Travel to a place of untold natural beauty and cultural intrigue – New Zealand's North Island
Be immersed in New Zealand’s indigenous Maori culture, including sampling the local Kai (food) and meeting Maori (first nation) people. Be awed by unique natural attractions of the central North Island including active volcanoes, geothermal features; bubbling mud pools, geysers and natural hot pools. This trip will educate and give you insight into the cultural integration of Aotearoa and in depth knowledge of how Maori lived pre European settlement.
Get off the beaten track and explore the lesser visited East of the North Island
Experience immersive Maori culture by spending a night in a Marae - a traditional house with Hangi dinner
Feel like you are in another world by taking a journey on the 'Forgotten World' rail, a disused Heritage Railway line now travelled either in pedal power or electric custom built buggies.
Stay in 3.5 - 4* hotels and unique accommodation
See the light installation amongst the Redwoods
Visit the Waitomo caves and see the glow worms
This trip is a combination of somewhat active activities and you will need to be reasonably agile to participate
Some meals are not included so you will need to factor into your budget those not included
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1. Day 1 of this trip is an arrival day, you can arrive in Auckland at any time and check into your hotel.
2. Trip finishes after breakfast on day 8. Onward travel can be booked at any time.
Our New Zealand North Island Discovery trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 1 review in the last year.
The overall natural beauty we experienced in New Zealand was worth every penny! Also enjoyed the progressive environmental attitude of the local folks was admirable . They surpass us on cleanliness, recycling, energy conservation and on and on!
Review submitted 06 Apr 2018