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9-Day North Island Hop-On Hop-Off Pass
Product Code: 3850-399505

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Valid for 12 months

This bus pass is valid for 12 months upon activation and the below itinerary is only for the minimum number of days available, but you may extend your time in each destination. Accommodation is not included with the pass but your guide can guarantee you a room for the first night at each stop.

OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Unlimated travel through the North Island for 12 months
  • • Flexible travel pass with a recommended travel time of 14 days
  • • Book and pay accommodation and activities as you go
  • • Ride in comfortable wifi-enabled private buses
  • • Explore the bustling waterfront area of Auckland
  • • See glow-worms
  • • Go deep underground at Waitomo Caves
  • • Experience the geothermal activity in Rotorua
  • • Try extreme white water rafting or visit Hobbiton
  • • Hike volcanic plateaus in Tongariro National Park
Tour Code
3850-399505
Duration
9 days
Departure City
Auckland
End City
Auckland
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, UNESCO, Nature, Adventure

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Independent, Guided

No guide will be available except during included excursions/activities/transfers; Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Coromandel

Auckland - Hahei

Hotel: Exclusive accommodation by the waterfront or similar

Haere mai (welcome)!

Begin your flexible journey through New Zealand's North Island as you hop aboard our comfortable bus. This pass we'll take you roundtrip from Auckland on a 6 day journey through the North Island, but you can extend your trip for longer - we recommended 10 days to get the most out of every destination.

First up on our route today is a trip south to the Coromandel Peninsula, passing through the colonial town of Thames. This region is renowned for its natural beauty and pristine swimming beaches, the perfect place to kick back and relax for a couple days.

We’ll get settled into our beachside accommodation in Hahei before heading over to Hot Water Beach (tidal dependent). This is an absolute ‘must do’ experience where you can dig your own natural spa bath in the sand and soak up the Coromandel surrounds.

Tonight you have the option to join a group dinner for a classic Kiwi BBQ.

Tips:
This Pass can start or finish anywhere on this route, however most people start/finish in Auckland.

Accommodation and activities are not included. However, the driver guide will assist you with booking accommodation and activities at every destination - first night at each stop is guaranteed!
Day 02
Hahei

Hahei

Hotel: Exclusive accommodation by the waterfront or similar

Enjoy a full free day to embrace the laid back lifestyle that makes Hahei such a popular NZ holiday destination. Make the most of this special place by taking a scenic walk or kayak to the nearby Cathedral Cove, a paradise-like beach that you might recognize from one of the Narnia films. If you prefer water sports, the coast off Hahei is part of the protected Te-Whanganui-a-Hei Marine Reserve, which is a prime place to go scuba diving, snorkeling or take a glass bottom boat tour.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Raglan

Hahei - Raglan

Hotel: An eco-lodge, near the beach set in native bush or similar

From Hahei we'll make an early departure into the Waikato region, heading towards Raglan. We'll stop along the way to have a little adventure into Bridal Veil Falls, where a short walk through beautiful native bush leads to an impressive cascading waterfall.

From here we'll arrive at the world-renowned surf town of Raglan. There’s no better place to learn to surf; but if you don’t fancy a splash in the waves, the afternoon is free to watch the surfers from the beach or enjoy a bush walk. Chill out or go hard in this arty surf town.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Rotorua

Raglan - Waitomo - Rotorua

Hotel: Comfortable central city hostel or similar

Departing early, our first stop on route to Rotorua is at Waitomo, a small rural town where it’s main attraction is in fact underground. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for a seriously cool caving adventure that will have you wading, climbing, abseiling and tubing through Waitomo’s magnificent cave network.

From here we'll continue on to Rotorua where you have the opportunity to make this a 10/10 day with a visit the world famous Hobbiton Movie Set (own expense). Explore the hills, gardens and houses that were home to Frodo and Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s epic trilogies.

Those not interested in Hobbiton will continue on to Rotorua and be joined by the Hobbiton goers in the early evening.

Day 05
Rotorua

Rotorua - Lake Aniwhenua

Hotel: Scenic lakefront lodge, including afternoon tea, a Hangi dinner and breakfast or similar

We'll depart at midday, leaving the morning free to get involved in one of the many adventure activities on offer in Rotorua. This afternoon our trip takes us further off the beaten track into the remote area of Lake Aniwhenua.

As we drive into the Kaingaroa Forest we will meet up with a respected Maori elder who will guide the group to a sacred archaeological site to view some of NZ’s oldest Maori rock carvings. As we approach the small township we will visit the local Marae (a Maori meeting house), where we will receive a traditional welcome and spend time learning about the Maori’s cultural beliefs, song and dance while sharing some ‘kai’ (afternoon tea).

Tonight while staying in the tranquil oasis of Kohutapu Lodge, you will learn how to cook a traditional ‘Hangi’ (a feast cooked underground). Opt into one of the many activities on offer or simply enjoy a sunset drink at the Taniwha Bar overlooking the lake. You will be both touched and inspired as you learn about the beneficial community program to which travelers are contributing.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Taupo

Lake Aniwhenua - Whakahoro

Hotel: Blue Duck Station or similar

After breakfast we’ll depart to drop lunch packs off at a nearby school as part of an inspiring community project that brightens the lives of local school children (dependent on school timetable and holiday schedule).

