Taking you to the must-dos of the North Island, visit incredible beaches, volcanic landscapes, lush vistas and two great cities, Auckland and the capital Wellington. This flexible Hop-on Hop-off bus pass allows you to either take your time in each epic stop over, or cruise on through on the minimum time (7 days) down to Wellington. We take you to the highlights of the North Island, as well as some unknown spots that make you feel like you are having a true Kiwi Experience. Stay overnight in stops such as the famous Hot Water Beach, discover the underground world of Waitomo, seek out your favourite activities in cultural capital of Rotorua, white water rafting through the Rangitikei River, and discover the history of New Zealand in our Capital of Wellington. • Fully guided flexible tour allowing you to choose what you want to do • Meet mates from all around the world • Largest and original hop-on hop-off NZ travel network
What You'll Get
Main Pick-up point:
The Oakleys shop at 99 Queen Street, Auckland 8:50am
Includes pick up for Nomads, Queen Street Backpackers and Fat Camel
AUCKLAND TO HOT WATER BEACH We head out of the City of Sails towards the Coromandel Peninsula and spend the afternoon at Cathedral Cove. We then carry on to Hot Water Beach where you can hit the beach with your shovel at low tide to dig your own hot pool in the sand.
HOT WATER BEACH TO WAITOMO Next it’s onto Waitomo where you will get the chance to visit the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Here is your chance to go underground and experience one of our top rated NZ activities with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.
WAITOMO TO ROTORUA We start the day heading off toward Rotorua, the Maori culture capital of New Zealand. Along the way we will stop at The Shires Rest where you can take a tour through the enchanting Hobbiton Movie Set. Tonight, don’t miss the chance to stay overnight at Tamaki Marae. You will experience a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and concert.
ROTORUA TO TAUPO Taupo is rightly known as the adventure capital of the North Island. Sign up here for the Tongariro Crossing and Barbary Sailing on the stunning Great Lake Taupo (New Zealand’s largest lake).
FREE DAY IN TAUPO Get up before the sun and hike one of New Zealand’s great walks. The Tongariro Crossing is an experience not to be missed! Home to Mt Doom in Tolkien’s world, the scenery is sure to blow you away on this 8 hour hike. Alternatively, enjoy a sleep-in and experience one of the many activities on offer.
TAUPO TO RIVER VALLEY Today we head south around the “great lake”. In the afternoon we travel through to River Valley, situated amongst towering cliffs and bush- clad hills. The lodge offers grade five rafting on the Rangitikei River, scenic horse riding, and stunning surroundings. Spend the evening enjoying a delicious roast dinner and relaxing by the open fire.
RIVER VALLEY TO WELLINGTON We head away late after a morning of white water rafting or horse riding, and head through the rolling hills full of deer, cattle and sheep. We arrive into New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, in the early evening. This city is New Zealand’s undisputed capital of culture, the arts, restaurants, fashion and nightlife.
WELLINGTON TO TAUPO The drive today has beautiful rivers and lakes as well as Lord of the Rings landscapes!
TAUPO TO AUCKLAND (VIA ROTORUA) This morning we head further north to Rotorua, renowned for its Maori heritage and thermal activity. We stop at Kiwi Encounter, where you can get up close and personal with our national icon – the Kiwi bird.Then it’s onwards through the rolling countryside to Auckland, otherwise known as the ‘City of Sails’.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 18 years
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
- Live commentary on board
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Guaranteed Accommodation (Paid for on arrival at accommodation)
- Guaranteed bookings on activities (Activities not included in price, can be booked on bus with driver guide)
- Daily walks and photo stops
- Daily cafe/supermarket breaks
- Food and drinks
• The Oakleys shop at 99 Queen Street
Main Pick-up point- Auckland: The Oakleys shop at 99 Queen Street 8:50am Includes pick up for Nomads, Queen Street Backpackers and Fat Camel Other Pick-up points: Uni Otago House, bus stop at 385 Queen Street 8:30am Includes YHA Auckland International and YHA Auckland City Base ACB, bus stop at 229 Queen Street outside Westpac Bank 8:40am Includes pick up for Albert Park Backpackers and Frienz Kiwi Experience Office, 85 Beach Road 9:00am *Each overnight location has a different departure time. Your driver guide will inform you of the time each day.
7 to 365 days
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The Fine Print
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