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4 Day Far North Escape: New Zealand

Rich in culture and steeped in history, this Far North Escape tour will take you to some of the very best parts of Northland
Auckland, New Zealand
Duration
Duration
4 Days 3 Nights
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
12
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
18 +
Meals
Meals
Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Auckland

What's Included

  • Get up to $100 cash back per person when you book with us
  • Enjoy a private sunset cruise while taking in the Bay of Islands’ sights and sounds 

  • Beach day at Matauri Bay with a short hiking opportunity to see the stunning coastline

  • Explore thenightlife of Paihia with your new crew

  • Sunday relaxation at the gorgeous Kai Iwi Lakes for a freshwater dip

  • Push yourself at the giant Te Paki sand dunes for some sandboarding

  • Experience Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga)

  • Pass by the birthplace of NZ, the magical Hokianga

  • Visit the largest Kauri tree in NZ ‘Tane Mahuta’ 

  • Experience the breathtaking drive through the Waipoua forest

  • Delicious meals provided: All breakfasts, 2 x dinners and 1 x lunch

  • Accommodation across all three nights 

  • Tour is designed for 18 - 35s 

What to Expect

Described as 'simply stunning', Northland is rich in culture and steeped in history - and this Far North Escape tour will take you to some of the very best parts!

 

Everyone from solo travelers to couples and small groups of friends are welcome, so join your new group of mates and enjoy sharing the outdoors sailing, sandboarding, swimming, and more together. Spots sell out quickly, so book now to avoid disappointment!

 

Where we visit

 

Day 1: Auckland - Waipu - Paihia

After your meet and greet in Auckland, head north towards Waipu for lunch via a beautiful section of coastline only a stone’s throw from the city of sails. Stop at Mcleod’s Brewery and Pizza Barn for lunch, then continue on the way to the Bay of Islands. On arrival at your accommodation in Paihia, you will be given time to settle in and get changed before embarking on an exclusive evening sailing trip around the surrounding bays. With a chartered boat just for your group, this is the perfect opportunity to share a drink and get to know your fellow road-trippers. After the sailing trip, head back to the accommodation where your guides will prepare a delicious dinner for you to wrap up the day. You will also have the opportunity to experience the Paihia nightlife with your crew.

 

Day 2: Paihia - Matauri Bay - Henderson Bay

You’ll start the day in the beautiful coastal town of Paihia before the guides prepare a tasty continental breakfast. The tour will then set off by winding the way up the east coast to explore some stunning beaches and short walks. You'll then stop at one of, if not the best, fish and chip shops in the country (a bold claim, so you’ll have to try for yourself!) for lunch. You'll then continue into the far north, heading for the classic Kiwi beach that the tour has to privately for the evening. There is time to wander down and relax on the pink sand beach the property backs onto or continue along the coastal walkway to stroll the long, golden sands of Henderson Bay. Be sure to be back in time for dinner as your guides will be cooking up a feed on the barbecue!

 

Day 3: Henderson Bay - Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga) - Ahipara

Start Day 3 slightly later than the day before, to allow time for a sleep in and a cooked breakfast. Afterwards, head straight for Te Rerenga Wairua, where your guides explain the cultural significance of the northernmost tip of Aotearoa. Check out the famous lighthouse and allow some time to take in the beauty and magic of this special place. Your guides will prepare lunch for you before you head to the giant Te Paki sand dunes for some sandboarding! You will work up a sweat climbing and sliding down the sand dunes, so enjoy an essential stop for real fruit ice cream before continuing to your accommodation at the southern end of 90 Mile Beach. You may be lucky enough to witness a west coast sunset while your guides prepare the final dinner of the trip.

 

Day 4: Ahipara - Waipoua Forest - Auckland

Start your day right with an optional add on sunrise surf lesson on the famous 90-mile beach where you’ll be looked after by qualified surf instructors. After this incredible experience, the tour will head back for breakfast then cruise back in time to board a car ferry that crosses the sleepy waters of the Hokianga Harbour. This little-known area was the birthplace of New Zealand, and here you will learn about the incredible history from your guides on our way to lunch. Depending on weather and group energy levels, there is an opportunity to stop at Kai Iwi lakes, before making the final leg of the journey back to Auckland.

 

Departure info

9am: Meet at Haka Lodge Auckland, 373 Karangahape Rd, Auckland CBD

Frequently Asked Questions

Day 1

Accommodation: Dorm share

Included activities: 2hr exclusive yacht sailing charter around the Bay of Islands

 

Day 2

Accommodation: Dorm share

Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Included activities: Beach day at Matauri Bay

 

Day 3

Accommodation: Dorm share

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Included activities: Visit Cape Reinga, sandboarding on the Te Paki dunes

 

Day 4

Accommodation: Dorm share

Included meals: Breakfast

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We ask that you only bring 2 bags: 1 medium-sized one for your clothes and general belongings, and 1 small day bag to keep with you on the bus. You are entitled to have one piece of main luggage weighing no more than 23kg and one day pack weighing no more than 7kg.

New Zealand weather can be unpredictable, so make sure you bring swimwear and a towel, as well as warm clothes and a rain jacket

All bedding is provided, but you can bring your favourite pillow if you like

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2022 Dates

  • 30th October – 2nd November
  • 20th November – 23rd November
  • 11th December – 14th December

2023 Dates

  • 8th January – 11th January
  • 29th January – 1st February
  • 19th February – 22nd February
  • 12th March – 15th March
  • 2nd April – 5th April
  • 23rd April – 26th April
  • 14th May – 17th May
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Terms & Conditions:

  • Flights to Auckland are not included
  • You must be 18+ years old to book

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations of bookings by you must be made in writing.
  • The Supplier will not regard a booking as cancelled unless an email written notice has been received by The Supplier from you.
  • Cancellation can only be made up to 7 days before the departure of your tour.
  • Once the cancellation is accepted a refund of 80% of the total ticket price (less the 20% deposit) will be paid to you. The refundable portion does not include the non-refundable 20% deposit.
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations within 7 days of the departure date.

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