7 Day North Island tour for international students
A 7-day tour not to be missed! Visit/try North Island highlights from sand boarding and Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga at the tip of the North Island and kayaking under waterfalls in Paihia, all the way to our mysterious Waitomo Caves and beautiful Tongariro National Park. This tour gives you so many chances to try extra activities, like a boat trip to active White Island volcano, a trip to the snow (July only) or Tongariro Crossing (January only), zip-lining, to name just a few.
Here is a summary of your epic North Island tour.
Day 1: We have made it easy, pick up options from Tauranga, Waihi, Auckland domestic airport or Auckland central, with other options on route. Your first stop to stretch you legs will be at the famous Whangarei Falls, before heading to Paihia for a tasty evening meal. After dinner, set off into the sunset and Kayak right underneath the famous Haruru Falls near Paihia (winter itinerary may vary)
Dinner on the water front included.
Day 2: Take an action-packed day tour to the northernmost point and stand at the very top of New Zealand - Cape Reinga. Drive along Ninety Mile Beach, sand board down huge dunes and walk amongst giant kauri trees in an ancient forest.
Fish and Chip dinner included
Day 3: This is a free morning to add on any optional extra activities. How about swimming with dolphins or cruising to the famous Hole in the Rock? Head to Rotorua in the afternoon with the option to add on a Maori cultural evening and hangi meal or a late-night luge? (Ask our team for prices and options)
Dinner not inlcuded.
Day 4: This is a free day in Rotorua: There’s so much to choose from, zip lining through ancient forest for instance, or a day trip to White Island Volcano, but don’t worry our guides will help you organise this so you can squeeze heaps in. (Our team will help you book these optional extras)
Dinner not inlcuded
Day 5: Visit Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, a spectacular showcase of New Zealand’s most colourful and unique geothermal elements sculpted by thousands of years of volcanic activitybefore heading to Taupo. Choose to bungy, skydive or just shop this afternoon (Skydive and bungy are optional extras)
Overnight: National Park
Dinner inlcuded - 1 x Main
Day 6: Today hike (2 to 3 hours) with your guide in the beautiful National Park. This walk passes a range of land forms through tussock and alpine shrubland to beech forest where you will get excellent mountain views of 'Mt doom' from LOTR movies before Taranaki Falls comes into view tumbling 20 metres over the edge of a large andesite lava flow which erupted from Ruapehu 15,000 years ago.
Dinner inlcuded - 1 x Main
Day 7: Explore the world-famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and take a rainforest walk OR choose that most epic experience, Black Water Rafting, before returning to Auckland.