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New Zealand – North Island Multisport

New Zealand

New Zealand – North Island Multisport

Biking·
Hiking·
Rafting
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Start: Auckland
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End: Wellington

The best way to see all of this? Get up close and personal.

Activity
LocationNew Zealand
Duration8 days
Start / EndAuckland / Wellington
Tour operatorG Adventures

New Zealand

New Zealand – North Island Multisport

Biking·
Hiking·
Rafting·
8 days·G Adventures
Start: Auckland
·
End: Wellington

Description

The North Island of New Zealand is blessed with spectacular scenery, ranging from bubbling thermal pools to fast flowing rivers. The best way to see all of this? Get up close and personal. This itinerary includes biking through Karangahake Gorge and hiking the Tongariro Crossing – one of the world's most famous one-day hikes – before jet boats and kayaks provide the transport along the Whanganu...

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Itinerary

Day 1Auckland
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Auckland/Rotorua
Enjoy a morning cycle through Karangahake Gorge, then travel to the Rotorua region to the Tamaki Maori Village. After a traditional greeting on the marae (meeting grounds), learn the arts of the haka and poi before a traditional hangi dinner. In the evening visit a Maori village for traditional ceremonies, a Hangi meal and entertainment. After dinner, lounge by the bonfire and have some time to get to know the Maori hosts.
Day 3Rotorua
Enjoy a free day in Rotorua, a town in a geothermal area with boiling mud and hotpools. Opt to go whitewater rafting, tackle an offroad mountain bike track, go hiking, or hit the spa. This region of New Zealand is renowned for its geothermal qualities. Enjoy free time to experience the regions' geothermal wonders. Opt to mountain bike in the world famous Redwood Forest, go white water rafting, or indulge in the therapeutic hot springs.
Day 4Rotorua/Tongariro National Park
Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek and spend the afternoon hiking an active volcano. An early start to walk across the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek. Collect supplies before heading out. The transfer will drop the group off at the beginning of the self-guided trek and collect everyone at the other end. After the trek, travel to a ski lodge on the side of a mountain for the night. An on-site spa and sauna will help ease those tired muscles.
Day 5Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park
Canoe along the Retaruke and Whanganui Rivers into the heart of Whanganui National Park. The third longest river in New Zealand, the Whanganui River begins at Mt Tongariro and flows all the way out to the west coast of the North Island. After a safety briefing, embark on a 12-25km canoe journey downriver to an overnight stay in the heart of Whanganui National Park.
Day 6Whanganui National Park/Raetihi
Travel along the Whanganui River by jet boat visiting old Maori and European settlements before travelling to the night's lodge by bus. In the morning, trade the canoe for a jet boat and continue downriver. After a short walk to the Bridge to Nowhere, board the jet boat again and return to the bus, travelling on to Snowy Waters Lodge for the night. Enjoy a delicious dinner.
Day 7Raetihi/Wellington
Transfer to Wellington and opt to visit the Te Papa Museum. In the morning, transfer to Wellington, and visit the Te Papa museum and its galleries dedicated to the history and culture of New Zealand.
Day 8Wellington
Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Hotels (4 nts), Maori village (1 nt, multi-share), lodges (2 nts, some multi-share).

What's Included

Your Local Living Moment: Maori Village Overnight Visit, Rotorua. Cycling through Karangahake Gorge. Traditional hangi dinner. Tongariro Alpine Crossing hiking excursion (weather dependent). Jet boat and kayaking along Whanganui River. Free time in Rotorua. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 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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