8 Day Awesome North Island Trip

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Blessed with spectacular coastlines and scenery ranging from bubbling geothermal mudpools to pristine forest lined rivers. This itinerary includes biking out to the mud pools and thermal waters of Hotwater Beach, hiking the Tongariro Crossing – – before jet boats and canoes provide the transport along the gentle current of the Whanganui River. Enjoy modern cuisine alongside a traditional Hangi dinner and some hot tub soaking and this is the perfect active introduction to New Zealand.

Day 1 Arrive in Auckland

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting 19:00 Tonight.
Feel free to explore the city after making your way in from the airport. Tonight after introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip.

Day 2 Auckland - Hahei

Enjoy a morning cycle through Karangahake Gorge, then travel onto Hahei for the afternoon.

Its an early start for Waihi, to pick up bikes and ride through Karangahake Gorge. Continue onto Hahei for a walk to Cathedral Cove in the afternoon. If the tide is right, grab a shovel and dig out your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach.

•    Karangahake Gorge Cycling - 8km (5 mi)
•    Cathedral Cove Scenic Walk  - 4km (1.2 - 2.5mi)

(Breakfast)

Day 3 Hahei - Rotorua

Enjoy the Volcanic Wonderland and experience boiling mud, steaming geysers and geothermal activity. Your evening begins with a traditional greeting on the Marae, learn the arts of the Haka and Poi before a traditional Hangi dinner.
Free Time The geothermal wonders of Rotorua  are not the only attractions, opt to mountain bike in the world famous Redwood Forest, go white water rafting, or indulge in the therapeutic hot springs.

Optional Activities
(Additional cost)
•    mountain biking
•    rafting
•    hot pools

(Breakfast, Dinner) 

 

Dat 4 Rotorua - Tongariro National Park

An early start to walk across the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek. Collect supplies before heading out. The transfer will drop the group off at the beginning of the self-guided trek and collect everyone at the other end.After the trek, travel to a ski lodge on the side of a mountain for the night. An on-site spa and sauna will help ease those tired muscles. Note: if the weather is too bad to trek, there will be alternative options such as smaller walks in the area or a visit to remote hot springs. If you do not wish to do the Tongariro Crossing, other activities can be arranged.

(Breakfast)

Day 5 Tongariro National Park - Whanganui National Park

The Whanganui is the third longest river in New Zealand. After a safety briefing, you will get to canoe 31km (19 mi) of it - making camp in the heart of Whanganui National Park overnight, the most unspoilt dining spot imaginable.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 6 Whanganui National Park - Raetihi

After breakfast, trade the canoe for a jet boat, followed by a short walk to the Bridge to Nowhere. Later travel to a handpicked remote lodge for the night where you will enjoy a delicious dinner.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 7 Wellington

Transfer to Wellington. Enjoy an included visit the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa.

(Breakfast)

Day 8 Wellington

Depart at any time.

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