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Stray Journeys - 6 Day Beetham (Auck-Auck)(NH6)

6 DAY BEST SIGHTS OF THE NORTH Fixed itinerary through New Zealand 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Experienced tour guide, accommodation transfers, accommodation, meals as indicated, cultural experience with traditional hangi meal, interactive cultural performance and exclusive story telling, 4WD bush safari / eco-wilderness farm tour, Te Papa Museum. Breakfast (5), dinner (4).

WHAT TO BRING

Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, hat and sunscreen, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel and toiletries, warm clothing and waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.

Note:

  • Upgrade accommodation is excluded in Hahei.
  • Standard accommodation is 6-share in Whakahoro.
  • Tours should be reconfirmed at least 48 hours in advance by calling +64 9 526 2140.
  • Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small day pack.

BEETHAM Tour (NH6)

North Island Stray Journeys Itinerary

 

Start: Auckland

Finish: Auckland

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

 

Day 1:                       Auckland to Hahei (Coromandel)

 

Nau mai, haere mai (welcome)!  Your journey kicks off from New Zealand’s largest city Auckland heading southeast, stopping for a walk to the famous Cathedral Cove.  Accessible only by foot or boat, you’ll discover some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery and stunning views in this beautiful coastal spot. Cathedral Cove is a ‘must see’ on the Coromandel Peninsula.

 

Afterwards we’ll drive to Hot Water Beach, a unique surf beach where you dig a hole in the sand and sit in your own personal spa pool (tide dependent).  In the afternoon there will be time for a kayaking tour (own expense) before we feast on a delicious BBQ for dinner. (D)

 

Accommodation included: Comfortable beachside accommodation

Activities included: Walk to Cathedral Cove, dig a hole at Hot Water Beach

Optional activities: Cathedral Cove Kayaks

 

Day 2:            Hahei to Rotorua

 

Today we head for Rotorua, arriving around midday, to discover an area well-known for its Maori heritage, adventure and geothermal activity.  Here you will get the chance to do some great optional activities, such as a visit to Hobbiton.

 

This evening you will be welcomed into the authentic Tamaki Maori Village, where you will discover Maori art, ancient rituals and traditions.  Tonight we dine on a delicious hangi (Maori feast), enjoy an interactive cultural performance and the company of our Maori hosts. (B,D)


Accommodation included: Central city lodge

Activities included: Cultural experience with traditional hangi meal, Kapa Haka (Maori song and dance) and interactive cultural performance

Optional activities: Visit Hobbiton, white water rafting, Zorbing, the luge

 

Day 3:                        Rotorua to Whakahoro

 

We start the day by visiting some bubbling mud pools before stopping at the powerful Huka Falls, NZ’s most photographed natural attraction. Our destination today the most remote parts of the North Island by road. We’re heading for the award winning Blue Duck Station in Whakahoro, a 5,200 acre high country farm that is both a working sheep and beef station and an environmental conservation leader. This afternoon you get the opportunity to take part in a 4WD Bush Safari and farm adventure, where you’ll explore this vast land and the New Zealand native bush, discover the remains of an unbelievable local history, and learn about the farm’s conservation efforts.  Your dinner is all cooked using local produce. (B,D)

 

Accommodation included: Remote country station lodge

Activities included: Visit Huka Falls, 4WD eco-wilderness farm adventure

 

Day 4:            Whakahoro to National Park

 

Today we make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tongariro National Park, where you’ll get the chance to do what is rated as one of the world’s best one day walks, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Trek through dramatic natural scenery, past volcanic peaks, vast craters and stunning turquoise lakes on one of the most spectacular treks in New Zealand. Alternatively you can go on one the shorter walks around this volcanic region or visit the Volcanic Centre Museum (own expense). (B,D)

 

Accommodation included: Alpine lodge

Activities included: Tongariro Alpine Crossing and transfers, or Taranaki Falls walk and Tawhai Falls (Gollum’s Pool)

 

Day 5:            National Park to Wellington

 

We depart early to arrive into Wellington around midday. Get a taste of ‘Wellywood’ when you head out to the world famous Weta Workshop for an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the studio responsible for blockbuster films such as The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and Avatar. Wellington is known as the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ thanks to Lonely Planet, and it’s a great place to check out the lively arts, shopping, craft beer and café culture scenes. As New Zealand’s capital city, it is home to New Zealand’s parliament and the iconic Beehive government building. We recommend wandering down Oriental Parade, visiting Te Papa National Museum or the botanical gardens. (B)

 

Accommodation included: Central city hostel

Activities included: Weta Workshop tour

 

Day 6:            Wellington to Auckland

 

Today is an express day, via National Park back to New Zealand’s largest city Auckland.  We stop along the way for photo opportunities and have lunch in National Park town, before heading back to Auckland for a late afternoon arrival. We hope you had a blast on your New Zealand journey! (B)

 

What’s Included

+ Experienced tour guide

+ Meals and touring as indicated

+ Multi-share accommodation (or upgrade to twin/double/single)

 

Activities Included

+ Walk to Cathedral Cove

+ Hot Water Beach

+ Maori cultural experience, including traditional hangi meal and interactive performance

+ Huka Falls

+ 4WD eco-wilderness farm adventure

+ Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park

+ Weta Workshop tour

 

What to Bring

+ Sturdy walking shoes/boots

+ Bathers/towel

+ Hat & sunscreen

+ Motion sickness tablets

+ Water bottle

+ Toiletries

+ Warm clothing

+ Waterproof jacket

+ Insect repellent

+ Camera

 

Note:

  • ^Upgrade accommodation is excluded in Hahei.
  • *Standard accommodation is 6-share in Whakahoro.
  • Tours should be reconfirmed at least 48 hours in advance by calling +64 9 526 2140.
  • Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small day pack.

**PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO MORE UPGRADES AVAILABLE FOR DEPARTURE 4TH OCTOBER**

***Upgrades are not available in January and February and on request only after this period***

DEPARTURE DATES

The tour is scheduled to depart every Tuesday from 7 October 2015 - 3 May 16 and 4 Oct 16 - 2 May 17

When booking please provide your requested departure date.

Departure pick-up time will be approximately 7:30am. The exact time of pick up from your Auckland accommodation will be confirmed with you.

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