- Explore the world-famous Waitomo glowworm caves by boat.
- Tour the real Hobbiton film set and locations featured in The Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies.
- Experience New Zealand’s incredible volcanic landscapes and thundering waterfalls.
- Experience authentic Māori culture in a traditional Māori village.
- Sail across Lake Taupo at sunset.
- Plan your trip of a lifetime in New Zealand with 24/7 assistance from our local team.
- Airport transfer
- 8 nights accommodation
- All Activities as per itinerary
- All transport
- Some meals
- Group Leader
- 24/7 assistance & support in New Zealand.
- Help with all onward travel after NZ Adventure.
Day 1 : Arrive and meet the group
Kia ora! Landing in Auckland, we’ll meet you at our centrally located accommodation. Tonight you’ll meet up with the rest of your travel crew and get excited for all the adventures yet to come travelling New Zealand!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 : City orientation
Today we’ll get oriented with the beautiful city of Auckland and help get your NZ bank account and SIM card. We’ll then catch a ferry and travel to the beautiful Waiheke Island. This evening we see what Auckland’s all about after dark! Don’t forget to listen out for the local Kiwi accent to see if it lives up to its title as the ‘World’s Sexiest.’
Day 3 : Glowworm caves and Hobbiton
Leaving Auckland, we’re off to discover the best of the beautiful North Island. Our first stop is Waitomo, home to the world-famous glowworm caves. We’ll explore this surreal, subterranean landscape by boat, watching in awe as the glowworms light up the darkness in front of our eyes. Next we’re heading to Hobbiton, the real-life movie set featured in The Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies. After strolling through the enchanting village on a guided tour, we’ll enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn before departing for Rotorua.
Day 4 : Explore Rotorua
First on the agenda is Kerosene Creek, a naturally heated hot spring where we can laze away the morning. Next is one of New Zealand’s most magnificent geothermal wonderlands – Te Puia, featuring dramatic geysers & bubbling mud.
Day 5 : Maori cultural experience
This morning you’ll have some free time to maybe try some zorbing or the skyline luge. In the evening we’ll go to the Mitai Maori village for an authentic introduction to Maori culture. It doesn’t get more authentic than this!
Day 6 : Taupo and Sunset sail
Get your cameras out as we head to Taupo, a lakefront town right in the heart of the North. Tonight we’ve got something special lined up - a sunset sail across the lake. The majestic scenery will wow us, and the sunset will add a touch of magic. NZ, you’re breathtakingly beautiful.
Day 7 : Waterfalls and adrenaline
This morning we’ll check out the epic Huka Falls, a spine-tingling torrent of icy water thundering down from the Waikato River. After witnessing the raw power of Mother Nature, you’ll then have some free time when you can do a skydive or the world’s highest bungee jump!
Day 8 : Onward travel planning
On arrival back in Auckland we’ll help sort out your onward travel for your time in New Zealand. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Want to visit Wellington or the Bay of Islands? We can help! Tonight we’ll get the gang together one last time, dressing sharp for our farewell dinner and final night out on the town. Sweet as!
Day 9 : Check out and Onward travel
This morning your unforgettable North Island Adventure comes to an end. Check out and journey home, or continue the next leg of your travels with the new friends you’ve made! Whatever you decide, we’ll be there to help every step of the way.
Pickup: Auckland, New Zealand.
Open date bookings please give 30 days notice to book.
Airport transfer provided to our accommodation.
What to Bring:
Visa (if required)
Please send us any dietary requirements.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for NZ Adventure North.