Sweet As North

from $ 1,090* per person


On this short but sweet as trip, you'll hike the picturesque Tongariro National Park, make your way through Middle Earth and stay overnight in a traditional Maori marae - with plenty of waterfalls, lakes, mud pools and volcanoes to feast your eyes on along the way. Feeling brave? Why not get your adrenalin pumping with an extreme sport or two? When in New Zealand...

Destination: New Zealand

Travel Dates: From 01/05/2020 to 10/04/2021

Duration: 5 days

Company: Topdeck

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Inclusions

  • Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls
    Traditional Hangi lunch
    Overnight stay in a traditional Maori marae

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DAY 1 Wellington to Tongariro National Park

Welcome to Wellington, Topdecker! If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, why not hit up the Weta Workshop for maximum Middle Earth vibes this morning? Then: after heading to Mt Victoria for 360-degree city, harbour and ocean views, we’ll leave Wellington behind us and move on to Tongariro National Park. Get excited: tomorrow we’ll be able to roam the park as we please!


DAY 2 Tongariro National Park

Rise and shine – we’ve got exploring to do! Known as one of the best one-day hikes in the world, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing sure lives up to its reputation – and you’ll get the chance to complete it today (weather dependent). With three volcanic peaks dominating the horizon and terrain that’ll make you feel like you’re on Mars, this hike is 100% worth the sore legs the next day. Rather have yourself a four-wheeled adventure? There’s an optional quad biking experience on offer, if you’re interested. Let’s do this!


DAY 3 Tongariro National Park to Rotorua

Today we’ll swing by beautiful Lake Taupo before making tracks to Huka Falls (you’ll hear the rumble before you see them). Then: crank the heat up to the max, ‘cos we’re off to check out the area’s famous geothermal activity on an included tour. This experience comes complete with a traditional Hangi lunch – a meal of roasted meat and veggies slowly cooked in an underground oven pit. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Kiwi birds! Later, we’ll learn some Haka moves and watch a Poi dance before tucking into a delicious dinner at a traditional marae (Maori meeting ground).


DAY 4 Rotorua

Are you ready for all the optional extras your free day has to offer? Take a walk through Tolkien's dreams at the Hobbiton movie set or head to a geothermal reserve for a relaxing mud spa. For the thrill-seekers, there's Zorbing on offer here too (think: rolling downhill in a giant inflatable ball). When in New Zealand!


DAY 5 Rotorua to Auckland

Wah! It’s the last day already? On our way out of Rotorua we’ll swing by the Waitomo Caves – a glowworm-studded labyrinth of underground caves and rivers. This place is like something out of a sci-fi movie! Choose to explore on foot, by boat or brave the cold on a unique blackwater rafting experience (trust us, it’s awesome). Later on, we’ll say hello to Auckland – and goodbye to the trip. With so much to see here, we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to stick around, though!


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