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New Zealand North Island Tours & Vacations

Fly into Auckland and you’ll be perfectly placed to explore New Zealand's North Island.

Head north to discover the stunning scenery of the Bay of Islands where you can get out on the water, immerse yourself in Maori culture, and take a guided tour of a glow worm cave. South of Auckland you'll find the town of Rotorua, famous for its geothermal activity, bubbling mud and geysers. Stunning Lake Taupo is also on the cards if you keep driving in this direction. If food and wine is your thing, don’t miss the scenic Hawke's Bay wine region which is famous for its award winning wines. The nearby town of Napier, which has one of the world’s largest collections of Art Deco architecture, is also worth a look. Keep going to the very bottom of the North Island and you’ll end up in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington. Overlooking sparkling blue water and packed with fantastic museums, restaurants and bars, you won’t want to miss this lively cultural and culinary hub.

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New Zealand North Island tour reviews

4.2 out of 5 based on 44 reviews submitted.
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Sue · Traveled January 2024
This was an excellent mix of activities, quality food and accommodation with good local guides at each attraction. Wine tasting day was a highlight due to quality of the local guide.
Review submitted 02 Feb 2024

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Julia · Traveled January 2024
Awesome tour! Rhys as the group leader was the best!-organized, fun, native New Zealander with lots of insight. Really good food, hotels, and transportation. Always felt well taken care of with the right mix of organized activities and time to ourselves. Trip of a lifetime!
Review submitted 08 Feb 2024

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David · Traveled January 2024
Visited the best locations to see the most amazing sights possible in the time available.
Review submitted 08 Feb 2024

New Zealand Uncovered (Northbound)

Patricia · Traveled January 2024
New Zealand was an amazing tour. The culture and eco-system were so very interesting to learn about. The scenery is absolutely incredible! There are so many adventure options it will make your head spin. If there’s something crazy or terrifying New Zealand will offer it up…. Bungee jumping comes to mind. If you’re looking for relaxing and enjoying the views that can happen as well. Try the hot springs located all over the country! Our guide was so knowledgeable and helpful in every way possible. He was able to get us all to our optional adventures without any us missing out on the itinerary options. Juggling 14 ‘cats’ was an impossible chore, but he did it all with a wonderful sense of humor.
Review submitted 10 Feb 2024

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Megan · Traveled January 2024
Make sure you read the itinerary very, very carefully and compare it to other companies to be sure it covers everything you want to see.
Review submitted 21 Jan 2024

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