New Zealand – North Island Multisport

Active, Auckland to Auckland

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

The North Island of New Zealand is blessed with spectacular scenery, ranging from bubbling thermal pools to fast flowing rivers. The best way to see all of this? Get up close and personal. This itinerary includes biking through Karangahake Gorge and hiking the Tongariro Crossing — one of the world's most famous one-day hikes — before jet boats and kayaks provide the transport along the Whanganui River. Mix in some bubbling mud and a traditional hangi dinner, and this is the perfect active introduction to New Zealand.

What’s included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Maori Village Overnight Visit, Rotorua
  • Cycle through Karangahake Gorge
  • Traditional hangi dinner
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing hiking excursion (weather dependent)
  • Jet boat and kayak along Whanganui River
  • Free time in Rotorua and Waitomo
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Cycle through the stunning karangahake gorge
  • Check out bubbling mud pools in a geothermal area
  • Learn a traditional maori greeting on the marae
  • Hike the tongariro crossing — one of the world's greatest one-day hikes
  • Kayak along the whanganui river.

Itinerary

Auckland Arrive at any time.
Auckland/Rotorua Enjoy a morning cycle through Karangahake Gorge, then travel to the Rotorua region to the Tamaki Maori Village. After a traditional greeting on the marae (meeting grounds), learn the arts of the haka and poi before a traditional hangi dinner.
Rotorua Enjoy a free day in Rotorua, a town in a geothermal area with boiling mud and hotpools. Opt to go whitewater rafting, tackle an offroad mountain bike track, go hiking, or hit the spa.
Rotorua/Tongariro National Park Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek and spend time hiking an active volcano.
Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park Admire the scenery while heading to Whanganui National Park.
Whanganui National Park Experience another of New Zealand's "Great Walks" (this time, from a canoe) on a day trip into the heart of Whanganui National Park. Explore the Whanganui River further by jet boat, visiting old Maori and European settlements.
Whanganui National Park/Raglan Travel north to the small town of Waitomo, located near an extensive underground cave system. Enjoy a free afternoon, and opt to tour the caves by boat, by foot or with a bit of adrenaline by rappelling into them. Continue on to Raglan for the night, and enjoy the sunset in this stunning coastal town.
Raglan/Auckland Visit an eel farm which focuses on developing sustainable aquaculture before travelling north to Auckland where your tour will end around midday.
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