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$748.16 Outdoor Activities

10-Day North Island Adventure Tour - Auckland to Wellington Return

Day 1: Auckland to HaheiMeet the group and head south east stopping at the famous Cathedral Cove.Drive to the unique Hot Water Beach and dig up your own personal spa pool in the sand (tide dependent).Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beachDay 2: Free Day in HaheiToday you have a full free day to embrace the laid back Coromandel lifestyle. Get up early to catch the sunrise on the beach or take a guided boat tour through the cliffs and caves of the nearby marine reserve.Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beachDay 3: Hahei to RotoruaVisit Hobbiton or explore geothermal wonderlands today as we travel through the Waikato region to Rotorua.Accommodation: Central city hostelDay 4: RotoruaEnjoy a free day to discover an area rich in Maori heritage and adrenaline activities. You can even opt for a day tour to Waitomo or White Island.Accommodation: Central city hostelDay 5: Rotorua to Lake AniwhenuaThe morning is free to try one of the many adventure activities on offer in Rotorua, before we depart at midday to drive into the remote area of Lake Aniwhenua. A local Maori guide will share the area’s history and lead us to visit the area’s sacred archaeological sites. Prepare a hangi feast, learn traditional stick games and visit the local communityAccommodation: Lakefront lodgeDay 6: Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck StationAfter breakfast we depart and head to Taupo to see the mighty Huka Falls, and for the brave we have time for skydiving! In the afternoon, we make our way to Blue Duck Station, an award-winning 7,200 acre high country farm that is both a working station and an environmental conservation leader.Accommodation: Country station lodgeDay 7: Free day at Blue Duck StationToday you have a free day to explore this truly amazing and secluded location in depth. The included 4WD farm tour will give you a tantalising taste of life in remote, rural New Zealand. There are plenty of other optional farming and conservation-based activities for you to experience around the property as well.Accommodation: Country station lodgeDay 8: Blue Duck Station to RaetihiToday you get a chance to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Be prepared for some epic scenery as you walk around the base of “Mt Doom” from the Lord of the Rings films.Accommodation: Mountain view lodgeDay 9: Raetihi to WellingtonToday we head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Discover the New Zealand wonders on display in Te Papa Museum or stroll along the waterfront.Accommodation: Central city hostelDay 10: Wellington to AucklandToday is an express journey from Wellington to Auckland. We stop along the way for photos and to have lunch in National Park. Meals: Breakfast

$251 Tours & Sightseeing

Coro Coaster

Leave Auckland at 6.30 am on one of our comfortable and airconditioned vans. Arive at Kopu around 8:00am and have a 30 minutes coffee break there. Afterwards continue on to Coromandel Township where you will have one hour to explore the former colonial gold rush settlement. Coromandel Town is known for its charming mix of Victorian architecture, beaches and forests. Optional you can experience the Driving Creek Railway ($35 Adult, Children half price). After leaving Coromandel Township we take you to the other side of the Coromandel Penisula to Whitianga stopping by the Waiau Waterfall and Swimming Hole as well as the Waiau Kauri Forest. Arrive at Whitianga around lunchtime and have aprox. half an hour to refill your tanks and hop back onto the Coro Coaster. From Whitianga you continue on to Hahei where you will board the Hahei Explorer at 2pm. The Hahei Explorer is the original Cathedral Cove boat tour to Hahei's marine reserve, stunning volcanic coastline and magnificent sea caves. Enjoy the scenic boat ride for one hour before you return to the beach, where we make our way over to the Hot Water Beach. During the tide you will dig holes into the sand and enjoy the natural warm water in your self made pool. At approx. 5.30pm the bus will make its way back to Auckland after a long and exciting day. We will adjust the itinerary to ensure we hit Hot Water Beach at the correct tide.

