$2,199.00 NZD

Starts in Auckland, Finishes in Wellington

Scheduled from November - May

Our 10-Day New Zealand Adventure Holidays

NZ’s North Island is an adventure-lovers backyard. Rich in Maori history and tradition, there are numerous reasons why you should choose to visit the North Island with us. Sparkling lakes, ancient forests, geothermal rock pools and bubbling mud baths, 30m exploding geysers, extinct volcanoes, and that’s just scratching the surface. Secure your getaway now as this tour will be unmissable!

The Particulars

Price

$2,199.00 NZD

You can secure your spot with a $99 deposit and pay the rest later! Check our Terms & Conditions for more details.


Availability

2022 dates

  • 3rd November – 12th November
  • 24th November – 3rd December

 

2023 dates

  • 12th January – 21st January
  • 2nd February – 11th February
  • 23rd February – 4th March
  • 16th March – 25th March
  • 6th April – 15th April
  • 27th April – 6th May
  • 18th May – 27th May
  • 2nd November – 11th November
  • 16th November – 25th November
  • 30th November – 9th December
  • 14th December – 23rd December

 

2024 dates

  • 11th January – 20th January
  • 25th January – 3rd February
  • 8th February – 17th February
  • 22nd February – 2nd March
  • 7th March – 16th March
  • 21st March – 30th March
  • 4th April – 13th April
  • 18th April – 27th April
  • 2nd May – 11th May
  • 16th May – 25th May
  • 10th November – 19th November
  • 24th November – 2nd December
  • 8th December – 17th December

2025 dates

  • 19th January – 28th January
  • 2nd February – 11th February
  • 16th February – 25th February
  • 2nd March – 11th March
  • 16th March – 25th March
  • 30th March – 8th April
  • 13th April – 22nd April
  • 27th April – 6th May
  • 11th May – 20th May

Meeting point

You will need to meet us at 9AM on the first day at Haka Lodge Auckland. This tour finishes in Wellington


On the road

10 days, 9 nights


Group size

Small groups of up to 12 people


Taking part

You must be 18+ years old to book


Included

  • All accommodation
  • All included activities (see itinerary)
  • All breakfasts
  • 5 x dinners
  • 2 x lunches
  • 2 x tour leaders

Not included

  • Flights to Auckland
  • Travel Insurance

Accommodation

Multi share dorms with shared facilities


Transport

Private Luxury 12 Seater Mercedes Sprinter


What to bring

  • We ask that you only bring 2 bags: 1 medium-sized one for your clothes and general belongings, and 1 small day bag to keep with you on the bus
  • New Zealand weather can be unpredictable, so make sure you bring swimwear and a towel, as well as warm clothes and a rain jacket
  • All bedding is provided, but you can bring your favourite pillow if you like

Tour staff

You will have 2 tour guides with you during your road trip with us. They will be your drivers, hosts, cooks, and new best mates!

Things to Look Forward to

Create your own natural spa at the Hot Water Beach in Coromandel

Experience the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world (optional add on)

Enjoy tasting some locally-brewed beers and the delicious local cuisine

An exclusive sailing charter in Taupo - New Zealand's Largest Lake

Tauranga’s Harbour is perfect for fishing, sailing, diving, or dolphin watching tours!

Embrace yourself on a Kayaking tour around the bays of Cathedral Cove (optional add on)

Visit the Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland — a colour-splashed geothermal reserve

Wonder around New Zealand's vibrant Capital, Wellington

What You'll See & Do

Welcome on board! A nice early start sees us leave the ‘big smoke’ of Auckland and head to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. Here, you’ll see why this region is a favourite for Kiwis on their summer holidays and why it’s constantly regarded as one of the most stunning parts of the world. First a quick lunch stop in the famous Goldmine town in historic Thames. Then we will visit the famous Cathedral Cove beach (as seen in multiple Hollywood feature films). You have the option to do a free 30 min walk one way to this beautiful spot. Or you could choose to do a kayaking tour as an optional add on. Depending on the time of the tides we may have time today or tomorrow to grab a shovel and dig a mini Jacuzzi at the unreal Hot Water Beach. After an epic day of sun, sand and surf, it’s time to head to our accommodation in Whitianga, where we’ll have some kai (food) – a classic Kiwi BBQ. From there, the night is yours!

Accommodation: Multi share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: BBQ Dinner
Included activities: Visit Thames township, Hahei Beach, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach

Optional add-ons:

  • Cathedral Cove Kayaking Tour – $125

After breakfast and a van-load of new friends, it’s time to head south. From Whitianga, we’ll head to famous Mount Maunganui. On the way, we’ll stop in the popular beach/surfing town of Whangamata to stretch the legs and explore this idyllic beachside town. At Mount Maunganui, we show you freedom. The afternoon and evening is completely free for you to enjoy as you wish and, while it’s your choice, we’ll also recommend some awesome activities to help you have an unforgettable night of one of New Zealand’s most popular summer destinations.

Accommodation: Multi share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast
Included activities: Whangamata Beach, Optional Mt Maunganui Summit Walk

Optional add-ons:

  • Mt Maunganui Surf lesson – $89

It’s time to pack up the van and head to New Zealand’s tourism Mecca – Rotorua. On the way to this geothermal wonderland you will have the option to get lost in the magical world of Hobbiton and check out some of the clearest springs you’ve ever seen and the beautiful waterfall before arriving to our next stop. Today is your chance to immerse yourself in traditional Maori culture in Rotorua or try out any of the exciting adrenaline filled activities in this town.

