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4 Day Look North Coach Tour – Economy Coach Tour

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Join the TranzCoastal and head north to experience the sights, sounds and tastes that both of New Zealand’s major island have to offer. Experience sheep country in North Canterbury and the spectacular coastline between the Kaikoura Ranges and the Pacific.  Travel north along the rugged coastline, to the fertile plains of the Manawatu. Cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road, past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngaruahoe and Ruapehu.


  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Coach Transport
  • Transfers within journey
  • Coastal Pacific Train Journey
  • Interislander Ferry
  • Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Te Puia Geothermal Experience
  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Agrodome Sheep Show
  • Bonus is a free lunch at Skyline Restaurant including Gondola

Other Information


  • 4 Days (3) nights


  • ​Reporting time 7.30 am at the Intercity terminal, 118 Bealey Ave (between Colombo St and Durham St intersections). Departs at 8.00 am EVERY DAY

Additional Nights – Available to any destination of your choosing. You can add an extra night for a competitive rate. If you would like to extend your tour, please advise your consultant when making your booking. We definitely recommend that you spend extra nights prior to and after your tour to explore the gateway destinations, as these provide many unique attractions worth going the extra mile for.

Flexible Itineraries
All our New Zealand coach tours can be adapted to your individual specifications. If a tour does not entirely suit you, we can provide a personalised coach touring holiday that fits you like a glove. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do, and we will organise it for you.

Transfers Included
Transfers are included between your accommodation and transport on the Tour. If you need to we can book your pre-tour arrangements or you can make your own way to the Tour departure location.

Daily Departures

The tours operate every day and use routine train, ferry and motor coach services. All hotel, motel accommodation, transportation and essential sightseeing are pre-arranged for you.

Are meals included on your Tours?

Hotel and Motel accommodation on the tour are not inclusive of meals. There are many local restaurants and cafe’s from which you can sample, for your dining pleasure. Breakfast options are available to you and these can be provided on enquiry with your consultant.

Is there a Tour Guide travelling with us on the trip?
As you will be travelling independently, on scheduled coach and rail services, this is an unescorted tour. Unless otherwise stated your tour drivers will provide commentary for you to enjoy while you relax in comfort.

Can you tell me the difference between Silver and Bronze accommodation.
With Silver accommodation your stay will be in selected hotels or motor inns that are centrally located. They have a selection of bars and restaurants for your perusal, and deluxe rooms with the facilities expected of superior accommodation. With Bronze accommodation your stay will be in motels or hotels centrally located at your destination. Some of the motel accommodation will provide kitchen facilities, TV, radio etc.

Do I have to carry my own bags or will somebody do it for me?

With Gold and Silver hotels accommodation a porter will be able to assist you with your bags. Bronze accommodation does not have porters, but should you need assistance your driver will be happy to help.

I am travelling alone but I do not want to pay the single room supplement. Can you find me a roommate?
Regrettably we are unable to match you up with another traveller as the occurrence of another person travelling on the same tour with the same dates and class as you is extremely unlikely.

Where do your tours depart from?
The Auckland coaches depart from the Intercity terminal, at Sky City , Hobson Street . Auckland trains depart from the Britomart railway station. The Christchurch coaches depart from the Intercity Terminal at 118 Bealey Ave (between Colombo St and Durham St intersections). Christchurch trains depart from the Addington railway station at Clarence Street in Riccarton .

Christchurch - Picton - Wellington - Wellington - Rotorua - At Rotorua - Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland


Christchurch - Picton - Wellington

The Coastal Pacific train passes through North Canterbury sheep country to Kaikoura, where the track skims the spectacular coastline between the Kaikoura Ranges and the Pacific, before turning inland to Picton and the Marlborough Sounds. The Coastal Pacific Train Journey does not operate from May to October and will be replaced with a coach. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to reach the North Island. Consider adding an evening sightseeing tour or an additional night to explore the capital city.

Please note: The Coastal Pacific trains on this day (Picton to Kaikoura to Christchurch) will be replaced by a coach in the periods of 5th May to 30th of September. 

Stay 1 night in Wellington.


Wellington - Rotorua

Travel north along the rugged coastline, to the fertile plains of the Manawatu. Cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road, past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngaruahoe and Ruapehu. Skirt Lake Taupo to the resort town of Taupo nestled on its northern shores. Pass Wairakei – wreathed by steam to reach Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history.

Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.


At Rotorua

This morning see roaning geysers and boiling mud pools at the Te Puia Geothermal Experience, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and watch perfoming sheep and dogs at the Agrodome. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi & Concert at Tamaki Maori Village. This afternoon enjoy your lunch at Skyline Restaurant including gondola.


Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland

Travel to Waitomo for a tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Take an underground boat cruise beneath a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north alongside the Waikato River to Auckland. You arrive late afternoon.

This tour operates in reverse from Auckland  – see our Look South tour for details.

Bronze Accommodation Silver Accommodation Gold Accommodation
SingleNZ $1,601.00NZ $1,844.00NZ $1,961.00
Twin ShareNZ $1,214.00NZ $1,331.00NZ $1,403.00

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