From secluded beaches to volcanic craters, New Zealand's North Island will delight
Explore New Zealand's northern heartland, from the secluded beaches of the coast to the volcanic craters of the central plateau, on this North Island Explorer trip. Adventure activities abound here – why not go sea kayaking or snorkelling on our Bay of Islands adventure cruise, underground black-water rafting in Waitomo, bungee jumping and jet boating at Taupo or mountain biking and kayaking in Nelson. Whatever your interest, this small group adventure offers the perfect combination of incredible sights and thrilling activities.
Discover the breathtaking Bay of Islands
Observe Waitomo's mysterious glow worms
See Rotorua's geysers
Visit the spectacular Huka Falls
Be inspired and captivated by the majesty of Mt Ruapehu
Explore Te Papa Museum
Bushwalk in Abel Tasman National Park
Spot sperm whales and dolphins in Kaikoura
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 May 2015 to 31 March 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 30 June 2019
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our New Zealand North Island Explorer (ex Christchurch) trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Tour commences in Christchurch with group meeting on day 1 at 6:00pm and finishes in Auckland day 12 at approx 6pm. Please consider this when booking flights and accommodation.
2. Trip runs in reverse, see tour code PTONU.
3. A single supplement is also available for this trip
Our New Zealand North Island Explorer (ex Christchurch) trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews in the last year.
A wonderful way to experience this lovely country. Lots of hikes and other alternate activities so non- bungy jumpers always had options to enjoy. A lot of time in the bus but no other way to see so much of both islands. Accommodations were pretty basic, but we loved mingling with the backpackers. Highly recommend for folks of all ages!
Review submitted 01 Apr 2017
The country is beautiful and has lots of things to do and explore. In 22 days you just scratch the service and it makes you want to come back. Be prepared to spend lots of money. New Zealand is the most expensive place I've been. Even worse than Hong Kong.
Review submitted 25 Mar 2017