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 4.77 out of 5 based on 22 reviews in the last year.
We have never been dissapointed by the Intrepid trips. They have been an adventure, fun, informative, and memorable in equal measure.
Review submitted 04 Feb 2018
The North Island trip was great - we had an excellent and busy time doing a range of adventure activities. There was a lot of different extras to choose from, and although you did not need to go on any of the hikes etc, most people did so I would image that if you were not an outdoors person, this trip would be less beneficial. If you are someone who enjoys nature and the outdoors, then you will get a lot out of this trip. There is a range of things to do for all ages and all tastes. The tour guide, Sue, was fantastic - very helpful and knowledgeable and really helped to make this an enjoyable adventure. New Zealand is a truly beautiful and varied land and there is so much to see and do in a sport space.
Review submitted 26 Jan 2018