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Complete Northern Hiking Adventure (Premium)

An action packed North Island Adventure Tour that includes the North Islands unique volcanic terrain, the white sandy beaches and geothermal areas. Discover our iconic locations and best-kept secrets and be amazed by the diverse landscape.

Auckland, Waitomo Glowworms, Lake Tarawera, Geothermal Rotorua, Tongariro Crossing, Natural Hot Springs, Maori Culture, Wellington.

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Itinerary

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1
Auckland – Waitomo Caves – Rotorua 1-2km (1.4 mi) /2 hours hiking

Meet your North Island guide before setting off, past the green rolling landscapes of the Waikato region that lies to the south of Auckland. You will tour the Ruakuri Cave - where glow worms appear like night sky galaxies. Then onwards to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua arriving late afternoon. Tonight we enjoy an evening meal and cultural performance.

(Lunch, Dinner)

Accommodation Rotorua - 1 night

 

2
Rotorua Lakes – Lake Taupo 8km (4.2 mi) /5 hours hiking

A well kept secret is todays hike alongside Lake Tarawera. This trail, has biews of forest, lakes and volcanoes. In the afternoon, Wander along boardwalks that connect pools of bubbling mud, mineral-tainted in the most colourful geothermal park. En route to Taupo we stop at  Huka Falls  where the Waikato River gets pinched through a narrow rock corridor. 

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Accommodation Taupo - 1 night

3
Tongariro 8km (4.2 mi) /2-4 hours hiking

Today gives you the opportunity to re-charge your batteries before the Tongariro Crossing. Enjoy a sleep in and a hearty breakfast before driving to National Park .  There are plenty of short walks available to give you a taste of the terrain in New Zealand's oldest National Park with dual World Heritage status. The next two nights are spent in a lodge on the edge of the park.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Accommodation National Park - 2 nights
 

4
Tongariro 23km (14.5 mi) /6-8 hours hiking

Today you will experience what is considered the best one day walk in New Zealand on the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. You dont need to be an expert as the track is well defined and taking your time (with guides to help) you will make it to the top of Mt Tongariro. It is the views of the Red Crater, Emerald Lakes and steaming vents that make this hike so iconic. If you prefer to take shorter walks there are plenty to choose from: Soda Springs walk, Taranaki Falls walk. Enjoy your second night in this alpine village.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

5
Tongariro – Wellington

It is a comfortable run down to Wellington as you travel through the market gardens of the Kapiti Coast following the highway down the coast to the capital city of New Zealand. Plenty of time to meet an outgoing flight.  There is a vibrant café and restaurant scene here – enjoy.

(Breakfast and Lunch)