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Sweet As North (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 (5 Days, Auckland to Wellington)

Mix with Maoris, make your way through Middle Earth and hike through picturesque national parks on the way to Wellington. Along the way you'll get to see postcard-perfect waterfalls, lakes, mud pools and volcans. For the brave there's all kinds of extreme sports to get that adrenaline going.

Inclusions

Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae
Haka & Poi class
Huka Falls
Lake Taupo
Te Papa Museum
4 Breakfasts
4 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
5
Price From
AUD $764
Start Location
Auckland, New Zealand
End Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Age Range
Avg. 39+
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
26 Nov 201730 Nov 2017Fully BookedAUD $990 
01 Dec 201705 Dec 2017Fully BookedAUD $990 
05 Dec 201709 Dec 20171AUD $990
18 Dec 201722 Dec 20174AUD $990
06 Jan 201810 Jan 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
09 Jan 201813 Jan 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
22 Jan 201826 Jan 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
30 Jan 201803 Feb 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
10 Feb 201814 Feb 20185AUD $990
14 Feb 201818 Feb 20186AUD $990
26 Feb 201802 Mar 20186AUD $990
07 Mar 201811 Mar 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
18 Mar 201822 Mar 20186AUD $990
21 Mar 201825 Mar 20184AUD $990
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Auckland to Rotorua
Maori legends and mythology have been passed down orally for thousands of years. You have one night in this sacred meeting house, so pay attention. After learning the tongue-thrusting Haka dance moves of the All Blacks and the finesse of the ladies' Poi dance, you'll polish off a traditional maori dinner and end the night feeling like a local. You lucky thing, you. Included today: -Maori Marae cultural talks -Haka & Poi class Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Rotorua
Mud, Middle Earth and massages are the order of the day in the bubbling, sulphur-soaked town of Rotorua. If you're starting to resemble a muddy prune, flush out the mud rafting over the waterfalls, discover the Disneyland of mountain biking, or jump into the real-life landscapes of Tolkien's dreams on the Hobbiton Shire escape. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Hobbiton tour -Whitewater rafting -Te Puia Maori Thermal Grounds -Hells Gate Mud Baths -Canopy tours -OGO Rotorua -Mountain biking -Day spas & massage
Day 3: Rotorua to Tongariro National Park
Geothermal activity gets turned up to 11 with bubbling mud pools, and if that's not enough, you can jump off a bridge as we pass by the largest lake in New Zealand. Lake Taupo was formed by an explosion that extended the Ice Age, so yeah, it's pretty big. It's also time to meet the dessert that's caused a battle between NZ and Australia since someone whipped an egg white: the pavlova. Included today: -Huka Falls -Lake Taupo Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Taupo bungy jump
Day 4: Tongariro National Park
With dual cultural and natural heritage status, and often described as the most epic hike in NZ, Tongariro NP is home to two active volcans that will hopefully keep a lid on things. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing will quickly top your list of favourites if you don't mind heights and the odd dormant lava chamber (and walks from 20 mins to 8 hours). Hike, raft or mountain bike then hit the spa and warm your feet by the fire in an alpine lodge overlooking Mt Doom. Included today: -Short walks Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Tongariro Crossing hikes -Winter skiing -Mountain biking
Day 5: Tongariro National Park to Wellington
From hiking over lava to readjusting to city life, today we hit the nation's capital, Wellington (no, it's not Auckland!). After you conquer the six floors of the Te Papa museum, you'll probably be ready for a big city nightlife hit. With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York and a well-earned spot as the sporting capital of NZ, you can't go wrong with a craft beer and some local rugby action. What better way to bid farewell to your North Island trip mates? Included today: -Te Papa Museum -Wellington city tour including Mt Victoria Meals: -Breakfast