From secluded beaches to volcanic craters, New Zealand's North Island will delight
Explore New Zealand's northern heartland, from the secluded beaches of the coast to the volcanic craters of the central plateau, on this North Island Explorer trip. Adventure activities abound here – why not go sea kayaking or snorkelling on our Bay of Islands adventure cruise, underground black-water rafting in Waitomo, bungee jumping and jet boating at Taupo or mountain biking and kayaking in Nelson. Whatever your interest, this small group adventure offers the perfect combination of incredible sights and thrilling activities.
Discover the breathtaking Bay of Islands
Observe Waitomo's mysterious glow worms
See Rotorua's geysers
Visit the spectacular Huka Falls
Be inspired and captivated by the majesty of Mt Ruapehu
Explore Te Papa Museum
Bushwalk in Abel Tasman National Park
Spot sperm whales and dolphins in Kaikoura
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 30 June 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 May 2015 - 31 December 2017
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our New Zealand North Island Explorer (ex Christchurch) trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Tour commences in Christchurch with group meeting on day 1 at 6:00pm and finishes in Auckland day 12 at approx 6pm. Please consider this when booking flights and accommodation.
2. Trip runs in reverse, see tour code PTONU.
3. A single supplement is also available for this trip
Our New Zealand North Island Explorer (ex Christchurch) trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews in the last year.
An enjoyable trip with a great guide. Bring your hiking shoes, camera, and a book to read on the bus!
Review submitted 11 Dec 2017
This was a brilliant trip, visiting a lot of places in a relatively short period of time, with a great variety of landscapes and available activities. To achieve this involved a lot of overland travel, staying for just one or 2 nights in each place, so quite a full on itinerary, with very little relaxation time, however it was well worth it to see so much of this amazing country.
Review submitted 28 Nov 2017