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Sweet As North

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Trip Overview

On this short but sweet as trip, you'll hike the picturesque Tongariro National Park, make your way through Middle Earth and stay overnight in a traditional Maori marae - with plenty of waterfalls, lakes, mud pools and volcanoes to feast your eyes on along the way. Feeling brave? Why not get your adrenalin pumping with an extreme sport or two? When in 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.


Trip Itinerary

  1. Wellington to Tongariro National Park


    Welcome to Wellington, Topdecker! If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, why not hit up the Weta Workshop for maximum Middle Earth vibes this morning? Then: after heading to Mt Victoria for 360-degree city, harbour and ocean views, we’ll leave Wellington behind us and move on to Tongariro National Park. Get excited: tomorrow we’ll be able to roam the park as we please!

    • Meals
      • Breakfast
  2. Tongariro National Park

  3. Tongariro National Park to Rotorua

  4. Rotorua

  5. Rotorua to Auckland


What's included

Included Experiences

  • Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls
  • Traditional Hangi lunch
  • Overnight stay in a traditional Maori marae


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


Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi

Optional activities

-Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing: from $195.00

-Quad biking in Tongariro National Park: from $155.00

-Visit the Hobbiton movie set: from $124.00

-Canopy tour of 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

-Waitomo Glowworm Caves: from $53.00

-Ruakuri Cave: from $76.00

-Blackwater rafting at Waitomo Caves: from $147.00


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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