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Ultimate North Island Adventure - Active Adventures
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11 days

Ultimate North Island Adventure

Start and end in Auckland
Tour Operator:
Active Adventures
Max group size:
14
Age range:
16 to 90
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
171909
Private available:
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US $4,599
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Highlights

  • Venture through the enchanting rocks of Waitomo Caves
  • Mingle with the locals and learn all about the Maori culture
  • Weave through the trees on a bike at Whakarewarewa Forest

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

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    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

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    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

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Itinerary

Start and end in Auckland! With the Adventure tour Ultimate North Island Adventure, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 14 other destinations in New Zealand. Ultimate North Island Adventure includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive, journey north, Waipoua Forest and Footprints tour
  2. Day 2: Te Pouahi Reserve, hike Puketi Forest, Bay of Islands
  3. Day 3: Hike Cape Brett, visit Ruapekapeka Pã site
  4. Day 4: Cruise Poor Knights Islands, snorkel or kayak
  5. Day 5: Hike Northland coastline
  6. Day 6: Free day in Auckland
  7. Day 7: Visit Te Aroha, hike to Wairere Waterfall
  8. Day 8: Mountain bike Whakarewarewa Forest, visit Te Puia
  9. Day 9: Hike Rainbow Mountain, hike to Huka Falls
  10. Day 10: Hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing, soak in hot pools
  11. Day 11: Visit Waitomo Caves, depart for home
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
7 nights
Lodge
3 nights

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    · December 4th, 2019
    This is the 2nd time I've toured with Active Adventures ; last year was the South Island. I very much enjoyed this trip and its scenery.
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · December 2nd, 2019
    Thanks to Andy and Jo for everything. They provided great insights into NZ history and current situation. Thanks to Jo for all the extra encouragement when it was needed - much appreciated. This trip was definitely action packed. We managed to fit in... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
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    · November 3rd, 2019
    The Kauri achieved the high bar set by the Rimu for my last 11 days in New Zealand. In between the two Active Adventures, I did the Kepler with 6 Auzzie friends. The Kauri adventure format was excellent with shorter but challenging hikes full of vistas... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
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    · October 4th, 2019
    After spending 2 days on our own in Auckland this trip was a great start to exploring the North Island. FIrst Andy and Jo as our guides were spectacular. Andy's knowledge of the area is unsurpassed and Jo's preparation of the meals was excellent. Having... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
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    · September 1st, 2019
    Fun and adventure beyond what I could have imagined. The captivating beauty of New Zealand, experienced in daily full monty submersion of diverse and amazing activities. Josh and Annika trumped and spoiled us with 5-star animated full-service... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
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    · September 1st, 2019
    I so really enjoyed the Kiwi trip, but the Kauri trip taken right after, took it up another notch in hiking, scenery and the energy of this fun group of new friends. The hikes we did over the 5 day challenged me, which I was so ready for. I didn't think... Show more
    Trip date: October 2018
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  • A
    · August 14th, 2019
    As we live in Mexico, going to New Zealand was by itself a great adventure to us. The tour overstepped our expectations. The New Zealand's scenery is just amazing, the landscapes flooded our senses. All those mountains, rivers, lakes, snow, were really... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
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  • A
    · July 24th, 2019
    We have traveled with The Wayfarers and with Country Walkers, so we have pretty high standards. Active Adventures met those standards. The key to anything like this is the guides/walk managers and Ellie and Elder were brilliant. Knowledgeable,... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
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  • A
    · July 21st, 2019
    Knocked my socks off! The hikes, bikes, and tubing showed me things about nature that awed me to the core. It also showed me things about myself that opened a door to confidence and courage. Elder and Ellie knew just how much to push me on and how much... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
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  • A
    · July 20th, 2019
    My brain is still processing all the beauty and wonder of the North Island Kauri trip. Ellie and Elder were wonderful guides, very knowledgeable about the island's flora and fauna, geology, and Maori culture. Sadly, we were unable to do the Tongariro... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
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11 days
Ultimate North Island Adventure
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    • For any tour departing before March 1st, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after March 1st, 2021, a minimum payment of $500 is required to confirm your booking with Active Adventures. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 90 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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