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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 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
Visit Huka Falls
Visit Te Papa Museum
Visit Lake Taupo
4 Breakfasts
4 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $849
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
21 Apr 201825 Apr 20183AUD $849
03 May 201807 May 20185AUD $849
30 May 201803 Jun 20184AUD $849
11 Jun 201815 Jun 20184AUD $849
08 Jul 201812 Jul 20184AUD $849
20 Jul 201824 Jul 20186AUD $849
16 Aug 201820 Aug 20186AUD $849
28 Aug 201801 Sep 20186AUD $849
23 Sep 201827 Sep 20186AUD $849
27 Sep 201801 Oct 20186AUD $849
06 Oct 201810 Oct 20185AUD $849
27 Oct 201831 Oct 20186AUD $849
01 Nov 201805 Nov 20186AUD $849
04 Nov 201808 Nov 20186AUD $849
14 Nov 201818 Nov 20186AUD $849
12 Dec 201816 Dec 20186AUD $849
25 Dec 201829 Dec 20186AUD $849
20 Jan 201924 Jan 20196AUD $849
27 Jan 201931 Jan 20196AUD $849
02 Feb 201906 Feb 20196AUD $849
06 Feb 201910 Feb 20196AUD $849
28 Feb 201904 Mar 20196AUD $849
07 Mar 201911 Mar 20196AUD $849
13 Mar 201917 Mar 20196AUD $849
17 Mar 201921 Mar 20196AUD $849
08 Apr 201912 Apr 20196AUD $849
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. 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 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 - Te Puia Maori thermal grounds - Hells Gate Mud Baths - Canopy tours - Experience Ogo - Mountain biking - Day spa & massage
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. Before we wrap it up, pay an optional visit to Waitomo Caves, then get ready to swap numbers with your new-found friends and start planning the next adventure. Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: -Waitomo Caves