4.2
13 reviews
Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island) - Stray Travel
10 days

Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island)

From Auckland to Auckland
Tour Operator:
Stray Travel
Max group size:
24
Age range:
17 to 70
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
75957
From
US $1,106
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Highlights

  • Try your hand at sandboarding down impressive dunes
  • Step into Mordor at the rugged Tongariro National Park
  • Enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi dinner and performance
  • Keep a watchful eye out for dolphins in the Bay of Islands

Itinerary

Start and end in Auckland! With the discovery tour Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island), you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 7 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: AUCKLAND TO PAIHIA
  2. Day 2: PAIHIA TO HOKIANGA
  3. Day 3: HOKIANGA TO AUCKLAND
  4. Day 4: AUCKLAND TO HAHEI (COROMANDEL)
  5. Day 5: HAHEI TO ROTORUA
  6. Day 6: FULL DAY IN ROTORUA
  7. Day 7: ROTORUA TO NATIONAL PARK
  8. Day 8: NATIONAL PARK TO BLUE DUCK STATION
  9. Day 9: BLUE DUCK STATION TO WELLINGTON
  10. Day 10: WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
3 nights
Hotel
2 nights
Lodge
2 nights
Resort
1 night
Motel
1 night

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Good
    3.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.3
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  • Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island) reviewer 1
    · January 06, 2020
    All the arrangements were good. the trip went smooth.
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hi Pansy, Thanks so much for your review, I sincerely hope you had a blast Straying with us!
    Trip date: December 2019
  • JB
    · March 30, 2019
    Had a agreat journey with Strays. Highlight would be the Bay of Islands. A bit regretful I didn’t brave the crossing however there will be other opportunities. The alternate walk was beautiful and the company great. Will definitely consider the south... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for the rad review and sharing your photos, Jane! We'd love for you to Stray with us again on the South Island! Cheers, Lisa @ Stray
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    Trip date: March 2019
  • JW
    · March 01, 2019
    I had an incredible time on the north island tour with stray with a huge variety of included and optional activities. We had 2 guides, Levi and moose, who swapped after 3 days, both were incredibly knowledgable about the areas visited and the culture... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Cheers for leaving us some love, Jennifer! So glad you had an amazing time with Levi, Moose and your new group of travel friends!
    Trip date: February 2019
  • N
    · February 21, 2019
    I absolutely loved the journey and would do it all over again! It was definetely worth the money. Most of the accomadations were nice and it´s great that it´s not only hostels. I only really didn´t like the one in Auckland. Most of the meals are... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Thank you so much for choosing us to show you around the North Island! We're so glad to hear you had an awesome time and met some great new friends. :)
    Trip date: February 2019
  • LJ
    · January 01, 2019
    Amazing experience overall, some real variations in accommodation and bus a little dated but value for money and experience off the beaten track great! Tour guide couldn’t do enough!
    Trip date: December 2018
  • GT
    · November 01, 2018
    So, over all I would say the tour was good. But Stray could and should definitely improve. Everything that was planned went according to plan until the Tongariro Crossing day, which was cancelled due to poor weather condition. But, Stray should have... Show more
    Trip date: October 2018
  • SH
    · March 18, 2017
    This Journey was fantastic!! I could not ask for a better planned trip - everything went off without a problem and I had the time of my life. I will definitely be using Stray again for future travels!
    Trip date: January 2017
  • M
    · February 08, 2017
    My first time and I love it, definitely will like go to Vietnam with stray!!!
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    Trip date: January 2017
  • S
    · January 04, 2017
    New Zealand's North Island is beautiful and the tour took us to amazing places. Several of my friends had recommended Stray to me and I am afraid I can't do the same thing. Our guide was completely inexperienced and stuffed up a few times. We could not... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hi Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear that we did not live up to your friends' recommendations of us. Please know that I have shared your feedback about your driver with the operations manager so he can... Show more
    Trip date: December 2016
  • C
    · April 11, 2016
    We had no idea what to expect and we enjoyed every minute of it. We had two drivers Lego and Postie both of which were fun and knowledgable. Would definitely recommend this and will be returning to go round the South Island!
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    That's great, Caitlin! We look forward to seeing you on the South Island sometime soon! :)
    Trip date: April 2016

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Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island)
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FAQs

    • Is airfare included in the tour price?

      We specialise in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

    • Does my time of arrival matter on day 1 of the tour?

      It is recommended that you have to be in Auckland the night before if possible in case of delays or traffic.

    • Where would I need to go for pick-up once I land in Auckland Airport?

      You can go to any of the inner city pickups, like Queen Street or Fort Street. Please contact us to arrange this.

    • What time does the tour start?

      The tour starts at 7:00 am on the first day and ends in the afternoon in Auckland.

    • What is the maximum number of passengers for this tour?

      Our Stray Journeys Summer tours have a maximum of 24 passengers on board.

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