• 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.

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip Itinerary

  1. Auckland, New Zealand

    1

    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 to Paihia, via Whangarei Falls

    2
  3. Paihia, Bay of Islands

    3
  4. Paihia to Auckland

    4
  5. Auckland to Marae Stay, via Waitomo

    5
  6. Marae to Rotorua

    6
  7. Rotorua to Tongariro National Park, via Lake Taupo

    7
  8. Tongariro National Park

    8
  9. Tongariro National Park to Wellington

    9

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

Accommodation

-8 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)

Transport

Air-conditioned minicoach

Optional activities

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

-Kayaking at Haruru Falls: prices available locally

-Skydiving in the Bay of Islands: prices available locally

-Hole in the Rock cruise: prices available locally

-Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach tour: prices available locally

-Visit Ruakuri Cave: from $76

-Blackwater rafting at Waitomo Caves: from $147

-Visit the Hobbiton movie set: from $124

-Canopy tour: from $159

-Visit the geothermal mud bath and spa: from $75

-Zorbing in Rotorua: from $45

-Whitewater rafting in Rotorua: from $90

-Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with a local guide: from $195

-Quad biking in Tongariro National Park: from $155

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