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New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound)

10 Days | Where inspiring scenery and Maori culture intertwine

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The legendary landscapes and natural bounty of New Zealand’s North Island are simply unbeatable, and there’s so much more to the region than just showstopping scenery. This 10-day adventure takes you from the bright lights of Auckland to creative and contemporary Wellington. Along the way, your local leader will introduce you to the beaches and forests of the Coromandel Peninsula, the under-the-radar town of Raglan, the geothermal wonders of Rotorua and otherworldly landscapes of Tongariro National Park. Add a hangi dinner with a Maori community, kiwi spotting and fish and chips and you’re in for a classic Kiwi adventure.

Trip overview

Map of New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound) including New Zealand
Start
Auckland, New Zealand
Finish
Wellington, New Zealand
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
New Zealand
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 6 - Max 16
Trip code
PHKN
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Swap Auckland’s big city vibes for the natural beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula, including a visit to Hot Water Beach, where all you need is a spade to create your own natural hot tub.
  • Chill out or hang ten in Raglan, a laidback town and surfing hotspot. Hop aboard a boat cruise around Raglan to watch the sunset and tuck into a classic Kiwi fish and chips dinner.
  • Discover the diversity of Rotorua, from unbelievable geothermal activity to rich Maori culture. Visit a Maori village for a hangi dinner and traditional haka performance.
  • Admire the out of this world landscapes of Tongariro National Park, from emerald green lakes to soaring volcanic peaks. If you’re up for the challenge, tackle the famous Tongariro Crossing.
  • Get to know New Zealand’s creative and cosmopolitan capital, Wellington. Your local leader will show you the best of the city, including the Weta Workshop of Lord of the Rings fame.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is operated and run by Haka Tours, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Haka customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Haka Tours to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time in New Zealand.

Itinerary

Map of New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound) including New Zealand

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel/Motel (9 nights)

Activities
  • Coromandel Peninsula - Cathedral Cove
  • Coromandel Peninsula - Hot Water Beach
  • Raglan - Fish & Chips Dinner
  • Raglan - Sunset Boat Cruise
  • Waitomo - Ruakuri Bush Walk
  • Rotorua - Redwood Forest Canopy Walk
  • Rotorua - Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Rotorua - Pohutu Geyser
  • Rotorua - Hangi Dinner & Haka Dance
  • Taupo - Huka Falls
  • Wellington - Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary
Add on activities
  • Coromandel Peninsula - Cathedral Cove Kayaking - NZD145
  • Raglan - Kayaking Tour - NZD89
  • Waitomo - Glowworm Cave Tour - NZD75
  • Rotorua - Skyline Gondola Rotorua - NZD43
  • Rotorua - Mount Tarawera Crater Hike - NZD195
  • Rotorua - Forest Ziplining - from - NZD179
  • Rotorua - Whitewater Rafting - NZD135
  • Rotorua - ZORB - from - NZD40
  • Taupo - Skydiving - NZD279
  • Tongariro National Park - Tongariro Crossing (Unguided, Transport to/from Trail Head only) - from - NZD130
  • Tongariro National Park - Tongariro Crossing (Full Day Guided Hike) - NZD285
  • Tongariro National Park - Tongariro Crossing (Half Day Guided Hike) - NZD215
  • Wellington - Kapiti Island Eco Experience - NZD499
  • Wellington - Te Papa Museum Tour - NZD22
  • Wellington - Weta Workshop Cave Tour - NZD49

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 56 days out from departure (prior to full payment due). We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided.
3. This trip is operated and run by Haka Tours, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Haka customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Haka Tours to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time in New Zealand.
4. We recommend booking optional activities in advance. Please contact your booking agent if there are any you would like to add to your trip.

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Reviews

2 out of 5 based on 1 reviews submitted.
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Alex · Traveled December 2022
The tour is good if you want a very relaxing trip and see the sites of north new zealand. If you want an active holiday with lots of things to do, kayaking, canyoning & white water rafting etc i would suggest going for a tour that focus' on that. This trip prioritizes rest and relaxation over getting stuck into the activities and adventure of new zealand.
Review submitted 27 Jan 2023
New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound)
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EUR €2,457