Chateau, Kapiti, & Somes Island Tour

Hosted Tour from Whangarei – 7 Days / 6 nights – From $2850 share twin each

On Day one we pick you up early from your central Whangarei homes and head south with a few stops before we check into our central Auckland hotel (1 night). After a couple of hours to relax, we meet for pre-dinner drinks then go out for a group Welcome dinner.

Early the next morning, we shuttle to the station to board the Northern Explorer Train. We’ll have some breakfast on board then sit back and enjoy the five & a half hour journey. Just after 1pm, we arrive at National Park station where we catch the shuttle to our hotel – the fabulous Chateau Tongariro (2 nights). Dinner is at the hotel tonight.

The next morning, we enjoy a leisurely hotel breakfast before setting out to explore the National Park walks (or just relax and enjoy the hotel!). Dinner is again at the Chateau.

We say goodbye to National Park as we board The Northern explorer again, to arrive into Wellington in the early evening.
We check into our central Wellington hotel (3 nights), then over the next two days we visit Somes Island & Kapiti Island.
Both islands are now predator-free bird sanctuaries with abundant NZ native species to see, and stunning walks through pristine forests.

On Day seven we depart Wellington, flying to Auckland, then drive back to our Whangarei homes by mini-van.

A Fabulous week of luxury & adventure!


Your Hosted Tour Includes:
• You, Me & Friends Host/Driver/organiser
• Pick up from your central Whangarei home
• 6 nights in four star accommodation
• Daily breakfasts
• Welcome Dinner
• Shuttle from Auckland Hotel to Train Station
• Train: Auckland-National Park-Wellington
• Meal on each leg of the Train
• Shuttle National Park Station to Chateau return
• Dinner Each night at The Chateau
• Shuttle from Wellington Train Station to Hotel
• Somes Island Day excursion with Picnic Lunch
• Kapiti Island Day excursion with Picnic Lunch
• Shuttle from Wellington Hotel to the airport
• Flight: Wellington-Auckland (FLEXI fare)
• Drop off to your central Whangarei home

Share twin: $2875 each   /  Single room: $3675 each

Oh my gosh, we all had a fantastic day out. Thank you so much. I really didn’t expect to like all those weird and wonderful snacks during the "Curious Food Train" activity, and didn’t think they would all participate. The staff all keep thanking us for such a great day. Looking forward to next years event!