$1099.00 NZD

Auckland > Auckland

Scheduled November - May

Exciting 4-Day New Zealand Group Tour!

Northland is simply stunning. Rich in culture and steeped in history, our Far North Escape tour will take you to some of the very best parts. Everyone from solo travellers to couples and small groups of friends are welcome, so join your new group of mates and enjoy sharing the outdoors sailing, sandboarding, swimming, and more together. Spots sell out quickly, so book now to avoid disappointment!

The Particulars

Price

$1099.00 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

  • 30th October – 2nd November
  • 20th November – 23rd November
  • 11th December – 14th December

 

2023 dates

  • 8th January – 11th January
  • 29th January – 1st February
  • 19th February – 22nd February
  • 12th March – 15th March
  • 2nd April – 5th April
  • 23rd April – 26th April
  • 14th May – 17th May
  • 29th October – 1st November
  • 12th November – 15th November
  • 26th November – 29th November
  • 10th December – 13th December

2024 dates

  • 7th January – 10th January
  • 21st January – 24th January
  • 4th February – 7th February
  • 18th February – 21st February
  • 3rd March – 6th March
  • 17th March – 20th March
  • 31st March – 3rd April
  • 14th April – 17th April
  • 28th April – 1st May
  • 12th May – 15th May
  • 27th October – 30th October
  • 10th November – 13th November
  • 24th November – 27th November
  • 8th December – 11th December

 

2025 dates

  • 5th January – 8th January
  • 19th January – 22nd January
  • 2nd February – 5th February
  • 16th February – 19th February
  • 2nd March – 5th March
  • 16th March – 19th March
  • 30th March – 2nd April
  • 13th April – 16th April
  • 27th April – 30th April
  • 11th May – 14th May

Meeting point

This tour starts and finishes in Auckland. You will need to meet us at 9 am at Haka Lodge Auckland.


On the road

4 days, 3 nights


Group size

Small groups of up to 12 people


Taking part

You must be 18+ years old to book


Included

  • All accommodation and transport
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Tour leaders throughout
  • Bay of Islands private sailing trip
  • Te Paki sandboarding + gear rental
  • Cape Reinga light house day trip (Top of NZ)

Not included

Airfares and taxes
Airport transfers
Passports, visas and vaccinations
Travel insurance


Accommodation

Mix of twin share (2) and dorm share (4-6)


Transport

Luxury 12 Seater Mercedes Sprinter Mini-bus


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

Sit back, bring a drink or two, and relax while taking in the Bay of Islands’ sights and sounds on our private sunset cruise

Beach day at Matauri Bay with a short hiking opportunity to see the stunning coastline

Explore the nightlife of Paihia with your new crew!

Afternoon relaxation at the gorgeous Kai Iwi Lakes for a freshwater dip

Learn to surf at the famous 90 mile beach with a group lesson with qualified instructors (optional add on)

Push yourself at the giant Te Paki sand dunes for some sandboarding!

Experience Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga), where your guides explain the cultural significance of the northernmost tip of Aotearoa.

Pass by the birthplace of NZ, the magical Hokianga and visit the largest Kauri tree in NZ ‘Tane Mahuta’

What You’ll See & Do

After our meet and greet in Auckland CBD, we load into the van and head north towards Waipu for lunch via a beautiful section of coastline only a stone’s throw from the city of sails. We stop at Mcleod’s Brewery and Pizza Barn for lunch, then continue on our way to the Bay of Islands. On arrival at our accommodation in Paihia, you will be given time to settle in and get changed before we embark on an exclusive evening sailing trip around the surrounding bays. We have chartered the boat just for our group, so this is the perfect opportunity to share a drink and get to know your fellow road-trippers. After the sailing trip, we head back to the accommodation where your guides will prepare a delicious dinner for you to wrap up the day. You will also have the opportunity to experience the Paihia nightlife with your crew.

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel with shared facilities
Included activities: 2hr exclusive yacht sailing charter around the Bay of Islands

You’ll start the day in the beautiful coastal town of Paihia before the guides prepare a tasty continental breakfast. We’ll then set off by winding our way up the east coast to explore some stunning beaches and short walks. We stop at one of, if not the best, fish and chip shops in the country (a bold claim, we know, so you’ll have to try for yourself!) for lunch*. We then continue on our way into the far north, heading for the classic Kiwi beach that we have to ourselves for the evening. There is time to wander down and relax on the pink sand beach the property backs onto or continue along the coastal walkway to stroll the long, golden sands of Henderson Bay. But be back in time for dinner! Your guides will be cooking up a feed on the barbecue because is it really a New Zealand road trip without a BBQ Dinner?

Accommodation: Private holiday home
Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Included activities: Beach day at Matauri Bay

We start day 3 slightly later than the day before, to allow time for a sleep in and a cooked breakfast. Afterwards, we head straight for Te Rerenga Wairua, where your guides explain the cultural significance of the northernmost tip of Aotearoa. We check out the famous lighthouse and allow some time to take in the beauty and magic of this special place. Your guides will prepare lunch for you before we head to the giant Te Paki sand dunes for some sandboarding! You will work up a sweat climbing and sliding down the sand dunes, so we make an essential stop for real fruit ice cream before continuing to our accommodation at the southern end of 90 Mile Beach. You may be lucky enough to witness a west coast sunset while your guides prepare the final dinner of the trip.

Accommodation: Multi-share lodge with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Included activities: Visit Cape Reinga and sandboarding on the Te Paki dunes

It may be the last day but we aren’t finished yet! Start your day right with an optional add on sunrise surf lesson on the famous 90-mile beach where you’ll be looked after by qualified surf instructors. After this incredible experience, we will head back for breakfast then cruise back in time to board a car ferry that crosses the sleepy waters of the Hokianga Harbour. This little-known area was the birthplace of our nation and here you will learn about the incredible history from your guides on our way to lunch*, and again when we go to visit Tāne Mahuta – the God of the forest. Depending on weather and group energy levels, there is an opportunity to stop at Kai Iwi lakes, before making the final leg of the journey back to Auckland.

Included meals: Breakfast
Optional add activities: Surfing lessons $50 (Group lesson, qualified instructor, wet suit and surfboard rental included)

 

Some Important Details


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).

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

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