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This tour of New Zealand captures the highlights of the Country's North Island. Cruise the Bay of Islands, visit Huka Falls, Waitomo, Nelson and Kaikoura.

North Island Tracks Southbound, 12 DAYS

Visit the many scenic wonders of New Zealand's North Island - Highlights of this tour:

  • Cruise the Bay of Islands on an overnight trip
  • Discover Waitomo's limestone caves
  • See Rotorua's geysers
  • Visit the spectacular Huka Falls
  • Be inspired by the majesty of Mt Ruapehu
  • Take a wander through Te Papa Tongarewa
  • Bushwalk in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Spot sperm whales and dolphins in Kaikoura
Maori CarvingDay 1 Auckland
Arrive early to make the most of the distinctive Pacific flavour of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. Enjoy a cosmopolitan vibe and a wide variety of well positioned cafes that bask in the lively atmosphere. Accom: Hostel
Days 2-3 Bay of Islands
Cross lush green farmland and peer up at the ancient trees of the Kauri forests before boarding an overnight boat for a cruise through the legendary Bay of Islands. Accom: Lodge - 1, Overnight Boat - 1
Day 4 Waitomo
Discover Waitomo, which is famous for its limestone caves, glow worms and blackwater rafting - an unforgettable trip involving hiking and descending an underground river floating on an inner tube. Accom: Lodge
Rotorua GeyserDay 5 Rotorua
Geysers, bubbling mud pools and volcanic cliffs shaped by seismic forces make Rotorua a must-see while travelling in New Zealand. This popular resort town also boasts a fine selection of restaurants and cafes. Accom: Lodge
Days 6-7 Taupo/Mt Ruapehu
Visit the beautiful Huka Falls on the way to Taupo. While in Taupo, take the opportunity to bungee jump or jet boat - this is the extreme sports capital of the North Island after all! Be inspired and captivated by the majesty of Mt Ruapehu. For the energetic, a hike along the Tongariro Crossing is recommended. Accom: Lodge
Day 8 Wellington
Spend time exploring Te Papa Tongarewa museum. In free time perhaps jump in the cable car to the Botanic Gardens for spectacular views of Wellington city and harbour. Accom: Lodge
Days 9-10 Nelson
Cruise the Marlborough Sounds while aboard a scenic ferry from the North to the South Island, on the way to Nelson. Be sure to make time to visit Abel Tasman National Park or perhaps indulge in a local winery tour. Accom: Lodge
Kaikoura DolphinDay 11 Kaikoura
Travel to Kaikoura, where animal lovers can spot sperm whales, dolphins, seals and wandering albatrosses in this wildlife mecca. Accom: Lodge
Day 12 Christchurch
Finish the North Island Tracks adventure in Christchurch. Accom: Lodge
Price from €1820 per person sharing (flights not included)


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