NZ ADVENTURE NORTH

Days:
9

Starts:
Auckland

Finishes:
Auckland

Meals:
5B, 1L, 2D

From:
$1199USD

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Highlights

From the volcanic marvels of Rotorua to the lush charm of real-life Hobbiton, New Zealand’s North Island is full of wilderness and wonder. From the city to the mountains, experience the best of the North on NZ Adventure, our epic group tour that’ll show you the highlights, along with some off-the-beaten-path adventures. Discover Auckland, wander the famous Hobbiton film set. experience traditional Maori culture, soak in thermal hot springs, explore underground caves, sail into the sunset, and so much more! Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing all this with a knowledgeable group leader and a new crew of mates? Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

4.9/5

NZ ADVENTURE NORTH has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on customer reviews.

"Amazing company with a wide variety of fun trips. Everything is well organized and planned. Trip leaders really ..." - Jared Castronova

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What's Included

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9 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Immerse yourself in Maori culture, sail into the sunset across lake Taupo, explore real life Hobbiton & more.

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8 NIGHTS ACCOM

You'll spend 8 nights in hostels in the heart of some of New Zealand's most vibrant cities.

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AIRPORT TRANSFER

Your included airport transfer will take you to our hostel in Auckland.

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AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome group leader to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip, alongside knowledgeable local guides.

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8 MEALS

5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners

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10 TREES PLANTED

We’ll plant 10 trees on your behalf when you make a booking.

Itinerary

AUCKLAND

Kia ora! Touching down in New Zealand’s largest city, you'll jump in your included airport transfer to take you to our centrally located hostel to settle in. This evening you’ll meet up with the rest of your travel crew and get excited for all the adventures to come!

AUCKLAND

First on the agenda today is getting oriented with the beautiful harbour city of Auckland with a city tour of all the best highlights and hidden gems. This evening we see what Auckland’s all about after dark!

ROTORUA

Wave goodbye to the city as we set off to explore the North Island. First up we’re stopping at Waitomo, home of the world-famous glowworm caves. We’ll jump on a boat to explore this labyrinth of underground rivers and watch the resident wormies do their thing. This afternoon we tick off another highlight as we head to Hobbiton to wander the real-life lush pastures of the Shire as featured in The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. After exploring the set and learning all about movie magic, we’ll enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn before departing for Rotorua.

ROTORUA

Waking up to the whiff of sulphur, today you’ll definitely know you’re in Rotorua! We’ll head to the naturally heated waters of Kerosene Creek to laze away the morning, then check out the magnificent geothermal wonderland - Te Puia.

ROTORUA

The morning is yours to roam, opt to try zorbing (think rolling downhill in a giant inflatable ball), or race your mates on the skyline luge. This evening we will go to the Mitai Maori village for an authentic introduction to Maori culture!

TAUPO

Have your cameras ready as we travel to Taupo, a lakefront town in the heart of the North Island. This evening we’ll treat you to something special - a sunset sailing trip across the lake. Swoon over spectacular, no-filter-needed scenery as the sky changes colour and the stars set in above the volcanic landscape. NZ, you’ve stolen our hearts.

TAUPO

This morning we’re off on a scenic walk to check out Huka Falls, a goose-bump inducing torrent of crystal water thundering down the Waikato River that you will hear before you see. After witnessing the raw power of Mother Nature, you'll have some free time when you can try skydiving or the world's highest bungee jump!

AUCKLAND

After travelling back to Auckland we’ll help sort out your onward travel for your time in New Zealand. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Want to check out the Bay of Islands or hike the Tongariro Crossing? Let us sort you out. Tonight we’ll get the gang together one more time, dressing sharp for our farewell dinner and night out in the city. Sweet as, bro.

AUCKLAND

This morning your Northern Kiwi adventure comes to an end, but this is just the beginning of your time in New Zealand! Prepped and ready for the next leg along with the new friends you’ve made, we’ll be there for support every step of the way.

#SmallChange

Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

Check out the #SmallChange you'll be part of while doing this tour. Click here
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends!

Just let us know who you’re travelling with after you’ve booked and your relationship to them, and we’ll organise appropriate room shares for you. Our booking system takes one booking at a time, so if you’re booking for multiple people just complete a separate booking for each person. It’s super quick and easy!

