Group Travel New Zealand

Pacific Coast & Thermal Explorer Highways

An East Cape Getaway 7 Day Guided Tour — off the beaten track
Adventure, Food & Wine experience
Guided tour — 7 Days — most meals — twin share accommodation — 900km

This is a unique boutique 7-day tour catering for 8 guests taking you to some enchanting places along the stunning east coast of New Zealand.

The route will take you from Rotorua,  a geothermal area popular for its boiling mud pools and geysers, past the pretty Lakes District to Whakatane, then east via the small township of Opotiki. Taking in the dramatic and stunning scenery of the Pacific Coast Highway we will arrive at the East Cape Lighthouse, the first place in the world to see each new day. Your tour then heads south to Gisborne, a wine district most famous for its popular Chardoney. We return to Rotorua by late afternoon on day 7.

We want to show you somewhere special, off the beaten track and away from the crowds. A place without city lights, so dark by night the southern galaxies will come to life as you've never seen before! As dawn breaks, this is the first place in the world to see the new day.

During our 7 days you will experience a walk on New Zealand's only active marine volcano. You will experience wild and beautiful rivers, waterfalls, a river jetboating adventure, native bush walks and the possibility of trying your hand at kayaking.

A moderate level of fitness is required to get the maximum out of this tour. Your tour is managed by an experienced tour guide. This is great value for money.

All your meals as listed are included in our tour price. We have chosen quality accommodation including a hosted stay with high country farmers at their coastal home.

Regular departures starting 1 Oct 2018.


  • 6x Nights quality accommodation (twin share or double)
  • 4x Breakfasts (Full, European or Continental)
  • 5x Lunches — including delicious picnic style
  • 6x Dinners with wine (incl. crayfish/lobster)
  • Quality 12 seater coach with luggage trailer (max 8 passengers)
  • Personal tour driver guide/manager

Your Tour

Tour a 100 year old real living Maori village.

Enjoy a traditional hangi lunch (cooked in the hot ground).

Take a sea journey (often escorted by dolphins) to walk on New Zealand's only active marine volcano.

View the amazing southern night sky at an astronomical observatory.

Journey 20km up one of New Zealands beautiful rivers by jet boat and learn about its history.

Walk up to the East Cape Lighthouse — point of first light in the world.

Amazing NZ farm show and visit the animal nursery.

Selected nature walks (time permitting).

Wine tasting in the vineyards of Gisborne.

Final evening dinner at a beautiful heritage property.

Spectacular sightseeing and photographic opportunities.


NZD 2390.00 pp
(priced for a tour of 8 passengers)

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