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Ultimate North Island Adventure

Kauri

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  • 11 Days - From US$4899 + tax
  • 5 Days - From US$2999 + tax

Trip Introduction

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You'll be amazed by the variety of adventures and stunning scenery as we share the iconic locations and best-kept secrets of the North Island. The perfect addition to any of our South Island trips, the year-round 'Kauri' explores the sub-tropical north, a marine reserve, white sandy beaches, unique volcanic terrain, geothermal areas, Maori culture, an underground cave system and arguably the best mountain day-hike in New Zealand. For a great way to see the rest of New Zealand, combine this trip with any of our South Island trips.

Activity level: The 'Kauri' suits people of a wide range of fitness levels and outdoor experience. Typically, activities on the 'Kauri' trip range between two and five hours to complete. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike can take a little longer, though there are shorter alternatives available.

Highlights

Hike
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Mt Te Aroha
Explore volcanoes and coastline, kauri forests and sand dunes
Alongside Rotorua's lakes
Coastal tracks to pristine beaches

Cycle
Whakarewarewa Forest

Plus...
Cruise and snorkel, kayak or dive Poor Knights Islands
Maori culture
Waitomo Caves

What's included in our NZ trips?

  • All guiding services
    - Two experienced guides per trip. In New Zealand you'll have a lead guide and a co guide. 
  • All accommodations
    - A range of hotels, lodges, chalets, inns, sheep stations and backcountry huts, depending on which trip you choose. 
  • All meals
    - Breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days, except where indicated on the itinerary (usually 1 day per trip is a free day, allowing you to choose your own dining location). 
  • All activities
    - Hiking, kayaking, biking, rafting, scenic flights, jet boating and more! 
  • All transport
    - Airport transfers.
    - When you're not travelling under your own steam, they'll be comfortable air-conditioned vans to stretch your legs.
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Daily itinerary

Day 1—Arrive, journey north, Waipoua Forest and Footprints tour

If you leave the northern hemisphere on a Sunday evening, you'll arrive into Auckland early on Tuesday morning where we'll meet you. You'll lose a day to the dateline, but you get it back on the way home! Leaving the city behind us, we'll follow the road along the banks of the Wairoa River and head north to Waipoua Forest, where we'll stretch our legs, greeted by native birdlife as we pass beneath huge kauri trees. We'll then continue through to the west coast settlement of Opononi, a harbour town made famous in the mid-1950s by the tame dolphin, Opo, who used to let children ride on his back. Later, after dinner we'll head back out into the Waipoua Forest for a twilight walk, where we'll be joined by local Maori guides. It's a memorable and spiritual experience to witness the greeting of these colossal trees with a spine-tingling waiata (sacred chant). We'll also visit Tane Mahuta (meaning Lord of the Forest), New Zealand's largest known living kauri tree. At a height of 51.2 metres (168 feet), and with a trunk girth of 13.7 metres (45 feet), this silent giant, with ancient limbs, seems to grasp at the stars.
Copthorne Hokianga, Hokianga Harbour (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2—Te Pouahi Reserve, hike Puketi Forest, Bay of Islands

After breakfast, we’ll board a water taxi to the other side of the Hokianga Harbour to walk the sand dunes at Te Pouahi Reserve. We’ll take some sandboards along too, for those who’re keen to take the fast route down! More than 1000 years ago, Maori warrior chief Kupe and his people were the first to arrive in New Zealand, landing on the shores of Hokianga Harbour. The area was also one of the first points of Maori and European contact. With our sandboarding fix satisfied, we’ll head east across the island to Puketi Forest. This is another fine example of ancient kauri forest, with a rich diversity including some 370 recorded species of plants, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. Later, we’ll head to ‘the Jewel of the Bay of Islands’, Paihia, a bustling seaside town with golden sand beaches.
Paihia Lodgings, Paihia (All meals)

Day 3—Hike Cape Brett, visit Ruapekapeka Pã site

This morning, we’ll take a water taxi from Paihia out to Deep Water Cove for a ridgeline hike to Cape Brett through the Manawahuna Scenic Reserve. On route, you’ll experience the Bay of Islands from the ridge tops and get magnificent views. This is a 3-4 hour hike with rewarding views of the Bay of Islands the entire way - you may even see dolphins and seals from your vantage point high up on the cliffs. The mountains that we’re crossing are very important to the local Iwi (Maori tribe). The mountain “Rakaumangamanga” is one point of the Polynesian Triangle - Hawaii and Rapanui are the other 2. If you’re not feeling up to the hike, have a chat to our guides and they can arrange an alternative boat trip around the Bay of Islands. Later, we’ll be picked up at Cape Brett, again by water taxi for the scenic cruise back to Paihia. This afternoon, we’ll head south and inland to Ruapekapeka. The Ruapekapeka Pã was the site of the final battle in the ‘War of the North’, fought between British colonial forces and northern Maori, and this is where the British first experienced trench warfare. This Pã is widely recognised as one of the most significant historical sites in New Zealand.
Pacific Rendezvous, Tutukaka (All meals)

