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North Island Pioneer Tour

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This incredible Kiwi adventure explores some of New Zealand’s most surreal experiences, fascinating locations and rich culture throughout the Rotorua and Taupo areas. Glide through native forests on a zipline, sail to 14m high Maori rock carvings, discover the magical Hobbiton, gaze in awe at geothermal valleys, step back in time with a genuine Maori culture experience and so much more!

Basic Details:

Four days | Departs at 8.00am | Returns approximately 5.00pm | Pick up/drop off from Auckland | Activity Level: Lightly Active (2.5 of 5)

Whats included:

Accommodation | Luxury Transport | Experienced Local Guides | All Meals | All Activities | Professional Photography

What You'll Get


Day 1: Auckland Hobbiton Rotorua

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
We will be arriving at the picturesque Hobbiton movie set. Located on a 1200ha sheep farm in Waikato, this incredible place includes 44 beautifully detailed Hobbit Holes and the Green Dragon Inn
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Blue Spring Putaruru, Leslie Road, Waikato 3483, New Zealand
Putaruru Blue Springs are flowing with crystal clear water filtered for decades underground and now supply nearly 70% of New Zealand’s bottled water.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tamaki Maori Village, 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
We head out to join an authentic Maori culture experience at the Tamaki Maori Village. You will feel like you have stepped back in time as we explore a pre-European village, enjoy a powerful cultural perormance and feast on a traditional hangi for dinner.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Rotorua Accomodation

Day 2: Rotorua

Stop At: Rotorua Canopy Tours, 147 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Today is an adventure filled day, after breakfast we will kick things off with a fantastic Canopy Ziplining tour! Glide through native forest on over 600m of ziplines along with all manner of walkways and trails. This thrilling experience may sound full on but is designed to suit everyone, the guides are top notch and will help you relax and enjoy this unique experience.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Road The Redwoods, Rotorua 3046 New Zealand
After lunch in a local cafe we will make the short trip to the famous Whakarewarewa forest to cycle among the towering redwoods and flowing streams. For those that are looking for a bit more action, we can adapt this mountain biking experience to include some of New Zealand’s best downhill mountain bike trails!
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Rotorua

Day 3: Rotorua to Taupo

Stop At: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, 201 Waiotapu Loop Road Rd 3, Rotorua 3073 New Zealand
After breakfast our first stop today is at the Wai-O-Tapu geothermal valley, this jaw-dropping place is one of the 20 most surreal places on earth according to TripAdvisor and we completely agree! With dozens of different geothermal features including champagne pools, geysers, hot springs, vivid green sulfur lakes and more it is not to be missed.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sail Barbary eco-sailing Taupo, Berths 9 &, 10 Redoubt Street, Nukuhau, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
From here we journey to Taupo and board an electric sailing vessel to cruise across the clear blue Lake Taupo to witness nearly 50ft high Maori rock carvings etched into the side of the cliff and only accessible via the water. These towering carvings offer fantastic photo opportunities before we enjoy nibbles and drinks on the return cruise where we will check in to our lakefront accommodation.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Wairakei Terraces, State Highway 1&5 Wairakei, Taupo New Zealand
Enjoy soaking in the naturally heated thermal spas. Helping replenish and rejuvenate your body and mind.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accomodation Taupo

Day 4: Taupo to Auckland

Stop At: Huka Falls Rd, Taupo, Hinuera New Zealand
The Huka Falls, with nearly a billion liters of water flowing over the falls every hour (yes you read that correctly), they never fail to be an impressive sight!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Huka Honey Hive, 65 Karetoto Road Wairakei Park, Taupo 3384 New Zealand
Next, we explore the Huka Honey Hive, a fascinating place that sells all manner of New Zealand honey products including liqueurs, renowned manuka honey, health and medical products.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • All Inclusive
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Spring Putaruru
  • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua Canopy Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Entry/Admission - Sail Barbary eco-sailing Taupo
  • Entry/Admission - Wairakei Terraces
  • Entry/Admission - Huka Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Huka Honey Hive

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Auckland Airport Pickups

Departure Time
5/2/2019 - 6/10/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

4 days

Voucher Info
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