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Auckland in Style

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Indulge in a 6-day, stylish getaway to Auckland city! Thanks to its proximity to stunning bush walks, beaches and over fifty islands to explore, Auckland was named the third most liveable city in the world!
New Zealand
Cultural
Luxury
Private Escorted Tours

Highlights

A fully private escorted 6 Day itinerary including your driver-guide in a luxury vehicle. 

2x Days of Freedom of Choice activities included. 

The nautical inspired, 5-star Hilton Auckland sits on the end of Princes Wharf, home to a wide variety of fine shops, restaurants and bars. Spend 5 nights here within walking distance to downtown Auckland. 

A full day at the Hobbiton Movie Set. Your Middle Earth Journey begins. You will explore The Hobbit Village, The Hobbit Holes, The Mill, The Double Arched Bridge & a complimentary drink at The Green Dragon Inn. 

Private Full Day Tour of the Coromandel Peninsula included. A scenic drive to the peninsula, known for its former Hardrock Gold Mining and Kauri industries. Today, a mecca for eco tourism.

With Auckland in Style City Stays, you will fully unveil the urban centre of Auckland, while discovering the stunning landscapes, contrasting coastlines, clean environment, culture, wildlife of Northern Island of New Zealand like Coromandel Peninsula.

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Included

5 nights in Auckland at the Hilton Auckland - 5*
Meet & Greet upon Arrival
Fully Private Escorted in Luxury Mercedes
Daily Breakfast
Day Tour: Hobbiton Movie Set
Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip
Freedom of Choice Days

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Freedom of Choice

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days.

Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day, as follows:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 2
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 4

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Please note, if more than one room is selected during the booking process, our team will contact you afterwards to discuss options.

Intro
Privately Escorted in Luxury Mercedes

Your luxury itinerary begins with a meet and greet transfer at Auckland airport upon arrival by your chauffeur driver/guide. Throughout your journey, you will be privately escorted in a luxury vehicle such as the 6-seater Mercedes V-Class (pictured below) for 2 to 4 guests. 

Privately Escorted in Luxury Mercedes
Day 1
Auckland Airport

Arrival into Auckland. Private transfer to the Hilton Auckland with the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in Auckland at Hilton Auckland.

Auckland Airport
Auckland
Day 2
Auckland

Enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight stay in Auckland at Hilton Auckland.

Breakfast


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Waiheke Island Sightseeing & wine tasting tour:

    Walk from your hotel to the ferry terminal (10 minutes) followed by a 40-minute ferry ride to Waiheke Island. On arrival, your tour guide will be waiting at the terminal. Enjoy a visit of two of Waiheke’s top vineyards and sample a range of their wines plus a olive oil tour & tasting. Along the way learn about the Island’s history, geography, people and culture from your knowledgeable local guide. After your wine tasting experience sit back, relax and enjoy lunch at one of our world class vineyards, or choose a more casual affair at a beachfront café. Lunch is not included. After free time for lunch, your guide will escort you to the ferry terminal for your cruise back to Auckland. 

OR

  • Auckland city, beaches & volcanoes Sightseeing tour:

    Your private tour guide will pick you up in a luxury vehicle for this amazing trip around Auckland. Discover the beautiful East coast beaches on our way to Achilles Point where you will capture some amazing photos of Rangitoto Island. Visit the famous MJ Savage Memorial also known as Bastion Point and explore Auckland’s posh shopping central Parnell & Newmarket. Then, enjoy the scenery while we cross the Iconic Harbour Bridge that connects Auckland city to the suburb of North Shore while you learn about the history of the location. Continue to Devonport, one of Auckland’s most historically authentic villages where time slows down and where boutique shops fill the spaces of Victorian-era buildings. Climb summit of Mount Victoria where you’ll discover Devonport’s Disappearing Gun, one of only a few left in the world. Tour ends by drop off back at your hotel.

OR

  • Heli scenic flight:

    Shuttle transfer from your hotel to the heli pad followed by a flight to the most popular volcanoes, monuments, beaches and landmarks that Auckland has to offer in one go, giving you an experience to treasure forever. Swoop past the Sky Tower, Wharf, Viaduct and Harbour Bridge in Auckland CBD, before heading south to Eden Park Stadium and Mount Eden Volcano before continuing to the beaches of Mission Bay and St Heliers. Head out over the Hauraki Gulf and peek down the crater of the volcano on Rangitoto Island before going past the north shore before returning to the city heliport. Shuttle transfer back to your hotel. 

Auckland
Rainforest
Day 3
Auckland → Hobbiton → Auckland

After enjoying a breakfast at your hotel, leave for a day tour of Hobbiton Movie Set. You will enjoy a private two-hour scenic drive South of Auckland into Waikato, with a Scenic Stop for amazing photos and any other stops if needed. Once we arrive, you spend 30-45 mins to either shop in the official Hobbiton gift shop or have a drink in the famous Shire’s Rest Cafe. Now your Middle Earth Journey begins, enjoy a two-hour Small Guided Group Tour through The Hobbit Holes, The Mill, The Double Arched Bridge & a complimentary drink at The Green Dragon Inn.  At the end of the group tour, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride in your private transfer back to your hotel. 

Overnight stay in Auckland at Hilton Auckland.

Breakfast
Auckland → Hobbiton → Auckland
Hobbiton Set Movie
Day 4
Auckland

Enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight stay in Auckland at Hilton Auckland.