Day 4—Cruise Poor Knights Islands, snorkel or kayak

After breakfast, we’ll head out for an early morning walk before boarding a purpose-built boat for a cruise to the Poor Knights Islands. This small cluster of islets is home to a wealth of biodiversity both above and below the water. While you head across from the mainland, keep your eyes peeled for flocks of petrels, shearwaters and gannets – many of these shorebirds nest almost exclusively on the islands you’ll be visiting. The Poor Knights is the second oldest marine reserve in New Zealand, and the sub-tropical environment is now an important conservation area for many species of marine-life. Whales, dolphins and orca can often be spotted, as well as a myriad of fish species that constantly trawl the reserve. You’ll visit the world’s largest sea cave, and hear all about the islands’ history including their occupation by ancient Maori. Our guides will then give you the chance to explore under your own steam, by providing you with either a snorkel and mask, or a kayak. If you’re a keen scuba diver, there’s an option to upgrade to diving for an additional fee, including all the necessary gear. This option must be pre-arranged, so please let the team know well before-hand.
Pacific Rendezvous, Tutukaka (All meals)

Day 5—Hike Northland coastline

This morning, we’ll follow the coastal road as it winds its way south alongside tree-lined white sand beaches to Waipu, a quaint village with strong Scottish heritage dating back to the 1850s. Then we’ll make our way to Mangawhai Heads for one of the finest coastal cliff top walks in the country. The walk offers glorious views of the Northland coastline, passing through shady bush and beneath giant old pohutukawa trees, and then returns along the beach. After lunch, we’ll continue south from Mangawhai Heads towards the city of Auckland.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland (Breakfast, Lunch)

If you're short on time, this is where the first 5-day 'Kauri' trip finishes.

Day 6—Free day in Auckland

Known as the city of sails, Auckland sprawls over a narrow isthmus between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours. Close to a third of New Zealand’s population is settled in this area, and it’s home to the largest Polynesian community in the world. Its vibrant, multi-cultural feel makes for a great city experience. Most of Auckland’s activities and attractions are within half an hour of the central city. Take in the spectacular views from natural and man-made landmarks - the region is home to 48 volcanic cones, many of which provide excellent viewing points. Rangitoto Island is arguably Auckland’s most iconic natural landmark, with its distinctive symmetrical cone and easy access just off the coast. At 328 metres (1076 feet), the Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand offering views for up to 80 kilometres (50 miles) in every direction. For movie enthusiasts, take the day to visit The Shire in Middle Earth, the ultra-realistic fantasy setting for ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of The Rings’ movie trilogies. Your guides will happily share their favourite haunts and point you in the right direction for your free day today.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland (No meals included)

Day 7—Visit Te Aroha, hike to Wairere Waterfall

If you're short on time, this is where the last 5-day 'Kauri' trip starts

We’ll pick you up from your hotel and, leaving the city behind us, drive south to the township of Te Aroha. The town is one of the country’s top tourist spots, celebrated for its naturally hot soda waters and Mokena geyser. Today’s hike winds its way amongst tree roots and mossy rocks, and across several bridged river crossings to a lookout platform at the base of the Wairere Falls on the Okauia fault line. Afterwards we’ll drive to Rotorua, considered the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture and the spiritual home of New Zealand’s tangata whenua (original people of the land).

Cedarwood Lakeside Resort, Rotorua (All meals - please note, breakfast not included for those people starting the 5-day trip today)

Day 8—Mountain bike Whakarewarewa Forest, visit Te Puia

This morning, we’ll head out to cycle the trails of Whakarewarewa Forest. The cycling in the forest is a real highlight on the ‘Kauri’ trip and we have options to suit all abilities. If you prefer not to cycle, you can stay and soak in the local mineral spas, or explore Rotorua. After a picnic lunch in the forest, we’ll visit Te Puia which is famed for the Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley – a place of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and impressive geysers. Tonight you’ll enjoy a cultural performance by members of the Te Arawa tribe and share a traditional feast. A hangi, as it’s known, is prepared by wrapping food and burying it in the earth to cook over hot stones. This healthy cooking method is similar to steaming and imparts a wonderful flavour.
Cedarwood Lakeside Resort, Rotorua (All meals)

Day 9—Hike Rainbow Mountain, hike to Huka Falls

We head south out of Rotorua today to hike Rainbow Mountain, aptly named due to the unusual colour of the soil. We’ll head up through native forest past an impressive crater lake for panoramic views over the volcanic plateau. Then after lunch, we’ll follow the track along New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, for a spectacular view of Huka Falls and maybe a dip in some natural hot springs. Travelling further south, we follow the shores of Lake Taupo, an enormous volcanic cauldera and the site of the world’s largest eruption in the last 70,000 years. We’ll stay on the banks of the Tongariro River, New Zealand’s most famous trout fishing river.
Creel Lodge, Turangi (All meals)

Day 10—Hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing, soak in hot pools

Just south of Turangi are three massive volcanoes (Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu) – located in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s oldest national park and the fifth oldest in the world. Here you’ll have the opportunity to walk what is considered the best mountain day hike in the country, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. This full-day hike is challenging and unforgettable – the rewards are definitely worth the effort! The trail takes you through arid volcanic terrain that includes emerald lakes, cold mountain springs, lava flows, active craters and steam vents – it’s unlike anything else in New Zealand. If you prefer, there’s an easier hike available at the base of Mount Ruapehu, the highest active volcano in New Zealand. Tonight, you can bathe in some natural thermal springs before having a celebratory dinner for our last night together.

