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New Zealand North Island Nature and Birding Experience

                                              15 Days / 14 Nights         

A tour planned for visitors to experience the stunning natural beauty of North Island. Explore  the  ancient forests, its rugged coastlines, high gradient mountains,  volcanoes and golden beaches. Take the time to relax and absorb these stunning surroundings, experience this land of the long white cloud, with an experience that will impress you for a long long time. While experiencing this  overwhelming beautiful North Island you can pick up amazing birdlife , NZ has 396 recorded species to be precise, (85 of which are endemics), and use this opportunity to take some breathtaking photographs.

Day 1: Arrival in Auckland  (-/-/D)

Arrive at the Esplanade hotel.  Settle in and relax after the long journey



Day 2: Auckland (B/ L/ D)

Explore the natural sights and landscapes of Auckland,

focussing on parks and gardens like the Auckland Domain 

Day 3: Auckland – Bay of Island (B/ L/ D)

Fly to Bay of Islands. Explore beaches,coves and tranquil harbours

Day 4: Bay of Island (B/ L/ -)

Explore the indigenous forests and park areas i.e. Waitangi treaty grounds, Kerikeri Mission Station, and Paihia harbour.  Taking in the natural landscapes and capture the dramatic sunsets

Day 5: Bay of Island – (B/ L/ S)

Visit historical villages like Russel and see the stunning sights like Rainbow falls



Day 6: Waipoua Forest - Auckland ( S)

Auckland – (B/ L/ D)

Waipoua, and the adjoining forests of Mataraua and Waima, make up the largest remaining tract of native forest in Northland.

Day 7: Auckland (B)  - Waikato Miranda Shorebird Centre(L) –  Rotorua (S)

Use the opportunity to view large numbers of waders in summer

Arrive Rotorua and settle in

Day 8: Rotorua (B/ / S-)


Visit thermal geysers and sulphur springs like Te Puia, including the living Maori village ending with stunning viewa of lakes and Ohiwa harbour.

Day 9: Rotorua (B/ / -)   S in town

Continue taking in this region’s sites including exploring the Bay of Plenty


Day 10: Tongariro National Park (B/ L-/ S-)

Explore this region of lakes and snow capped volcanoes

Day 11: Wairapa- Mount Bruce Wildlife Park (B/ -/ S)

Experience the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre.   (Captive-breeding sanctuary for some the country's most threatened birds.), which is located in a pocket of ancient forest

Day 12: Wellington (B/ -/ -)

Visit Parks and sites of the area including exploring the city on foot

Day 13: Wellington (B/ -/ -)

Visit amongst other areas, Zealandia nature area and Wellington Botanical gardens, ending with golden sand beaches

Day 14: Fly to AUCKLAND (/ -/ S)

Explore the last amazing sights in the Wellington area, before flying back to Auckland


Day 15: End of Tour fly to home  (B)

Please note:  Actual day activities may vary due to various circumstances ie rain, time etc

Maximum of 8 couples never more


From R33 365.00

From $2 250, 00

Price is Per Person Sharing 

Hotel List

Category: 3 Star


The Esplanade Hotel



The Duke of Marlborough



Salty Dog  Olde English Inn



Cleveland Thermal Hotel



Chateau Tongariro Hotel



Copthorne Solway park



Rydges Wellington

What you are taking away:

The outcomes of a Side Street Explorer experience will  be a heightened awareness of nature and “being one” with the surroundings you are visiting,  a start to a life time passion for birding and nature photography , an appreciation and respect of our world and  make it a better place for all life in it. Participating in the Side Street Explorer experience will enable you to  “capture” this experience for posterity and open your mind to experience what a wonderful world we really live in.


Tour Price Includes

- Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)

- All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)

o   1-2 pax: car of 7 seats

o   3-6 pax: car of 16 seats

- Local ENGLISH speaking guides with medical kits

- One local person to assist beside the local tour leader on days of cycling for group of 8 pax up

- Mechanic services

- All entrance fees as program

- Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program

- 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only

- Government tax and service charge

- Added value from 08 Paying Pax up: 1 Tour Leader Free Of Charge based on twin-sharing room (exclusive of airfares and other surcharges)


Tour Price Excludes

- Travel insurance (compulsory)

- Airfares (international and domestic)

- Meals (other than mentioned in the program)

- Drinks

- Early check in or late check out

- Visas

- Tips

- Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation

- Mineral water beyond that supplied

- Insurances

- Optional excursions and activities

- Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)

- Peak season surcharges if any

- All not mentioned above