I Love Adventures - New Zealand—Best of the North Island

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New Zealand—Best of the North Island

Admittedly, we haven’t checked the numbers too closely, but we’re confident that New Zealand ranks among the world’s leading producers of excitement. This quick trip across the North Island jams as many thrills as permissible by law into seven electrifying, activity-packed days. Sea kayak, learn to surf New Zealand's world-famous waves, experience Maori culture directly from the Maori themselves, and much more, all in a breezy week that always feels full and never hurried.


Whats Included

  • Hands-On: Surf Lessons, Raglan Big Night Out: Wellington. Conservation farm visit (Raglan). Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan). Maori cultural experience. Orientation walk in Wellington. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Hostels (4 nts), basic lodges (2 nts). Most nights are multi-share.
  • Private vehicle, kayak, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • 20

Countries Visited

  • New Zealand

Surf world-famous waves, experience a historic Maori village with a local guide, get the adrenaline pumping in Rotorua, dance the night away in Wellington.

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Days : 7

Price : From AED 3,622*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3 - Average

Trip Map

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Auckland
Day 2 Auckland/Raglan (1B, 1L)
Day 3 Raglan (1B, 1D)
Day 4 Raglan/Rotorua (1B)
Day 5 Rotorua/Taupo (1B)
Day 6 Taupo/Wellington (1B)
Day 7 Wellington (1B)

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle.

About Accommodation

Multi-share accommodation, on a single-sex basis (typically 4-6 people per room), is very common in New Zealand and is the way you will be spending most of your nights. We have specifically chosen unique accommodations to give local flavour to your trip. Couples: Please note that due to the types of accommodation used in New Zealand, couples will likely be split into separate rooms where we use multi-share hostels. Pending availability, couples may be able to pay extra while on tour to have their own room in some destinations. Accommodation will be varied throughout your adventure. Towels and soap are not always provided at overnight stops, so it's best to bring your own for bathing. Bathroom and showering facilities are shared and are very rarely en-suite. PRE/POST ACCOMMODATION: If booking additional nights before or after your tour, accommodation will be multi-share on a mixed gender basis.

Local Dress


Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets. Please note that most included breakfasts will consist of cereal, milk, bread and spreads, juice, tea and instant coffee. Having a simple breakfast together most days allows us the flexibility to get on the road early and get from point A to B all that much faster.

About our Transportation

Our vans are mini-coaches. Occasionally with smaller group sizes we will use smaller, equally comfortable 13-seater vehicles. All mini-coaches tow a trailer for luggage and camping equipment (when needed). All groups have one CEO/Driver. The vehicles are factory built with comfortable seats and air-conditioning. It is mandatory to wear a seatbelt while riding in our vehicles.

Group Leader Description

This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.

Check List

Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Light Hiking: • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended) Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Note: The weather in New Zealand varies depending on the season. Make sure to check the forecast for the time you will be visiting and pack weather appropriate clothing for your trip.

