• 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, we’ll be staying in a range of local accommodation – mixed-sex couples travelling together may be separated on some nights.

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 to quad), 1 night in a traditional Maori marae (multi-share). Please note: on nights 7 and 8 (Tongariro) you may stay in larger rooms (up to quad-share) with travellers of the same gender. Mixed-sex couples travelling together may be separated on these nights. On night 5 we’ll be staying in a traditional marae, where all accommodation is shared (no single supplement available).


- 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

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

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  • Anonymous September 2022

    Super fun!! Possibly needed a few more days in Rotorua cause thats where a lot of the activities are!

  • Aira Wa July 2022

    Good value for money 👌 Everyone got along really well!

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