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.
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
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our New Zealand North Island Explorer (ex Auckland) trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Tour commences in Auckland with group meeting on day 1 at 6:00pm and finishes on arrival in Christchurch on day 12 at approx 6PM. Please take this into consideration when booking any onward flights. We recommend you book accommodation in advance and extend your stay. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. 3. Trip runs in reverse, see tour code PTOA. 4. Allow NZD 470 for meals not included.
Our New Zealand North Island Explorer (ex Auckland) trips score an average of 4.73 out of 5 based on 26 reviews in the last year.
It was my first tour, I was a bit hesitant but in the end it was easy to adapt to travelling with people you just met and a very busy shedual. If you prefer to travel by yourself this will not suitable for you. Your attitude is very importend it can ruin the tour for the rest of the group or help them to enjoy it even more.
Review submitted 14 Mar 2018
Great trip but I was scandalized by the treatment of one passenger. Intrepid called her to say she was a bother to others. Insanely untrue. If she spoke up it's what other were thinking. The quality of my trip was greatly affected by the treatment she got from Intrepid. Scandalously bad customer service
Review submitted 09 Mar 2018