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New Zealand: Best of the North Island - G Adventures
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7 days

New Zealand: Best of the North Island

From Auckland to Wellington
Tour Operator:
G Adventures
Max group size:
20
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
46411
Private available:
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US $929
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Highlights

  • Learn to surf New Zealand's world-famous waves
  • Experience Maori culture directly from the Maori
  • Kayak to a remote part of Auckland's tranquil harbour
  • Enjoy free time to visit the illuminating Waitomo Caves

Travel, Your Way

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    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

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Auckland and end in Wellington! With the In-depth Cultural tour New Zealand: Best of the North Island, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 4 other destinations in New Zealand. New Zealand: Best of the North Island includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Auckland
  2. Day 2: Auckland/Raglan (1B, 1L)
  3. Day 3: Raglan (1B, 1D)
  4. Day 4: Raglan/Rotorua (1B)
  5. Day 5: Rotorua/Taupo (1B)
  6. Day 6: Taupo/Wellington (1B)
  7. Day 7: Wellington (1B)
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.6
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  • FH
    · December 22nd, 2019
    This tour was INCREDIBLE! Our mandatory fun activities were incredible and pushed me to do things I wouldn't otherwise (surfing). Our CEO, Rachel, made booking the extra activities super easy (Tubing with the glowworms was the best). Rachel was... Show more
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    Trip date: December 2019
  • NH
    · December 7th, 2019
    I was forced to leave the tour early, due to a bedbug infestation of other travelers, which was not quickly reacted to and dealt with by G Adventures and the tour guide. Furthermore, G Adventures is now being very difficult with the process of refunding... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    · November 29th, 2019
    Short Version: Our tour guide was abysmal. We missed out on activities because he got lost frequently, he knew almost nothing of our trip, and had a very poor attitude. I have sent my evaluation to G Adventures and sent an email complaint to Customer... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • New Zealand: Best of the North Island reviewer 4
    · October 10th, 2019
    I enjoyed my G-Adventures best of the North Island tour. Pam my guide was excellent and did a good job at balancing the diverse group that our tour party was. I wish we had a more exposure to Maori culture on the tour instead of just one half day stop.... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the balanced review here Jason, appreciate it.
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • BD
    · June 30th, 2019
    Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a holiday full of experiences.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it, thanks Bridget.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • JJ
    · June 2nd, 2019
    Relaxed but enough going on and travel days reasonably short
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it - thanks Jessica.
    Trip date: April 2019
  • New Zealand: Best of the North Island reviewer 7
    · February 13th, 2019
    Fantastic guide and awesome tour.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thank you Lynn!
    Trip date: February 2019
  • JV
    · January 30th, 2019
    Wonderful guide, wonderful group, I loved it!
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Our world deserves more you Jeni!
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    Trip date: January 2019
  • New Zealand: Best of the North Island reviewer 9
    · January 7th, 2019
    Great! Awesome adventure!
    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thanks Natalie.
    Trip date: January 2019
  • A
    · October 19th, 2018
    Had a great time!
    Trip date: October 2018
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New Zealand: Best of the North Island
From Auckland to Wellington
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    You don't. G Adventures has got you covered! You simply advise your Tour Leader during your tour if you wish to do an optional activity. All of G Adventures tours offer optional activities that enhance your travel experience, but you have a choice as to whether or not you will participate. The prices of optional activities are included in your Trip Notes however, you will be provided with the most up to date price along with information on each activity during your tour.

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    This particular tour with G Adventures is part of their YOLO range which means it specific for youth travellers only aged 18-39 years old.

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