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Trip Overview

Mix with Maoris, make your way through Middle Earth and hike through picturesque national parks on the way to Wellington. Along the way you'll get to see postcard-perfect waterfalls, lakes, mud pools and volcanoes. For the brave there's all kinds of extreme sports to get that adrenaline going.

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.


Trip Itinerary

  1. Auckland to Rotorua


    Today, we’ll make our way to Waitomo Caves. There are plenty of optional activities on offer here like Black Water Rafting and a Glow Worm Cave tour. Tonight, Maori legends and mythology come alive with a cultural performance, storytelling and a home cooked dinner.

    • Today's highlights
      • Marae Stay including cultural performance
    • Meals
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
    • Optional extras
      • Visit the Waitomo Caves - Black Water Rafting or Glowworm Caves Tour
  2. Rotorua

  3. Rotorua to Tongariro National Park

  4. Tongariro National Park

  5. Tongariro to Wellington


What's included

Included Experiences

  • Stay overnight in a traditional Maori Marae
  • Take part in a Haka and Poi class
  • Visit Huka Falls
  • Visit Lake Taupo
  • Visit Tongariro National Park including Emerald Lakes and mud pools


3 nights in hotels, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae

The Crew

Awesome Topdeck Crew


Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-fi

Optional activities

The prices of optional activities offered on this trip change regularly. When prices are listed, they should be used only as a guide.          

New Zealand - Waitomo

Glowworm Cave Tour: NZD 53

Black water Rafting : NZD 147

New Zealand - Rotorua

White Water Rafting: NZD 90

Canopy Tour: NZD 149

Hobbiton Tour: NZD 119

Mud Bath & Spa from: NZD 33

OGO from: NZD 45

Velocity Valley 4 Tune: NZD115

Velocity Valley VIP Package: NZD 185

New Zealand - Taupo

Bungy: NZD 180

Extreme Swing: NZD 155

New Zealand - Tongariro National Park

Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing: NZD 195

Guided 1.5 hour Quad Biking: NZD 155


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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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