North Island Explorer
This tour of the North has it all; stunning scenery, glowworms caves, cultural experiences and wine tasting.
- DURATION 6 DAYS
- TYPE INDEPENDANT TOUR
- OPERATES DAILY
- DEPARTS AUCKLAND
DAY 1 Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
Travel south to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a
galaxy of glowworms. Continue on to the thermal activity in Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Enjoy an evening of powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting at Tamaki Maori Village.
DAY 2 Rotorua - Taupo - Napier
See roaring geysers, boiling mud pools and Maori arts
and crafts. Get up close with kiwi and feed the tame
trout. Visit the Agrodome to see sheep shearing and
watch dogs at work. This afternoon you have free time
at Lake Taupo before travelling on to Napier.
DAY 3 Napier - Wellington
Take a wine & food tour of Hawkes Bay, famed for its Art
Deco buildings and wine production. Lunch at a winery
is included before you head out of the city and on to
DAY 4 Wellington
A morning tour of the city will take in the Parliament
Buildings, Old St Paul’s Cathedral, Mt Victoria and an
optional ride on the cable car. This afternoon is free to
enjoy our capital city.
DAY 5 Wellington - National Park
Board the Northern Explorer Train for the journey to
National Park in the centre of the North Island. The
afternoon is free to enjoy the scenery and activities on
offer with a focus on walking and the outdoors.
Overnight: National Park.
(Please note some days the train
will be replaced by an express coach).
DAY 6 National Park - Auckland
You have free time this morning then continue the
journey North to Auckland on the Northern Explorer
train or by coach.
(Please note some days the train will
be replaced by an express coach).