Creel Lodge, Turangi (All meals)

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in winter (from May until September)
Whilst eye-catching, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a more challenging hike in winter, with alpine conditions such as snow and ice. If the weather isn’t suitable for the crossing, or you’d prefer to do a hike at lower elevation (away from the snow and ice!), we have a fantastic couple of hikes up our sleeve, to Taranaki Falls and Silica Rapids. Both of these hikes showcase a variety of flora from native beech forest to sub-alpine shrublands, each culminating with a spectacular view; Taranaki Falls is 20 metres (65 feet) high and Silica Rapids has water cascading down a series of creamy white terraces. For those that are keen, and if the weather is suitable, you can still choose to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with a local specialist guide. We’ll provide you with all the necessary gear such as crampons, ice axes and a helmet.

Day 11—Visit Waitomo Caves, depart for home

For our last day together, we’ll head to the spectacular Waitomo Caves for a morning of caving. If you prefer, you can take a walk through Ruakuri cave to learn more about the geological significance of the area. For those keen, you’ll head down to explore an underground cave system. You’ll be fitted with a wetsuit, helmet, headlamp and rubber tube in order to float down a subterranean stream, slide down waterfalls and at one point, switch off your headlamp to check out the incredible glowworms that live on the limestone ceiling of the cave. After a shower and some hot soup, we’ll head back to Auckland where your ‘Kauri’ trip finishes. We’ll have you at the airport in time to catch evening flights back home, or down south for one of our South Island trips.
(Breakfast, Lunch)


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Itinerary

Day 1 — Arrive, journey north, Waipoua Forest and Footprints tour

If you leave the northern hemisphere on a Sunday evening, you'll arrive into Auckland early on Tuesday morning where we'll meet you. You'll lose a day to the dateline, but you get it back on the way home! Leaving the city behind us, we'll follow the road along the banks of the Wairoa River and head north to Waipoua Forest, where we'll stretch our legs, greeted by native birdlife as we pass beneath huge kauri trees. We'll then continue through to the west coast settlement of Opononi, a harbour town made famous in the mid-1950s by the tame dolphin, Opo, who used to let children ride on his back. Later, after dinner we'll head back out into the Waipoua Forest for a twilight walk, where we'll be joined by local Maori guides. It's a memorable and spiritual experience to witness the greeting of these colossal trees with a spine-tingling waiata (sacred chant). We'll also visit Tane Mahuta (meaning Lord of the Forest), New Zealand's largest known living kauri tree. At a height of 51.2 metres (168 feet), and with a trunk girth of 13.7 metres (45 feet), this silent giant, with ancient limbs, seems to grasp at the stars.
Copthorne Hokianga, Hokianga Harbour (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2 — Te Pouahi Reserve, hike Puketi Forest, Bay of Islands

After breakfast, we’ll board a water taxi to the other side of the Hokianga Harbour to walk the sand dunes at Te Pouahi Reserve. We’ll take some sandboards along too, for those who’re keen to take the fast route down! More than 1000 years ago, Maori warrior chief Kupe and his people were the first to arrive in New Zealand, landing on the shores of Hokianga Harbour. The area was also one of the first points of Maori and European contact. With our sandboarding fix satisfied, we’ll head east across the island to Puketi Forest. This is another fine example of ancient kauri forest, with a rich diversity including some 370 recorded species of plants, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. Later, we’ll head to ‘the Jewel of the Bay of Islands’, Paihia, a bustling seaside town with golden sand beaches.
Paihia Lodgings, Paihia (All meals)

Day 3 — Hike Cape Brett, visit Ruapekapeka Pã site

This morning, we’ll take a water taxi from Paihia out to Deep Water Cove for a ridgeline hike to Cape Brett through the Manawahuna Scenic Reserve. On route, you’ll experience the Bay of Islands from the ridge tops and get magnificent views. This is a 3-4 hour hike with rewarding views of the Bay of Islands the entire way - you may even see dolphins and seals from your vantage point high up on the cliffs. The mountains that we’re crossing are very important to the local Iwi (Maori tribe). The mountain “Rakaumangamanga” is one point of the Polynesian Triangle - Hawaii and Rapanui are the other 2. If you’re not feeling up to the hike, have a chat to our guides and they can arrange an alternative boat trip around the Bay of Islands. Later, we’ll be picked up at Cape Brett, again by water taxi for the scenic cruise back to Paihia. This afternoon, we’ll head south and inland to Ruapekapeka. The Ruapekapeka Pã was the site of the final battle in the ‘War of the North’, fought between British colonial forces and northern Maori, and this is where the British first experienced trench warfare. This Pã is widely recognised as one of the most significant historical sites in New Zealand.
Pacific Rendezvous, Tutukaka (All meals)

