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Christmas in Northland with MoaTours

6 day / 5 night tour from $3090 per person share twin

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6 day / 5 night tour from
$3090
per person share twin

6 Day / 5 Night tour to Northland for Christmas, with stays in the Hokianga, Taipa and the Bay of Islands

Long, lazy summer days are classic Northland. Relax in waterfront hotels at Copthorne Omapere, Ramada Resort, Taipa and Copthorne Waitangi. On Christmas Day we 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 we cruise out to Cape Brett, lunch in Russell and visit Pompallier House.

Deal Includes 
 All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers)
✔ Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours guide
 5 nights quality accommodation 
✔ All meals including Christmas dinner
✔ All Activities & Entrance Fees
 Sightseeing & Exploring

Christmas in Northland
From $3090 per person share twin 
From $3690 per single room
Tour date: At Muriwai Beach we walk to the gannet colony. Further north we 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.  

We continue northwards and around the southern shores of the Hokianga to Omapere. Our hotel is on the water’s edge with wonderful views across to the golden sand dunes. Take a walk on the beach before we dine in at the hotel this evening.

Accommodation: Hokianga Harbour - Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga

Day 2: Omapere - Rawene - Mangonui - Taipa
From Rawene we 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. We continue north to Mangonui for lunch at the famous harbourside fish shop. 

This afternoon Win Matthew's shows us his fascinating and immaculate collection of vintage and classic cars and trucks.

We 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 we drive as far north as the road will take us. We 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 we explore along the way, taking side roads to Houhora Harbour and beautiful Tapotupotu Bay, among others.

We return to  our 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 we visit Jan Ferguson's house, garden and whaling museum at Butler Point on the the southern shores of Mangonui Harbour.

Further sound at Kerikeri we are guided through The Stone Store and New Zealand's oldest building, Kemp House built in 1822 for the Kerikeri Mission. After lunch we visit the carefully restored Te Waimate Mission House.  

Arriving in the Bay of Islands, we 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 we take a guided tour of Pompallier House and printing press.

There's time to wander Russell's shops and historic buildings before we 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 we leave the Bay of Islands we 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.

We 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


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• Some surcharges and closeouts may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays.  
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