Best Small Group Tours of North Island New Zealand

Best Small group tours of North Island New Zealand
Best Small group tours of North Island New Zealand

For most, travelling ‘down-under’ is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – and that is why it is so important to get it right the first time. On a small group tour is one of our most popular holiday options; a Kiwi expert will do all the hard yards for you. Visit world-famous destinations as well as New Zealand’s best-kept secrets and share stories of the country’s compelling past while you only have one job… to enjoy our beautiful country! We’ve put together some of the Best Small group tours of North Island New Zealand – see what you think.

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Kotare Northland - six day, small group - luxury tour:

This 6-day journey through the birthplace of New Zealand offers a unique mix of nature and heritage. Starting in the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland, visit New Zealand’s tallest building, the Sky Tower for striking views before heading north to view New Zealand’s tallest Kauri tree, Tane Mahuta (the Lord of the Forest) in glorious Waipoa Forest. In the tranquil Bay of Islands take a cruise to the famous Hole in the Rock, swim with the bottlenose dolphin and walk the waterfront of Russell, the country’s first capital. Then wander the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840. On your way back to Auckland, venture underground to experience galaxies of glowworms in Kawiti Caves.

Endless Shores:

Starting in our cool little capital, Wellington, learn about New Zealand culture at Te Papa. A scenic drive takes you through Tongariro National Park, where three active volcanos, Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe, stand out amongst the golden tussocks. Next, Rotorua gives you a unique insight into Maori culture with a special cultural evening, then wander past bubbling mud pools and bursting geysers at Whakarewarewa. On the way north discover shimmering beaches in the Coromandel and amazing rock formations and glowworms at Waitomo Caves. The bustling ‘City of Sails’, and coastal playground, Bay of Islands, finish the Endless Shore 11-day expedition on a high.
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Ultimate New Zealand Luxury Tour:

The North Island leg of the Ultimate New Zealand Luxury Coach Tour offers the full VIP experience and is one of the best small group tours of the North Island New Zealand. Shop, wine and dine in Auckland, cruise every nook of historic Bay of Islands and awe at geothermic activity at Te Puia and get an adrenalin boost at the Skyline luge in Rotorua. At Hobbiton, pose in front of Bilbo’s Hobbit hole and have a pint and the Green Dragon. South-bound, be delighted at the colorful streets of New Zealand’s Art Deco capital, Napier, then finish the tour of the North Island in Wellington, nestled between rolling hills and the sparkling sea.
Farmers Market Hawkes Bay

New Zealand Culinary Adventure:

Featuring prominent New Zealand personality, chef and author, Peta Methais, this adventure blends New Zealand’s beauty with its diverse food culture. Meet Peta in sunny Hawkes Bay. Here you find fresh produce at the farmers market, cook with Peta and explore wineries on bike. Moving on to Auckland, you meet top New Zealand chefs, walk on a real volcano in the middle of the city, sail on a waka, a traditional Maori canoe, and enjoy a hangi, a traditional Maori meal. Your last day in ‘foodie’ heaven has you tasting coffee at Buzzfeed-voted 5th best café in the world, Good One Café, learning to cook French at the award-winning French Café and dining Cook Island-style along with singing and dancing until the small hours. First Light Travel offer a wide range of the best small group tours of the North Island New Zealand. Get in touch with us today to discuss the best small group New Zealand tour for your needs.


Steve Taylor
Steve Taylor
: 2 Feb 2016 (Last updated: 14 Feb 2022)

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