Day 4 — Cruise Poor Knights Islands, snorkel or kayak

After breakfast, we’ll head out for an early morning walk before boarding a purpose-built boat for a cruise to the Poor Knights Islands. This small cluster of islets is home to a wealth of biodiversity both above and below the water. While you head across from the mainland, keep your eyes peeled for flocks of petrels, shearwaters and gannets – many of these shorebirds nest almost exclusively on the islands you’ll be visiting. The Poor Knights is the second oldest marine reserve in New Zealand, and the sub-tropical environment is now an important conservation area for many species of marine-life. Whales, dolphins and orca can often be spotted, as well as a myriad of fish species that constantly trawl the reserve. You’ll visit the world’s largest sea cave, and hear all about the islands’ history including their occupation by ancient Maori. Our guides will then give you the chance to explore under your own steam, by providing you with either a snorkel and mask, or a kayak. If you’re a keen scuba diver, there’s an option to upgrade to diving for an additional fee, including all the necessary gear. This option must be pre-arranged, so please let the team know well before-hand.
Pacific Rendezvous, Tutukaka (All meals)

Day 5 — Hike Northland coastline

This morning, we’ll follow the coastal road as it winds its way south alongside tree-lined white sand beaches to Waipu, a quaint village with strong Scottish heritage dating back to the 1850s. Then we’ll make our way to Mangawhai Heads for one of the finest coastal cliff top walks in the country. The walk offers glorious views of the Northland coastline, passing through shady bush and beneath giant old pohutukawa trees, and then returns along the beach. After lunch, we’ll continue south from Mangawhai Heads towards the city of Auckland.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland (Breakfast, Lunch)

If you're short on time, this is where the first 5-day 'Kauri' trip finishes.

Day 6 — Free day in Auckland

Known as the city of sails, Auckland sprawls over a narrow isthmus between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours. Close to a third of New Zealand’s population is settled in this area, and it’s home to the largest Polynesian community in the world. Its vibrant, multi-cultural feel makes for a great city experience. Most of Auckland’s activities and attractions are within half an hour of the central city. Take in the spectacular views from natural and man-made landmarks - the region is home to 48 volcanic cones, many of which provide excellent viewing points. Rangitoto Island is arguably Auckland’s most iconic natural landmark, with its distinctive symmetrical cone and easy access just off the coast. At 328 metres (1076 feet), the Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand offering views for up to 80 kilometres (50 miles) in every direction. For movie enthusiasts, take the day to visit The Shire in Middle Earth, the ultra-realistic fantasy setting for ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of The Rings’ movie trilogies. Your guides will happily share their favourite haunts and point you in the right direction for your free day today.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland (No meals included)

Day 7 — Visit Te Aroha, hike to Wairere Waterfall

If you're short on time, this is where the last 5-day 'Kauri' trip starts

We’ll pick you up from your hotel and, leaving the city behind us, drive south to the township of Te Aroha. The town is one of the country’s top tourist spots, celebrated for its naturally hot soda waters and Mokena geyser. Today’s hike winds its way amongst tree roots and mossy rocks, and across several bridged river crossings to a lookout platform at the base of the Wairere Falls on the Okauia fault line. Afterwards we’ll drive to Rotorua, considered the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture and the spiritual home of New Zealand’s tangata whenua (original people of the land).

Cedarwood Lakeside Resort, Rotorua (All meals - please note, breakfast not included for those people starting the 5-day trip today)

Day 8 — Mountain bike Whakarewarewa Forest, visit Te Puia

This morning, we’ll head out to cycle the trails of Whakarewarewa Forest. The cycling in the forest is a real highlight on the ‘Kauri’ trip and we have options to suit all abilities. If you prefer not to cycle, you can stay and soak in the local mineral spas, or explore Rotorua. After a picnic lunch in the forest, we’ll visit Te Puia which is famed for the Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley – a place of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and impressive geysers. Tonight you’ll enjoy a cultural performance by members of the Te Arawa tribe and share a traditional feast. A hangi, as it’s known, is prepared by wrapping food and burying it in the earth to cook over hot stones. This healthy cooking method is similar to steaming and imparts a wonderful flavour.
Cedarwood Lakeside Resort, Rotorua (All meals)

Day 9 — Hike Rainbow Mountain, hike to Huka Falls

We head south out of Rotorua today to hike Rainbow Mountain, aptly named due to the unusual colour of the soil. We’ll head up through native forest past an impressive crater lake for panoramic views over the volcanic plateau. Then after lunch, we’ll follow the track along New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, for a spectacular view of Huka Falls and maybe a dip in some natural hot springs. Travelling further south, we follow the shores of Lake Taupo, an enormous volcanic cauldera and the site of the world’s largest eruption in the last 70,000 years. We’ll stay on the banks of the Tongariro River, New Zealand’s most famous trout fishing river.
Creel Lodge, Turangi (All meals)

Day 10 — Hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing, soak in hot pools

Just south of Turangi are three massive volcanoes (Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu) – located in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s oldest national park and the fifth oldest in the world. Here you’ll have the opportunity to walk what is considered the best mountain day hike in the country, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. This full-day hike is challenging and unforgettable – the rewards are definitely worth the effort! The trail takes you through arid volcanic terrain that includes emerald lakes, cold mountain springs, lava flows, active craters and steam vents – it’s unlike anything else in New Zealand. If you prefer, there’s an easier hike available at the base of Mount Ruapehu, the highest active volcano in New Zealand. Tonight, you can bathe in some natural thermal springs before having a celebratory dinner for our last night together.

