Day 7: Lord of the Forest - The Kauri Coast

A night walk through the mighty Waipoua Forest is an enchanting way to experience the affinity that early Maori had with the forest & the deep spiritual respect they hold for the giants still growing there. Stepping into this special world you will be walking under the same southern stars that guided our ancestor Kupe from legendary Hawaiiki to New Zealand. On the paths of the forest meet trees that were already giants before his arrival. With native forest on one side & a white sand dune harbor on the other, an outside evening cocktail of slow dancing will be mystical & never forgotten. This last night in Northland will be super special guaranteed!

ELITE FROM 5,000.00 USD & GOLD FROM 3,500.00 USD

per person for 8 days - global airfares not included

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Tour Duration: 7 nights and 8 days.

Starts and ends in Auckland City: Departs every Monday and returns the  following Tuesday.

Tour Region: Auckland & Northland's Twin Coast Paradise, North Island, NZ.

The Twin Coast Paradise stretches approx 1,000 kms across two coastlines often hidden by green rolling hills or native forest. Imagine pristine beaches with white or golden sand, clear blue waters and more than 150 remote islands to explore. 

Tour Access: By Land via the Twin Coast Discovery Highway Scenic Route - by Boat and - by Air. We do it all!

Guest Waka: Road travel is on a Mega-50, Mid-36,or Mini-24 Coach for the more remote areas. We maximize at 80% capacity per tour to ensure your highest level of comfort, space and luggage capacity. Coaches are available for private larger group bookings up to 36 guests. Mini-12 Vans are used for VIP Excursion Transfers.

Distances Between Destinations: Often very short due to Northland's size so most of your time is spent outside of the coach connecting with the true Kiwiana and having assured unique experiences with the land, sea and sky. 

Food: Rich in freshness, color and natural taste. Mornings always start with a scrumptious breakfast. Lunch and dinner is included most days varying by your host in delicacies. We encourage sample grazing of local cuisine throughout the day and will recommend terrific dining options on "your choice" evenings.

Additional private excursions: are extra special and transfers are by our Mini-12 Coach. These excursions are seasonal and when available are offered under the TCD Experience-Add On Excursion Menu tab.

This "Door to Door, Warm to Warm Handshake" designed tour is superior. 

We travel motorcade style giving presidential care and safety for all our guests   

The Kauri Coast runs from the town of Brynderwyn up to the Hokianga Harbor. Famed for its giant kauri trees, stunning beaches and significant Maori and pioneer history, the Kauri Coast and Hokianga region is steeped in spectacular natural wonders which will marvel you!  

Be prepared to see a change in scenery as we cross over by car ferry to the West Coast known for its rugged landscape. A tranquil farm invites you to share their discovery of the Wairere Boulders in their geological nature park. With its magnificent harbor views, the Opononi Hotel hosts lunch. The menu is made up of Northland’s specialty produce so you can capture the taste of the region in this ambient atmosphere. 

Meet Tāne Mahuta a giant kauri tree (Agathis australis) in the Waipoua Forest of Northland Region, a Forest Sanctuary abounding with rare New Zealand flora and fauna, mighty kauri, nocturnal kiwi and feather-like ferns. Its age is unknown but is estimated to be between 1,250 and 2,500 years. Step into this world with local Maori guides for an unforgettable night journey of story-telling, Maori song and interactive interpretation. Hear the secrets of this spiritual forest.

Breathe in your final moments in the Northland as you slow dance to soft music on the Hokianga Harbour’s edge with a backdrop of the sun setting against the white sand dunes belonging to a place where more than 1000 years before, Kupe the first to arrive in New Zealand danced. Dine with delight on the magnificent wrap around deck captivating these glorious harbor water sunsets. Relaxed dining on local delicacies that will boast your taste buds while indulging in Northland wines will more than suffice. Your accommodation lies right on the harbor's water edge where dancing in the sunset during cocktail hour is dreamy and romantic. We pride on making this night truly special for you at the Copthorne Resort.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • All Excursions

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