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New Plymouth for Christmas

December 2019
5 days - 4 nights
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Traditional Christmas Dinner

Mount Taranaki

Egmont National Park

Dawson Falls

Opunake Murals

Historic Cape Egmont Lighthouse and Museum

Sugar Loaf Islands

Oakura Bay

Taranaki Pioneer Village

New Plymouth Tour

Pukekura Park and Illuminations

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This year we travel to New Plymouth. Overlooked by Mt Taranaki, we look forward to visiting this city and taking in its history and local attractions.

We have Christmas Day Lunch at Oakura Bay and enjoy a traditional Christmas Day Dinner in our hotel.

A few of the highlights included in the tour are a cruise to the Sugar Loaf Islands, a short walk to Dawson Falls and a visit to Taranaki Pioneer Village. All we ask is for you to sit back, relax and enjoy a wonderful Christmas with your fellow travellers.



Day 1


We start our journey in Auckland and head south, picking up other passengers along the way to New Plymouth. A stop for lunch in Piopio then we continue travelling to the coast. We pass through the Awakino River Gorges and see farmland, native reserves and limestone cliffs as we drive along the Tasman Coast. We arrive in New Plymouth where we stay for the next four nights in the excellent Devon Hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we drive right around Mount Taranaki. We begin with a cruise to the Sugar Loaf Islands and we'll be able to see a local Fur Seal Colony. It's back on the road and we head to Egmont National Park where we stop and take a short walk to look at Dawson Falls. After lunch, we head to a mystery location in Hawera. On the way back, we take a look at the fascinating murals in Opunake and call into the Historic Cape Egmont Lighthouse and Museum.

Day 3

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Happy Christmas! We enjoy a relaxed day of great food and great company including Christmas Dinner at our hotel. For those who wish, we can make arrangements for anyone who would like to go to church for the Christmas Day service. For lunch, we go to Oakura Bay where we enjoy a special Christmas Day picnic lunch in these idyllic surroundings. We return to the hotel and have plenty of time to relax before our wonderful Christmas Dinner.

Day 4

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, we drive towards Stratford to visit the Taranaki Pioneer Village. This outdoor museum depicts the life of Taranaki Pioneers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - we can recall childhood memories and 'the good old days'. Our picnic lunch is in the grounds of the Village. Afterwards, we head back to New Plymouth where a guide joins us on the coach for a tour in and around the city. In the evening, we visit Pukekura Park where we will be amazed by the illuminations.

Day 5


All good things come to an end as it's time to say goodbye and head home. We drive north and have a stop for lunch then continue to Auckland where we arrive in the afternoon.




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