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North Island Tracks Northbound

Tour Duration: 12 days
Prices From: AUD $2330
Local Payment: None
Tour Style: Original
Group Size: Maximum of 15 travellers per group
Tour Code: PTOA
Tour Transport: Ferry, Van


Explore the North Island of New Zealand's heartland from the secluded beaches of the coast to the volcanic craters of the central plateau. Adventure activities abound - sea kayaking and snorkelling on our Bay of Islands adventure cruise; underground blackwater rafting is an option at Waitomo; bungee and jet boating are options at Taupo; and mountain biking and kayaking could be taken up in Nelson. This Northern NZ tour has the perfect combination of sights and activities.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Christchurch

Arrive in Christchurch, New Zealand's exciting re-emerging city, spend some time visiting the pop up RE:start development or SOMO, Christchurchs most dynamic neighbourhood.

Day 2 Kaikoura

Head up the coast to Kaikoura where animal lovers may spot sperm whales, dolphins, seals and wandering albatrosses.

Days 3-4 Nelson

Bushwalking tracks among these gorgeous inlets and coves are just begging to be explored. It is also possible to fit in a spot of fishing, take a winery tour or perhaps just wander through the eclectic range of shops in Nelson.

Days 5-6 Wellington

Enjoy a cruise through the spectacular Marlborough Sounds on a ferry between the North and South Island. Explore Wellington's buzzing cafe scene or ride a cable car to the Botanic Gardens, taking in spectacular views of the city and harbour.

Day 7 Mt Ruapehu

Be inspired and captivated by the majesty of Mt Ruapehu. Perhaps hike the famous Tongariro Crossing track or take a different route through the lower forest. If feeling adventurous, activities like skiing and snowboarding are available during the winter months.

Day 8 Taupo/Rotorua

Visit the spectacular Huka falls and take the opportunity to bungy or jet boat in Taupo - the North Island's home of extreme sports. Rotorua's geysers, bubbling mud pools and volcanic cliffs are shaped by seismic forces.

Day 9 Waitomo

Discover Waitomo, which is famous for its limestone caves, glow worms and blackwater rafting - an unforgettable trip involving hiking and descending an underground river floating on an inner tube.

Days 10-11 Bay of Islands

Explore the Bay of Islands on an overnight cruise that incorporates all the water activities, as well as plenty of time to soak up the stunning scenery and spot wildlife.

Day 12 Auckland

The final leg of the North Island Tracks tour lands travellers in Auckland - enjoy crossing the harbour bridge with a great view of the 'City of Sails'.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
20 Oct 201331 Oct 2013$2330 AUD
15 Dec 201326 Dec 2013$2330 AUD
02 Feb 201413 Feb 2014$2330 AUD
23 Mar 201403 Apr 2014$2330 AUD

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