ENDS: Wellington
LENGTH: 7 days

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Day 1

We’re heading out of Auckland, the City of Sails, straight to the beach to for some of New Zealand’s world class surf. The perfect chance to re-enact your Endless Summer at Manu Bay. Not quite there yet? The surf school has it covered to get you wet and wild until you’re ready for a famous New Zealand coffee at the laid back cafes in this horizontal town.

Included: Transport / Lunch + Dinner / Accommodation
Activities: Swimming / Hiking


Day 2

It’s a fresh start to the morning with a walk to the spectacular 55m Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls. If the tide’s right it’s a sneaky diversion to the Kawhia beach to dig your own hot pool (the trick is to dig your toes in the sand to find the sweet spot). Then get ready for an out of this world experience in Waitomo glowworm caves. If you’ve got the nerves experience black caving and rafting through this underground starry sky.

Included: Transport / Breakfast + Dinner / Accommodation
Activities: Swimming / Hiking


Day 3

This morning it’s a hunt for petrified elephants on Tongaporutu beach. This wickedly rugged coastline is going to steal your heart on the way to the Forgotten Highway to Mount Dampier Falls. After a waterfall picnic we’re entering the Republic of Whangamomona for dinner at the town’s historic hotel. Better order a side or carrots because you’ll be night-time kiwi spotting at the local kiwi reserve.

Included: Transport / Breakfast + Lunch
Activities: Hiking / Night walk


Day 4

The Bridge to Somewhere is going places...maybe? We’re biking through native bush to reach the spectacular spot before carrying on our Forgotten Highway adventure to the base of Mount Taranaki. This momentous volcano is the grandest of entrances to the haven of New Zealand, New Plymouth. Take the chance to explore this sunny city, enjoy the nearby walks and catch some sunset waves.

Included: Transport / Breakfast + Lunch
Activities: Hiking / Biking / Swimming

Day 5

The day’s yours but we can give you a few local secrets...the spectacular Pouakai Circuit hike runs circles around the better known Tongariro Crossing...the dozens of Taranaki beach breaks to surf...or take it easy hunting out the gardens, walks, and art studios. This port towns holds it roots firmly in the outdoors with the ever present Mount Taranaki watching over you.

Included: Transport / Breakfast + Dinner
Activities: Hiking / Swimming / City tour


Day 6

We're heading south along the Surf Highway 45. This rugged drive along the wild west coast will leave you breathless when you reach the beach of Opunake. Then travelling along the Whanganui river to some of the most remote wilderness the north has to offer with vast river valleys and native trees blossoming along the river banks. There isn't a better place to spend your last night south.

Included: Transport / Breakfast + Dinner
Activities: Hiking / Swimming


Day 7

It's the final leg to the south of the north. Enjoy the stunning Kapiti Coast views with some opportunities for a stretch of those legs with some secret stop off walks. Then get ready to lose yourself in New Zealand's most vibrant city, Wellington. Frothing.

Included: Transport / Breakfast
Activities: Hiking / Swimming