Northern Explorer

Photos can barely do this place justice. See the stunning New Zealand landscape in super HD as you travel through the Bay of Islands, get close to the geothermal activity in Rotorua and wander through the volcanic landscape of Tongariro National Park. From massages to bungy jumping, you can pick the pace of this trip. Sounds good, huh?

Destination: New Zealand

Travel Dates: From 16/04/2019 to 06/04/2020

Duration: 8 days

Company: Topdeck

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  • Visit Whangarei Falls
    Take part in a Haka and Poi class
    Visit Huka Falls
    Visit Lake Taupo
    Visit Tongariro National Park including Emerald Lakes and mud pools

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DAY 1 Auckland to Bay of Islands

James Cook named our first stop the Bay of Islands. Well, you know what to expect! Seeing over 140 islands might take a while, so hop on the optional ‘Rock the Boat’ island tour to take in as much as you can. **Pre-book your Rock the Boat trip to secure a spot as spaces fill up quickly. All meals, epic company and good times included.

DAY 2 Bay of Islands

What’s it going to be today? Stick to the water and opt in for a kayak adventure at Haruru Falls or set your sights high and go skydiving. Either way, you’ll be winning! We’re having a fave Kiwi fave for dinner tonight – just the ticket after all of that excitement.

DAY 3 Auckland to Rotorua

Tear yourself away from the beautiful Bay of Islands. We’ll make two pit stops: first at the pretty Whangarei Falls, then at Mt Eden for a view of the city from the top of a volcano. Pretty cool, huh?

DAY 4 Auckland to Rotorua

On our way to Rotorua we’ll swing by the Waitomo Caves. Take on the optionals and go exploring this otherworldly attraction. Why not try Black Water Rafting, explore the Ruakuri Cave or go see the glowworms. They’re all awesome, trust us. Maori legends and mythology have been passed down for thousands of years. You have one night in a meeting house to soak in as much as you can! After learning some Haka moves and checking out the ladies’ Poi dance, it’s time to tuck into a traditional Kiwi dinner.

DAY 5 Rotorua

While you're in Rotorua, you could head to the spa for a massage, jump into Tolkien's dreams at the Hobbiton movie set, take on the highest commercially-rafted waterfall in the world or roll down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball (all optional). When in New Zealand!

DAY 6 Rotorua to Tongariro National Park

Crank the heat up to the max – today we’re off to check out the geothermal activity in Rotorua on an included tour. Enjoy a traditional Hangi lunch – a meal cooked in an underground oven pit. Then, after taking a look at some the Kiwi birds, we’ll make tracks to the epic Huka Falls (you’ll hear the rumble of the falls before you see them). Finally, we’ll swing by beautiful Lake Taupo before settling in at our accommodation near Tongariro National Park.

DAY 7 Tongariro National Park

Known as one of the best one-day hikes in the world, you’ll get the chance to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing today (optional and weather dependent). With three volcanic peaks dominating the horizon and terrain that’ll make you feel like you’re on Mars, this hike is so worth the sore legs the next day. Look at you adventuring like a pro!

DAY 8 Tongariro to Wellington

Next up: Wellington. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go exploring. Our top tips? The incredible Te Papa Museum and the pretty botanical gardens. Don’t miss the nightlife here either. With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York, what better way to end the trip than with a night out?

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