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Sweet As North (ex. Wellington) 2018-19 (5 Days, Wellington to Auckland)

Mix with Maoris, make your way through Middle Earth and hike through the picturesque Tongariro National Park on your way from Wellington to Auckland. 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 adrenalin going as well. Ready to visit New Zealand's North Island? Let's go!


Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae
Haka & Poi class
Visit Huka Falls
Visit Te Papa Museum
Visit Lake Taupo
4 Breakfasts
4 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $999
Start Location
Wellington, New Zealand
End Location
Wellington, New Zealand
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Day 1: Wellington to Tongariro
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 a quick chance to see some of the 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: - Visit Te Papa Museum Meals: - Dinner
Day 2: Tongariro National Park
Today, take on the optional 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 and emerald lakes – while taking in some oh-so-gorgeous views. If you’re keen for a shorter walk, the grandeur of the park is sure to leave you breathless. 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
Day 3: Tongariro to Marae Stay
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. 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 and Poi traditional dance class. Included today: - Visit Huka Falls - Visit Lake Taupo - Maori Marae cultural talks - Haka & Poi dance class Meals: - Breakfast - Dinner Optional activities: - Taupo bungy jump
Day 4: Marae to Rotorua
Today is all yours to explore this insanely gorgeous area – opt to indulge in a rejuvenating massage or go for it with a sesh of 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 (optional). Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Hobbiton Tour - Whitewater rafting - Hells Gate Mud Baths - Canopy tours
Day 5: Rotorua to Auckland
Roll past the lush green hills of the Waikato and King Country today as we end our trip in Auckland. Get ready to swap numbers with your new-found friends and start planning the next adventure. Meals: - Breakfast