New Zealand - Active North Island
The North Island of New Zealand is blessed with spectacular scenery, ranging from bubbling thermal pools to fast flowing rivers. The best way to see all of this? Get up close and personal. This itinerary includes biking through Karangahake Gorge, visiting the thermal waters of Hotwater Beach, and hiking the Tongariro Crossing one of the world's most famous one-day hikes before jet boats and canoes provide the transport along the Whanganui River. Mix in some wild food, a traditional Hangi dinner, and some hot spa action and this is the perfect active introduction to New Zealand.
Local Living: Maori Village Overnight Visit, Rotorua. Cycling through Karangahake Gorge. Traditional hangi dinner. Tongariro Alpine Crossing hiking excursion (weather dependent). Jet boat and kayaking along Whanganui River. Free time in Rotorua. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Cycle through stunning Karangahake Gorge, check out bubbling mud pools in a geothermal area, learn a traditional Maori greeting on the marae, hike the Tongariro Crossing one of the world's greatest one-day hikes, kayak along the Whanganui River.
Private vehicle, jet boat, kayak, bicycle, walking.
Hotels (4 nts), Maori village (1 nt, multi-share), lodges (2 nts, some multi-share).
Day 7 Raetihi/Wellington (1B)
Transfer to Wellington and opt to visit the Te Papa Museum.
Day 8 Wellington
Depart at any time.