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North Island Adventure Tour - Haka Tours
North Island Adventure Tour - Haka Tours
Stacy "My husband and I went on a week long trip with Haka Tours. I was skeptical at first. I'm 53, not very active and afraid of my own shadow. Our tour guide "Burto" made our trip so fun and comfortable for everyone no matter their age, activity level or whether or not they would bungie jump or skydive. My only regret was only going for a week. So, we are doing the 23 day tour February 2019. See you so..."
Excellent
15 reviews
Starts
Auckland
+4 Destinations
New Zealand North Island
Ends
Wellington
Map

Highlights

  • Behold Waitomo's glowworm caves
  • Go whitewater rafting down Kaituna River
  • Hike the famous Tongariro Crossing
  • Enjoy the best of Wellington
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus
All Inclusive
Yes
Start in Auckland and end in Wellington! With the adventure tour North Island Adventure Tour, you have a 7 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Wellington and through Auckland, New Zealand and 5 other destinations in New Zealand. North Island Adventure Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • CL
    Written on February 17, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    We enjoyed this trip a lot. Jackson was professional, well-informed, entertaining and a pleasure to be with. He was extremely accomodating in making all kinds of extra activities available to us. A couple suggestions: be clearer about what activities ARE covered as part of the tour, and state which activities are extra (ie, extra fees). Also, fix the microphone on the van so Jackson can speak more comfortably to the whole group without having to shout. We would recommend this tour to friends considering travelling in NZ. We loved Roxy as well. Her sunny, bubbly nature made her a pleasure to be with - her English, though heavily accented, was readily understandable.
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  • PH
    Written on January 16, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had a great time the excellent mix of people on the tour, our hard working tour guide Daz, the high standard of Haka accomodation and of course the venue North island and the great activities!!
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  • MS
    Written on November 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic way to see a lot of the North Island highlights in just a week. Haka Tours is great and the local guide was exactly what I was looking for. My group was a fun mix of people all between 25-35 and I plan on keeping in touch with them.
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  • H
    Written on October 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour made me remember why I travel! Everything was awesome. No complaints at all. The Haka Lodges are beautiful. Burto, my guide, was sensational. Nothing was any trouble and he went out of his way to show us his New Zealand.
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  • TN
    Written on October 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our trip was fantastic from the beginning to end. Mike 'Burto' Burton ensured we were all looked after and his knowledge and sense of fun made our trip extra special. He went out of his way to ensure each and every one of us had the NZ experience we had wished for.
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  • RM
    Written on October 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did the 3-day Bay of Islands tour and the 7-day North Island Adventure Tour with Burto, and they were both fantastic trips! Burto was the best guide we could have asked for. New Zealand is awesome - that's a given. But my trip wouldn't have been half so awesome without Burto as a guide. His extensive local knowledge and commitment to giving everyone the best experience possible ensured that we had an amazing time. He encouraged us to make the most of the adventure we were all on, and encouraged us to stretch ourselves. His unfailingly positive attitude and joi de vivre (even while quitting smoking!) combined with his humour and people skills to make everyone feel at home, such that by the end of the trip, a bunch of strangers had transformed into a tight-knit bus family. Thank you Burto for making my trip to New Zealand the experience of a lifetime - I'm so glad you talked me off that ledge!
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  • T
    Written on September 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Went on a North Island Adventure tour with Burto, our guide. This was truly an experience that was nothing short of amazing. It was my first time in NZ and I dare say, hands down, the best experience ever. Burto was brilliant with his blissful knowledge of anything NZ. He had answers to all our questions and was extremely patient. Burto also has a knack for encouraging people to do the unthinkable and live their lives. I would not have dared attempt skydiving if it was not for him. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience. Can't wait to travel with Haka Tours and Burto again! Cheers!
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  • J
    Written on September 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I was recommended Haka Tours by a good friend who I was visiting in NZ and I booked a week tour of the North Island. It didn't disappoint. You would probably think that a lot of tour companies are the same, but my experience with Haka was brilliant. I was anxious about joining the tour and what it would be like. But our tour guide, Burto (Mike Burton) really made it so easy for us. I felt at ease and in safe hands the whole time. Burto shares so much knowledge and enthusiasm about NZ and was always suggesting ways the group could get the most out of their tour, even for the time they were spending in NZ after they said goodbye to the bus! He was incredibly patient even after a million questions. Haka Tours was perfect for me, good size group, really good mix of ages and home countries and brilliant guide with lots of fun stops along the way that wouldn't be possible with a huge group. Thank you to Burto and to my tour buddies for making it such a fun week, I felt really sad to leave! I would definitely recommend.
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  • JP
    Written on September 27, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip exceeded all expectations. I had always dreamed of vacationing in New Zealand and the touruide and fellow tourists was the best trip I've ever had ,
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  • SP
    Written on September 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My husband and I went on a week long trip with Haka Tours. I was skeptical at first. I'm 53, not very active and afraid of my own shadow. Our tour guide "Burto" made our trip so fun and comfortable for everyone no matter their age, activity level or whether or not they would bungie jump or skydive. My only regret was only going for a week. So, we are doing the 23 day tour February 2019. See you soon New Zealand.
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  1. Day 1 Auckland to Coromandel
  2. Day 2 Coromandel to Waitomo
  3. Day 3 Waitomo to Rotorua
  4. Day 4 Rotorua to Taupo
  5. Day 5 Taupo
  6. Day 6 Taupo to Wellington
  7. Day 7 Wellington

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • March 1, 2017

      What items on the posted itinerary are included in the price?

      The North Island Adventure tour has the following inclusions:
      -Transport, breakfast and accommodation (max 6 share, upgrades available)
      -Passionate Kiwi Guide
      -Maori Cultural experience in the Coromandel and Rotorua
      -Traditional Maori ‘Hangi’ (food cooked using heated rocks buried in an underground oven)
      -Explore an extraordinary geyser land with candy coloured water and geothermal activity at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
      -Carve your own ‘Tiki’ pendant from bone
      -Stunning cliff top walk to Cathedral Cove, which you might recognise from the Chronicles of Narnia
      -Soak in a natural hot pool in the forest

      The other activities, such as zip lining, skydiving and rafting are all optional so that everyone can choose what they would like to do. Therefore they are not included in the price.

    • February 1, 2017

      What is the size of the allowed luggage size on this trip?

      We usually allow up to 21kgs per person.

    • October 1, 2016

      What is the age demographics for this tour?

      Haka Tours are generally for people in their late twenties to mid thirties as they mainly stay in hostels, but they get a really wide range and it varies with every tour and even have passengers up to the age of 79 on the tour.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Mike Burton
      "I am a typical Kiwi male who loves to explore. I thrive on challenge and live by the rule there is no..."

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Gillian27th January 2018
      Easy booking, but would have liked more information regarding the B&Bs. I telephoned the Toronto office and the agent was very helpful.

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    Auckland is the starting point and Wellington is the endpoint.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Haka Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 27 April 2018 the full payment of $881 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $881 for North Island Adventure Tour, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 709 km.
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 66 km
    • Coromandel (New Zealand)
    • 170 km
    • Waitomo Caves (New Zealand)
    • 100 km
    • Rotorua (New Zealand)
    • 63 km
    • Taupo (New Zealand)
    • 310 km
    • Wellington (New Zealand)

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