Sweet As North (ex. Wellington) 2018-19

Deal Number 4996529

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 07/03/2019 to 12/04/2019

Call 133 133

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


  • From 07/03/2019 to 12/04/2019

Visit New Zealand


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

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 volcanoes). 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


- 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 volcanoes, 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. The choice is yours. After, cue another relaxing evening at the mountain lodge. Pure bliss.

Included today:

- Short walks


- Breakfast

Optional activities:

- Tongariro Crossing hikes

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


- 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).


- Breakfast

Optional activities:

- Hobbiton Tour

- Whitewater rafting

- Hells Gate Mud Baths

- Canopy tours

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. Get ready to swap numbers with your new-found friends and start planning the next adventure.


- Breakfast

Departure dates and Pricing

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Thu 28th February, 201928/02/2019Mon 4th March, 201904/03/2019Sold Out
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Thu 7th March, 201907/03/2019Mon 11th March, 201911/03/2019Available
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Wed 13th March, 201913/03/2019Sun 17th March, 201917/03/2019Sold Out
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Sun 17th March, 201917/03/2019Thu 21st March, 201921/03/2019Available
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Mon 8th April, 201908/04/2019Fri 12th April, 201912/04/2019Limited Availability
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