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10 Day Active Outdoors North Island

10 Day Active Outdoors North Island

10 Day Active Outdoors North Island

10 Day Active Outdoors North Island

10 Day Active Outdoors North Island

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Hotel
Motel
  • Highlights: Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival at Auckland International Airport, pick up your rental car and make your way to your central city accommodation.
    Depending on your arrival time, you may opt to enjoy some sea air on a harbour cruise this afternoon, or take the SkyTower for stunning city views. A brisk stroll around the spectacular Viaduct Harbour precinct is a good way to stretch your legs after your flight.
Day 2: Auckland - Whangamata/Tairua
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Motel
  • Highlights: Drive southeast to the seaside town of Whangamata, located at the southern end of the Coromandel Peninsula. Spend the afternoon exploring Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot pool on the beach (2 hours each side of low tide) or take a guided kayaking trip to Cathedral Cove from Hahei.

    Auckland to Whangamata driving time: approx. 2 hours, 15 mins (motel option)
    Auckland to Tairua driving time: approx. 1hr 50min (hotel option)
Day 3: Whangamata - Free day to walk the Karangahake Walkway
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Motel
  • Highlights: A free day to explore the Karangahake Gorge, New Zealand's Gorge of Gold. The Karangahake Historic Walkway offers a pleasant day trip walking alongside the Ohinemuri River. See impressive rusting and crumbling buildings and machines of the Victoria Battery gold refinery complex, plus the tumbling Owharoa waterfall in its scenic bush setting. The walk is 7km (4 hours return).
Day 4: Whangamata/Tairua - Rotorua
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  • Highlights: A short drive south via Tauranga (with optional side trip to the beautiful beach of Mt Maunganui), to Rotorua, New Zealands goethermal mecca. Time this afternoon to enjoy The Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest, primarily a plantation forest with dedicated walking tracks. Landscapes include towering Californian Coastal Redwoods, native plants & exotic trees.

    Whangamata to Rotorua driving time: approx. 2 hours, 25 mins
Day 5: Rotorua - Zipline
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Motel
  • Highlights: Zipline through a native New Zealand forest that is so breathtakingly beautiful you’ll think you are in another world. During your 3 hour Canopy Tour you will be guided through this magical place on a 1.2 kilometre network of 6 ziplines, swingbridges and treetop platforms up to 22 metres high in the canopy of the ancient native forest.
Day 6: Rotorua - Taupo - Guided Kayaking
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Motel
  • Highlights: A short drive with time to linger to enjoy thermal reserves, native forest and pristine lakes. Waimangu Thermal Valley and Waiotapu Thermal Area, featuring the Lady Knox geyser, are worthwhile stops.
    At Lake Taupo venture on to the lake for a guided kayaking trip to view the Maori Rock Carvings.
    Soak in the view across the Lake to 3 live volcano's while you hear the history of the carvings, various Maori legends and facts of the local area from your guide before enjoying rock jumps and a swim in Australasia's largest freshwater Lake.
    The spectacular Tongariro National Park, a dual World Heritage site, provides an impressive backdrop across the lake.

    Driving time Rotorua to Taupo, approx 1 hour, 10 mins
Day 7: Taupo - Tongariro National Park
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  • Highlights: The Tongariro National Park village enjoys panoramic views of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, the 3 volcanic conces that dominate the skyline above the Tongariro National Park. In the summer it is a popular base for hiking, biking and kayaking within the national Park, by winter it is a thriving ski hub. Award winning New Zealand film maker, Sir Peter Jackson, brought the Lord of the Rings trilogy alive using locations here in the Ruapehu district.

    Driving time Taupo to Tongariro National Park, approx 1 hour 30 mins
Day 8: Tongariro National Park - Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk (departs from National Park Village)
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  • Highlights: Often described as New Zealand's greatest day walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a challenging journey across a remarkable volcanic landscape. Lava flows, an active crater, steam vents, emerald-coloured lakes and magnificent views combine to make this an unforgettable walking journey. You will be escourted by a professional local guide. duration: 8 hours. A good level of fitness is required.
Day 9: Tongariro - Wellington
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  • Highlights: An interesting stop today is the Army Museum at Waiouru before heading south to Wellington via the Kapiti Coast. Spectacular beach walk opportunities at Waikanae and Pukerua Bay en route. Perhaps enjoy a harbour waterfront walk this evening.

    Tongariro to Wellington driving time: approx. 4 hours, 35 mins
Day 10: Depart Wellington
  • Highlights: Depending on your departure time today, you might like to enjoy a brisk walk along the sparkling waterfront.
    Drop off your rental car at Wellington Airport before your flight home.
Fares and Pricing
Tour Code: AO
 
Hotel
Motel
Self drive - small car
Share Twin
$2310
$1960
Self drive - medium car
Share Twin
$2366
$2016
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Self drive - large car
Share Twin
$2460
$2110
 
4 Share
N/A
N/A
Prices valid from 01 May 2018 to 30 September 2019 and are priced in NZD per person
Includes:
*9 nights 3.5 and 4 star hotel/motel accommodation (as selected) on a share twin/double bed, room only basis
*10 days rental car (as selected) with unlimited km and standard insurance (with excess)
*Rotorua Canopy Tour 3 hour zipline
*Taupo guided kayaking to the Maori Rock Carvings
*Tongariro Crossing Guided Day Walk with Adrift
*Itinerary planning and reservations service
*15% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
*Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps


This itinerary can be modified for families. The itinerary can be customised if you prefer shorter or longer duration, larger car size, different style of accommodation etc. Just ask us!
  • *9 nights 3.5 and 4 star hotel/motel accommodation (as selected) on a share twin/double bed, room only basis
    *10 days rental car (as selected) with unlimited km and standard insurance (with excess)
    *Rotorua Canopy Tour 3 hour zipline
    *Taupo guided kayaking to the Maori Rock Carvings
    *Tongariro Crossing Guided Day Walk with Adrift
    *Itinerary planning and reservations service
    *15% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
    *Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps


    This itinerary can be modified for families. The itinerary can be customised if you prefer shorter or longer duration, larger car size, different style of accommodation etc. Just ask us!
Includes:
  • 9 nights 3.5 and 4 star hotel/motel accommodation (as selected) on a share twin/double bed, room only basis
  • 10 days rental car (as selected) with unlimited km and standard insurance (with excess)
  • Rotorua Canopy Tour 3 hour zipline
  • Taupo guided kayaking to the Maori Rock Carvings
  • Tongariro Crossing Guided Day Walk with Adrift
  • Itinerary planning and reservations service
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Complimentary ticket wallet with your travel vouchers and driving maps


    This itinerary can be modified for families. The itinerary can be customised if you prefer shorter or longer duration, larger car size, different style of accommodation etc. Just ask us!