7 Day New Zealand - Best of the North Island

G Adventures Small Group Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Wellington

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Overview
Operator: G Adventures
Type: Small Group Tour (Affordable)
Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 7 Days
From: Auckland to Wellington
Tour Code: ONNI
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: New Zealand
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Auckland
Arrive in Auckland at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, opt to visit the Maritime Museum, walk the waterfront, or even take the ferry to Waiheke Island. Stay: Nomads Auckland
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Auckland - Raglan
Travel backroads to a remote conservation farm where they are using natural means to boost the stocks of traditionally farmed marine life. Farmers have created a balanced ecosystem to attract native birds and animals back to the area. After, kayak to a remote part of the harbour for a boat cruise and lunch, before heading to our lodge a few minutes drive from the famous surf and arts town of Raglan for the night. Stay: Lava Lounge (B/L)
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Raglan
Head down to the beach for an included surf lesson. The afternoon is open for optional activities such as yoga, mountain biking or exploring the many trails in the area. Stay: Lava Lounge (B/D)
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Raglan - Rotorua
Stop en route at Waitomo. Enjoy free time to visit the Waitomo Caves, famous for their glow-worms and adventure activities, or explore this scenic area by foot. Continue to Rotorua for an engaging cultural experience on the grounds of a historic Maori village. Stay: Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua (B)
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Rotorua - Taupo
Take advantage of free time in the adrenaline capital of the North Island, and opt to go whitewater rafting, check out a geothermal park with technicolour pools, or hit up a nearby spa. Continue on to spend the night near the shores of Lake Taupo. Stay: Base Taupo (B)
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Taupo - Wellington
Travel to Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. Arrive early enough for a visit to the National Museum, Te Papa. Take a short walk from our accommodation to see the sights of the central business district. Finish the day off with an optional night on the town. Stay: Nomads Capital (B)
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Wellington
Depart at any time. Looking for a lift back to Auckland? Add on the "Auckland Express" and ride with your CEO back north. Ask your sales CEO or agent about this Extra. What is the Auckland Express Extra? Depart 6am and return to the Nomads Auckland hostel for around 5pm (8-9 hours driving time). If you have booked a transfer that is NOT on the last day of your tour, you must book post-accommodation through G Adventures. All services must be connected. (B)
G Adventures Inclusions
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Surf world-famous waves.
  • Experience a historic Maori village with a local guide.
  • Get the adrenaline pumping in Rotorua.
  • Dance the night away in Wellington.
Trip Inclusions
  • Hands-on: Surf Lessons, Raglan Big Night Out: Wellington
  • Conservation farm visit (Raglan)
  • Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan)
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Orientation walk in Wellington
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Accommodation
  • Hostels (4 nts), basic lodges (2 nts)
  • Most nights are multi-share
  • Multi-share accommodation, on a single-sex basis (typically 4-6 people per room), is very common in New Zealand and is the way you will be spending most of your nights. We have specifically chosen unique accommodations to give local flavour to your trip.
  • Couples: Please note that due to the types of accommodation used in New Zealand, couples will likely be split into separate rooms where we use multi-share hostels. Pending availability, couples may be able to pay extra while on tour to have their own room in some destinations.
  • Accommodation will be varied throughout your adventure. Towels and soap are not always provided at overnight stops, so it's best to bring your own for bathing. Bathroom and showering facilities are shared and are very rarely en-suite.
  • PRE/POST ACCOMMODATION: If booking additional nights before or after your tour, accommodation will be multi-share on a mixed gender basis.
Your Tour Guides
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
Included Meals
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle, kayak, walking
Trip Notes
Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your hotel, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions.
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