Trip at a Glance
North Island, New Zealand
Adventure, Hiking Trekking, Rafting
Price$2999 USD per person
12 days + travel time
When Possible, your guide will greet you as you exit customs in the airport in New Zealand. Detailed date and time information will be disseminated as your adventure approaches and flights are booked. From the moment you arrive, you’ll spend the entire time enjoying yourself, completely at ease, while we do the rest.
Accommodations in 6 Locations • 13 Days in Country • Private Transportation for Duration • Whitewater Rafting the Kaituna River • Biking the Whakarewarewa Forest • Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves • Tongariro Crossing Volcano Hike • Maori Cultural Experience • Hot Water Beach • Cathedral Cove • Select Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 6 Dinners • Fully Guided Trip
Additional Optional Activities: • Jet Boating • Skyline Luge • Zorb • Surf Lesson
- Black Water Rafting: Cruise through the underground labyrinth of the Ruakuri Cave on this subterranean adventure. Walk through limestone caves, splash through small underground waterfalls, and float down an underground river lit from above by glow worms on the vaulted ceilings.
- Tongariro Crossing Volcano Hike: Heralded as New Zealand’s best single-day hike and one of the top ten single-day hikes in the world, the Tongariro Crossing is not to be missed. At 12.1 mi (19.4 km) in length it takes 6 to 8 hours to finish. Climbing this active volcano affords spectacular views of old lava flows, volcanic craters, fluorescent geothermal pools, and a unique tempered forest.
- Whitewater Rafting the Kaituna River: Summon your sense of adventure as you paddle through a river gorge toward the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall. Tutea Falls stands at 7 meters (21 feet)., but you’ll be in for a worry-free thrill with professional, safety-conscious guides and a soft plunge into a calm, open pool.
- Maori Cultural Experience: Savor a traditional feast and spend an evening learning the unique culture, dance, and tribal traditions of New Zealand’s native Maori people.
- Biking the Whakarewarewa Forest: With trails suitable for everyone from children to expert mountain bikers, this is a hub for all levels of riders pursuing an active tour of the area’s gorgeous scenery. Riders are afforded frequent views of Rotorua’s lakes and geothermal activity, as well as Mount Tarawera asserting its majestic presence above the trees.