$913.65 Outdoor Activities

National Flexible Travel Pass - Auckland to Auckland Return

Auckland to HaheiDepart Auckland to Hahei, CoromandelFree Day HaheiHahei to RotoruaLeaving Hahei we head to Rotorua, an area rich in Maori heritageFree Day RotoruaRotorua to Lake AniwhenuaStay at the stunning Lake Aniwhenua and learn more about Maori traditions as well as how to prepare a ‘Hangi’Lake Aniwhenua (via Taupo) to Blue Duck StationOur destination is Blue Duck Station, a remote high country conservation farm Free Day Blue Duck StationBlue Duck Station (via Tongariro) to RaetihiToday, hike the epic Tongariro Alpine Crossing and spend the night in an historic Nurses Home in RaetihiRaetihi to WellingtonDepart to the vibrant Capital City!Wellington to Marahau (Abel Tasmann)Catch an early Bluebridge Ferry to Picton then we'll make our way to Marahau, right on the edge of Abel TasmanFree Day Marahau (Abel Tasman)Marahau (Abel Tasman) to Franz JosefDepart early for a full day of sight seeing and then head to the home of the mighty Franz Josef Glacier Free Day Franz JosefFranz Josef (via Fox Glacier) to WanakaToday, travel through the mountainous Haast Pass and Makarora towards WanakaWanaka to QueenstownTravel to Queenstown, known in New Zealand as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’Free Day QueenstownQueenstown (via Milford Sound) to Gunn’s CampMilford Sound is one of NZ’s most famous destinations, sometimes referred to as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. Later we go to our Stray overnight stop, Gunn’s Camp.Gunn’s Camp to Invercargill/Stewart IslandTravel further south to Invercargill and on to Bluff, where you can catch a ferry to Stewart IslandInvercargill/Stewart Island to QueenstownIn the late afternoon we take an express journey back to Queenstown.Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt CookHead to New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt CookMt Cook (via Tekapo) to RangitataContinue to our overnight stop in Rangitata Peel Forest.Rangitata to ChristchurchFind some of New Zealand’s most modern architecture nestled next to some of our oldest buildings in ChristchurchChristchurch to KaikouraTravel up the coast to the incredible marine world of KaikouraKaikoura (via Picton) to WellingtonThose heading to Wellington will catch the FerryWellington (via Raetihi) to Auckland

$1003.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

13-Day North Island Adventure Tour - Auckland to Wellington Return

Day 1: Auckland to Paihia Start your trip heading north from Auckland to the stunning Bay of Island and the charming seaside town of Paihia.Day 2: Cape Reinga Day Trip Travel to Cape Reinga, the northernmost point of the country, to see the clashing of two oceans!Day 3: Paihia to Auckland Spend the morning cruising to the Hole in the Rock, keeping an eye out for playful dolphins in the bay. Return to Auckland in the afternoon for a free evening in the city.Day 4 & 5: Auckland to Hahei Depart early to journey south to the Coromandel Peninsula and your beachfront accommodation in Hahei, where you spend 2 nights. You have a free day in Hahei to visit stunning Cathedral Cove or tour the nearby marine reserve.Day 6: Hahei to Rotorua Today we head to Rotorua, with the option to tour the Hobbiton Movie Set or check out some of the geothermal wonders Day 7: Rotorua Free DayYou have a full free day in Rotorua to discover an area rich in Maori heritage and adventure activities. You can opt to take a day trip to Waitomo or White Island. Day 8: Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua Spend a free morning doing one of the many activities on offer in Rotorua. Depart at midday to meet our local Maori guide who will take us on a guided tour of the remote area around Lake Aniwhenua. Includes a traditional welcome to a Marae and delicious ground cooked hangi feast for dinner. (Includes dinner) Day 9 & 10: Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck After breakfast we depart and head to Taupo to see Huka Falls, and for the brave, skydiving! We then make our way to Blue Duck Station, a high country farm and an environmental conservation leader. Settle in and learn a little more about what makes this destination so special. The next day you'll be taken around the farm on an Eco-warrior 4WD Farm Tour and have the chance to explore! (Includes breakfast) Day 11: Blue Duck to Tongaririo National Park Today is your chance to take on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, rated one of the best walks in the world! Walk across active volcanoes at the base of "Mount Doom"! Tonight we stay in Raetihi.  Day 12: Raetihi to Wellington We head to Wellington, NZ’s capital city. You have the afternoon to cruise around the shops and cafes along popular Cuba Street, explore the New Zealand wonders found in Te Papa National Museum or stroll along the waterfront. Day 13: Wellington to Auckland Today is an express journey from Wellington to finish in Auckland in the early evening