Creel Lodge, Turangi (All meals)

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in winter (from May until September)
Whilst eye-catching, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a more challenging hike in winter, with alpine conditions such as snow and ice. If the weather isn’t suitable for the crossing, or you’d prefer to do a hike at lower elevation (away from the snow and ice!), we have a fantastic couple of hikes up our sleeve, to Taranaki Falls and Silica Rapids. Both of these hikes showcase a variety of flora from native beech forest to sub-alpine shrublands, each culminating with a spectacular view; Taranaki Falls is 20 metres (65 feet) high and Silica Rapids has water cascading down a series of creamy white terraces. For those that are keen, and if the weather is suitable, you can still choose to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with a local specialist guide. We’ll provide you with all the necessary gear such as crampons, ice axes and a helmet.

Day 11 — Visit Waitomo Caves, depart for home

For our last day together, we’ll head to the spectacular Waitomo Caves for a morning of caving. If you prefer, you can take a walk through Ruakuri cave to learn more about the geological significance of the area. For those keen, you’ll head down to explore an underground cave system. You’ll be fitted with a wetsuit, helmet, headlamp and rubber tube in order to float down a subterranean stream, slide down waterfalls and at one point, switch off your headlamp to check out the incredible glowworms that live on the limestone ceiling of the cave. After a shower and some hot soup, we’ll head back to Auckland where your ‘Kauri’ trip finishes. We’ll have you at the airport in time to catch evening flights back home, or down south for one of our South Island trips.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

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Useful Info

No Forced Single Supplement:

Most other travel companies charge all solo travellers a single supplement fee. We don't! When it comes to accommodation, our trip fares are based on a twin-share rate, which means we'll match you up with another person of the same gender to share a room with. If there's no one suitable to share with, there's no forced single supplement! Having said that, if you specifically request your own room, you can opt to pay the additional single supplement fee.

Trip Start:

On the first day of the trip we can either pick you up from the Auckland airport (AKL) at 9am or the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland central at 9.45am. If you're joining us for the last five days, we can either pick you up from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland central at 8.15am or the Auckland airport at 9am.

Trip End:

On the last day of the trip we'll drop you back at Auckland airport, or anywhere in central Auckland in the late afternoon/early evening.

Recommended flights:

Arrival: If you're flying in on the first day of the trip, we recommend arriving in Auckland by 7am (international terminal) or 8am (domestic terminal) on Tuesday.

Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Auckland any time after 7pm. If you are considering alternative flight times, please check with us. International flights from Auckland usually leave in the evening, so if you're heading back to North America, you'll get home some time on Friday, even though you left on Friday evening! Flights back to Europe, of course, take a little longer.

Fitness:

The 'Kauri' suits people of a wide range of fitness levels and outdoor experience. If you keep reasonably active and like to give things a go, you're likely to enjoy the activities much more. Typically, activities on the 'Kauri' trip range between two and five hours to complete. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike can take a little longer, though there are shorter alternatives available. Please call us to talk about the best option for you.

Reviews

  • Amazing

    “This was an amazing trip. More than I ever thought it would be. Jackie and Maddie were fantastic and knowledgeable guides. They made the trip very enjoyable. Will recommend this trip and Active Adventures to my friends. Loved every minute of it.”
    Mary Wcisel – Indiana, United StatesAugust 2018
  • Discovering the North Island

    “My family's trip was everything it promised to be... plus more! Jackie and Maddi were excellent tour guides, and made us feel so welcome in New Zealand. If you are looking for an adventure that will educate you about New Zealand's past... both historically and geographically - this is the journey for you!”
    Greg Deffenbaugh – Colorado, United StatesJuly 2018
  • Best Trip Ever!

    “On our Active Trip we were surrounded by beauty. From our guides to the scenic countryside everything was relaxed and accommodating. We loved the variety of activities from hiking and biking to floating in the underground caves. Meals were healthy and delicious prepared by our lovely guide. I definitely want to visit again and get to know the South Island!”
    Tricia Timmons – Washington, United StatesJuly 2018
  • Incredible!

    “I absolutely love Active. My husband and I have always wanted to visit New Zealand, but were only able to travel in June. We decided to go even though it would be cold, and potentially wet. Yes, it was BOTH, but it was worth it! (Especially with some merino long underwear...haha.) Beautiful place, phenomenal hikes and adventures, amazing culture, and delicious food. Our guides were awesome. When can I come back??? ”
    Donalyn Ruiz – California, United StatesJuly 2018
  • Awesome North Island Adventure

    “We had an awesome time with Active Adventures on the Kauri North Island trip with our tour guide Andy. An excellent variety of hikes, water activities, and mountain biking with a backdrop of fantastic ocean, forest, and mountain scenery. The accommodations and meals were great. But best of all was our experienced guide Andy who led the hikes, provided the right dose of New Zealand history and culture while driving us from one adventure to the next, and cooked us great meals. Well done! ”
    Michael Wellons – New Jersey, United StatesMay 2018
  • Kauri February 2018

