9 Day Northern Kiwi Small Group Tour

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Connect with like-minded travelers, delve into Māori traditions, and create memories beyond the ordinary. Get ready for an adventure that captures the heart and soul of Aotearoa!


  • Farm-To-Table Dinner: Enjoy a group dinner with locally sourced ingredients.
  • geothermal land of Rotorua; a land of bubbling mud pools and natural hot springs
  • immerse in the traditions and culture of the Māori people at Mitai Māori Village


DAY 1- Welcome to Wellington Welcome to Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand’s vibrant capital city, where your Northern Kiwi adventure begins. Wellington, though compact in size, is surrounded by nature and fueled by creative energy. If you have time today, explore all that the city has to offer. Stroll along the waterfront, discover the stories of New Zealand in the Te Papa museum, or treat your tastebuds to one of the many world-class cafes and restaurants this city offers. DAY 2- Wellington to River Valley It's time to hit the road! Today we travel to River Valley, the perfect setting to immerse yourself in nature. Located beside the Rangitikei River in the central North Island of New Zealand, River Valley is a remote lodge where you can seek adventure or embrace the solitude and blissfully disconnect DAY 3- River Valley to Taupo Today we continue north to Taupō, a place of extraordinary natural beauty and wonder centred on a vast, sparkling lake formed from a volcanic eruption. Day 4- Taupo Free Day Love this place. Love Taupō. Aroha ki tēnei wāhi. Arohaina Taupō. Today is at your leisure; feel free to explore; you can book one of the many optional activities online via the Trip Planner. If you are looking for a challenge, The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is heralded as the best one-day hike in New Zealand. The crossing is also regarded as one of the top ten-day hikes in the world. Day 5- Taupo to Rotorua We'll start the day with a short walk to Huka Falls, before continuing on to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua; a mystical land of bubbling mud pools, rocketing geysers and natural hot springs. You'll get the chance to explore a geothermal reserve on a guided tour of Te Puia (included). This evening will immerse you in the traditions and culture of the Māori people with a 3-hour experience at the Mitai Māori Village (included). Day 6- Rotorua Free Day Rotorua offers you plenty of experiences to keep you busy on your free day here. For the adventurous, explore the tree tops on a network of ziplines with Rotorua Canopy tours, roll downhill on a big inflatable ball with Zorb, or go luging at the Rotorua Skyline. If you'd rather relax and unwind, spend the day at Secret Spot Hot Tubs and soak in your own tub surrounded by ferns and overlooking the stunning Whakarewarewa Forest. Day 7- Rotorua to Waitomo As we bid farewell to Rotorua, let us venture into the heart of the mighty Waikato region, where we will explore the lush pastures of the Shire™ with a guided walking tour of Hobbiton™, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies Day 8- Waitomo to Coromandel There is no better way to start the day than by walking in nature, and Ruakuri Reserve offers the perfect morning walk. Afterwards, we hit the road to Coromandel. En route, we will explore the Karangahake Gorge, located at the base of the Coromandel Range. Day 9- Coromandel to Auckland it's time to bid farewell to the companions who have become your new friends.


8 nights of hostel accommodation 8 Tasty Breakfasts 2 dinners - Traditional seasonal kai (food) at Mitai Māori Village and a Fresh farm-to-table dinner at River Valley Lodge Waitomo Ruakuri Cave Tour Te Puia geothermal guided tour Mitai Māori Village evening experience Hobbiton Movie Set tour Various scenic hikes along the way

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