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Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island)

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Seth "This was without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life. I recently quit my job and decided to travel for a while (alone), and I was looking for a tour where I could meet people while also covering a lot of ground. Stray did not disappoint. I did the six-day, five-night tour of the North Island, and it was truly life changing. I met incredible people and saw/did things that I will remember..."
Excellent
20 reviews
Starts
Auckland
+5 Destinations
New Zealand North Island
Ends
Auckland
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Highlights

  • Visit the famous Cathedral Cove
  • Learn about Maori art forms and rituals
  • Travel to the spectacular Huka Falls
  • Hike the beautiful Tongariro Crossing
Age range
18 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Lodge, Hut
Max Group Size
24
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Auckland! With the discovery tour Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island), you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 5 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island) reviewer 1
    Written on January 28, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Sweet as. This was my first time on a tour like this and it was amazing. I cannot recommend it enough. Saw so much in such a little amount of time, it was great. Our guide Moose was extremely knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. I could not ask for... Read more

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  • Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island) reviewer 2
    Written on December 29, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I loved every bit of the tour. I usually plan my trips alone, so I took a leap by doing a group tour. It was the perfect size (there were around 19 of us) and sharing a room with 3-4 people was fine. Most of the rooms were excellent - some were a little... Read more

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  • JF
    Written on December 5, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Overall the tour was wonderful! Met a lot of great people and was really lucky with the weather. The tour started off a little rough, with everyone seemingly having a different itinary and mix communication. But our guide/driver, did her best to sort things... Read more

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  • AH
    Written on May 3, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    We picked this tour because of the activities they offered. The pick up time for tour worked with our schedule. We could only take off of work for more than one week and many tours offered were longer. Our guide was amazing! We enjoyed the places we went.

    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia Ora Afshan - We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us around the North Island :) Hopefully you'll be able to come back for a longer period of time in future - we'd love to show you the South Island!
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  • Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island) reviewer 5
    Written on January 29, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I liked almost everything in the trip. The exception was the day at Blue Duck Station. The place is boring, with bad acommodations and the way to get there is very unpleasant. I would rather to do something else than that.

    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia ora Elton! Thank you for sharing your feedback. So many people rank Blue Duck Station as the highlight of their North Island trip, but we understand it's not to everyone's tastes. It's good to hear you enjoyed everything else!
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  • KK
    Written on July 9, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our guide was very infomative and knowledgeable. He was friendly and funny.

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  • KK
    Written on July 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This tour turned out to be one of the best trips I have ever taken!! I was a little nervous that we wouldn't get picked up since we were the only people being picked up at that certain location, but our tour guide, Seagull, turned up on time and it was... Read more

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  • Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island) reviewer 8
    Written on April 6, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was awesome. Great tour group size allowing everyone to get to know each other. The guide was informative but not too pushy making it easy to get to know each other without pressure

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  • SA
    Written on April 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life. I recently quit my job and decided to travel for a while (alone), and I was looking for a tour where I could meet people while also covering a lot of ground. Stray did not disappoint. I did... Read more

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  • K(
    Written on March 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Stray was one of the best travel experiences of my life. I searched for months for the perfect tour, and this one fit like a glove on paper, and in real life. I would recommend this tour to anyone of any age. The destinations were great, the activities were... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. AUCKLAND TO HAHEI (COROMANDEL)
  2. HAHEI TO ROTORUA
  3. FULL DAY IN ROTORUA
  4. ROTORUA TO NATIONAL PARK
  5. NATIONAL PARK TO BLUE DUCK STATION
  6. BLUE DUCK STATION TO WELLINGTON
  7. WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

Questions & Answers

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    • Does this include airfare?

      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.

    • How does the tour go from Wellington to Auckland?

      The tour operator will use a bus.

    • Is this tour strictly for passengers younger than 50 years old?

      The ages shown on our website (for this operator) simply act as a guide, but there is no maximum age limit in place.

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    Start and end in Auckland.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Stray Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 15 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 6 March 2019 the full payment of $798 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 15 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $798 for Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island), 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 1,155 km.
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 93 km
    • Hahei (New Zealand)
    • 150 km
    • Rotorua (New Zealand)
    • 132 km
    • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
    • 44 km
    • Whakahoro (New Zealand)
    • 244 km
    • Wellington (New Zealand)
    • 494 km
    • Auckland (New Zealand)

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