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$861.73 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14 Day All Inclusive 'Sweet North' New Zealand Tour For 18-35s!

Itinerary & Highlights:Day 1. Auckland – Paihia: Visit the Kai Iwi Lakes - perfect for watersports, meet the Tane Mahuta – Lord of the Forest in Waipoua Forest, *enjoy local fish n chips for lunch in Opononi* and explore Paihia in the heart of the Bay of Islands.Day 2. Paihia – Cape Reinga: See the most northern point of New Zealand – the Cape Reinga lighthouse, glide down the Te Paki Sand Dunes at 90 Mile Beach and enjoy an optional Maori Hangi lunch.Day 3. Paihia – Auckland: Journey through the Waipu Gorge and visit Piroa Falls – a hidden paradise where you can take a swim and explore.Day 4. Auckland – Coromandel: Head to the stunning Cathedral Cove and Hahei Beach for a day of relaxation, take a dip in the geothermal hot springs at Hot Water Beach.Day 5. Coromandel – Tauranga: Travel to Middle Earth and visit the renowned Hobbiton, then explore the coastal beach town of Tauranga and check out the epic views from Mount Maunganui.Day 6. Tauranga – Rotorua: Visit Wai O Tapu Thermal Wonderland in Rotorua famed for its mud pools and geysers, then enjoy a traditional Hangi buffet for dinner at the Tamaki Maori Village and see the world-famous HAKA!Day 7. Rotorua – Taupo: *See a real Kiwi at Rainbow Springs Kiwi encounter*, then see the majestic Huka Falls in Taupo.Day 8. Tongariro National Park: Cross the renowned Tongariro Crossing or opt for a kayak around the Mine Bay Maori Rock carvings, skydive, or water rafting then finish with a soak in Taupo's free hot spring, the Otumheke thermal stream.Day 9. Taupo – Napier: Enjoy a relaxing Winery Tour in Hawkes Bay and explore the Art Deco city of Napier.Day 10. Napier – Wellington: Travel to the world’s coolest little capital, Wellington known for its great food, good vibes, stunning promenade and vibrant nightlife.Day 11. Wellington: Visit the Te Papa Museum, take a cable car to the Botanical gardens, or join our epic Bar Crawl of Wellingtons sweetest pubs and clubs.Day 12. Wellington – New Plymouth: Visit the amazing Goblin Forest in Egmont National Park and check out the beautiful Botanical Gardens.Day 13. New Plymouth – Raglan: Visit the renowned Waitomo caves – glow worm capital, then journey to New Zealands’ coolest surf town and finish the night with an optional sunset boat party and BBQ.Day 14. Raglan – Auckland: Soak up the best of Raglan on your last day before heading back to Auckland.

$341.24 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Auckland to Bay of Islands Return Tour

Day 1: Auckland to Paihia Today we head north to the seaside town of Paihia stopping en-route to hug some of the world’s mightiest trees, the native Kauri. We will also take a hike to visit a beautiful waterfall and stop for lunch and a swim at the scenic Waipu Cove. We'll visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds (own expense), before settling into our accommodation where you are free to relax with one of the best views in town. Accommodation: Beachfront hostel Activities included: Visit to Parry Kauri Forest, Waipu Cove beach walk or swim Optional activities: Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day 2: Paihia to Hokianga This morning we board a wildlife cruise around the beautiful Bay of Islands, a collection of 144 islands bursting with marine life. In the afternoon it’s off to Opononi and Hokianga on the West Coast, where we will be greeted by a local Maori guide who will give a traditional welcome to the area. You have the option to take part in a Maori guided twilight encounter, where you’ll visit the Waipoua Forest, learn about Maori legends and the spiritual inhabitants of the forest. Accommodation: Comfortable quality lodge Activities: Wild life boat trip, bone carving, Footprints Waipoua twilight encounterMeals: Breakfast + Dinner Day 3: Hokianga to Auckland The day starts with a ferry ride across the Hokianga Harbour to go sand boarding down massive dunes (weather dependent); before a stop off to visit the mighty Waipoua Forest to admire NZ’s largest Kauri trees 'Tane Mahuta'. On route back to Auckland we will visit the idyllic Kai Iwi Lakes for a swim in the beautiful crystal clear waters that are surrounded by white sandy beach. Activities included: Hokianga Ferry ride, sand boarding, visit Waipoua Forest and Tane Mahuta, swim in the Kai Iwi Lakes

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