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Topdeck 8 day Northern Explorer Auckland to Wellington or reverse

Enjoy the Land of the Kiwi’s myriad charms on a Topdeck NZ trip with a host of fellow 18-39 year old travellers. Come and explore the mountains, lakes, rivers and plains of New Zealand’s North Island – we guarantee you’ll fall in love with NZ!

From $1,599.00 AUD

per person

Photos can barely do this place justice. See the stunning New Zealand landscape in super HD as you travel through the Bay of Islands, get close to the geothermal activity in Rotorua and wander through the volcanic landscape of Tongariro National Park. From massages to bungy jumping, you can pick the pace of this trip.

Topdeck 8 day Northern Explorer Auckland to Wellington or reverse - Map

Day 1: AUCKLAND TO BAY OF ISLANDS
James Cook named our first stop the ‘Bay of Islands’. Well, you know what to expect. Seeing all 144 islands might take a while, so grab the optional ‘Rock the Boat’ island tour.
Meals: None

Day 2: BAY OF ISLANDS
Ride down 80-100m dunes as many times as your legs can carry you back up (optional). What’s it going to be today? Opt-in to grab a kayak and paddle under the Haruru Falls, cruise out to the Hole in the Rock or indulge in an optional spot of dolphin sailing. We’re having fish and chips for dinner so good thing you did all that exercise.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: BAY OF ISLANDS TO AUCKLAND
Departing Bay of Islands, we’ll make two pit stops: first at the gorgeous Whangarei waterfalls, then at Mount Eden for a view of the city from the top of a volcano.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY)
Pick up some new travel pals, then head to Waitomo Caves before hitting Rotorua. Tonight, Maori legends and mythology come alive as we bunker down at a traditional Marae stay. After learning the tongue-thrusting Haka dance moves of the All Blacks and the finesse of the ladies’ Poi dance, you’ll polish off a traditional Maori dinner and feel like one of the locals.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: ROTORUA
Get muddy in the bubbling, sulphur-soaked town of Rotorua. While you’re here, raft over the waterfalls, head to the spa for a massage, or jump into the real-life landscapes of Tolkien’s dreams on the Hobbiton Shire escape (all optional).
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK
After enjoying the geothermal activity of Rotorua, the brave can bungy jump off a ledge as we pass by the largest freshwater lake in Australasia.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK
Opt-in to take on what is often described as the most epic hike in NZ. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing will quickly top your list of favourites (if you don’t mind heights and the odd dormant lava chamber).
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON
Wellington (voted ‘best place in the world to live 2017’) has more bars and restaurants per capita than New York and is known for its craft beer. Clink glasses and bid your trip mates goodbye after exploring Te Papa museum’s six levels of awesome.
Meals: Breakfast

Departing Auckland
Pick up at 8:30am in Auckland
Finish Wellington
Drop off at 5:30pm in Wellington

Departing Wellington
Pick up at 8:30 am in Wellington
Finish Auckland
Drop off at 6:00pm in Auckland

Any optional activities

Some meals

Contact

Phone: +61 416 912 477
MON-FRI 09:00 - 19:00, SAT-SUN 10:00 - 14:00