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2018-08-04 - 2018-08-10Available AED 2827
2018-08-18 - 2018-08-24The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 2827
2018-09-01 - 2018-09-07Available AED 2827
2018-09-15 - 2018-09-21Available AED 2827
2018-09-29 - 2018-10-05Available AED 2994
2018-10-06 - 2018-10-12Available AED 3160
2018-10-13 - 2018-10-19Available AED 3160
2018-10-20 - 2018-10-26Available AED 3160
2018-10-27 - 2018-11-02Available AED 3160
2018-11-03 - 2018-11-09The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 3160
2018-11-07 - 2018-11-13Available AED 3160
2018-11-10 - 2018-11-16Available AED 3160
2018-11-14 - 2018-11-20Available AED 3160
2018-11-17 - 2018-11-23Available AED 3160
2018-11-21 - 2018-11-27Available AED 3160
2018-11-24 - 2018-11-30Available AED 3160
2018-11-28 - 2018-12-04Available AED 3160
2018-12-01 - 2018-12-07Available AED 3327
2018-12-05 - 2018-12-11Available AED 3327
2018-12-08 - 2018-12-14Available AED 3327
2018-12-12 - 2018-12-18Available AED 3327
2018-12-15 - 2018-12-21Available AED 3327
2018-12-19 - 2018-12-25Available AED 3696
2018-12-22 - 2018-12-28Available AED 3696
2018-12-26 - 2019-01-01Available AED 3696
2018-12-29 - 2019-01-04Available AED 3696
2019-01-02 - 2019-01-08Available AED 3696
2019-01-05 - 2019-01-11Available AED 3696
2019-01-09 - 2019-01-15Available AED 3696
2019-01-12 - 2019-01-18Available AED 3696
2019-01-16 - 2019-01-22Available AED 3696
2019-01-19 - 2019-01-25Available AED 3696
2019-01-23 - 2019-01-29Available AED 3696
2019-01-26 - 2019-02-01Available AED 3696
2019-01-30 - 2019-02-05Available AED 3696
2019-02-02 - 2019-02-08Available AED 3696
2019-02-06 - 2019-02-12Available AED 3696
2019-02-09 - 2019-02-15Available AED 3696
2019-02-13 - 2019-02-19Available AED 3696
2019-02-16 - 2019-02-22Available AED 3696
2019-02-20 - 2019-02-26Available AED 3696
2019-02-23 - 2019-03-01Available AED 3696
2019-02-27 - 2019-03-05Available AED 3696
2019-03-02 - 2019-03-08Available AED 3511
2019-03-06 - 2019-03-12Available AED 3511
2019-03-09 - 2019-03-15Available AED 3511
2019-03-13 - 2019-03-19Available AED 3511
2019-03-16 - 2019-03-22Available AED 3511
2019-03-20 - 2019-03-26Available AED 3511
2019-03-23 - 2019-03-29Available AED 3511
2019-03-27 - 2019-04-02Available AED 3511
2019-03-30 - 2019-04-05Available AED 3511
2019-04-06 - 2019-04-12Available AED 3511
2019-04-13 - 2019-04-19Available AED 3511
2019-04-20 - 2019-04-26Available AED 3511
2019-04-27 - 2019-05-03Available AED 3511
2019-05-04 - 2019-05-10Available AED 3326
2019-05-11 - 2019-05-17Available AED 3326
2019-05-25 - 2019-05-31Available AED 3326
2019-06-08 - 2019-06-14Available AED 3326
2019-06-22 - 2019-06-28Available AED 3326
2019-07-06 - 2019-07-12Available AED 3326
2019-07-20 - 2019-07-26Available AED 3326
2019-08-03 - 2019-08-09Available AED 3326
2019-08-17 - 2019-08-23Available AED 3326
2019-08-31 - 2019-09-06Available AED 3326
2019-09-14 - 2019-09-20Available AED 3326
2019-09-28 - 2019-10-04Available AED 3326
2019-10-05 - 2019-10-11Available AED 3511
2019-10-12 - 2019-10-18Available AED 3511
2019-10-19 - 2019-10-25Available AED 3511
2019-10-26 - 2019-11-01Available AED 3511
2019-11-02 - 2019-11-08Available AED 3511
2019-11-06 - 2019-11-12Available AED 3511
2019-11-09 - 2019-11-15Available AED 3511
2019-11-13 - 2019-11-19Available AED 3511
2019-11-16 - 2019-11-22Available AED 3511
2019-11-20 - 2019-11-26Available AED 3511
2019-11-23 - 2019-11-29Available AED 3511
2019-11-27 - 2019-12-03Available AED 3511
2019-11-30 - 2019-12-06Available AED 3511
2019-12-04 - 2019-12-10Available AED 3696
2019-12-07 - 2019-12-13Available AED 3696
2019-12-11 - 2019-12-17Available AED 3696
2019-12-14 - 2019-12-20Available AED 3696
2019-12-18 - 2019-12-24Available AED 3696
2019-12-21 - 2019-12-27Available AED 3696
2019-12-25 - 2019-12-31Available AED 3696
2019-12-28 - 2020-01-03Available AED 3696