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

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.


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
Price From
AUD $764
Start Location
Wellington, New Zealand
End Location
Wellington, New Zealand
Age Range
Avg. 39+
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Tour departure dates
23 Nov 201727 Nov 20171AUD $990
27 Nov 201701 Dec 20174AUD $990
10 Dec 201714 Dec 20174AUD $990
23 Dec 201727 Dec 20175AUD $990
01 Jan 201805 Jan 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
14 Jan 201818 Jan 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
22 Jan 201826 Jan 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
02 Feb 201806 Feb 20184AUD $990
06 Feb 201810 Feb 20185AUD $990
18 Feb 201822 Feb 20186AUD $990
27 Feb 201803 Mar 20185AUD $990
10 Mar 201814 Mar 20186AUD $990
13 Mar 201817 Mar 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
26 Mar 201830 Mar 20185AUD $990
Day 1: Nelson to Wellington
Kia Ora and welcome to your Sweet as North trip with Topdeck! We kick off today by absorbing the awesomeness of the Te Papa National Museum before hitting funky designer shops and art galleries scattered along city streets. When you’re all cultured out, tackle the volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park (yes, that means walking on two active volcans). In the evening, kick up your heels at the spa and enjoy a drink by the fire before tucking into a traditional hearty meal, Kiwi style – pavlova included, of course! Included today: - Te Papa Museum Meals: - Dinner
Day 2: Wellington to Tongariro National Park
Today, take on the Tongariro Crossing for a taste of one of the best full day hikes in New Zealand, aka walking across two active volcans, a cold mountain spring, lava flows, an active crater, emerald lakes, and oh-so-gorgeous views. Phew! Sounds like a game show. If you’re keen for a shorter walk, the grandeur of the park is sure to leave you breathless. For adrenaline junkies, there’s mountain biking or even skiing in the winter. The choice is yours. After, cue another relaxing evening at the mountain lodge. Pure bliss. Included today: - Short walks Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Tongariro Crossing hikes - Winter skiing - Mountain biking
Day 3: Tongariro National Park
Choose to take the plunge today at the Taupo Bungy Jump over the Waikato River before we head towards the raging waters of Huka Falls and the Insta-worthy beauty of Lake Taupo. Next, get muddy at the bubbling Mud Pool before getting even muddier at a game of touch rugby with the students at the NZ Sports Academy. In the evening, relax with a hearty family style dinner and some insight into Maori culture in a traditional Maori Marae, before getting up close and personal with a unique Haka & Poi traditional dance class. Included today: - Rugby lesson with NZ Sports Academy - Huka Falls - Lake Taupo - Maori Marae cultural talks - Haka & Poi dance class Meals: - Breakfast - Dinner Optional activities: - Taupo bungy jump
Day 4: Tongariro to Rotorua
Today is all yours to explore the insanely gorgeous area - take a dip in the thermal pools, indulge in a rejuvenating massage or go for it with a sesh of mountain biking or whitewater rafting. Or you can jump into the real-life landscapes of Tolkien's works and get lost among the Hobbit holes exactly as they appeared in the films. Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Hobbiton Tour - Whitewater rafting - Te Puia Maori thermal grounds - Hells Gate Mud Baths - Canopy tours - OGO zorbing - Mountain biking - Day spa and massage
Day 5: Rotorua
Roll past the lush green hills of the Waikato and King Country today as we end our trip in Auckland. Before we wrap it up, get ready to swap numbers with your new-found friends and start planning the next adventure. Meals: - Breakfast