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Auckland to Wellington Adventure - From Geysers to Volcanos

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Auckland to Wellington Adventure - From Geysers to Volcanos

During this 11-day trip through New Zealand, you will get to see many of the must-see spots of the North Island and will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of activities such as hiking, kayaking, scenic flights or a river rafting. It all depends on you! You will also see many of the wide-ranging types of scenery the North Island has to offer such as geothermal sites, mountains, beaches, as well as some of the country's main cities!

DAY 1

Arrival in Auckland City

Welcome to New Zealand! This day will be dedicated to your arrival in the "City of Sails". After collecting your baggage and going through customs and you will be transferred to your accommodation. Depending on the time of your arrival and if you are not too jet-lagged, you can have a first look at the city! Auckland is the biggest city in New Zealand and in the Pacific Islands! It is often mistakenly assumed to be the capital of the country (the capital is actually Wellington). Read more

One night in Auckland City
DAY 2

Visiting Auckland City

Today, you will have more time to visit the city. Being the biggest city of the country, Auckland is the business centre of New Zealand. Despite this, there are many things to see and do here, such as visiting Waiheke Island for a tour of the vineyards and to check out some of its numerous beaches, or going on a scenic flight in a seaplane, kayaking to Rangitoto Island, or kiwi spotting! As we prepare completely tailor-made trips, we suggest activities and all you have to do is tell us what you would like to do for any of the stops throughout your trip! Read more

One night in Auckland City
DAY 3

Auckland - Rotorua

Once you have picked up your rental car, you will leave Auckland to head for Rotorua. Rotorua is the most touristic city in the North Island, and is known for being right in the middle of the geothermal region of New Zealand. Here you will find multiple geothermal sites where you will see colourful thermal pools and geysers, and during the evening, maybe go relax in the hot polynesian spas! You can also check out Redwood forest where you can go for a walk through the trees lit with many different coloured lanterns, or, if you are looking for something more active, you can go for a bike ride through the forest. Read more

One night in Rotorua
DAY 4

Rotorua

For your second day here, you can continue exploring the area, perhaps even going as far as Taupo although you will be passing through tomorrow anyway. For more suggestions of activities here, you can do some white water rafting for example on Kaituna River, where you will go down a 7 metre waterfall! This is unique in the fact that it is the highest waterfall in the world used in a commercial river-rafting activity. In the South of Rotorua is where you will find the geothermal areas like Wai O Tapu and Orakei Korako: Wai O Tapu is more colourful, but Orakei Korako is less touristic so the choice will be up to you! Read more

One night in Rotorua
DAY 5

Rotorua - Taupo

Today you will be going to Taupo. Lake Taupo is the biggest lake in the country, so take the time to check it out, but also its surroundings such as Huka Falls: one of the most photographed places in New Zealand with its spectacular turquoise water! Taupo You will also find a Prawn farm, and can go jet-boating on the Waikato River or skydive above the lake! Read more

One night in Taupo
DAY 6

Tongariro

Next you will be driving to Tongariro. The region is also famous for featuring in the Lord of the Rigs trilogy, representing Mordor and Mount Doom: if you are a fan, this is definitely a must-see!

One night in Tongariro
DAY 7

Tongariro

The region is also known for its famous full-day hike: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing, but you can also go hiking to various areas, such as Taranaki Falls and the Tama Lakes. You can choose to stop and turn around whenever you want if you the walks are too long!

One night in Tongariro
DAY 8

Tongariro - Martinborough

Next stop is a region known for it's wine : Martinborough. Martinborough is a small town in rural New Zealand, where you will find many small shops selling local products. If you are looking for authentic cultural experiences here in New Zealand, this is a great place to go! Martinborough is not the only town in the area, you will also find Featherston and Greytown. Read more

One night in Martinborough
DAY 9

Martinborough - Wellington

On the way to Wellington you can pass through Cape Palisser which is a nice place for some walks to see the landscapes of the southernmost parts of the North Island. You will find the Putangirua Pinnacles for example which were a backdrop in one of the Lord of the Rings movies, or even see some seals lounging around close to the road on the coast. Wellington: the little capital of New Zealand! It is a smaller city than Auckland, but also known for being more colourful and artistic. Read more

One night in Wellington
DAY 10

Wellington

This is where you will find the Te Papa Museum (national museum) which contains many Maori artefacts and is highly recommended if you want to learn of New Zealand’s history.

One night in Wellington
DAY 11

Wellington - Airport

Today is the last day of your stay here in New Zealand. You will be transferred to the airport, where you will take a domestic flight back to Auckland in time for you international flight. Hopefully you have made many new memories and the sights you have seen here will stay with you forever!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Auckland City
Day 3
Location Rotorua
Day 5
Location Taupo
Hotel The Loft B&B
Day 6
Location Tongariro
Day 8
Location Martinborough
Day 9
Location Wellington City
Hotel Book Lovers
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Auckland City
Day 3
Location Rotorua
Day 5
Location Taupo
Day 6
Location Tongariro
Day 8
Location Martinborough
Day 9
Location Wellington City
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Auckland
Day 3
Location Rotorua
Day 5
Location Taupo
Day 6
Location Tongariro
Day 8
Location Martinborough
Day 9
Location Wellington City
Hotel Bolton Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Rental car
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • 24/7 local assistance in English and French
  • Entrance fees
  • Local SIM card
  • Travel documents including a detailed itinerary, map, vouchers for the activities and accommodations

Package excludes

  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • The accommodations shown here for each category are generally possible but not guaranteed as the final itinerary will be dependent on what is available at the time of booking.
  • The prices are based on double/twin beds, other bedding options are possible but prices will change accordingly.
  • When one person wishes to have their own room, a single supplement will be added.
  • The trips are completely customizable, everything can be modified, whether it be the places you visit or the order in which you see them.

Our wide-ranging experiences are complimentary

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