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New Zealand–North Island Encompassed

New Zealand

New Zealand–North Island Encompassed

Hiking·
Kayaking·
Rafting
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Start: Auckland
·
End: Wellington

New Zealand’s North Island thoroughly engages the body and the spirit

Activity
LocationNew Zealand
Duration10 days
Start / EndAuckland / Wellington
Tour operatorG Adventures

New Zealand

New Zealand–North Island Encompassed

Hiking·
Kayaking·
Rafting·
10 days·G Adventures
Start: Auckland
·
End: Wellington

Description

New Zealand’s North Island thoroughly engages the body and the spirit, often at the same time. This ten-day trip promises loads of both. Up here, you’ll pick up some sustainable living tips on a conservation farm and learn Maori culture straight from the source. Elsewhere, you’ll sea kayak in a secluded harbour, get a surfing lesson from an expert, and overnight on a houseboat. There’s much mor...

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Itinerary

Day 1Auckland
Arrive at any time. Arrive in Auckland at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. Visit the Maritime Museum, walk the waterfront, or even take the ferry to Waiheke Island.
Day 2Auckland/Bay of Islands
Travel north via backroads, stopping to see giant kauri trees, and go for an included snorkel at Goat Island Marine Reserve (seasonal). Board a large houseboat for an overnight trip through the beautiful Bay of Islands. Depart early and travel to a local reserve with giant kauri trees. Native to New Zealand, these trees are some of the largest in the world. Learn about their importance to European settlement in New Zealand. Head to the Goat Island Marine Reserve for an included activity of snorkelling to see abundant sea life (seasonal). Continue on to the Bay of Islands and board a houseboat – your home for the night.
Day 3Bay of Islands/Paihia
Enjoy free time in the morning on the boat. Choose to do a number of included water activities like kayaking, snorkelling, fishing or visiting nearby islands. Disembark and explore Paihia before a Kiwi barbecue. Enjoy a morning of activities from our boat base. Then travel back to the mainland for a walk around the small town of Paihia. An optional visit to the Treaty House in the nearby town of Waitangi is highly recommended.
Day 4Paihia/Auckland
Enjoy a free morning to relax, or opt to swim with dolphins, go skydiving, or check out the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Take advantage of optional morning activities such as skydiving, dolphin watching, fishing or visiting the historic town of Russell. Travel back to Auckland.
Day 5Auckland/Raglan
Visit a conservation farm to learn about their methods before sea kayaking to a harbour for a picnic lunch. Travel backroads to a remote conservation farm where they are using natural means to boost the stocks of traditionally farmed marine life. Farmers have created a balanced ecosystem to attract native birds and animals back to the area. After, kayak to a remote part of the harbour for a boat cruise and lunch, before heading to our lodge a few minutes drive from the famous surf and arts town of Raglan for the night.
Day 6Raglan
Enjoy an included surf lesson in one of the world's most famous surf areas, then opt to go hiking or rent a stand up paddle board. Head down to the beach for an included surf lesson. The afternoon is open for optional activities such as yoga, stand up paddle boarding or exploring the many trails in the area.
Day 7Raglan/Rotorua
Opt to go caving in world famous Waitomo before heading to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal activity and culture. Visit a local village to gain insight into Maori culture. Stop en route at Waitomo. Enjoy free time to visit the Waitomo Caves, famous for their glow-worms and adventure activities, or explore this scenic area by foot. Continue to Rotorua for an engaging cultural experience on the grounds of a historic Maori village.
Day 8Rotorua/Taupo
Take advantage of free time in the adrenaline capital of the North Island, and opt to go whitewater rafting, check out a geothermal park with technicolour pools, or hit up a nearby spa. Continue on to spend the night near the shores of Lake Taupo.
Day 9Taupo/Wellington
Take in the ever-changing scenery on the drive down to the nation's capital at the southern end of the North Island. Opt to take the cable car to the hills overlooking the city, visit the national museum, Te Papa, or stroll along Oriental Parade. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group. Travel to Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. Arrive early enough for a visit to the National Museum, Te Papa. Take a short walk from our accommodation to see the sights of the central business district. Finish the day off with an optional night on the town.
Day 10Wellington
Depart at any time. Depart at any time. Looking for a lift back to Auckland? Add on the "Auckland Express" and ride with your CEO back north. Ask your sales CEO or agent about this Extra. What is the Auckland Express Extra? Depart 6am and return to the Nomads Auckland hostel for around 5pm (8-9 hours driving time). If you have booked a transfer that is NOT on the last day of your tour, you must book post-accommodation through G Adventures. All services must be connected.

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Accommodation

Hostels (6 nts), houseboat (1 nt), basic lodges (2 nts). Most nights are multi-share.

What's Included

Your Hands-On Moment: Surf Lessons, Raglan Your Big Night Out Moment: Wellington. Overnight houseboat excursion with onboard activities including snorkelling, fishing, and kayaking (Bay of Islands). Conservation farm visit (Raglan). Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan). Maori cultural experience. Orientation walk in Wellington. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per perso... Read more
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