Christmas in the Bay

Small Group Escapes with MoaTours*

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4 nights from $2,690 per person, twin share*

Sales from 11 September 2020 to 20 December 2020

Leave Auckland for the delights of the Bay of Plenty staying two nights on Lake Rotoiti with Christmas lunch and a buffet dinner at your hotel. In Tauranga we stay at Trinity Wharf on the harbour’s edge. Special off-the-beaten-track highlights include a cruise on a luxury catamaran on Lake Rotoiti and riding the rail carts at Awakeri.

Departs 24 December 2020, Limited spaces!

Departure DateTwin shareSingle
24 Dec 2020$2690pp $3190pp

Important Note: Prices are per person twin share.

Day 1: Auckland - Cambridge - Rotorua - Lake Rotoiti
Day 2: Rotorua Christmas Day Sightseeing
Day 3: Lake Rotoiti – Wingspan, Paradise Valley - Tauranga
Day 4: Tauranga – Mount Maunganui – Papamoa – Awakeri Station
Day 5: Tauranga - Waihi - Karangahake Gorge - Auckland


  • General Inclusions
  • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
  • Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours guide.
  • Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place".
    All Meals Are Included
  • All breakfasts (B)
  • All lunches (L): Including Christmas day lunch and a sausage sizzle on the Awakeri Rail Line.
  • All dinners (D): Christmas buffet dinner at VR Hotel Lake Rotoiti and Trinity Wharf Hotel.
    All Activities & Entrance Fees Are Included
  • Relax on a private cruise sailing across Lake Rotoiti on the 16 metre catamaran “Tiua”.
  • Walk through redwoods to Hamurana Spring, the deepest spring in the North Island.
  • Visit Wingspan to see and hear about our native birds of prey.
  • A guided tour of The Elms historic Mission house and gardens in Tauranga.
  • Take a ride on the Awakeri rail carts for an adventure on the tracks.
  • A guided visit with George at the Victoria Battery Museum in the Karangahake Gorge.
    Included Sightseeing & Exploring
  • Take time out for lunch in Cambridge as we travel through the Waikato countryside.
  • Touring Rotorua's sights: Ohinemutu, Kuirau Park and the Government Gardens.
  • Take a picturesque drive around the top of Lake Rotorua and through Paradise Valley.
  • See the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Bay of Plenty coastline.
  • Explore the remnants of the gold mining era at the site of the Karangahake mines.

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Terms and Conditions: **Terms & conditions apply. Valid for sales until 20 December 2020, unless withdrawn or sold out earlier. Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation for specific travel dates inclusive of all applicable discounts. Airfares & other land arrangements are additional. General Conditions: Prices are correct at as at 10 September 2020, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Payment deadlines apply. Minimum & maximum stays may apply. Blackout date & seasonal surcharges may apply depending on date of travel & over peak holiday periods. Prices are in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque & eftpos only. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms & conditions apply. Contact us for further details.