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Sweet As North (ex. Auckland) 2017-18

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highlights
  • Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae
  • Haka & Poi class
  • Huka Falls
  • Lake Taupo
The Sweet As North (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 tour starts in Auckland and ends in Wellington. The Sweet As North (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 is a Explorer tour that takes 5 days taking you from Auckland to Wellington and 2 other destinations. The Sweet As North (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

Brace yourself for bucket loads of Maori culture, pure adrenalin and up-close encounters with wildlife on this epic 5 day adventure of New Zealand's beautiful North Island. Experience an overnight stay on a traditional Maori Marae, explore the sulphuric town of Rotorua and discover what stunning sights can be found in famous Tongariro National Park as we bunk down for two nights in a true alpine retreat. As they say in Kiwi, ‘sweet as bro!’
Day 1 Auckland to Rotorua

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 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 rafting over the waterfalls, discover the Disneyland of mountain biking, or jump into the real-life landscapes of Tolkien's dreams on the Hobbiton Shire escape.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Hobbiton tour
-Whitewater rafting
-Te Puia Maori Thermal Grounds
-Hells Gate Mud Baths
-Canopy tours
-OGO Rotorua
-Mountain biking
-Day spas & massage

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 jump off a bridge 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:
-Huka Falls
-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 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 8 hours). Hike, raft or mountain bike 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
-Winter skiing
-Mountain biking

Day 5 Tongariro National Park 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:
-Te Papa Museum
-Wellington city tour including Mt Victoria

Meals:
-Breakfast

what’s included
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • 3 nights in hotels & lodges, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver
  • Other services as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
    International Flights
  • Any international flights to Auckland and from Wellington are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Sweet As North (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Tour Type Group Tour
Duration 5 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Auckland, New Zealand
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Good to know Travel Insurance

The Sweet As North (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation.

Payment

Bookmundi only requires a deposit of 79 USD to confirm this tour. For any departures before 22 January 2017 full payment is required.

Visa

For this Sweet As North (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 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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Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sweet As North (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 43 days of departure.
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