From the iconic city sights of Auckland and Wellington and the white sand beaches of the Far North 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 Bay of Islands, go sandboarding or digging for shellfish on Ninety Mile Beach before cruising out to see the unique “Hole in the Rock”; experience the 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.
You’ll also get a taste of New Zealand’s finest food and world-class wines throughout your tour. Savour lunch overlooking magnificent ocean views at Stonyridge Winery on Waiheke Island; enjoy a craft beer tasting at Coromandel’s Hot Water Brewery; sample local specialities at Hawkes Bay Brewing Co. and Mission Estate Winery; and delight in a celebratory progressive farewell dinner showcasing Wellington’s vibrant food scene.