North Island Adventure Tour

One Week Tour of the North Island, NZ

The North Island is filled with surprising contrasts: from the idyllic Coromandel where you can soak in a hot pool dug in the sand, venture through a geothermal wonderland of geysers, take a side-trip to Middle Earth-esque countryside, have underground adventures in caves lit by glow worms, and admire lush rainforests and even a volcanic desert – you’ll be amazed by it all.

This small-group guided tour of the North Island will visit Coromandel, Waitomo, Rotorua, Taupo, and Wellington, with the option to visit Hobbiton, and the Tongariro Crossing along the way. You can choose to travel from Auckland through to Wellington, or take the reverse itinerary.

As with all our tours, we do include a few 'must-do' events including a Māori cultural night and traditional Māori hāngī dinner cooked in an underground oven.

You’ll see a massive range of optional activities available to add, from bungy jumping and white water rafting to canopy forest zipline tours and scenic flights. None of these are compulsory; just add the ones you want.

Accommodation is included on the last night of your tour, but we can also book a few extra nights for you if you would like to extend your stay.

North Island Tour Tips:

  • Activities can also be purchased on the road – just let your tour guide know. We can't always guarantee availability when booking on the road, so we suggest pre-booking any activities you especially want to do.

  • As the tour starts early in the morning, you can opt to book accommodation in Auckland with us the night before the tour – only having to walk downstairs on the day the tour starts makes for a stress-free morning!

  • The tour price includes dorm share accommodation (4–6 share) but if you would prefer your own space you have the option to upgrade to a private room for the duration of your tour.

  • You can select this upgrade when you start building your tour online. Please note: private room upgrades are not available for the one-night shared cultural experience (Murupara).

  • If you arrive in Auckland with a few days to spare either before or after your tour, we recommend a Auckland Harbour Bridge bungy jump!

Tour highlights

Cathedral Cove (Included)
Cathedral Cove (Included)

This dreamy cove and surrounding marine area is pure scenic magic

Guided Tour of Hobbiton (Add-On)
Guided Tour of Hobbiton (Add-On)

Visit Hobbit Holes, enjoy a Green Dragon ale and get your film geek fix.

No experience necessary for adventure! (Guide Pick)
No experience necessary for adventure! (Guide Pick)

White water raft over the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world!

What’s included?

What's included on every adventure tour:

  • Small groups, up to 16 people
  • Passionate Kiwi guides
  • Comfortable bus transport
  • High-end hostel accommodation
  • Tasty continental breakfasts every day

What's also included on this tour:

  • 6 nights in high-end hostel accommodation, 1 night shared cultural experience*
  • Traditional Māori hāngī dinner cooked in an underground oven
  • See Huka Falls the most visited natural attraction in NZ
  • Visit Rotorua's bubbling mud pools
  • Experience Coromandel's stunning Cathedral Cove
  • Discover NZ's most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas
  • Journey through multiple National Parks
  • Plus many surprise stops on the way

ENHANCE YOUR TRIP WITH ADD-ON ACTIVITIES AND UPGRADES

Your tour includes all the essentials but you can add extra wow-factor to your tour by adding on the activities and accommodation upgrades that suit you best.

Optional accommodation upgrades and add-ons for this trip:

Available dates

Only $99 to secure your seat unless you book within 45 days of departure. Once your spot is booked, you can log in and customise your tour with any extra experiences or activities up to 45 days before departure.

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I loved the 7-day North Island tour! It was a great way to see the North Island in a short amount of time, especially if you are not comfortable driving or just do not want to rent a vehicle. I had been a bit hesitant to book because I don't usually stay in ho...

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I really enjoyed my North Island Adventure tour. I was travelling solo but quickly made friends with the rest of the (very diverse) group. We saw and did so many amazing things in just one week! Our tour guide was super-knowledgeable and got us everywhere on t...

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I went on a 20 day Haka Plus tour and it was amazing. I loved everyday and moment. Simon was a great guide and never let us down. He always had a speacial place to show us and it was amazing. Would blow your mind and take your breath away.

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