Breakfast


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Self-walk to Sky tower: Weta Workshop tour & All blacks experience:

    Weta Workshop Unleashed invites visitors of all ages into a fantastical film effects facility, inspired and built by the award-winning design and effects company, Weta Workshop. Inside Unleashed, extraordinary worlds blur the line between fantasy and reality. From the curious to the creative, to thrill seekers, there’s something for everyone here. Join us on a guided journey through three original movie projects. Our workrooms and creative corridors will soon give way to wonderfully wacky adventures down the proverbial rabbit hole. The All Blacks Experience will include a 45 minute guided tour where you learn what it takes to make, shape and be an All Black. This will include learning the story and feeling the passion behind the All Blacks haka, up close and personal. You can then test your rugby skills against All Blacks and Black Ferns in our hands on, interactive zone. 

OR

  •  Whale Watching Cruise:

    Walk to the Maritime museum (5 minutes) and jump onboard a 65-foot (20-metre) catamaran and settle in as we head out to explore the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, one of the most abundant and diverse marine parks in the world. Enjoy a 4.5-hour cruise on board the luxurious ‘Dolphin Explorer’ as we explore the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of encounters with its amazing and diverse marine wildlife. From the large open deck, enjoy views of famous Auckland landmarks like the Harbour Bridge, North Head and Devonport, and volcanic Rangitoto Island, as you watch out for orca and dolphins known to frequent the inner Waitematā Harbour.  

    As the crew provides knowledgeable commentary, our marine science experts conduct biological studies and invite you to join interactive research activities. Because we’re venturing into a wild, natural environment, every trip is different and the marine wildlife we encounter varies from day to day. We typically encounter Bryde’s whales and common dolphins, but you may also meet pygmy blue whales, New Zealand fur seals, sharks, manta rays, turtles and up to 26 species of seabirds – including the little blue penguin.

Auckland
Blue Penguin
Day 5
Auckland →Whitianga → Auckland

After breakfast, a driver will pick you up at the reception of your hotel to start your private day tour to Coromandel Peninsula. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Coromandel Peninsula which was formerly known largely for its Hardrock Gold Mining and Kauri industries; but is now a mecca for tourism, especially ecotourism. Join a small group Boat Ride tour and discover the marine reserve, reefs, massive sea caves, and bays, including the world famous Cathedral Cove, Blowholes, Narnia film locations and be on the alert for local marine life like dolphins, seals & little blue penguins (not guaranteed). 

Continue to the famous Hot Water Beach for a unique experience of your own natural spa pool. There are two fissures at Hot Water Beach issuing water as hot as 64C (147F) at a rate as high as 15 litres/minute. This water contains large amounts of salt (NOT salt water), calcium, magnesium, potassium, fluorine, bromine, and silica. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride in your private transfer back to your hotel. 

Overnight stay in Auckland at Hilton Auckland.

Breakfast
Auckland →Whitianga → Auckland
Marine wildlife
Day 6
Auckland

After breakfast, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and drop you off at Auckland airport. 

Breakfast
Auckland
Auckland

Additional information

Official language
English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language
Local currency
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Private Escorted Tour

These packages are much more intimate and include a private guide/driver that will be with you throughout the duration of your stay.

Auckland in Style

6 days
from AUD4,304
per person, twin share
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Entire Flex is an optional extra that provides more flexibility:

  1. Change your mind right up to 35 days before departure with no change fees.
  2. Make your final payment up to 35 days before departure.
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Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport
Cultural, Luxury
Private Escorted Tours
01 November 2021- 31 March 2022

Hotel options

Hilton Auckland
Hilton Auckland

Auckland
On the oceanfront, 5 minutes from the business district, Hilton Auckland has a lap pool, gym, restaurant and bar. Bellini Bar is situated in prime location to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat while watching the harbour activity. Ask about Bellini’s signature Cocktail Classes, or their delicious Twisted High Tea. Served with spectacular harbour views, FISH restaurant features warm timber tones and an outdoor deck with fireplace for alfresco dining. At FISH Restaurant, sustainable, local produce comes first and ensures the finished product is of the highest possible quality. 

 

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Entire Travel Group is celebrating 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family owned, award winning business, with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday package.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

What are Entire Travel Group famous for?

Well, put simply - we’re famous for building things. We offer an exclusive range of pre-designed, purpose-built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences. The packages are delivered by our global network of handpicked suppliers, who also provide on ground travel support to our clients.

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is ATAS Accredited. ATAS, which stands for AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). AFTA is the industry body for the Australian retail travel industry. We are also a registered member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO).

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was awarded “Best Specialty Wholesaler” at the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), which are held annually by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

The awards recognise quality and excellence in the Australian travel industry. We were extremely honoured to receive this recognition and we will continue to deliver the best service and value to our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Entire Flex?

Looking for more flexibility? Entire Flex is an optional extra on certain packages. It allows you to change your mind right up to 35 days before departure with no change fees. Receive a 100% travel credit with up to 18 months to depart on another Peace of Mind package to any destination on our website.

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

For more details please visit - Safe Travels Stamp | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?
  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.
Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Can you book my international airfares?

Following customer feedback, we do not include international flights in our holiday packages.

We found that many customers may prefer:

  • To travel on specific airlines
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to the package start/end dates
  • Use their travel agent for this service

However, we are able to assist, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

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