North Island Tracks Southbound Overview

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      USD $2,180
      CAD $2,090
      AUD $2,020
      EUR €1,550
      GBP £1,330
      NZD $2,595
      ZAR R14,675
      CHF FR1,775
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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 unique travel adventure. And if it's adventure you're after, you've come to the right place. Sea kayaking and snorkelling on a Bay of Islands cruise, blackwater rafting in Waitomo, bungee and jet boating in Taupo and mountain biking and kayaking in Nelson - the options are endless. This tour of New Zealand's North Island will captivate all travellers.

  • Cruise the Bay of Islands on an overnight trip
  • Discover Waitomo's limestone caves
  • See Rotorua's geysers
  • Visit the spectacular Huka Falls
  • Be inspired by the majesty of Mt Ruapehu
  • Take a wander through Te Papa Tongarewa
  • Bushwalk in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Spot sperm whales and dolphins in Kaikoura

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Finish:

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 15
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Lodge (10 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Ferry, Van
  • Included activities:

    Rotorua - Te Puia Maori Art & Cultural Centre, Waitomo - Caves Entrance, Wellington - Te Papa Museum

  • Notes:

    1.Accommodation is generally on a 4 share single sex room basis. In some areas we may need to use larger rooms. Double rooms can be obtained at extra cost depending on availability. This must be requested at the time of booking. 2.The tour commences on Day 1 at 630pm and finishes on arrival in Christchurch on day 12 at around 18:00. Please take this into consideration when booking any flights and accommodation. We recommend you book accommodation in advance for any extra nights either prior to your stay or extend your stay here.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,180
    CAD $2,090
    AUD $2,020
    EUR €1,550
    GBP £1,330
    NZD $2,595
    ZAR R14,675
    CHF FR1,775
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $181
    CAD $174
    AUD $168
    EUR €129
    GBP £110
    NZD $216
    ZAR R1,222
    CHF FR147
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North Island Tracks Southbound Summary

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Day 1 Auckland

Arrive early to make the most of the distinctive Pacific flavour of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. Enjoy a cosmopolitan vibe and a wide variety of well positioned cafes that bask in the lively atmosphere.

Days 3-4 Waitomo

Savour picture-perfect views of the 'City of Sails' while crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge on the way to Waitomo. Here, discover limestone caves, opportunities for blackwater rafting and, of course, those iridescent glow worms that put Waitomo on the map.

Day 5 Rotorua

Geysers, bubbling mud pools and volcanic cliffs shaped by seismic forces make Rotorua a must-see while travelling in New Zealand. This popular resort town also boasts a fine selection of restaurants and cafes.

Days 6-7 Taupo/Mt Ruapehu

Visit the beautiful Huka Falls on the way to Taupo. While in Taupo, take the opportunity to bungee jump or jet boat - this is the extreme sports capital of the North Island after all! Be inspired and captivated by the majesty of Mt Ruapehu. For the energetic, a hike along the Tongariro Crossing is recommended.

Day 8 Wellington

Spend time exploring Te Papa Tongarewa museum. In free time perhaps jump in the cable car to the Botanic Gardens for spectacular views of Wellington city and harbour.

Days 9-10 Nelson

Cruise the Marlborough Sounds while aboard a scenic ferry from the North to the South Island, on the way to Nelson. Be sure to make time to visit Abel Tasman National Park or perhaps indulge in a local winery tour.

Day 11 Kaikoura

Travel to Kaikoura, where animal lovers can spot sperm whales, dolphins, seals and wandering albatrosses in this wildlife mecca.

Day 12 Christchurch

Finish the North Island Tracks adventure in Christchurch.
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    • PTRN
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,180
      CAD $2,090
      AUD $2,020
      EUR €1,550
      GBP £1,330
      NZD $2,595
      ZAR R14,675
      CHF FR1,775
      *
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