet Sparky the kiwi in Whangarei

Call 0800 99 76278 to book today.

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