East Cape Wanderer - The Pacific Coast Highway

Tolaga Bay
Register your interest for our next East Cape tour in Autumn 2023 

Get off the beaten track and discover the East Cape and Pacific Coast Highway with its rocky coastlines & sandy beaches. Stay at Hicks Bay & see the lighthouse on NZ’s most easterly point. Enjoy a guided tour at Eastwoodhill Arboretum, Art Deco Walking Tour in Napier and Gannet Beach Adventure by tractor to Cape Kidnappers.  

Departing from Auckland the tour travels the Pacific Coast Highway to Waihi and Tauranga and follows the route through to Whakatane, Opotiki and around the East Cape to Gisborne and the Hawkes Bay before returning to Auckland via Taupo.   

The Eastland section of the Pacific Coast Highway gets “off the beaten track” and is a part of New Zealand that has changed little over recent years. The journey through this beautiful region with spectacular scenery, clear rivers, bush-clad hill sides, rocky coastlines and sandy beaches is a magical place just waiting to be discovered. View the East Cape Lighthouse on the North Island’s most easterly point and discover some of the local industries from growing Manuka, extracting the oil and producing honey. Take in the autumn colours of Eastwood Hill Arboretum and enjoy some of the culinary delights of the Hawkes Bay.


Tour Includes:
  • Home collection & drop off within Auckland urban areas (Orewa - Papakura). 
  • Coach transport
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast & three course/buffet dinner each day
  • 5 lunches
  • Exclusive Tour of HobbitonTM
  • Art Deco Guided Walk
  • Gannet Beach Adventure
  • Te Mata Figs
  • Manuka Oil & Honey experience
  • Winery & Olive Grove tours
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Max 24 passengers
Booking Terms & Conditions
  • Twilight Travel reserves the right to alter the itinerary, reschedule or substitute tours and sightseeing at anytime due to operational and logistical requirements.
  • Tours and sightseeing may involve walks over uneven ground and steps.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames. 
  • A deposit of $250.00 per person is required to secure your booking.
Please read full terms and conditions.


  • Ex Auckland             
    from $3060.00 pp twin share - Prices are based on 2021 costs and are subject to change.
    Single Supplement $670
  • Ex Tauranga/Rotorua/Hamilton
    from $2870.00 pp twin share
    Single Supplement $600
  • Prices from other towns/regions on application, please phone 0800 999 887


  •  April 2023  - to be confirmed
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