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  • Explore the famous Hole in the Rock & Bay of Islands by boat
  • See Cathedral Cove on a walk through Coromandel Peninsula
  • Discover authentic Maori history and culture
  • Hike through UNESCO-listed Tongariro National Park  
The trip North Island Group Adventure 13D/12N (May To September) starts from and ends in Auckland. It is an adventure trip that takes 13 days taking you through Auckland in New Zealand. North Island Group Adventure 13D/12N (May To September) is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore New Zealand with the perfect mix of adventure, beautiful scenery, wildlife and culture. Pass through Auckland, Hole in the Rock, the Coromandel Peninsula, Tongariro National Park, Wellington, and more!
customer reviews about Bamba Experience
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Luis' review for another Bamba Experience tour
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
Fabio's review for another Bamba Experience tour
5 - Excellent
“It is an incredible experience. Very close contact with nature and you can get very close to the Komodo Dragon. Enjoy birds flying over the park. The stops on the beaches for Snorkeling is also very fun and enjoyable. The guide and the crew do everything to make the trip as comfortable as possible, since we are at sea and sometimes the weather changes the size of the waves and makes the way a bit uncomfortable.”
Jason's review for another Bamba Experience tour
4 - Very Good
“The negative thing I can say about this day is that I felt like the description online didn't really fit the experience.

We didn't visit a cave, as was mentioned and I was under the impression we would visit the lakes by ourselves by spending some free hours there, but instead we were driven around from one lake to the other. This isn't a bad thing, as we got to see way more than expected, but it would've been nice to know how the day was going to go in advance.”
Accommodation Pick-Up & Transfer to Paihia
This morning you will be picked up from your central Auckland accommodation and venture northwards to the town of Paihia, the gateway to the Bay of Islands. Along the way, stop to get in touch with nature and hug giant trees in Parry Kauri Forest. Enjoy the afternoon to explore the small seaside town of Paihia. Overnight in Paihia.
Note: Today you can opt to go skydiving at an extra cost
Sand Dune Experience
Today you’ll travel to the northernmost tip of the country at Cape Reinga. Along the way, you’ll drive on stunning 90 Mile Beach.  Next try out the other kind of surfing--hop on a sand-board and cruise down the slopes of giant sand dunes for an unforgettable adventure! See lots of stunning landscapes along the way, including the clashing of 2 oceans! Overnight in Paihia.
Hole in the Rock Boat Tour
This morning we will depart Paihia to do the famous Hole in the Rock cruise in the stunning Bay of Islands.  Keep a lookout for bottlenose and common dolphins as well as baleen whales, orca, penguins, seals and plenty of other sea and bird life. We depart in the afternoon to head back to the bright lights of Auckland. Overnight in Auckland.
Hot Water Beach Tour
Depart Auckland early and head south to the stunning Coromandel Peninsula via the old colonial town of Thames. After viewing famously beautiful Coromandel, we’ll settle into our accommodation in Hahei before heading to Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own natural spa pool in the sand (depending on the tides). Overnight in Hahei.
Hahei Free Day
Today you have a full free day to embrace the laid-back Coromandel lifestyle! Get up early to catch the sunrise on the beach, then take a scenic coastal walk or opt to kayak to stunning Cathedral Cove. You can also take a guided boat tour through the cliffs and caves of the nearby marine reserve. Overnight in Hahei.
Note: Kayaking/Boat Tour at Cathedral Cove is optional and for an extra cost
Waikato River & Bridal Veil Falls
This morning we will leave Hahei early to travel towards the mighty Waikato River before heading on to the world-renowned Raglan surf beach. Along the way we’ll stop for some cow spotting and a walk to the stunning Bridal Veil Falls. Chill out on the beach or go hard surfing the waves in this bohemian surf and arts town. Overnight in Raglan.
Transfer to Rotorua
This morning we’ll head to the small rural town of Waitomo to discover one of the greatest natural wonders of Oceania, the stunningly luminescent glowworm caves (tours into the caves are optional and at your own expense). From here we will continue to Rotorua, where you’ll enjoy a free afternoon. Opt to visit the famous Hobbiton movie set from the Lord of the Rings movies or explore the town at your leisure. Overnight in Rotorua.
Maori Cultural Experience & Lake Aniwhenua (D)
Enjoy a free morning to sleep in or take advantage of the many adventure activities available around Rotorua (not included). We will depart Rotorua at midday and drive into the remote area of Lake Aniwhenua, where we’ll meet a local Maori guide who teach us about the area’s rich history and take us to visit sacred archaeological sites. At the lodge, our hosts will show us how to prepare the traditional Hangi that will be tonight’s dinner and then sit by the fireplace and share local legends. Overnight in a lakefront lodge.
Transfer to Blue Duck Station (B)
After breakfast we will depart and head to Taupo to see the breathtaking Huka Falls and the great lake. Our next stop is the award-winning Blue Duck Station in Blue Duck Station. The beauty of this 5,200 acre high country farm is that it is not only a working sheep and cattle station but an environmental conservation leader too. The station's owners have developed a fantastic project to help increase numbers of endangered native New Zealand species including the Blue Duck (Whio in Māori). Overnight at a country station lodge.
4WD Farm Tour
Today you have a 4WD bush safari and farm adventure where you'll get to witness some pretty spectacular scenery and the remains of intriguing local history. There are plenty of other farming and conservation-based activities for you to experience around the property as well if you wish. Overnight at a country station lodge.
Explore Tongariro National Park
Today, we will depart at 6am to make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tongariro National Park, where you’ll get the chance to do the world-famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing (optional and at your own expense). Overnight in Raetihi (near Tongariro NP).
Note: Volcanic Centre Museum visit is optional and for an extra cost
Please note that the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is 19.4 kilometres and on average takes 7-8 hours. As such, it is not for everyone and there are several shorter walks available if you are looking for something less challenging
Wellington City Tour
We will head out in the morning to start making our way to the capital city of Wellington, making several unmissable stops along the way. Upon arrival in the afternoon you’ll have free time to wander the city streets at your own pace. Overnight in Wellington.
Return to Auckland & End of Trip
We will depart Wellington early this morning and begin the long drive back to Auckland, passing by stunning vistas along the way. You will be dropped off in the city centre around 5pm. We wish you safe travels for your journey onward!
what’s included
accommodation
  • Mixed accommodation
  • 12 nights in dorms
  • 6 nights in hostels
  • 2 nights in cabins
  • 4 nights in lodges
meals
  • 1 Breakfast(s)
  • 1 Dinner(s)
transport
  • Auckland city centre transfers & tour transport
  • Pick-up & drop off from Auckland city centre
  • All transport per itinerary in mini-coach
activities
  • New Zealand cultural & nature adventure
  • Kauri Forest Visit
  • Cape Reinga Day Trip & Sand Dune Surfing
  • Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Hot Water Beach Visit
  • Cathedral Cove Walk
  • Bridal Veil Falls Walk
  • Kohutapu Cultural Experience
  • Huka Falls Visit
  • 4WD Eco-Warrior Farm Adventure 
guides
  • Professional tour guide throughout itinerary 
what’s excluded
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional activities
  • Other meals/drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance 
  • Optional gratuities
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Payment

A deposit of 354 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 20 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The North Island Group Adventure 13D/12N (May to September) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this North Island Group Adventure 13D/12N (May to September) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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Suggested Packing List

Sturdy walking shoes/boots, bathers/towel, hat & sunscreen, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel, toiletries, warm clothing, waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.

Luggage Restriction

Each passenger is allowed up to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small day pack.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this North Island Group Adventure 13D/12N (May to September) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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