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Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the beauty and excitement of New Zealand, from the rugged landscapes of the South Island to the vibrant city life of Wellington. Book your tour today and prepare to be amazed!
8 Day North Island Tour
- Trip Styles: Budget
2023 DEPARTURES: 12Jan, 2Feb, 9Feb, 2Mar, 16Mar, 13Apr, 27Apr
Embark on an 8-Day Adventure in New Zealand’s North Island!
Uncover the Best of New Zealand’s North Island on an Epic Road Trip. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of adventure, culture, and nature in this magnificent country. Get ready for an immersive journey that takes you off the beaten track to discover hidden gems and meet fellow travelers.
Your tour includes comfortable coach transportation, breakfast each day, and meals and activities in remote locations. Enjoy a mix of smart hotels, alpine lodges, and cabins during your stay.
Discover New Zealand with this immersive and adventurous tour that takes you on a journey to experience the country’s unique culture, nature, and heritage. This 8-day North Island tour takes you to the best of New Zealand, from the bustling city of Rotorua, known as “Roto-Vegas” to the off-the-grid Blue Duck Station.
Start your journey in Rotorua, a city teeming with activity and culture, and take a walk through the giant California Redwoods in the Whakarewarewa Forest. Next, head off the beaten path to the shores of Lake Aniwhenua to stay at the Kohutapu Lodge. Owned by a local Maori family, the lodge is a pillar of the community and offers a unique chance to immerse yourself in Maori culture. Learn about the local history, play traditional games, learn weaving and haka skills, and enjoy a lovingly prepared hangi feast.
At Blue Duck Station, a 7,200-acre high country farm, you’ll have a full day to explore the station and its beautiful surroundings. Choose from activities like horseback riding, 4WD eco tours, or hiking to the Kaiwhakauka waterfall to spot the rare blue duck.
This tour offers an unforgettable experience of New Zealand’s unique beauty, culture, and heritage. With so much to see and do, this tour promises to leave you with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation of the country. Book now and get ready to embark on an amazing journey through the heart of New Zealand.
After experiencing the breathtaking landscapes and stunning attractions of New Zealand, your tour will come to a fitting end in the vibrant city of Wellington. This cosmopolitan city is the capital of New Zealand and is often referred to as the “coolest little capital in the world.” Wellington is renowned for its creative energy, arts and culture, and amazing coffee culture. The city is surrounded by hills and is nestled on the coast, giving it a unique and stunning landscape that you’ll remember for a long time.
Book now and get ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime in New Zealand’s North Island!
Pukeko Tour (Twinshare)
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Our travellers often combine this trip with some of these trips:
What To Bring
- Raft, roll, or luge in Rotorua.
- Discover stunning lakes, rivers, beaches, waterfalls, and hot springs.
- Experience cultural performances at a traditional Maori village.
- Bike ride along the Old Coach Road.
- Explore the beautiful Waitomo Caves.
- Enjoy a scenic flight over glaciers and mountains.
- Visit the historic city of Auckland.
- End the tour in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.
- Sturdy walking shoes/boots,
- Warm clothing,
- Waterproof jacket,
- Hat & Sunscreen,
- Water bottle,
- Motion sickness tablets,
- Insect repellent
- Luggage is limited to one piece per person with a maximum weight of 20kg plus a day pack
- A basic level of fitness is required for medium-length walks
- Accommodation at Lake Aniwhenua, Blue Duck Station and Marahau (Abel Tasman) is specialist. All cabins are private, but facilities are shared.
- This itinerary is a guide. Given the spontaneous nature of our trips and lack of control over New Zealand’s weather, what we do each day might occasionally vary.
Where will I sleep on tour?
Accommodation: High-quality twin share rooms are included. You’ll stay in comfy 3-4 star hotels for most of the nights and high country farms or scenic lodges close to the waterfront or national parks in our unique destinations. Hotel rooms are ensuite, while shared facilities are in Strademark places.
You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a solo-occupied private room (subject to availability).
Single Room: +$2000
Why stay at Lake Aniwhenua?
Lake Aniwhenua – This experience is an introduction to modern-day Maori culture. You’ll be hosted by a local Maori family, taken on a guided tour to a sacred archaeological site, be introduced to the local Maori stories and games and be treated to a delicious hangi dinner, cooked under the ground!
What food is included on tour?
Meals: A mixture of cooked and continental breakfasts is included for every morning of your tour. We’ve also included other meals here and there, be sure to check your itinerary for details. Meals are indicated as B, L, and D for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
How do we travel around New Zealand?
Private Coach Transport. You’ll travel by private, air-conditioned bus.
What is the tour guide like?
Expect entertaining anecdotes, great recommendations, extra support, and local insider knowledge from your charismatic guide. They know every inch of this country. You can’t get this from a google search!