    “A Great trip! Despite unseasonably high levels of rainfall, Andy always had a Plan B, which was greatly enjoyed. Together with Jo's great culinary skills, this was a memorable adventure.”
    George Wark – Ontario, CanadaJune 2018
  • Yes to the North Island of New Zealand

    “About 7 years ago I spent over a month in the South Island and always planned on hiking in the North Island. This was the year. Active Adventures helped to make it a special trip, one that I will never forget. The hikes, other activities, accommodations, guides were excellent.”
    Kathy Gallo – Illinois, United StatesApril 2018
  • Wonderful North Island Trip

    “We had a great time on the North Island. Some great activities and very good guides.”
    Bob Goeltz – Missouri, United StatesApril 2018
  • Sun in the North

    “A wonderful 5 days travelling around the ocean-hugging North. New activities (namely sandboarding and snorkelling) were a hit and the inclusion of a Maori cultural element was most appreciated.”
    Peter McWhinney – Queensland, AustraliaMarch 2018
  • Excellent introduction to the North Island!

    “Excellent introduction to the North Island! Andy and Jo couldn't have been better!”
    Ed Zerambo – Arizona, United StatesMarch 2018
  • Thanks

    “We highly recommend Active Adventures; they do a terrific job.”
    Dan McCool – Utah, United StatesMarch 2018
  • Beautiful North Island

    “Great way to taste everything the North Island has to offer, from sandy beaches in the North to majestic Kauri trees, to Maori customs, to scenic coastal trails, to active geysers, to hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, to glow worm caves! Personable guides, homemade meals and small group size made the trip even more enjoyable.”
    Jean Van Der Lee – Alberta, CanadaMarch 2018
  • 'Kauri' New Zealand

    “The accommodations were great. I was the only vegetarian on the trip and the guides, Natalie and Jasmine, modified things quite well. We had a fun group, the Kiwis were friendly, kind and anxious to ensure we had everything we needed. Tongariro Crossing and Waitomo Caves were the highlights of the trip. I wished we could have mountain biked more to explore the trails, redwood forests and native lands.”
    Susan Yasuhara – Colorado, United StatesMarch 2018
  • A Quick Sampling of the North Island

    “The last 5 days of the Kauri trip gave us a sampling of New Zealand's North Island (hikes, waterfalls, geysers and caverns) and Maori culture, arts and crafts.”
    Susan Voigt – Virginia, United StatesFebruary 2018
  • The Long Awaited Trip

    “I could not have had a better New Zealand tour group than Active Adventures. Not only did I get to see beautiful locations in the North Island, but I also got to hike stunning trails and learn about Kiwi culture. My guides were terrific...and great cooks too. As one who has lived with Celiac for close to 10 years, I was blown away at how easily the guides were able to provide delicious gluten free meals...that was a small treat. I will definitely be returning to complete the second half of the Kauri trip! ”
    Megan McDermott – Pennsylvania, United StatesFebruary 2018
  • Amazing hike across Tongariro!

    “Best hike across the Tongariro! The trip itself was very well planned. Andy and Jo are two wonderful guides, who are both knowledgable and cheerful.”
    Bingli Mo – California, United StatesJanuary 2018
  • North Island - Kauri

    “From the first day to the last, I have enjoyed travelling through the North Island with our fantastic guides Jo and Andy. Rain or shine there was always an interesting hike to go to, or a point of view worth stopping at and they know them all. The landscaping of NZ is fabulous in many areas and I liked the fact that we went out of the major tourist attraction points. Andy, excellent driver, is also an encyclopedia of information and such a good narrator he makes the long road trips fill shorter and very pleasant. Jo the mermaid is an excellent cook who enjoyed preparing meals for kings even in restrictive facilities. I enjoyed the fact that we could participate in a good variety of activities as we were hoping to. We felt secure at all times, we learned a lot about the Maori nation and their influence on the actual NZ.
    A very informative and pleasant trip overall, with excellent guides who adapt easily to any group of people or situations they have to deal with. Two tums up, I will definitely recommend this adventure to anyone who enjoys nature and culture out of their comfort zone. ”
    Claude Remy – Ontario, CanadaDecember 2017
  • Excellent way to see New Zealand

    “My husband and I went on the Kauri trip in November 2017. This trip had been on our bucket list for a while and we decided to go with Active Adventures as they were offering the type of travel and activities we wanted to do in New Zealand. Our two awesome guides, Andy (encyclopedia of knowledge) and Jo (excellent cook) made us feel at home and have shown us the beautiful country of NZ while ensuring everyone had fun. We had an amazing time on the North Island and I highly recommend this trip if you enjoy outdoor activities.”
    Claire Barrette-Remy – Ontario, CanadaDecember 2017
  • Kauri

    “We had an amazing time and saw some wonderful scenery. Andy and Jo looked after us really well, they were awesome. Perfect hosts.”
    David Hallas – West Yorkshire, United KingdomNovember 2017
  • Great Time and a Wonderful Trip!

    “New Zealand is beautiful and there is no better way to see it than on an Active Adventures trip. The activities, the views, the guides, the food and the camaraderie make it special!”
    Dave Stockert – Georgia, United StatesJuly 2017
  • Smorgasbord.

