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New Zealand-Best of the North Island

7 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-39

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Auckland
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Auckland/Raglan 
Visit an eel farm which focuses on developing sustainable aquaculture to learn about their methods before sea kayaking to a harbour for a picnic lunch. (1B, 1L)

Day 3 Raglan 
Enjoy an included surf lesson in one of the world's most famous surf areas, then opt to go hiking or rent a stand up paddle board. (1B, 1D)

Day 4 Raglan/Rotorua 
Opt to go caving in world famous Waitomo before heading to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal activity and culture. Visit a local village to gain insight into Maori culture. (1B)

Day 5 Rotorua/Taupo 
Take advantage of free time in the adrenaline capital of the North Island, and opt to go whitewater rafting, check out a geothermal park with technicolour pools, or hit up a nearby spa. Continue on to spend the night near the shores of Lake Taupo. (1B)

Day 6 Taupo/Wellington 
Take in the ever-changing scenery on the drive down to the nation's capital at the southern end of the North Island. Opt to take the cable car to the hills overlooking the city, visit the national museum, Te Papa, or stroll along Oriental Parade. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group. (1B)

Day 7 Wellington 
Depart at any time. (1B)
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Admittedly, we haven’t checked the numbers too closely, but we’re confident that New Zealand ranks among the world’s leading producers of excitement. This quick trip across the North Island jams as many thrills as permissible by law into seven electrifying, activity-packed days. Sea kayak, learn to surf New Zealand's world-famous waves, experience Maori culture directly from the Maori themselves, and much more, all in a breezy week that always feels full and never hurried.
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Surf Lessons, Raglan Your Big Night Out Moment: Wellington
  • Conservation farm visit (Raglan)
  • Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan)
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Orientation walk in Wellington
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hostels (4 nts), basic lodges (2 nts). Most nights are multi-share.
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, kayak, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Highlights
  • Surf world-famous waves
  • Experience a historic Maori village with a local guide
  • Get the adrenaline pumping in Rotorua
  • Dance the night away in Wellington
Accommodations
Hostels (4 nts)
Basic lodges (2 nts)

Most nights are multi-share
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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