Premium New Zealand North Island

04/02/2023 through 04/22/2024
04/02/2023 through 04/25/2024
Intrepid Travel

Premium New Zealand North Island

This is natural beauty on the biggest scale – soaring volcanoes, vast lakes and never-ending caves. Spend eight incredible days exploring the best of New Zealand’s North Island with the guidance of a passionate local leader. On a journey from Auckland to Wellington, sip local wine on Waiheke Island, explore the mythical world of Hobbiton, marvel at the geothermal delights of Rotorua, relax on the shores of Lake Taupo, explore the volcanic landscapes of Tongariro and sail across Wellington Harbor. This is an adventure that surprises at every turn.


  • Auckland – Welcome Dinner
  • Waiheke Island – Day Trip by Ferry
  • Waiheke Island – Winery Visits with Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Hobbiton – Visit to the Lord of the Rings Movie Set
  • Hobbiton – Drink at the Green Dragon
  • Waitomo – Ruakuri Glow Worm Cave Visit
  • Rotorua – Visit to Te Puia Geothermal Area with Local Guide & Hangi Lunch
  • Rotorua – Ahua Gallery & Kiwi Conservation Centre
  • Taupo – Lake Taupo Sailing Adventure
  • Tongariro National Park – Sky Waka Gondola Ride to Summit of Mt Ruapehu
  • Tongariro National Park – Taranaki Falls
  • Wellington – Evening Cruise on Wellington Harbour


  • Sip your way around Waiheke Island off the shores of Auckland during an Exclusive Experience, visiting three cellar doors to learn about their production methods and sample some seriously excellent wine.
  • Discover a magical underground world during a tour of the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, then experience the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, from bubbling hot springs to geysers and mud pools.
  • Enjoy a fascinating Exclusive Experience as you take a trip to Middle-earth and tour Hobbiton, where the iconic Lord of the Rings movies were shot.
  • Be amazed by Tongariro National Park as you spend the day exploring its volcanic landscapes, then retire to your chateau-style Feature Stay where you can sit back and soak in views of Tongariro’s dazzling peaks.
  • Get a special look at New Zealand’s trendy capital city, Wellington, during an Exclusive Experience on board a private catamaran, cruising around its delightful harbour.


Day 1 Auckland
Day 2 Auckland (Waiheke Island)
Day 3 Auckland via Waitomo & Hobbiton to Rotorua
Day 4 Rotorua
Day 5 Rotorua to Taupo
Day 6 Taupo via Tongariro National Park to Ohakune
Day 7 Ohakune to Wellington
Day 8 Wellington

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