Sweet As North

5 day Adventure - from £599

Brace yourself for Maori culture, pure adrenalin and up-close encounters with wildlife on this epic 5-day adventure of New Zealand’s beautiful North Island.


  • Explore Tongariro National Park
  • Visit Lake Taupo
  • Haka performance
  • Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae
  • Geothermal activity in Rotorua
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Your Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland to Rotorua

Today, we’ll make our way to Waitomo Caves. There are plenty of optional activities on offer here like Black Water Rafting and a Glow Worm Cave tour. Tonight, Maori legends and mythology come alive with a cultural performance, storytelling and a home cooked dinner.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 2: Rotorua

While you’re in Rotorua, you could head to the spa for a massage, jump into Tolkien’s dreams at the Hobbiton movie set, take on the highest commercially-rafted waterfall in the world or roll down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball (all optional). When in New Zealand!

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Tongariro National Park

Crank the heat up to the max – today we’re off to check out the geothermal activity in Rotorua on an included tour. Enjoy a traditional Hangi lunch – a meal cooked in an underground oven pit. Then, after taking a look at some the Kiwi birds, we’ll make tracks to the epic Huka Falls (you’ll hear the rumble of the falls before you see them). Finally, we’ll swing by beautiful Lake Taupo before settling in at our accommodation near Tongariro National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Tongariro National Park

Known as one of the best one-day hikes in the world, you’ll get the chance to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing today (optional and weather dependent). With three volcanic peaks dominating the horizon and terrain that’ll make you feel like you’re on Mars, this hike is so worth the sore legs the next day. Look at you adventuring like a pro!

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Wellington

We’ll hit up Wellington on our final day together. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go exploring. Our top tips? The incredible Te Papa Museum and the pretty botanical gardens. Don’t miss the nightlife here either. With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York, what better way to end the trip than with a night out?

Meals: Breakfast

5 day Adventure - from £599

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All prices are per person based on multi-share accommodation and include meals specified. Single, double and twin room prices are available on request. Prices are seasonal and subject to change.

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Adventure touring at its very best; hassle-free travel, freedom to explore and a group of like-minded fellow travellers.

Your guided tour includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Transport and sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and meals shown
  • Awesome driver / guide

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