    “A great way to explore the North Island and get a taste of different activities.”
    Ineke van Hasselt – British Columbia, CanadaMay 2017
  • Even Cyclone Cook couldn't dampen our fun

    “I hopped onto the last half of the Kauri after two weeks on the South Island in the Rimu adventure. It just so happened that we had a cyclone hit the island that week, so everything was very wet, to say the least. But everything still worked out okay! We still did lots of hiking in the rain, which was fun in itself. The views were not the same as they would be on a clear day, but different doesn't mean bad. They were unique, and there were a lot of rainbows thanks to the water. We even did the mountain biking in the downpour, which was hilariously muddy and still a lot of fun. Overall, the people were good, the guides were excellent, the food was fantastic, and the trip was terrific.”
    Janine Carbone – New Hampshire, United StatesApril 2017
  • Beautiful scenery with some Maori culture too

    “We wanted to see some of the North Island in addition to our Tui trip so we tacked on the last five days of the Kauri trip. What an excellent tour! Tongariro Crossing wins for best hike/activity of the Kauri trip! Almost a month later and I still look at pictures from that hike every day!”
    David Pape – Virginia, United StatesApril 2017
  • “Great trip with fun and knowledgable guides. Accommodations and food were great.






    David Brodie – Washington, United StatesApril 2017
  • “We saw some truly amazing sights which included the stunning Kauri trees. We were fortunate to see the Father at dusk and it seemed even more impressive as the sun was setting. The whole trip was a real experience and certainly challenged us! Lots of really worthwhile hikes including the fabulous Alpine crossing. That IS something people who consider themselves hikers should do (even if moaning and groaning along the way!) ”
    Lorna Miles – California, United StatesApril 2017
  • Kauri Feb 21-Mar 3

    “The scenery and the activities were great. Our guides were terrific. I so appreciated Phil's obvious love of the country, and his tutelage in the pronunciation of the Maori names of the places we saw. Ashleigh was so attentive and thoughtful, and a GREAT cook! Her athleticism was inspiring too. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing was a fitting finale to an all around excellent introduction to the North Island. Spectacularly varied landscapes and colors.”
    Lisa O'Donnell – Massachusetts, United StatesMarch 2017
  • Well done, Andy & Jo

    “Many thanks to Andy and Jo, guides to our 2nd half of the Kauri trip. The hiking was outstanding, and the varied other activities just made this trip that more special. ”
    Ted Jackson – Tennessee, United StatesMarch 2017
  • Kauri

    “Overall thought this trip was better than anticipated. There is so much emphasis
    on the South Island from trip brochures that it downgrades the North's offerings.

    Jo:
    Very professional, very organized, always has a smile (a beautiful one at that!)
    For some reason has a calming influence on just about any situation. Understand she is a long term Active employee and does a great job.

    Phil:
    His knowledge alone is worth the price of admission. Having taken some
    other day guides and the like, I would be hard pressed to find someone
    who knows their region better. He took us to a couple of spots off grid we really enjoyed. Strong, with a temperament that makes you think he is always
    worrying and planning for the group, he is very good.

    Overall Jo and Phil made a good team that we really enjoyed.
    Eric Henstridge – Manitoba, CanadaFebruary 2017
  • Kauri

    “What an amazing introduction to the North Island. Every day was unique - starting with the hiking and boogie boarding on the sand dunes to seeing a kiwi released was exceptional. Walking through the rain forest and seeing the phenomenal kauri trees are memories we will treasure forever!”
    Ben Thorlakson – Alberta, CanadaJanuary 2017
  • Kauri Dec 26 2016 (second half)

    “We joined the trip during its second half. Full of interesting activities, and the final hike was the highlight.”
    Peter Chang – New Mexico, United StatesJanuary 2017
  • Kauri Trip

    “The last 5 days gave us a good flavor of the North Island, its culture and geothermal/volcanic activity of the island.”
    Cauleen Svanda – New Mexico, United StatesJanuary 2017
  • Last 5 Days Kauri

    “So much packed into just a few days. From walking to tops of (several!) mountains to floating through underground tunnels, plus geothermal springs and Maori culture. A whirlwind central North Island adventure! ”
    Matthew Gonser – Hawaii, United StatesJanuary 2017
  • 5 day Kauri Trip

    “Tongariro Alpine Crossing was the best hike of my life! ”
    Grace Zheng – Hawaii, United StatesJanuary 2017
  • Wonderful trip!!!!

    “This was a great trip! Well organized and well planned. Our guides did a great job of trying to accomodate everyone. This trip has a nice diversity of experiences and I really enojoyed that about this trip. I liked the variety in outdoor activites as well as the cultural elements and connections with the local and native people. ”
    Elizabeth Horton – Ohio, United StatesDecember 2016
  • beautiful people, trees and culture

    “We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Maori culture, and especially appreciated the kauri tree tour from the Maori guide. The hiking and trip was adventurous and exciting.”
    Bob Emley – Iowa, United StatesOctober 2016
  • Perfect way to see the north island

    “had a really good time. Guides were very professional and met all our needs”
    Sai Krishna Gangavalli – Texas, United StatesJuly 2016
  • Great trip

    “The North Island had a little more variety than the South Island, which I enjoyed. Both trips were excellent.”
    Armando Smithee – Texas, United StatesApril 2016
  • Beautiful North Island

    “We spent one week traveling around the North Island with Active Adventures. The tour was focused on the Maori culture and the incredible ancient forests. The tour took us to places that we never would have found on our own.”
    Lu Johnson – Iowa, United StatesApril 2016
  • Good complement to the Rimu!

