Blitz the North Island & discover all the best bits from Volcanoes to Hot Springs on our epic all-inclusive Sweet As Travel 'Sweet North' 14-day adventure for 18-35 year olds!Looking for a fun way to experience the New Zealand & meet new friends without the stress of having to plan your own travel? We’ve got you covered! Journeying through epic landscapes rich in Maori culture, get ready to see the “real New Zealand” on an unbeatable tour that covers the entire North Island & takes you to a bunch of awesome, handpicked spots as you travel with a group of like-minded people.Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or couch potato, our tour is super flexible to suit your travel style. So you don't miss a thing, we cover all the “must do” activities, travel, food and accommodation.Dates: 2018 - 23/10, 13/11, 4/12 | 2019 - 2/1, 22/1, 12/2, 5/3, 26/3, 16/4, 7/5
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.