Accommodation: Multi share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast
Included activities: Blue Springs, Okere Falls,

Optional add-ons:

  • Hobbiton movies set tour – $89
  • Redwood Altitude Walk – $99
  • Kaituna River Rafting – $115
  • Day Trip to Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools – $75
  • Mitai Maori Village Evening experience – $123
  • Tamariki Maori experience $160
  • Jet boat ‘The squeeze’ – $89-189
  • Skyline Rotorua (Gondola + 3 Luge rides) – $52 pp

With far more to do than you can fit in just one day, we’re staying an extra night in Rotorua tonight, but this morning we are taking you to explore Te Puia’s world famous Geothermal Valley, kiwisantuary and give you the opportunity to learn about Maori history and culture. After this we’ve decided to give you the the rest of your day free! With plenty of optional paid activities on offer all around the city, there’ll be plenty to keep you and your new mates busy. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie and want to tackle the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, or if zip-lining through the forest canopy sounds more like you, we’ll be sure to offer you all the best experiences based on what you’re looking for. After dinner time join your group at the Majestic and magical Redwoods Treewalk. Experience is truly a walk to remember. Suspended high above the forest floor, encounter 75-metre-tall redwoods as you walk across eco-suspended bridges and platforms intricately designed to honour and accentuate the stunning natural environment. Regarded by many as one of the best tree top walks in New Zealand.

Accommodation: Multi share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included activities: Te Puia day pass & Night Redwood forest walk

Optional add-ons:

Redwood Altitude Walk – $99
Kaituna River Rafting – $115
Day Trip to Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools – $75pp
Mitai Maori Village Evening experience – $123
Tamariki Maori experience $160
Jet boat ‘The squeeze’ – $89-189
Skyline Rotorua (Gondola + 3 Luge rides) – $52

 

OK, after two nights in Rotorua we’re off! This time to stunning Lake Taupo, but not before stopping in at the breathtaking Huka Falls. Here, 200,000 litres per second of crystal clear water flows from the great lake into the start of New Zealand’s longest river – the Waikato River. Once in Taupo, optional paid activities like bungy jumping, skydiving or jet boat riding are on offer, or simply ask your tour guide who’ll point you towards some of Taupo’s lesser known gems or the many free activities available. For sunset we will board an exclusive yacht charter with the group around the lake itself! We provide dinner on board and your more then welcome to bring a few beverages for this epic experience.

Accommodation: Multi share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included activities: Private yacht charter around Lake Taupo

Optional add-ons:

  • Taupo Skydive
  • Taupo Bungy Jump

This is an optional activity for people wanting to do a free hike. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is heralded as the best one-day trek in New Zealand and is regarded as among the top ten single-day treks in the world. Other guests are welcome to spend the day in Taupo exploring the activities on offer.

Accommodation: Multi share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast
Included activities: Transport to and from Tongariro National Park

Optional add-ons:

  • Taupo Skydive
  • Taupo Bungy Jump

After a few hours in the van, we’ll arrive into New Zealand’s best kept secret, River Valley. This afternoon we’ll chill out and enjoy our stunning lodge with on-site café and bar, saunas, and spa. Using the Lodge as a base, you can go on a rafting adventure, a horse trek, or explore some of the local rural back roads on an e-bike. Of course, you could simply relax beside the river and enjoy some delicious food, many of the ingredients of which come from the on-site organic gardens. Tonight your in for a treat as you’ll be served a farm to table dinner made with fresh seasonal vegetables harvested from their gardens and free range organic or grass fed local meats. The night is ours after!

Accommodation: Multi share lodge with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included activities: NA

Optional add-ons:

  • Horse Trek – $80
  • Grade 5 White water rafting – $215
  • E-bike hire – $80

Enjoy a full cooked breakfast before heading south from Taihape, we’ll stop at the home of New Zealand’s army base to stretch our legs and have some lunch. From there, we trek on to the nation’s capital – Wellington! Once in ‘Welly’, we’ll grab some dinner and hit the streets of this incredible city on a local pub crawl. Doesn’t sound like your cup of tea? No problemo! The night is yours to explore what is often referred to as NZ’s coolest city.

Accommodation: Multi share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast
Included activities: National Army Museum

Optional add-ons:

  • Horse Trek – $80
  • Grade 5 White water rafting – $215
  • E-bike hire – $80

After breakfast, the day is yours! Get lost in Wellington. Visit a local cafe, take photos of the local street art, head along to New Zealand’s famous national museum – Te Papa (it’s FREE!), hell – spend the whole day hitting the bars if you want!

Accommodation: Multi share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast
Included activities: NA

Optional add-ons:

  • Te Papa Musuem (free)

Today is our last day of tour! We will check out of our accommodation and say our goodbyes! Optional add-on for transport back to Auckland for those needing to get back. Some guests can continue onto our 10 day South Island Tour starting in Christchurch the next day.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included activities: NA

Optional add-ons: 

  • Transport back to Auckland via Van – $69

Some Important Details


  • Flights to Auckland are not included
  • COVID restrictions/changes or cancellations to your booking
    • All cancellations of bookings by you must be made in writing. We will not regard a booking as cancelled unless an email written notice has been received by us from you.
    • Cancellation can only be made up to 7 days before the departure of your tour. Once the cancellation is accepted a refund of the total ticket price (less the $99 deposit) will be paid to you. The refundable portion does not include the non-refundable $99 deposit.
    • No refunds will be available for cancellations within 7 days of the departure date.
    • We recognise that our current tours may require flexibility around cancellations during this evolving global situation. As such, if your travel arrangement to the meetup zone has been affected due to COVID Alert level restrictions your tour purchase will be 100% refundable (excl. any credit card, booking fee).

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