Experience the world-famous Waitomo glowworm caves
Explore the real-life Hobbiton film set featured in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies
Check out New Zealand's incredible volcanic landscapes and soak in natural thermal pools
Immerse yourself in Maori culture with a traditional feast and performance
Sail into the sunset across Lake Taupo
Auckland City Orientation
Day 1: Arrive and meet your group
Kia Ora touching down in New Zealand largest city, we will meet you at Auckland airport and take you to our centrally located hostel to settle in. This evening you will meet up with the rest of your travel crew and get excited for all the adventures to come.
Day 2: Auckland City Tour
First, on the agenda today is getting oriented with the beautiful harbour city of Auckland. This evening we see what Auckland's all about after dark.
Day 3: Glowworm Caves and amp Hobbiton
Wave goodbye to the city as we set off to explore the North Island. First up we're stopping at Waitomo, home of the world-famous glowworm caves. We'll jump on a boat to explore this labyrinth of underground rivers and watch the resident worms do their thing. This afternoon we tick off another highlight as we head to Hobbiton to wander the real-life lush pastures of the Shire as featured in The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. After exploring the set and learning all about movie magic, we'll enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn before departing for Rotorua.
Day 4: Explore Rotorua
Waking up to the whiff of sulphur, today you'll definitely know you're in Rotorua. We'll head to the naturally heated waters of Kerosene Creek to laze away the morning, then check out the active geothermal area known as Wai-O-Tapu. The afternoon is yours to roam, opt to try zorbing (think rolling downhill in a giant inflatable ball), race your mates on the skyline luge, or if you're a daredevil, maybe try something a little more adrenaline-Pumping.
Day 5: Thermal Pools and Maori Culture
Today we're off to check out some more volcanic action at Kuirau Park, an area full of natural hot springs, bubbling mud pools and thermal foot spas for you to indulge in. Tonight we journey back to a time of proud warriors and ancient traditions and prepare to feast and witness spine-tingling performances at a living Maori village. It doesn't get more authentic than this.
Day 6: Taupo and Sunset Sail
Have your cameras ready as we travel to Taupo, a lakefront town in the heart of the North Island. This evening we'll treat you to something special a sunset sailing trip across the lake. Swoon over spectacular, no-filter-needed scenery as the sky changes colour and the stars set in above the volcanic landscape. NZ, you've stolen our hearts.
Day 7: Waterfalls and Hot Springs
This morning we're off on a scenic walk to check out Huka Falls, a goose-bump inducing torrent of crystal water thundering down the Waikato River that you will hear before you see. After witnessing the raw power of Mother Nature, we'll slow things right back down, soaking away our aches and pains in mineral-rich thermal hot springs.
Day 8: Onward Travel Planning
After travelling back to Auckland we'll help sort out your onward travel for your time in New Zealand. If you've got questions, we've got answers. Want to check out the Bay of Islands or hike the Tongariro Crossing? Let us sort you out. Tonight we'll get the gang together one more time, dressing sharp for our farewell dinner and night out in the city. Sweet as, bro.
Day 9: Check-Out
This morning your Northern Kiwi adventure comes to an end, but this is just the beginning of your time in New Zealand. Prepped and ready for the next leg along with the new friends you've made, we'll be there for support every step of the way.