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Mount Maunganui

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Kayaking out from Pilot Bay

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Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty. New Zealand

Mount Maunganui Beach

Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty. New Zealand
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Summer time at Mount Maunganui beach

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White Island active volcano

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25 Day Adventure

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Perfect For Ages 40+

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Long Stay

Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

25 Day Longstay - Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Your perfect longstay 2020 holiday is in the spectacular Bay of Plenty region!  Here is where you’ll revel in incredible beaches and many miles of gardens that produce fresh kiwifruit, citrus fruit as well as avocados!  Plus, this region is a great place to dine: savor in delicious, award-winning local New Zealand wine as well as plentiful seafood.

Your longstay accommodation, at the Beaumont Apartments, offers you spacious suites with full kitchens and breathtaking views from a private balcony, and is located in one of the most prime locations—metres from beautiful Mount Maunganui beach, Pilot Bay harbour and the area’s most vibrant beachside cafes, award-winning restaurants and fantastic shopping!

FYI – of you’re heading to New Zealand after 01 Oct 2019, you now need a travel visa to enter the country.  Learn More.

Valid for travel: 01 March – 30 April 2020

Departing Vancouver
$4,889CAD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Departure dates: 01 Mar - 30 Apr 2020
  • *Subject to availability
  • MUST BOOK BY: 15 Dec 2019
  • Package Inclusions:
  • Return airfare with Air New Zealand, 21 nights in a one-bedroom suite with full kitchen at The Beaumont Apartments, small grocery pack (contains all New Zealand local products; Milk, Cereal, Jam, Butter, Fruit, Yoghurt, Juice, Salami, Cheese, Crackers & Chutney), airport transfers and all taxes & fees.
Departing Calgary/Edmonton
$4,989CAD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Departure dates: 01 Mar - 30 Apr 2020
  • *Subject to availability
  • MUST BOOK BY: 15 Dec 2019
  • Package Inclusions:
  • Return airfare with Air New Zealand, 21 nights in a one-bedroom suite with full kitchen at The Beaumont Apartments, small grocery pack (contains all New Zealand local products; Milk, Cereal, Jam, Butter, Fruit, Yoghurt, Juice, Salami, Cheese, Crackers & Chutney), airport transfers and all taxes & fees.
Departing Toronto
$5,189CAD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Departure dates: 01 Mar - 30 Apr 2020
  • *Subject to availability
  • MUST BOOK BY: 15 Dec 2019
  • Package Inclusions:
  • Return airfare with Air New Zealand, 21 nights in a one-bedroom suite with full kitchen at The Beaumont Apartments, small grocery pack (contains all New Zealand local products; Milk, Cereal, Jam, Butter, Fruit, Yoghurt, Juice, Salami, Cheese, Crackers & Chutney), airport transfers and all taxes & fees.

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Taxes & Fees

Airport Transfers

Kitchenette

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Car Rental

Motor Sports

Guide

Travel Visa

Travel Insurance

Where will you visit?

Tauranga City
Mount Maunganui
Pilot Bay harbour
Maunganui beaches
picturesque walk
panoramic views
Bay of Plenty

TRIP ITINERARY

Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, New Zealand

25 Day Adventure

Day 01: Depart Canada

Depart Canada today.

Day 02: Cross the International Dateline

Cross the International Dateline and lose a day. You will gain this day back on your return journey.

Days 03: Arrive in Auckland

Arrive in Auckland.  After collecting your luggage, you will then be transferred to Tauranga.

You will check into your hotel, The Beaumont Apartments, where you will stay for 21 nights.  Upon check-in you will receive a grocery kit for a week's worth of all-New Zealand grocery products including milk, cereals, jam, butter, fruit, yogurt, juice, salami, cheese, crackers, etc.

 

Day 04-24: Bay of Plenty

Enjoy your  days in the Bay of Plenty!  Your resort is just metres from beautiful Mount Maunganui beach, Pilot Bay harbour, the exquisite hot saltwater pools and Mount Maunganui’s vibrant beachside cafes, award-winning restaurants and fantastic shopping

Some activity suggestions in this region: Visit New Zealand’s only active marine volcano, kayak the scenic Wairoa River, hike to the top of Bay of Plenty’s iconic Mauao, explore Moutohora, Whale Island and enjoy a virtual experience of Tane Mahuta!

Day 25: Depart

Take the InterCity back to Auckland for your return flight home to Canada (arriving Day 26)

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