Then it’s on to Taupo to visit mighty Huka Falls with the option to plunge from a plane on an adrenaline fueled skydive over NZ’s largest lake! You have the option to hop-off in Taupo and spend more time exploring this lakeside township or continue on to our overnight destination which is regularly rated as one of our #1 stops and you’ll soon see why.

Located in Whakahoro, one of the most remote parts of the North Island, Blue Duck Station is a sprawling 7,200 acre high country farm that is both a working station and an environmental conservation leader. Once you arrive, settle in to learn a little about daily life at Blue Duck, then relax and chill out around an evening fire.

Day 07

Whakahoro

Hotel: Blue Duck Station or similar

Today is yours to fully explore this incredible location. Jump on a 4WD and travel up farm roads, over hilly peaks and through native bush to learn about the station’s interesting settlement history and their current conservation efforts.

Don your cowboy hat and explore the farm by horseback or kayak on the river through bush clad valleys and lush green hills.

Visit the Kaiwhakauka waterfall or assist with the farm’s pest control efforts and bring back tonight’s dinner.

Day 08
Tongariro National Park

Whakahoro - Tongariro National Park

Hotel: Alpine lodge or similar

We’ll be up at the crack of dawn for an early departure to make our way to the UNESCO Dual World Heritage Site, Tongariro National Park.

Today you get the chance to do what is rated as one of the world’s top ten one-day walks and a definite NZ ‘must do’: the epic Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Trek through dramatic natural scenery, past volcanic peaks, vast craters and stunning turquoise lakes on one of the most spectacular walks in New Zealand. The Crossing is open to walk year round (alpine gear and guide are required in winter), but subject to the weather conditions.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
Auckland

National Park - Auckland

This is an express day from National Park back to New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. With an early evening arrival, there’s still time to wander the streets of Auckland, visit the waterfront, do some souvenir shopping and hang out in some of Auckland’s lively cafes and bars. We hope you had a blast on your adventure!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • North Island flexible hop-on hop-off travel pass (valid for up to 12 months from your first day of travel)
  • Comfortable wifi-enabled transport on local operator's private buses
  • Welcome night pre-departure in Auckland to get you started
  • Driver guide to provide invaluable knowledge, support and local insight and to assist with booking accommodation and activities at every destination

Package Excludes

  • Accommodation- Pay as you go with your driver/guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities - Speak to your guide to purchase any activity before you arrive (some come with special rates just for using this pass)
    - Kayaking - Hahei
    - Bike hire - Hahei
    - Glass bottom boat tour - Hahei
    - Seafood cooking class - Hahei - Learn to surf - Raglan
    - Sunset cruise (summer only) - Raglan
    - Dine on fresh fish and chips for dinner - Raglan
    - Waitomo ‘must-do’ caving options or a glow-worm tour
    - Hobbiton Movie Set tour
    - Tamaki Maori Village
    - Rafting - Rotorua
    - Zorbing - Rotorua
    - Ziplining - Rotorua
    - Agroventures - Rotorua
    - Strademark’ overnight experience - Lake Aniwhenua - Rotorua
    - Night eeling - Lake Aniwhenua
    - Flax weaving - Lake Aniwhenua
    - Haka lesson - Lake Aniwhenua
    - Skydiving - Taupo
    - Bungy - Taupo
    - An eco-warrior 4WD tour - Whakahoro
    - A half day horse trek - Whakahoro
    - Clay bird shooting - Whakahoro
    - Kayaking - Whakahoro
    - Jet boating - Whakahoro
    - Pest control - Whakahoro
    - The Tongariro Alpine Crossing
    - Shuttle to Ohakune township
    - Mountain bike Old Coach Road or Fishers Track, skiing/snowboarding (winter only)
    - Skydiving - Auckland
    - Bungy off the bridge - Auckland
    - Walk around or jump off the top of the Sky Tower - Auckland
    - Whale and dolphin safari - Auckland
Special Notes
  • Your pass is valid for up to 12 months from your first day of travel, so hop on and off as many times as you like.
  • It is NOT an A to B bus service! We make stops along the way to show you amazing things, like a beautiful waterfall, short scenic walk, local food tasting or breathtaking views!
  • Cancellation Policy:
    - 7 days prior to departure date: non-refundable
    - 8-14 days prior to departure date: 50% of payment is refunded
    - 15 days or more prior to departure date: 65% of payment is refunded
  • Timetable:
    Winter Timetable 2017 June - September
  • Accommodation is not included but you can book accommodation and activities by speaking to your Driver Guide - first night's accommodation is guaranteed at each stop!
    Basic Accommodation List 2016-2017
  • Tipping is not expected in New Zealand and is completely up to the guest's discretion. You are not expected to tip guides, drivers, waiters, hotel staff, etc.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Price is per person.
* Tour prices are based on NZD and are converted into USD. Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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