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Christmas in Taranaki with MoaTours

6 day / 5 night tour from $3190 per person share twin

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6 day / 5 night tour from
per person share twin

6 day small group Taranaki Christmas tour

Take a relaxing break, staying three nights at the Millennium Hotel New Plymouth Waterfront and two nights on the lakeside at the Millennium Hotel & Resort, Manuels in Taupo. Celebrate Christmas day with lunch at the Nice Hotel and visit the Festival of Lights at Pukekura Park. Drive the Forgotten World Highway and lunch at the Whangamomona Hotel.

Deal Includes 
 All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers)
✔ Services of your knowledgeable MoaTrek Kiwi guide
 5 nights accommodation as below
✔ All meals
✔ All Activities & Entrance Fees
 Sightseeing & Exploring


From $3190 per person share twin
From $3790 per single room

Tour dates: 


Day 1 : Auckland - Piopio - New Plymouth

We depart Auckland and travel south to the King Country, stopping for lunch in Piopio.

Continuing through the scenic Awakino Gorge to the Tasman coast and south to Mokau, we travel over bush clad Mt Messenger, reaching New Plymouth in the late afternoon.

Your hotel is right on the seafront just across from Len Lye’s Wind Wand kinetic sculpture and the waterfront boardwalk. We dine in the hotel's restaurant this evening.

  • Travel the scenic Awakino Gorge to the Tasman coast
  • Arrive in New Plymouth and relax in your waterfront hotel 


Day 2 : New Plymouth - Christmas lunch - Festival of Lights

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your hotel then cross the road to take a stroll along the boardwalk that stretches right along the coastline.

We celebrate Christmas with lunch at the Table Restaurant at the Nice Boutique Hotel with host Terry Parkes.

We return to The Waterfront Hotel to refresh and relax and this evening we drive a few streets away to catch the Christmas night atmosphere at the once a year event when Pukekura Park is transformed by the Festival of Lights.

  • Celebrate Christmas lunch in New Plymouth at Nice Hotel’s Table Restaurant
  • See Pukekura Park come alive at night with the annual event - the Festival of Lights

Day 3 : Boxing Day - Len Lye Centre - Sightseeing

A specialist guide joins our coach this morning to tell us the stories of the historic places as we sightsee around the town and visit the excellent Puke Ariki Museum.

We visit the Len Lye Centre, home to his kinetic sculptures, at the Govett Brewster Gallery and lunch next door at Monica's Cafe. We tour out in 
the Taranaki countryside and dine in at our hotel this evening.

  • Take a guided tour of New Plymouth's historic places
  • Visit the Len Lye Centre, one of New Zealand's modern architectural wonders


Day 4 : New Plymouth - Cairnhill Farm - Whangamomona - Taupo

We drive to Stratford and turn onto SH43 - the “Forgotten World Highway". We hear the stories of the highway over morning tea at Cairnhill Farm with Colin and June Lees before continuing to Whangamomona where in 1988 residents declared the town a republic after boundary changes put half the district into the Manawatu.

We lunch at historic Whangamomona Hotel then travel northwards to stay two nights on the lakefront at Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels, Taupo. 

  • Journey the remote Forgotten World Highway to Whangamomona
  • At the Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels, enjoy the stunning views across Lake Taupo


Day 5 : Taupo - Lake cruise to Mine Bay - Huka Falls

At the boat harbour we board a launch to cruise out on Lake Taupo to the contemporary Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay. 

This afternoon stroll the Huka Falls trail to see the Waikato River thundering through the narrow chasm. 

  • Cruise on Lake Taupo
  • Explore the Huka Falls trail


Day 6 : Taupo - Crosshills Farm Garden, Otorohanga - Auckland

This morning we take the back roads to drive to Whakamaru and Mangakino Dams to lunch with Debbie and Fraser Robertson at Crosshills Farm Garden.

We continue north through the Waikato farmlands to Auckland arriving in the late afternoon.

Thank you for choosing your New Zealand Christmas tour with MoaTours.

  • Enjoy back country roads through Whakamaru and Mangakino
  • Private lunch with Debbie and Fraser Robertson at Crosshills Farm

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• All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation. 
• Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability.
• Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only. 
• Some surcharges and closeouts may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays.  
• Inclusions are subject to change based on operational capabilities.
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply. 

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