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New Zealand - North Island Encompassed

Prices From: A$1299.00
Tour Code: ONNE
Tour Duration: 10
Countries Visited: New Zealand


New Zealand’s North Island thoroughly engages the body and the spirit, often at the same time. This 10-day trip promises loads of both. Up here, you’ll learn Maori culture (and try your hand at bone-carving) straight from the source while bunking in villages in the bush and pick up some sustainable living tips on a conservation farm. Elsewhere, you’ll sea kayak in a secluded harbor, get a surfing lesson from an expert and camp out in a retro-style caravan. There’s much more, but we've gotta leave some surprises, right?

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Auckland - Arrive at any time.
  • Day 2 Bay of Islands (1D) - Travel north via the backroads, stopping to see giant kauri trees and for an included snorkel at Goat Island Marine Reserve. Board a large motor boat for an overnight trip through the beautiful Bay of Islands.
  • Day 3 Paihia (1B,1D) - Enjoy free time in the morning on the boat. Choose to do a number of included water activities like kayaking, snorkelling, fishing or visiting nearby islands. Disembark with some time to explore Paihia before an evening barbeque.
  • Day 4 Auckland (1B) - Free morning to relax or opt to swim with dolphins, go skydiving, check out historic Russell or the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
  • Day 5-6 Raglan (2B,1L,2D) - Visit a special conservation farm to learn about their methods before sea kayaking to a remote and historic site on the harbour for a picnic lunch. On Day 6, enjoy an included surf lesson in one of the world's most famous surf areas, then opt to go on a bush walk, take bone carving lessons with local Maori or try paddle boarding.
  • Day 7 Rotarua/Maori Village Visit (1B,1D) - Opt to go caving before heading to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal activity and culture. Explore some bubbling mud and visit a local village to gain insight into Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional 'Hangi' experience.
  • Day 8 National Park (1B,1D) - Travel around Lake Taupo and explore the volcanic World Heritage-listed national parks in the area. Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek.
  • Day 9 Wellington (1B) - Head south to the capital and visit Te Papa—New Zealand's national museum—or stroll along Oriental Parade. Check out some of the area's great bars and cafés.
  • Day 10 Auckland (1B) - Travel to Auckland where the tour ends upon arrival in the evening.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
16 Jan 201325 Jan 2013A$1299.00
13 Feb 201322 Feb 2013A$1299.00
13 Mar 201322 Mar 2013A$1299.00
10 Apr 201319 Apr 2013A$1299.00
24 Apr 201303 May 2013A$1299.00
08 May 201317 May 2013A$1299.00
22 May 201331 May 2013A$1299.00
05 Jun 201314 Jun 2013A$1299.00
19 Jun 201328 Jun 2013A$1299.00
03 Jul 201312 Jul 2013A$1299.00
17 Jul 201326 Jul 2013A$1299.00
31 Jul 201309 Aug 2013A$1299.00
14 Aug 201323 Aug 2013A$1299.00
28 Aug 201306 Sep 2013A$1299.00
11 Sep 201320 Sep 2013A$1299.00
25 Sep 201304 Oct 2013A$1299.00
09 Oct 201318 Oct 2013A$1299.00
23 Oct 201301 Nov 2013A$1299.00
06 Nov 201315 Nov 2013A$1299.00
13 Nov 201322 Nov 2013A$1299.00
20 Nov 201329 Nov 2013A$1299.00
27 Nov 201306 Dec 2013A$1299.00
04 Dec 201313 Dec 2013A$1299.00
11 Dec 201320 Dec 2013A$1299.00
18 Dec 201327 Dec 2013A$1299.00
25 Dec 201303 Jan 2014A$1299.00
01 Jan 201410 Jan 2014A$1299.00
08 Jan 201417 Jan 2014A$1299.00
15 Jan 201424 Jan 2014A$1299.00
22 Jan 201431 Jan 2014A$1299.00
29 Jan 201407 Feb 2014A$1299.00
05 Feb 201414 Feb 2014A$1299.00
12 Feb 201421 Feb 2014A$1299.00
19 Feb 201428 Feb 2014A$1299.00
26 Feb 201407 Mar 2014A$1299.00

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