G Adventures - 6 Night Moderate Tour Package6-Nights New ZealandBest of the North Island-18-to-Thirtysomethings

Tours offered from June 30th, 2018 - December 28th, 2019

Starting from only $629.00 (USD)


Tour Overview

New Zealand?Best of the North Island Admittedly, we haven?t checked the numbers too closely, but we?re confident that New Zealand ranks among the world?s leading producers of excitement. This quick trip across the North Island jams as many thrills as permissible by law into seven electrifying, activity-packed days. Sea kayak, learn to surf New Zealand's world-famous waves, experience Maori culture directly from the Maori themselves, and much more, all in a breezy week that always feels full and never hurried.HighlightsSurf world-famous waves, experience a historic Maori village with a local guide, get the adrenaline pumping in Rotorua, dance the night away in Wellington.AccommodationHostels (4 nts), basic lodges (2 nts). Most nights are multi-share.Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size NotesMax 20, avg 16Meals Included6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinnerWhat's IncludedHands-On: Surf Lessons, Raglan Big Night Out: Wellington. Conservation farm visit (Raglan). Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan). Maori cultural experience. Orientation walk in Wellington. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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G Adventures: New Zealand?Best of the North Island

Day 1 Auckland
Arrive in Auckland at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, opt to visit the Maritime Museum, walk the waterfront, or even take the ferry to Waiheke Island.Additional Notes: Jump right into your adventure by adding the 'Auckland Sailing: America's Cup Experience' extra to your tour. Work with a crew to sail around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on a competitive yacht, and take in the stunning views. PLEASE NOTE: If booking this extra, a pre-night in Auckland is highly recommended as this activity may start early in the morning on Day 1.This tour departs Auckland early on Day 2. If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, like the Hobbiton Movie Set or local wineries, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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Day 2 Auckland/Raglan
Travel backroads to a remote conservation farm where they are using natural means to boost the stocks of traditionally farmed marine life. Farmers have created a balanced ecosystem to attract native birds and animals back to the area.After, kayak to a remote part of the harbour for a boat cruise and lunch, before heading to our lodge a few minutes drive from the famous surf and arts town of Raglan for the night.Included Activities: Sea KayakingTransport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B, 1L)

Day 3 Raglan
Head down to the beach for an included surf lesson. The afternoon is open for optional activities such as yoga, mountain biking or exploring the many trails in the area.Included Activities: Surf Lessons
Meals: (1B, 1D)

Day 4 Raglan/Rotorua
Stop en route at Waitomo. Enjoy free time to visit the Waitomo Caves, famous for their glow-worms and adventure activities, or explore this scenic area by foot.Continue to Rotorua for an engaging cultural experience on the grounds of a historic Maori village.Included Activities: Maori Cultural ExperienceTransport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B)

Day 5 Rotorua/Taupo
Take advantage of free time in the adrenaline capital of the North Island, and opt to go whitewater rafting, check out a geothermal park with technicolour pools, or hit up a nearby spa. Continue on to spend the night near the shores of Lake Taupo.Transport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B)

Day 6 Taupo/Wellington
Travel to Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. Arrive early enough for a visit to the National Museum, Te Papa.Take a short walk from our accommodation to see the sights of the central business district. Finish the day off with an optional night on the town.Included Activities: Big Night OutTransport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B)

Day 7 Wellington
Depart at any time. Looking for a lift back to Auckland? Add on the "Auckland Express" and ride with your CEO back north. Ask your sales CEO or agent about this Extra.What is the Auckland Express Extra? Depart 6am and return to the Nomads Auckland hostel for around 5pm (8-9 hours driving time). If you have booked a transfer that is NOT on the last day of your tour, you must book post-accommodation through G Adventures. All services must be connected.Included Activities: Departure Day
Meals: (1B)

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