No worries. Unless you tell us otherwise we’ll automatically book you into our accommodation from the day you arrive, and you can pre-pay for this before you leave. If you’re staying at our accommodation we will provide an airport transfer even if you arrive early. 

The country’s rugged beauty and varied landscapes means it’s always a good time to go backpacking in New Zealand! The summer months (December to March) bring long, sunny days perfect for spending outdoors, the winter months (June to September) bring snow to the South Island and parts of the North, and the shoulder seasons bring milder weather and fewer visitors.

We recommend getting a travel currency card through Wise. You can use the Wise card almost everywhere and withdraw cash at ATM’s. You can also use it with Google or Apple Pay. If you transfer your money into NZD, you can avoid paying foreign exchange fees when you use the card.

Your destination or airline may have COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements to enter. It is your responsibility to adhere to these requirements to ensure your arrival is not impacted and you can join your tour without issue.

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NZ ADVENTURE NORTH

DAYS: 9

STARTS: Auckland

FINISHES: Auckland

MEALS: 5B, 1L, 2D

FROM: $1199USD

NZ Highlights Icon
Highlights
From the volcanic marvels of Rotorua to the lush charm of real-life Hobbiton, New Zealand’s North Island is full of wilderness and wonder. From the city to the mountains, experience the best of the North on NZ Adventure, our epic group tour that’ll show you the highlights, along with some off-the-beaten-path adventures. Discover Auckland, wander the famous Hobbiton film set. experience traditional Maori culture, soak in thermal hot springs, explore underground caves, sail into the sunset, and so much more! Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing all this with a knowledgeable group leader and a new crew of mates? Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

NZ ADVENTURE NORTH has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 10 customer reviews.

"Amazing company with a wide variety of fun trips. Everything is well organized and planned. Trip leaders really ..." - Jared Castronova

Read more here

What's Included

Hobbiton Icon Highlight

9 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Immerse yourself in Maori culture, sail into the sunset across lake Taupo, explore real life Hobbiton & more.

See the full list
Accom Icon

8 NIGHTS ACCOM

You'll spend 8 nights in hostels in the heart of some of New Zealand's most vibrant cities.

Check it out here
Airport Pickup Icon

AIRPORT TRANSFER

Your included airport transfer will take you to our hostel in Auckland.

Group Leader Icon

AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome group leader to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip, alongside knowledgeable local guides.

NZ Food Icon

8 MEALS

5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners

10 Trees Icon

10 TREES PLANTED

We’ll plant 10 trees on your behalf when you make a booking.

Itinerary

#SmallChange

Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

Check out the #SmallChange you'll be part of while doing this tour. Click here
Small Change Icon

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends!

Just let us know who you’re travelling with after you’ve booked and your relationship to them, and we’ll organise appropriate room shares for you. Our booking system takes one booking at a time, so if you’re booking for multiple people just complete a separate booking for each person. It’s super quick and easy!

No worries. Unless you tell us otherwise we’ll automatically book you into our accommodation from the day you arrive, and you can pre-pay for this before you leave. If you’re staying at our accommodation we will provide an airport transfer even if you arrive early. 

The country’s rugged beauty and varied landscapes means it’s always a good time to go backpacking in New Zealand! The summer months (December to March) bring long, sunny days perfect for spending outdoors, the winter months (June to September) bring snow to the South Island and parts of the North, and the shoulder seasons bring milder weather and fewer visitors.

We recommend getting a travel currency card through Wise. You can use the Wise card almost everywhere and withdraw cash at ATM’s. You can also use it with Google or Apple Pay. If you transfer your money into NZD, you can avoid paying foreign exchange fees when you use the card.

Your destination or airline may have COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements to enter. It is your responsibility to adhere to these requirements to ensure your arrival is not impacted and you can join your tour without issue.

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9 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

  • Auckland city orientation
  • Waitomo glowworm caves boat tour
  • Hobbiton film set tour
  • Kerosene creek
  • Te Puia Geothermal Pools
  • Maori Experience
  • Lake Taupo sunset sailing
  • Huka Falls