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Join our East Coast Odyssey, spending one night in Tauranga, two nights in Gisborne and two nights in Hawkes Bay. Along the way we will visit galleries, museums and meet artists and makers. In Tauranga visit the Tauranga Art Gallery. Pass through Whakatane

Day 1.   Wednesday 3 April, Auckland to Tauranga

We depart Auckland this morning at 9.30am. With morning tea along the way we will arrive in Tauranga around 1pm.  Here we will take lunch and then spend the rest of the afternoon at the Tauranga Art Gallery.

We plan to visit a local artist studio late afternoon.

Overnight at the Devonport Hotel. Night at leisure.

Day 2. Thursday 4 April, Tauranga to Gisborne

We depart at 9.00am this morning for Whakatane. On arrival visit the local art gallery and stop for morning tea. From here it is a leisurely drive through Ohope and around Ohiwa Harbour to Opotiki where we will stop for lunch. This afternoon we travel the magic Waioeka Gorge to Gisborne, arriving in time for a late afternoon wander around a coastal garden, and dinner.

Portside Hotel is your home for the next two nights

Day 3. Friday 5 April, Gisborne

This morning we head out to Manutuke to visit a local marae, and enjoy wine tasting at Milton Vineyard. This afternoon visit the Tairawhiti Museum, finishing the day at Paul Nache Gallery for the opening of their current exhibition.

Day 4. Saturday 6 April, Gisborne to Napier

After a quick visit to the Farmers Market to stock up on supplies we depart to Wairoa for morning tea. There is time for a quick visit to the Wairoa Museum too. Arriving in Napier mid afternoon we visit the MTG Hawkes Bay gallery.

Scenic Hotel Te Pania is your home for the next two nights

Day 5. Sunday 7 April, Hawkes Bay

Today we head to Hastings to visit the Hastings City Gallery then the studio of a local artist, before concluding with farewell dinner.

Day 6. Monday 8 April, Hawkes Bay to home

We recommend a morning flight back to Auckland, or you are welcome to join Glen in the van as we travel the Napier – Taupo road home.



  • Travel by deluxe 14 seater minibus
  • Glen as your driver guide
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast where possible
  • 2 Dinners
  • Minimum 8 Max 11 guests
  • All galleries and visits as per the final itinerary


  • meals not included in the final itinerary
  • flight from Napier to Auckland

Price Guide:

Twin share $1450 to $1550
Single Supplement: $400

Itinerary subject to change

A deposit is due of $250 to secure your place on our tour.
Full payment will be approx. 60 days prior to departure.