$275.13 Day Trips & Excursions

Coromandel and Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland

Start your day with a convenient pick-up from your Auckland hotel and travel in either a comfortable air conditioned  7-seat Mercedes van or 12-Seat Mercedes Sprinter with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide/driver. Head south through rolling farmland and bush-clad hills, winding your way around the Firth of Thames. Travel up the eastern spine of the Coromandel Peninsula to the quaint seaside town of Hahei. Feel a sense of calm wash over you as you lookout upon flowering trees, jagged rocks, and white-sand shores that slowly fade into the cerulean sea.Soak in the striking atmosphere of northern New Zealand's volcanic coastline on this 2-part day trip to the Coromandel Peninsula. Travel by land to the pristine beach of Hot Water beach and dig to make your own spa, or dip your toes in the hot water.  Then take to the water to experience the splendor of cliffs, coves, and caves by boat.In this Coromandel Cathedral Cove Experience tour you visit an extraordinary volcanic coastline by boat, an awesome blow-hole and a sea cave – truly a magical experience in the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve.Enjoy lunch at a local café at Hot Water Beach, a small, friendly village with a population of just hundredsBoard the Hahei Explorer for a gentle float through the nature reserve. Glide across the water, taking in views of sharp cliffs, massive caves, and other eroded remnants of the now-extinct volcanic zone. The ride to Cathedral Cove, a spectacular site that's only accessible by foot or boat.  You will visit the two film locations of Narnia at Champagne Bay and world famous Cathedral cove, before returning to Auckland.

$964.68 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Day Coromandel Explorer

Day 1 Auckland to Coromandel Township As you leave the Auckland city boundary the landscape changes to lush farmland. You'll pass the fertile Hauraki Plains - one of New Zealand's largest dairy producing regions. Pass the Thames Estuary arriving into the old gold mining town of Thames, there are two different routes to the east coast of the Coromandel. Either directly over the Coromandel Ranges or north to Coromandel Township along the Pohutukawa Coast (part of the Pacific Coast Highway)  Overnight: Coromandel Court Motel Day 2 Coromandel Township Named after HMS Coromandel which visited the bay in 1820 to collect spars Coromandel Town has had quite an industrious history. Although the timber trade was providing the towns inhabitants with work in the early 1800's, it was the gold rush of the 1850's that contributed to the towns success and growth. Old buildings from these pioneering times can still be seen in the picturesque little town and there is also a gold mining museum.  Overnight: Coromandel Court Motel Day 3 Coromandel Township to Whitianga The short drive from Coromandel Township to Whitianga takes you via the scenic coastline of Whangapoua Harbour and the Kuaotuna beach. For beach lovers there are plenty of side roads to often deserted golden sand beaches and bays. The summer months bring visitors to enjoy fishing, surf-casting and swimming along the palm fringed beaches.  Overnight: Admiralty Lodge Day 4 Explore Whitianga Captain Cook arrived there in 1769 to observe the transit of Mercury and hence the bay was named. This small bustling town once played a major part in the kauri logging industry with over 150 million metres of timber being exported between 1830 and the end of the century. Explore the spectacular coastline of Te Whanganui-a-hei Marine Reserve, including its most famous feature the hidden paradise of Cathedral Cove.  On board you’ll peer through the glass bottom of the boat enjoying amazing views of the diverse marine life that inhabit the reserve. Overnight: Admiralty Lodge Day 5 Whitianga to Matamata Head south along the Peninsula, passing the idyllic seaside communities of Hahei, Hotwater Beach and Tairua before turning inland. Once you reach Matamata you are in hobbit country and the route takes you to the town of Matamata where you can visit the the film locations made famous in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies at Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours (optional extra).  Your drive continues north west crossing the dairy country of the Hauraki Plains before arriving at State Highway 1 and home to Auckland.