• Delve Deep New Zealand North Island

Delve Deep: New Zealand North Island

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Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Eye-popping landscapes. Jaw-dropping activities. And local know-how by the bucketload. This trip isn’t about seeing the North Island – it’s about experiencing it. In all its spectacular, quirky, historic glory. Expect: towering volcanoes, roaring waterfalls, magical caves and out-of-this-world views. The adventure starts HERE.

Worth noting…

On this trip, you'll get two in one - your Trip Leader is also your Driver. On night 5 we'll be staying in a traditional marae, where all accommodation is shared (no single supplement available).

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Auckland (North Island, New Zealand)


    Kia ora! Welcome to Auckland: home to over 50 volcanos, this city sure is a blast (sorry not sorry). First up: meet the fellow explorers you’ll be sharing the adventure with. Then: we’ll dig into our first group dinner. Ready to delve deep into the North Island’s mind-blowing landscapes and richer-than-rich culture? See you bright and early!

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Auckland – Whangarei Falls – Paihia (Bay of Islands)

  3. Paihia

  4. Paihia – Auckland

  5. Auckland – Waitomo – Marae Stay

  6. Marae – Rotorua

  7. Rotorua – Lake Taupo – Tongariro National Park

  8. Tongariro National Park

  9. Tongariro National Park – Wellington


What's included

Included experiences

  • - Visit Whangarei Falls
  • - Visit Mt Eden
  • - Visit Waitomo Caves
  • - Overnight stay in a traditional Maori marae and hangi dinner
  • - Visit Te Puia geothermal reserve
  • - Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls
  • - Orientation walk of Tongariro National Park with Trip Leader



-7 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double), 1 night in a traditional Maori marae (multi-share)


- Air-conditioned minicoach

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Skydiving in the Bay of Islands: from $299

- Hole in the Rock cruise: from $120

- Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach tour: from $145

- Visit Ruakuri Cave: from $70

- Blackwater rafting at Waitomo Caves: from $109

- Visit the Hobbiton movie set: from $150

- Canopy tour: from $169

- Zorbing in Rotorua: from $145

- Whitewater rafting in Rotorua: from $119

- Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with a local guide (June to September): from $295

- Quad biking in Tongariro National Park: from $155

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

Average rating based on 5 reviews
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  • Anonymous February 2023

    The driver/guide did not normally work for the company (they were understaffed) and so they weren’t very organised. I think Top Deck should have given us the option for a refund of the tour or at least given us a discount because it was not the experience we paid for. If we didn’t want this tour guide we should have had the option of getting a refund but instead they said absolutely nothing.

  • Anonymous October 2022

    The trip leader was great he was very helpful and tried his best to make it fun and had a really great mixture of people in my group. Loved the activities and spending time in all sorts of places in New Zealand.

  • Mitchell Ho October 2022

    The tour guide Phil was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable about all the locations we went to, great a fostering a community amongst travellers in the group and good taste in music! Even when the trip was effected by adverse events such as weather, Phil went above and beyond to ensure that trip went smoothly and that we were able to still experience all that New Zealand has to offer. I can not recommend doing this trip with Phil enough, he was vital to making this trip all it could be.

    If anything the trip itself could be a little longer, ideally spending more time in Rotorua and other locations so that activities can be rescheduled when the weather impacts plans.

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