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 and hiking the Tongariro Crossing – one of the world's most famous one-day hikes – before jet boats and kayaks provide the transport along the Whanganui River. Mix in some bubbling mud and a traditional hangi dinner, and this is the perfect active introduction to New Zealand.
Four nights will be in hotels, with 3 nights in Maori village sleeping houses and multi-shared lodge accommodations. This trip includes 6 dinners, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners as part of the package.
Sleeps up to 4, Contains 4 twin beds
Accommodations will vary throughout the adventure, with unique arrangements to provide the local flavor along the way. As is common in New Zealand, many accommodations are shared among 4-6 guests in a room on a single-sex basis. Bathroom and showering facilities are shared and usually not en-suite. In some locations, towels and soap are not provided, so it's best to bring your own.
We will travel on mini-coach buses with a trailer to carry our luggage and a guide for the duration of the trip.