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Tours operating from the 14th September 2020

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Northern Highlights

Start: Auckland
Finish: Wellington

See the very best of what the North Island has to offer. The Northern Highlights will take you to the amazing beaches in the Coromandel, out-of-this-world geysers in Rotorua, the Central Volcanic Plateau (home of Mt. Doom) and the lush farmland of the Horowhenua. Mix this with some amazing activities like black water rafting, a marae visit, skydiving, and the exclusive overnight stop of River Valley, and you're in for one amazing trip!

  • Start Auckland, finish Wellington
  • Minimum of 7 days travel
  • Valid for 12 months from date of purchase
  • Additional 12 months to complete the pass when you start travelling
  • Change travel dates as many times as you like with no fees
  • Reserved accommodation at every overnight stop - guaranteed.
  • Best Price Guarantee on activities
  • Flexible, easy, stress free travel with like-minded travellers
  • Legendary local Driver Guides

 *T&C's apply

Give us a call to secure your spot with a 10% deposit.

 

NZ $515

Auckland to Hot Water Beach

Departing Auckland we head south-east to the pristine beaches of the Coromandel and the world-famous Cathedral Cove (included). Here you have the option to kayak around this stunning coastline (optional activity) as well as the opportunity to visit Hot Water Beach (included); a unique surf beach where if you catch the tide right, you can dig a hole in the sand to create your own personal spa pool.

Reserved Accommodation

  • Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park (not included)

Experiences

  • Cathedral Cove walk (free)
  • Hot Water Beach (free)
  • Cathedral Cove Kayaking

Hot Water Beach to Waitomo

Leaving the gorgeous Coromandel behind we’ll venture into the enchanting Karangahake Gorge nestled among the Kaimai Ranges, for a hike (included) amongst the walkways and old mining tunnels. If that isn’t enough fun for one day, then never fear, next we’ll be heading over to Waitomo ('wai' meaning water, 'tomo' meaning hole) for a magical tour of the world-famous glow-worm caves. For those feeling a little more adventurous, you will have the opportunity to experience a Black Water Rafting trip.

Reserved Accommodation

  • Waitomo Homestead Cabins (not included)

Experiences

  • Karangahake Gorge Walk (free)
  • Waitomo Glowworm caves
  • Black Water Rafting - Labyrinth
  • Black Water Rafting - Abyss

Waitomo to Rotorua

We start the day with a walk through the Ruakuri Reserve and say goodbye to those glowing little critters. Next, we'll pass through The Shire of Hobbiton where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the Hobbiton Movie Set (optional activity) before rolling on through to Rotorua; a mystical land of bubbling mud pools, rocketing geysers and natural hot springs. Optional activities (which are not included) are luging down the SkyLine, White Water Rafting, Hells Gate, Mountain biking through the RedwoodsZorb, Wai-o-tapu, Polynesian Spa or National Kiwi Hatchery.

Reserved Accommodation

  • Tamaki Maori Village (not included)
  • Base Rotorua (not included)

Experiences

  • Ruakuri Bushwalk (free)
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour
  • Tamaki Maori Village evening show
  • Tamaki Maori Village evening show & overnight stay
  • Skyline Gondola and Luge

Rotorua to Taupo

If you haven't had a chance yet to explore the geothermal reserve of Te Puia, we will check it out this morning before heading onto Great Lake Taupo, taking in a walk to the pounding Huka Falls (included). In Taupo there is lots to do, just tell us what you’re in the mood for and we’ll get you there. The lake itself (actually an extinct volcano crater) is a sight to behold from the shoreline (included), but the more adventurous might want to take the opportunity to experience optional activities such as sail across the lake on a yacht to the Māori rock carvings, or even get a birds-eye view by skydiving above it.

Reserved Accommodation

  • Base Taupo (not included)

Experiences

  • Te Puia Geothermal wonderland
  • Huka Falls (free)
  • Skydive Taupo
  • Sail Barbary Cruise

Taupo free day

Taupo’s central location means it’s a hop, skip and a jump away from other world-class activities which we give you the option to experience on this free day. Head up the Sky Waka (extra activity) to experience Mount Ruapehu or hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (extra activity); a dramatic landscape of stunning contrasts created by extinguished lava flows and emerald lakes. It’s no surprise Tongariro is often described as one of New Zealand’s best one-day hikes. 

Reserved Accommodation

  • Base Taupo (not included)

Experiences

  • Tongariro Crossing shuttle bus
  • Skydive Taupo

Taupo to River Valley

We head south around the “great lake” towards the Tongariro National Park for a picnic lunch and a two-hour walk through native bush and waterfalls. In the afternoon we travel through to the ultimate adventure lodge - River Valley, situated amongst towering cliffs and bush-clad hills. The lodge offers grade five rafting on the Rangitikei River, scenic horse riding and an amazing dinner with homegrown produce. Spend the evening enjoying the delicious roast dinner and relaxing by the open fire.

Reserved Accommodation

  • River Valley Lodge (not included)

Experiences

  • Taranaki falls walk in Tongariro National Park (free)
  • River Valley Rafting
  • River Valley Horse Riding

River Valley to Wellington

We head away late after a morning white water raft or horse ride and head through the rolling hills full of deer, cattle and sheep. We arrive in Wellington late in the afternoon. This city is the undisputed capital of culture, the arts, restaurants, fashion and nightlife. Here you can experience Mount Victoria (included) and then passengers have the opportunity to experience the national museum, Te Papa and get amongst the thriving craft beer scene.

Reserved Accommodation

  • Base Wellington (not included)

Experiences

  • Mount Victoria lookout (free)
  • Te Papa museum (free)
  • Cuba street nightlife (free)
  • Weta Studio tour
  • Zealandia

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