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New Zealand North Island Kiwi Culture Gay Tour

New Zealand North Island
Kiwi Culture Gay Tour

Bay of Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, and more!

8 Days From Auckland To Wellington, New Zealand

January 7 – 14, 2019

 

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New Zealand North Island gay group tourYou’ve heard of our wonderful Kiwi Culture, now it’s time to experience it! This 8 day tour for LGBTQ travellers immerses you in everything that we’re proud to say makes us Kiwis! Join us and become a Kiwi for a while. You’ll get off the beaten tourist track, spend time with some of our favourite locals, and explore a truly diverse range of Kiwi experiences: learning Maori traditions and legends, savouring locally produced food and wine, sailing and swimming the local waters, visiting local farms, viewing active geysers, meeting a real live kiwi (bird), exploring museums and galleries, and playing with some LGBTQ locals.

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New Zealand North Island Kiwi Culture Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand - Bay of Islands
Welcome to New Zealand!

• Travel the scenic route to the Bay of Islands today.

• Visit a private country homestead for a farm to table lunch prepared from ingredients from the owners' farm.

• Relax and unwind after your journey to New Zealand and get to know your travel mates over a welcome dinner beside the harbour tonight.

 

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Day 2 - Bay of Islands
• Languish aboard our exclusively chartered catamaran today for a full day sailing amidst golden beaches, secluded coves, tranquil harbours and warm waters.

 

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Day 3 - Bay of Islands
Explore Maori culture and history during a guided tour and cultural performance at New Zealand’s most important site of historical significance, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

• Appreciate down time to wander and relax in the quaint township of historic Russell.

Optional Activities:
* Kayak or SUP in the harbour.

 

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Day 4 - Bay of Islands - Auckland
• Wander the artistic sculpture trail of a sustainable vineyard after a lovely vineyard lunch and tasting.

• Continue to Auckland and check out the buzzing vibe in the restaurants, cafes, and bars of Auckland’s gay enclave tonight.

 

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Day 5 - Auckland - Rotorua
• Journey through the rolling hills of the North Island’s farming heartland, marveling at one town’s artistic celebration of its dairy industry – painted cows!

• View the amazing clear waters of a natural spring on a short walk set in lush native bush.

 

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Day 6 - Rotorua
• Experience the options on this free day in Rotorua, the city that offers so much.

Optional Activities:
* Zipline through the forest canopy
* Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set
* Take a flight over an active volcano

 

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Day 7 - Rotorua – Wellington
• Explore the geothermal regions of Rotorua, fascinating for their bubbling geysers, steaming fumaroles, and plopping mud pools.

Fly to vibrant Wellington, the cool little capital on the waterfront, known for its food and culture.

• Meet one of our LGBT locals for a walking tour of the capital that includes LGBTQ history and highlights.

• Dance the night away at one of Wellington’s gay bars.

 

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Day 8 - Wellington
• Enjoy a free day in Wellington to wander this fabulous city’s shops, galleries, and museums.

Optional Activities:
* Weta Workshop Tour
* Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary Tour

• Your tour ends after your farewell dinner, cooked and presented by local lesbian restaurateurs.

 

Combine this tour with the South Island Sojourn Gay Tour for a 21 day true New Zealand experience!

 

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What's Included:

• Private New Zealand Tour Guide, who will be with you throughout your entire tour
• Private Coach Transportation
• 7 Nights Lodging in 4 and 5 Star Accommodation
• Ferry Transport in Paihia
• Vineyard Lunch and Sculpture Trail
• Admission to Geothermal Areas
• Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
• Free time to explore on your own or simply relax in the beautiful surroundings
• And of course the opportunity to share this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with like-minded people

 

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Also Included:

Meet our trusted local partners who will guide you for the following experiences:
• Privately Hosted Farm to Table Lunch with Owners
• Full-day on a Privately Chartered Catamaran
• Waitangi Cultural Grounds Tour and Cultural Performance
• Private Wellington City and LGBTQ Walking History Tour

 

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Enhance your trip by choosing to add:

• Ziplining (Rotorua)
• Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (Rotorua)
• Volcanic Scenic Flight (Rotorua)
• Zealandia Eco=Sanctuary Tour (Wellington)
• Weta Workshop Tour (Wellington)

There’s still so much more to see and do! Talk to us about extending your stay if you’ve got more time and we’ll plan some extra days for you. Or combine this tour with the South Island Sojourn Gay Tour for a 21 day true New Zealand experience.

 

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New Zealand Gay Travel

New Zealand is a fantastic country for LGBTQ people to live, which makes it a great destination for LGBTQ travelers to visit. Lonely Planet rated New Zealand one of the most “inclusive and progressive” gay-friendly travel destinations on the planet in 2015, second only to Denmark. What makes New Zealand so gay-friendly?

• New Zealand is a socially progressive country, being the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1893.

• New Zealand recently celebrated 30 years since same-sex sexual activity was decriminalized in 1986.

• New Zealand were the first country in the world to have an openly transgender mayor, Georgina Beyer, in 1995. In 1999 she became the world’s first transgender member of Parliament, and remained in Parliament until her retirement in 2007.

 

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• Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression has been illegal since 1993.

• New Zealand military is independently ranked the most inclusive in the world with LGB members allowed to serve openly since 1993.

• New Zealand have had openly gay and lesbian politicians serving since 1993, with Rainbow Labour, a branch of the Labour Party, being formed in 1997 to represent LGBTQ people.

• New Zealand legalized same-sex marriage in 2013.

• Adoption by same-sex couples has been legal since 2013.

• New Zealanders can now have a passport in our preferred sex/gender of M (male), F (female) or X (indeterminate/unspecified), without having these details amended on our birth or citizenship record.

 

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• The first Pride events were held in the 70s and continue today with Pride events in several cities: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton.

• In general the majority of New Zealanders don’t give a hoot if you’re LGBTQ or not! They are an open-minded, non-judgmental and forward-thinking society. Political parties operating on socially conservative platforms don’t hold any traction anymore in New Zealand.

• For most LGBTQ New Zealanders, their social circles are mixed, and they feel very integrated into society, this is a privilege that is not the case everywhere in the world.

You can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere almost everywhere in New Zealand. Travel with us and we guarantee it!

 

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New Zealand North Island Kiwi Culture Gay Tour Prices

Tour Date Description
Per person
$ (USD)
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Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.

$ 3,490

Tour Only, Per Person, Single Occupancy.

$ 4,190

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Price does not include payment card charges.

$800 per person deposit payment required at time of booking, balance payment due not later than 120 days prior to departure.

 

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