From the iconic city sights of Auckland and Wellington and the white-sand beaches of the Bay of Islands, to the gastronomical delights of Waiheke Island and the Hawkes Bay, discover the best of New Zealand’s North Island on this 12-day Cosmos getaway.
Nature-lovers will find plenty to get excited about on this tour! In the Far North, go sandboarding or digging for shellfish on Ninety Mile Beach before cruising out to see the Bay of Islands' “Hole in the Rock”; experience the unique thermal mineral pools at Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula; and soak up stunning natural scenery on a walk through the Karangahake Gorge. As you make your way down the island, pay a visit to the mighty Huka Falls with its turbulent turquoise-hued rapids, and be sure to have your camera at the ready for the dramatic coastal views of Cape Kidnappers, home to the world’s largest mainland gannet colony.
Savour some of New Zealand’s finest food and world-class wines on this escorted tour. Enjoy a lunch overlooking ocean views at Stonyridge Winery on Waiheke Island; enjoy a craft beer tasting at the Coromandel’s Hot Water Brewery; sample local specialties at Hawkes Bay Brewing Co and Mission Estate Winery; and delight in the nation’s well-cultured capital with a celebratory progressive farewell dinner showcasing Wellington’s vibrant food scene.
This is just a small selection of what’s on offer on this fun-filled North Island tour, with an extension to the beautiful Bay of Islands.