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Auckland

Wine Tasting, Waiheke Island

Auckland

Summit, Rangitoto Island

Auckland

New Zealand Fantail (Maori: piwakawaka)

Auckland

Tui, Native Bird in the Kowhai Flower

Auckland, New Zealand

With the city centre’s world-class shopping, vibrant waterfront restaurants and bars, wonderful arts and culture scene along with a range of adventure right on your doorstep, Auckland is the prefect base for an extended stay.

For world class shopping, explore lower Queen Street, the Britomart Precinct along with nearby suburbs of Parnell and Newmarket. Enjoy a range of boutique, sophisticated and premier retail outlets including high-end, high street fashions along with local boutique and international brands.

Wander through art galleries, shops and cafes in Mt Eden Village and stroll through the boutique art galleries and discover Auckland’s architectural heritage in Ponsonby.

Auckland’s east and west coast something unique, the east offers white sand beaches, the Pohutukawa Coast, rolling countryside and local markets while the wild west coast with black sand beaches offers the untouched native rainforest of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park and a number of boutique wineries.

The tranquil islands of the Hauraki Gulf include:

Waiheke Island – Cruise, fly or heli to the ‘island of wine’ and experience wine tastings at award winning wineries, visit an olive grove and explore the Island’s beautiful coastline and beaches by vehicle, kayak or bike.

Rangitoto Island, the regions youngest dormant volcano offers spectacular views of Auckland’s landscape and Hauraki Gulf from the summit.     The Island is home to the world’s largest Pohutukawa forest and is joined to neighbouring Motutapu by a causeway build during World War II. Both Rangitoto and Motutapu were declared pest free in 2011 creating a safe haven for a wide range of native wildlife including the endangered saddleback, melodious tui and the inquisitive kaka.

Tiritiri Matangi Island, a world renowned wildlife sanctuary is home to both rare and endangered wildlife. This pest-free island offers incredible birdsong, restored native forest and the oldest working lighthouse in New Zealand.   The replanted bush provides food and habitat for endangered birds including the whitehead, kokako and kiwi, as well as our largest insect – the wetapunga.

Great Barrier Island, our most isolated and unspoilt island offers golden beaches, clear water and native forests. The Island offers multi day walks where you will enjoy spectacular scenery to waterfalls, hot springs and swimming holes and for those that love the sea, there is fishing, diving and kayaking.

Motutapu Island, at over 160 million years old, the island was intensively settled by Maori, hosted Victorian picnics and was a military base during World War II.   The island is now home to a wide range of native birds including the Takahe, thanks to the ecological restoration programme.

Rotoroa Island was originally a rehabilitation centre operated by the Salvation Army, it is now being restored as an arts and conservation estate. Many of the original buildings are open to view and visitors can learn more about the island’s past at the exhibition centre and museum.

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Booking Terms & Conditions:

Currency

All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars and includes 15% GST (Goods & Services Tax).

Pricing

Pricing is subject to availability and confirmation of the stated itinerary at time of booking.  If we are unable to confirm the stated hotels and services, we will endeavour to confirm substitutes at similar rates, however additional costs may apply.

Rental Car Terms & Conditions:

Inclusions: unlimited kilometres, airport/ferry collection fee, full insurance (subject to reduced excess), front windscreen cover, personal accident insurance, guaranteed replacement vehicle in case of accident.

Exclusions: insurance excess reduction of $345.00 including GST (note, standard insurance excess is $3,450.00 including GST), bond, petrol costs, one way fee ($57.50), optional extras, (all additional expenses to be paid direct)

Payment Policy

We do require a non-refundable deposit of NZD$250.00 per person before we go ahead with securing any reservations.

In addition, some of our suppliers may require further deposits to cover their strict cancellation policies, in this case we would advise you at the time of quoting and confirming your itinerary.

The balance of your booking would be required 45 days prior to your travel date.   If you book inside 45 days, full payment would be required at time of booking.

Payment can be made by electronic wire transfer and should include the additional NZD $25.00 bank fee.   We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 3.1%.

Bank Account Details

Bank Name & Address: Westpac Bank, Mid City Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Account Name: Inspired New Zealand Travel

BSB Number: 03-0296

Account Number: 0011146-000

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Amendments

We are happy to amend your itinerary and dates, however please keep in mind that some of the original services may not be available for your new dates, which may incur additional costs for substituted services.   Amendment fees may apply with multiple changes.

Cancellation Fees

Once Confirmed               Non-refundable Deposit of NZD $250.00 per person

Inside 45 – 21 Days          A Cancellation fee of 30% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 20 – 8 days             A Cancellation fee of 50% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 7 Days                      Full Cancellations, 100% charge

We will however do our very best to recover and minimise these cancellation fees but recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to cover yourself.

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