DEPARTS: Auckland CBD
ENDS: Auckland
LENGTH: 7 days
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Day 1

We’re heading straight to the grounded roots of Tāne Mahuta of the kauri forest which will introduce you to the rich history of our Māori culture. Kick back for the first and possibly best sunset of the trip. Why not chuck a rod over with the locals and catch some of your own kaimoana. Learn the story of Opo the dolphin who won the hearts and friendships of the beachside locals.

Included: Transport / Lunch + Dinner / Accommodation
Activities: Fishing / Spear fishing / Swimming / Twitching / Sunset

 

Day 2

Cruising through the Hokianga Harbour, keep an eye out for pods of dolphins and killer whales in the waters of the oldest settlement in Aotearoa. Nothing better than a stop at Ahipara for a quick dip and a feast of the fresh fruit plentiful in the region. Take a beach safari cruising the Ninety Mile Beach all the way to the northern tip, where sand boarding is the thing to do, but we have a secret or two. End this killer day watching the sun go down behind the North of the North, Cape Reinga Lighthouse.

Included: Ferry / Transport / Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner / Accommodation
Activities: Hiking / Swimming / Fishing / Off Roading / Sand Boarding

 

Day 3

It’s a cruisy start to the morning as we roll south to discover the stunning beaches of Doubtless Bay. Be sure to wrap your mouth around some of the best fish ‘n’ chups this country has to offer. You’ll feel like you’re in Hawaii on this lunchtime break. Then kick back for what we believe to be one of the best scenic beach drives. This is what paradise looks like.

Included: Transport / Breakfast / Accommodation
Activities: Hiking / Swimming / Snorkelling / Hot pools / Kayaking

 

Day 4

Start the day dazzled experiencing the spectacular Rainbow Falls. Then we’re continuing our Aotearoa education at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Discover the moments that shaped New Zealand and the controversies surrounding them. We’re ending the day in the Bay of Islands, a subtropical paradise perfect for any water adventurer.

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

 

Day 5

The day is yours to make the most of the endless exploring available in the world famous Bay of Islands. Discover the waters island hopping, sailing, diving...Discover the skies skydiving, parasailing or by helicopter...Discover your tastebuds wine tasting, seafood dining, honey harvesting...Or why not treat yourself to an overnight cruise weaving through some of those 144 untouched islands.

Included: Transport / Breakfast / Accommodation
Activities: Hiking / Swimming / Fishing / Eating / Drinking

Optional activities: Skydiving / Parasailing / Helicopter Journeys / Fishing / Diving / Overnight Boat Cruise / Island Hopping / Wine Tasting

 

DAY 6

Sit back and feast your eyes of the mind blowing coastline south to Tutukaka. Claimed the eighth wonder of the world, the Bulldog hot pool at Ngawha Springs will blow your socks off (more therapeutic alternatives available…) We're keeping it coastal exploring the pristine beaches and waters full of beautiful marine life.

Included: Transport / Breakfast + Lunch / Accommodation
Activities: Hiking / Swimming / Twitching / Spa

Optional activities: Deep Sea Fishing / Diving / Sailing

 

DAY 7

The last day takes a detour home as we head deep through the magical mazes in the underground caves of Waipu. You’re going to be blown away by the starry sky displayed by these buzzy little worms. Then we’ll be enjoying our last meal together savouring the best cheese platter in New Zealand at Puhoi Valley.

Included: Transport / Breakfast + Cheese
Activities: Hiking / Caving