New Zealand - Best of North Island

Company : G Adventures
Duration: 1 week to 1 week
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

This quick trip across the North Island jams as many thrills as permissible by law into seven electrifying, activity-packed days.

Sea kayak, learn to surf New Zealand's world-famous waves, experience Maori culture directly from the Maori themselves and more, all in a breezy week that always feels full and never feels hurried.



Day 1 Auckland
Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Raglan
Visit a special conservation farm to learn about their methods before sea kayaking to a harbour for a picnic lunch. Enjoy an included surf lesson in one of the world's most famous surf areas, then opt to take bone carving lesson with the local Maori.

Day 4 Rotorua/Maori Village Visit
Opt to go caving before heading to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal activity and culture. Visit a local village to gain insight into Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional 'Hangi' experience.

Day 5 National Park
Travel around Lake Taupo and explore the volcanic World Heritage-listed national parks in the area. Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek (seasonal).

Day 6 Wellington
Hit the nation's capital and visit Te Papa, the national museum, or stroll along Oriental Parade. Check out some of the area's great bars and cafés.

Day 7 Wellington
Depart at any time. Opt to book transfer back to Auckland.


What's Included

  • Visit to a conservation farm (Raglan)
  • Sea kayaking (Raglan)
  • Surf lesson (Raglan)
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing (seasonal)
  • Te Papa Museum (Wellington)
  • Orientation walk in Wellington
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners. (Allow NZD60-100 for meals not included.)
  • Private bus
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16
  • Hostels (2 nts), simple hotel (1 nt), basic lodges (3 nts). Most nights are multi-share.


Trip Specifics

  • Start / Finish: Auckland to Wellington
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Trip Code: ONNI
  • Price: £599 (available to book in other currencies)


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