7 days

EAST CAPE incl. Waioeka Gorge and Stingray Feeding! – NOW 7 Days

Beaches and Bays. East Cape Manuka Honey. East Cape Lighthouse. Whale Rider beach visit. Stingray Feeding and much more.

We’re excited about the changes to this old favourite tour - we are now spending the first night, beachside, at Mt Maunganui and we’ve increased this tour to 7 days so we can include Stingray Feeding and more Gisborne Sights

Tour Itinerary:

  DAY 1:
Matamata, Kaimai Ranges to the Bay of Plenty - overnight at Oceanside Resort, Mt Maunganui.

  DAY 2:
Ohope Beach, Ohiwa Harbour, Opotiki Lunch (incl.). Great scenery en route to overnight Te Kaha Beach Resort.

  DAY 3:
Hicks Bay and Te Araroa. Tour of East Cape Manuka Honey before driving out to East Cape lighthouse to see East Island and time to walk right up to the lighthouse! - overnight Hicks Bay Motel.

  DAY 4:
Tikitiki Church, Mt Hikurangi, Ruatoria, Te Puia Springs, Lunch at Te Puka Tavern (incl.) at Tokomaru. Then Tolaga Bay (longest wharf), Whangara Bay (where Whale Rider was filmed) and on to Gisborne “First City of the Sun” overnight Emerald Hotel -2 nights

  DAY 5:
Free morning. Gisborne Sights; Stingray Feeding! Princess Di’s tree, Cooks Landing, Kaiti Hill, Waikanae Beach.

  DAY 6:
Guided Tour of Eastwoodhill Arboretum and then the dramatic Waioeka Gorge - Rere Falls and Rockslide, Lunch at Matawai (incl.), then Wairata, Goldsmiths, Oponae and Tauranga Bridge. Dinner at Whakatane Sportsfishing Club - overnight White Island Rendezvous, Whakatane.

  DAY 7:
Homeward bound via the stunning Karangahake Gorge, we make stops at Te Puke for morning tea, Katikati for Lunch and Mercer for a comfort/ice cream/Pokeno Bacon stop.


$2187 pp

+$564 for single room accommodation

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