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10-Day North Island Adventure Tour - Auckland to Wellington Return

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This 10-day small-group adventure tour is guaranteed to take you further off the beaten track around the wonders of New Zealand's North Island. Departing from Auckland, you will visit Haihei and its famously beautiful beaches, Rotorua for cultural insights into the ways of the native Maori people and hike the volcanic plateaus of Tongariro National Park, to marvel at the dormant volcanoes and emerald crater lakes. You’ll get the chance to overnight on a high country station, where you will join a 4WD eco-wilderness farm tour, before paying a visit the capital city of Wellington where you have some free time to explore Te Papa (National Museum) before returning back up to Auckland.

What You'll Get

Day 1: Auckland to Hahei

Meet the group and head south east stopping at the famous Cathedral Cove.Drive to the unique Hot Water Beach and dig up your own personal spa pool in the sand (tide dependent).

Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beach

Day 2: Free Day in Hahei

Today you have a full free day to embrace the laid back Coromandel lifestyle. Get up early to catch the sunrise on the beach or take a guided boat tour through the cliffs and caves of the nearby marine reserve.

Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beach

Day 3: Hahei to Rotorua

Visit Hobbiton or explore geothermal wonderlands today as we travel through the Waikato region to Rotorua.

Accommodation: Central city hostel

Day 4: Rotorua

Enjoy a free day to discover an area rich in Maori heritage and adrenaline activities. You can even opt for a day tour to Waitomo or White Island.

Accommodation: Central city hostel

Day 5: Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua

The morning is free to try one of the many adventure activities on offer in Rotorua, before we depart at midday to drive into the remote area of Lake Aniwhenua. A local Maori guide will share the area’s history and lead us to visit the area’s sacred archaeological sites. Prepare a hangi feast, learn traditional stick games and visit the local community

Accommodation: Lakefront lodge

Day 6: Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck Station

After breakfast we depart and head to Taupo to see the mighty Huka Falls, and for the brave we have time for skydiving! In the afternoon, we make our way to Blue Duck Station, an award-winning 7,200 acre high country farm that is both a working station and an environmental conservation leader.

Accommodation: Country station lodge

Day 7: Free day at Blue Duck Station

Today you have a free day to explore this truly amazing and secluded location in depth. The included 4WD farm tour will give you a tantalising taste of life in remote, rural New Zealand. There are plenty of other optional farming and conservation-based activities for you to experience around the property as well.

Accommodation: Country station lodge

Day 8: Blue Duck Station to Raetihi

Today you get a chance to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Be prepared for some epic scenery as you walk around the base of “Mt Doom” from the Lord of the Rings films.

Accommodation: Mountain view lodge

Day 9: Raetihi to Wellington

Today we head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Discover the New Zealand wonders on display in Te Papa Museum or stroll along the waterfront.

Accommodation: Central city hostel

Day 10: Wellington to Auckland

Today is an express journey from Wellington to Auckland. We stop along the way for photos and to have lunch in National Park.

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Tour pricing is based on quad share (except at Whakahoro which is 6 share). Twin or Single tour packages are available, however these upgrades do not apply to Hahei where accommodation is quad share.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Travel Insurance: Not included with this tour. It is strongly recommend that passengers have their own insurance to cover against illness, injury, loss/damage to personal belongings and inability to travel on the confirmed departure date
  • Luggage is limited to one bag or suitcase per person (maximum weight of 15kgs), plus one day pack to carry onboard with your valuables. The carriage of any excess of oversized luggage is at Stray's discretion and must be approved prior to travel.
  • Itinerary Disclaimer: Itineraries are correct at the time of printing, however the operator retains the right to alter the route or itinerary if required. On occasion changes are made to improve the product or due to changes made by partners / suppliers. If a product, service or activity detailed in our itinerary is changed, a suitable alternative will be offered where possible. Components of our trip are weather dependent and the Operator cannot be held liable if some components are not available on the day of travel.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 15 travelers
  • Experienced Stray Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 9-Night accommodation and transfers
  • Walk to the iconic and very beautiful Cathedral Cove beach
  • Guided tour of sacred Maori rock carvings, hangi cooking demonstration, 1 cooked feast and 1 continental breakfast
  • 4WD bush safari / eco-wilderness farm tour on high country station
  • Overnight at Raetihi (+ opportunity to hike Tongariro Crossing)
  • Free time in Wellington to visit the impressive National Museum - Te Papa
  • Goods and Services Tax included

  • Food and drinks, other than the meals specified under inclusions
  • Extra optional activities which can be booked directly with your Driver (pay as you go)

Departure Point
99 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Departure Time
7:00 AM

10 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.