Sweet As North (ex. Auckland) 2018-19


Deal Number 4996528

from $849* per person

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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 volcanoes. 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!

Duration 5 days

Destination New Zealand

Company Topdeck

Availability From 11/03/2019 to 28/03/2019


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What's Included?

  • Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae
  • Haka & Poi class
  • Visit Huka Falls
  • Visit Te Papa Museum
  • Visit Lake Taupo
  • Also Included
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • 3 nights in hotels, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Awesome Topdeck Crew
  • Group Size
  • Maximum 36
  • Transport
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-fi

Availability

  • From 11/03/2019 to 28/03/2019

Visit New Zealand

HIGHLIGHTS:

Auckland - Marae Stay - Marae - Rotorua - Tongariro National Park - Tongariro - Wellington

Day 1 Auckland to Marae Stay

First up, a visit to Waitomo Caves, then it’s on to our Marae stay. Maori legends and mythology have been passed down orally for thousands of years. You have one night in this sacred meeting house, so pay attention. After learning the tongue-thrusting Haka dance moves of the All Blacks and the finesse of the ladies’ Poi dance, you’ll polish off a traditional maori dinner and end the night feeling like a local. You lucky thing, you.

Included today:

-Maori Marae cultural talks

-Haka & Poi class

Meals:

-Dinner

Day 2 Marae to Rotorua

Mud, Middle Earth and massages are the order of the day in the bubbling, sulphur-soaked town of Rotorua. If you’re starting to resemble a muddy prune, flush out the mud by rafting over the waterfalls, head to the spa for a massage, or jump into the real-life landscapes of Tolkien’s dreams on the Hobbiton Shire escape (all optional).

Meals:

-Breakfast

Optional activities:

-Hobbiton tour

-Whitewater rafting

-Hells Gate Mud Baths

-Canopy tours

-Experience Ogo

Day 3 Rotorua to Tongariro National Park

Geothermal activity gets turned up to 11 with bubbling mud pools, and if that's not enough, you can bungy jump off a ledge as we pass by the largest lake in New Zealand. Lake Taupo was formed by an explosion that extended the Ice Age, so yeah, it's pretty big. It's also time to meet the dessert that's caused a battle between NZ and Australia since someone whipped an egg white: the pavlova.

Included today:

-Visit Huka Falls

-Visit Lake Taupo

Meals:

-Breakfast

-Dinner

Optional activities:

-Taupo bungy jump

Day 4 Tongariro National Park

With dual cultural and natural heritage status, and often described as the most epic hike in NZ, Tongariro NP is home to two active volcanoes that will hopefully keep a lid on things. The optional Tongariro Alpine Crossing will quickly top your list of favourites if you don't mind heights and the odd dormant lava chamber (and walks from 20 mins to eight hours). Hike to your hearts content, then hit the spa and warm your feet by the fire in an alpine lodge overlooking Mt Doom.

Included today:

-Short walks

Meals:

-Breakfast

Optional activities:

-Tongariro Crossing hikes

Day 5 Tongariro to Wellington

From hiking over lava to readjusting to city life, today we hit the nation's capital, Wellington (no, it's not Auckland!). After you conquer the six floors of the Te Papa museum, you'll probably be ready for a big city nightlife hit. With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York and a well-earned spot as the sporting capital of NZ, you can't go wrong with a craft beer and some local rugby action. What better way to bid farewell to your North Island trip mates?

Included today:

-Visit Te Papa Museum

-Wellington city tour including Mt Victoria

Meals:

Breakfast

Departure dates and Pricing

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Sun 17th February, 201917/02/2019Thu 21st February, 201921/02/2019Sold Out
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Mon 11th March, 201911/03/2019Fri 15th March, 201915/03/2019Limited Availability
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Sun 24th March, 201924/03/2019Thu 28th March, 201928/03/2019Available
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