    “Traveling half way around the world to participate in the Rimu (South Island), we wanted to see the North Island, too. The 11-day Kauri truly addressed that desire and helped us better understand the culture and history of New Zealand.”
    Pam Taylor – Texas, United StatesApril 2016
  • A north island adventure!

    “The north island has a beauty that is different than the south, and of course Active Adventures puts you in the middle of it for a great experience. Highlights include the Tongariro Crossing, black water rafting in the Waitomo caves, and hot springs. One regret is that I took part only in the 5-day Kauri instead of the 11 day trip.”
    Paul Markworth – Oregon, United StatesApril 2016
  • Kauri March 2016

    “Another excellent trip with Active! Carefully thought out and executed with a healthy sprinkling of fun!”
    Joanna Clarke – Alberta, CanadaMarch 2016
  • “I was on the last 5 days of the trip and having Andrew and Claire as leaders were great. When I wasn't feeling well I really appreciated Andrew and Claire staying with us hikers that were bringing up the rear on the Tongariro Crossing hike. Again, we had a lot of rain, but Andrew and Claire made the trip enjoyable.”
    Mary Beth Scheffel – Michigan, United StatesMarch 2016
  • Awesome Action Packed Adventure

    “Hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking in an "outdoor museum"! Absolutely an unreal trip of a lifetime!”
    Isaac Daugherty – Minnesota, United StatesMarch 2016
  • A good time

    “The Kauri trip (pronounced Corey, right?) was truly enjoyable. The Active Adventures crew shared their enthusiasm throughout and many of the places we visited were spectacular and memorable. I did the whole eleven day trip and would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in exploring a good variety of the North Island and getting a feel for the Maori culture.”
    Drew Greenland – Connecticut, United StatesMarch 2016
  • Kauri

    “Kauri was an excellent trip - and provided a wonderful snapshot of life on the North Island. I only participated in the second half, as an "add-on" to the Rimu trip to the South Island. This combination worked very nicely, and provided a snapshot of both islands.

    The hiking - particularly the Tongariro Alpine Crossing - was wonderful. I loved Lake Taupo - so beautiful, and I swapped a visit to the mineral spa (Polynesian Spa) in Rotorua, for the bicycling (was incubating a cold, and it was raining), and can't recommend the spa more, if you're up for a break from more active events. Loved the two places where we stayed - Cedarwood Lakeside and Creel Lodge - absolutely charming and loved the chance to stay two nights in each. Wonderful trip!”
    Gail Janes – DC, United StatesMarch 2016
  • My peg leg adventure.

    “This was a great trip, well planned and organized. I was injured from the Rimu loop so it was hard for me to keep up with all the activities, not Active's fault, just getting older.”
    Scott Woodward – Washington, United StatesMarch 2016
  • Arron's Review

    “We enjoyed our time with Active from the first introduction to our guides, the other guests and throughout every tour and fantastic site. ”
    Arron Tschida – California, United StatesFebruary 2016
  • Kauri January 16

    “Amelia and Klara were wonderful hosts and extremely well organised. I enjoyed the walking and boat trips especially the day at Poor Knights Islands. They made my birthday very special with stunning accommodation and a lovely meal and cake. The girls were great and made our trip very memorable.”
    Gaynor Waterman – West Sussex, United KingdomFebruary 2016
  • Kauri Jan 16

    “Our Leaders, Amelia and Klara, were terrific throughout. Very knowledgeable, personable and good fun. They are a great advert for the company. The walking and boat trips were well organised and led, providing the group with a great time.”
    David Daniels – West Sussex, United KingdomFebruary 2016
  • “I had a fabulous time on the Active Adventures trip! The staff was knowledgeable, fun, friendly and very funny. I liked the way they catered to my needs - speeding up when I was cold, moderating the pace when I was winded - and they did it in a subtle and supporting way. Since I only did the North Island, I must come back and see the South island. And I would be thrilled to do it with Active Adventures. ”
    Peg Videtta – California, United StatesFebruary 2016
  • second half of Kauri trip

    “To be honest, there is no way to compare the two trips I took. South island activities blew me away, not to mention the pristine wonder of the land.
    I tell everyone go to south island, spend your time there!
    Aukland on north island was fun and the caving experience with glow worms was thrilling and magical. Due to poor weather we were unable to hike the pass...a lost day unless you chose to go for a little hike in pouring rain.”
    Grae Garl – New Hampshire, United StatesApril 2016

Why travel with Active Adventures?

Legendary Kiwi Hospitality

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

Expert LOCAL Guides & Trip Leaders

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

Everything is Included

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

A Sense of Achievement

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

Small Groups

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

Diverse Experiences

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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