9 Day Adventure North Island Tour

    Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with our North Island NZ Adventure!

    Ready to explore Auckland, soak in natural hot springs, sail into the sunset, tour the real-life Hobbiton, experience Maori culture, and more? Our 9 days New Zealand North Island Tour is the trip for you.

    Packing the best of the North into 9 days, NZ Adventure is our NZ Intro package without the jobs program, perfect for those traveling New Zealand on a tourist visa. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing all this with an experienced group leader and a new crew of mates? Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!


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      Day 1: Arrive in Auckland

      Kia ora! Landing in Auckland, we’ll meet you at the airport and take you to our hostel to settle in and refresh. Tonight you’ll meet up with the rest of your travel crew and get excited for all the adventures yet to come traveling New Zealand!

      Day 2: City Orientation Auckland

      Today is all about getting oriented with the stunning harbour city of Auckland. After checking out the landmarks and hidden gems of New Zealand’s biggest city, tonight we’ll see what Auckland is all about after dark! (B)

      Day 3: Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton

      Leaving Auckland, we’re off to discover the best of the beautiful North Island. Our first stop is Waitomo, home to the world-famous glowworm caves. We’ll explore this surreal, subterranean landscape by boat, watching in awe as the glowworms light up the darkness in front of our eyes. Next we’re heading to Hobbiton, the real-life movie set featured in The Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies. After strolling through the enchanting village on a guided tour, we’ll enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn before departing for Rotorua. (B)

      Day 4: Explore Rotorua

      First on the agenda is Kerosene Creek, a naturally heated hot spring where we can laze away the morning. Next, we’re off to explore the geothermal area of Wai-O- Tapu, then the afternoon is free for you to try zorbing, race your friends on the skyline luge, or perhaps do something with a bit more of an adrenaline rush.

      Day 5: Thermal Pools and Maori Culture

      This morning we’re off to see more of New Zealand’s incredible volcanic landscapes – checking out hot springs, bubbling mud pools, and natural ‘foot spas’. This evening is a special opportunity for us to journey back to a time of powerful warriors and ancient traditions as we help prepare a feast and witness goose-bump-inducing performances at an authentic Maori village. (D)

      Day 6: Taupo and Sunset Sail

      Get your cameras out as we head to Taupo, a lakefront town right in the heart of the North. Tonight we’ve got something special lined up – a sunset sail across the lake. The majestic scenery will wow us, and the sunset will add a touch of magic. NZ, you’re breathtakingly beautiful. (D)

      Day 7: Waterfalls and Hot Springs

      This morning we’ll check out the epic Huka Falls, a spine-tingling torrent of icy water thundering down from the Waikato River. After witnessing this feat of nature, we’ll slow things back down again, soaking our bodies and souls in mineral-rich natural hot pools. (B)

      Day 8: Head back to Auckland

      On arrival back in Auckland, we’ll help sort out your onward travel for your time in New Zealand. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Want to visit Wellington or the Bay of Islands? We can help! Tonight we’ll get the gang together one last time, dressing sharp for our farewell dinner and final night out on the town. Sweet as! (B, D)

      Day 9: Check our and Onward Travel

      This morning your unforgettable North Island Adventure comes to an end. Check out and journey home, or continue the next leg of your travels with the new friends you’ve made! Whatever you decide, we’ll be there to help every step of the way. (B)

      Booking Info
      • Explore the world-famous Waitomo glowworm caves by boat
      • Tour the real Hobbiton film set featured in The Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies
      • Discover New Zealand’s incredible volcanic landscapes and soak in natural hot pools
      • Experience authentic Maori culture with a traditional feast and performance
      • Sail across Lake Taupo at sunset
      • Travel insurance is compulsory for this trip
      • Once you’ve booked you’ll get access to ‘Manage Your Booking’ and the Travel App, which will give you all the information you’ll need on New Zealand and New Zealand Adventure,
      When should I arrive in Auckland?

      It’s best to arrive on the actual start date as there’s no activities on day one, so you’ll have plenty of time to check in, relax and meet your group. If you do arrive in Auckland before your start date, we will still pick you up from the airport and will book you into the hostel from the day you arrive. You’ll just need to pay approx. $30 NZD for any extra nights when you check in.

      Do many people travel alone?

      Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends!

      What luggage do you recommend?

      We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 15-20kgs of stuff should be plenty.


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