New Zealand: Best of the North Island - New Zealand
New Zealand’s North Island thoroughly engages the body and the spirit, often at the same time. This ten-day trip promises loads of both. Up here, you’ll pick up some sustainable aquaculture tips on a conservation farm and take surf lessons in one of the world’s most famous surf areas. Elsewhere, you’ll sea kayak in a secluded harbour, learn about the Maori culture from the source, and overnight on a houseboat. Get ready to immerse yourself in authentic New Zealand!
Day 1 Auckland
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Auckland/Raglan
Visit an eel farm which focuses on developing sustainable aquaculture to learn about their methods before sea kayaking to a harbour for a picnic lunch.
Day 3 Raglan
Enjoy an included surf lesson in one of the world's most famous surf areas, then opt to go hiking or rent a stand up paddle board.
Day 4 Raglan/Rotorua
Opt to go caving in world famous Waitomo before heading to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal activity and culture. Visit a local village to gain insight into Maori culture.
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.
Day 6 Taupo/Wellington
Take in the ever-changing scenery on the drive down to the nation's capital at the southern end of the North Island. Opt to take the cable car to the hills overlooking the city, visit the national museum, Te Papa, or stroll along Oriental Parade. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.
Day 7 Wellington
Depart at any time.
Reference : GAH