All about the 8 Day Northern Wanderer Auckland To Wellington Tour

In just over a week from Auckland down to Wellington you’ll get to experience the best of the North Island, from white sand beaches, hot beaches and bays full of idyllic islands to the inland Tongariro Crossing, and much, much more!

Witness exhilarating mud pools, geysers and sulphur pools and experience beaches and scenery that we promise will WOW you. You will also have the opportunity to kayak, swim with dolphins, surf, fish, horse ride and sail just to name a few fantastic optional activities. Be prepared to let the inner child out with a sandboarding experience and get up close and personal to some of the oldest and most special trees in the world - Giant Kauri’s.

The hikes and biking in the North are epic, with options to visit the Waitangi forest trails, (bordering fantastic beaches and historical villages), a trail around waterfalls or volcanic features as well as peddling around protected Kauri Tree Forests. A highlight for many is the chance to do one of New Zealand’s Great Hikes and the greatest one-day alpine hike - the Tongariro Crossing. This hike takes you through an active volcanic field!

Finish in style in our capital city- affectionately dubbed “the capital of cool”. Wellington is a funky city, with a plethora of quirky cafes, boutique shops and bars, live music and shows. Visit the interactive Te Papa Museum, leisurely stroll the waterfront, or visit the Botanical Gardens. You will find plenty of things to see!

The perfect camping adventure in the North Island.

8 Day Northern Wanderer Auckland To Wellington Tour Itinerary - 8 days

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Real Kiwi Says:
The Northern Wanderer trip is an intensely fun immersion in the best cultural and scenic experiences that the North Island has to offer in a single week. A great camping adventure for those who like to get up close and personal with nature. Rent a bike to make the most out of this tour! If you're wanting to explore the North Island but don't have time for our 9/10-day full North Island loop then this is the best way to experience the natural and activity highlights. You get to the chance to try kayaking, dolphin swimming, sailing, zorbing, skydiving and bungy to name a few. And once your adrenalin fix is satisfied, try exploring dramatic thermal wonders, fantastic beaches and towering forests on a great selection of hikes and bike rides. There's also plenty of time to relax as you stay on gorgeous beaches and relax in the winterless beautiful Bay of Islands.

8 Day Northern Wanderer Auckland To Wellington Tour Price information
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Tour code: NW8
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Camping (Twin-Share) September 2020 to March 2021
Local fees payable
Supplement for Single Tent September 2020 to March 2021
Supplement for Single Tent September 2019 to March 2020

Departure information


Auckland pickup: 10am from the Grand Millennium Hotel, 106 -110 Vincent Street, Auckland 


October: 16, 25
November: 3, 12, 21, 30
December: 9, 18, 27


January 5, 14, 23
February 1, 10, 19, 28
March 9, 18, 27


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

This tour is recommended for persons 18 years and older, however, requests for younger participants will be considered on a case by case basis.

We can cater for most dietary requirements, advise us of any dietary needs at the time of booking.

Departs: Auckland, 10 am 172 Quay Street (public bus stop opposite the ferry terminal), Central Auckland City.

How the Trip Works: Our tours are designed to immerse you in the most stunning areas of the country - part of this experience is participatory with regards to accommodation and mealtimes.   

Accommodation Style: Shared tent accommodation, 2 people per tent. If travelling alone you will be sharing with someone of similar age and gender. Upgrade to your own tent for an additional cost. 

Optional Extras: If you are interested in bike hire a single tent upgrade or sleeping bag hire contact us prior to travel.  Pre-booking Activities: Each day we offer optional activities that you are able to book with your guides once you join the tour.  However, due to the popularity of Hobbiton Movie Set tour and the Tamaki Cultural Evening, it is advisable to contact us in advance to pre-book your space.

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