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Trip Overview

High octane or slow and steady, this trip switches up the pace every day. Learn local legends from the Maori people, visit some world-class museums, go skydiving and hike one of the best one-day hikes in the world. You’ll see movie-worthy scenery, lush greenery and volcanic vistas. Kia Ora New Zealand!

Worth noting…
A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on or after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress. This trip is a sector of the Kiwi Encounter.

This is a sector of the 17 Day Kiwi Encounter trip.

YOUR #TOPDECKER TRAVEL MOMENTS

Trip Itinerary

  1. Auckland to Rotorua

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    Say kia ora to your new Topdeck trip mates in Auckland and get ready for an epic trip! En route to Rotorua we’ll swing by the Waitomo Caves - a glowworm-studded labyrinth of underground caves and rivers. This place is like something out of a sci-fi movie! Choose to explore on foot, by boat or brave the cold on a unique blackwater rafting experience (trust us, it’s awesome). Later, we’ll learn some Haka moves and watch a Poi dance before tucking into a delicious dinner at a traditional marae (Maori meeting ground).

    • Included Today
      • Visit Waitomo Caves
      • Overnight stay in a traditional Maori marae
    • Meals
      • Dinner
    • Optional extras
      • Waitomo Glowworm Caves: from $53.00
      • Ruakuri Cave: from $76.00
      • Blackwater rafting at Waitomo Caves: from $147.00
  2. Rotorua

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  3. Rotorua to Tongariro National Park

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  4. Tongariro National Park

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  5. Tongariro to Wellington

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  6. Wellington

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  7. Wellington to Nelson

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  8. Nelson

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  9. Nelson to Kaikoura

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  10. Kaikoura to Christchurch

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What's included

Included Experiences

  • Visit Waitomo Caves
  • Overnight stay in a traditional Maori marae
  • Traditional Hangi lunch
  • Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls
  • Wine tasting in the Marlborough region

Accommodation

-5 nights in hotels, 3 nights in lodges, 1 night in a traditional Maori marae

Transport

Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi

Optional activities

-Waitomo Glowworm Caves: from $53.00

-Ruakuri Cave: from $76.00

-Blackwater rafting at Waitomo Caves: from $147.00

-Visit the Hobbiton movie set: from $124.00

-Canopy tour in Rotorua: from $159.00

-Visit a mud bath and spa: from 75.00

-Zorbing in Rotorua: from $45.00

-Whitewater rafting in Rotorua: from $90.00

-Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing: from $195.00

-Quad biking in Tongariro National Park: from $155.00

-Kayaking and seal-spotting in Abel Tasman National Park: from $150.00

-Day tour of Abel Tasman National Park: from $92.00

-Skydiving in Abel Tasman National Park: from $329.00

-Swim with dolphins in Kaikoura: from $180.00

HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOUR - PRE-BOOK NOW

Hobbitton Optional Activity

 

Take a step into Tolkein’s dreams as we explore the Hobbiton movie set and learn how this fantasy world came to life on selected New Zealand Explorer trips. This ultimate bucket-list experience can now be booked online – check out all the deets below!

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