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12 Day North Island Explorer Southbound Overview
This tour of New Zealand captures the highlights of the country's North Island. Cruise the Bay of Islands, visit Huka Falls, Waitomo, Nelson and Kaikoura.
- 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31
Visit the many scenic wonders of New Zealand's North Island
Explore New Zealand's heartland from the secluded beaches of the coast to the volcanic craters of the central plateau. Travel from Auckland in the north to Christchurch in the south on a journey that is bound to captivate. And if it's adventure you're after, you've come to the right place. Sea kayaking and snorkelling in the Bay of Islands, black-water rafting in Waitomo, bungee and jet boating in Taupo, as well as mountain biking and kayaking in Nelson - the options are endless. This all-encompassing tour of New Zealand's North Island is bound to captivate all travellers.
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Popularly referred to as the 'City of Sails', a distinct Pacific flavour is apparent in Auckland's cosmopolitan markets and lively waterfront precinct.
A secluded marine area of amazing beauty, the Bay of Islands boasts stunning coral reefs, fascinating marine life and excellent beaches.
Famous for its limestone caves, glow worms and black-water rafting, Waitomo is one of New Zealand's most awe-inspiring destinations.
Renowned as a geothermal wonderland, Rotorua's bubbling geysers and steaming mud pools provide an amazing display of mother earth's power.
The North Island's home of extreme sports, Taupo sits on the shore of New Zealand's largest lake - the water-filled crater of an ancient volcano. Located in the beautiful surrounds of Tongariro National Park, Mt Ruapehu is one of the world's most active volcanoes and a majestic sight to behold.
New Zealand's vibrant capital, Wellington has something for everyone - a picturesque harbour, fascinating museums and a great restaurant/bar scene.
A pleasant, sunny place in the heart of a wine-producing region, Nelson is home to some of the most beautiful sea kayaking in the world.
Set on a beautiful stretch of coastline where towering mountains fall into the Pacific Ocean, Kaikoura is famous for its seafood and marine life.
New Zealand's second-largest city is well on the way to recovery with a whole new range of pop-up cafes, restaurants and bars to explore in Christchurch.
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