New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound)

04/02/2023 through 03/09/2024
04/02/2023 through 03/12/2024
Intrepid Travel

New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound)

The legendary landscapes and natural bounty of New Zealand’s North Island are simply unbeatable, and there’s so much more to the region than just showstopping scenery. This 10-day adventure takes you from the bright lights of Auckland to creative and contemporary Wellington. Along the way, your local leader will introduce you to the beaches and forests of the Coromandel Peninsula, the under-the-radar town of Raglan, the geothermal wonders of Rotorua and otherworldly landscapes of Tongariro National Park. Add a hangi dinner with a Maori community, kiwi spotting and fish and chips and you’re in for a classic Kiwi adventure.


  • Coromandel Peninsula – Cathedral Cove
  • Coromandel Peninsula – Hot Water Beach
  • Raglan – Fish & Chips Dinner
  • Raglan – Sunset Boat Cruise
  • Waitomo – Ruakuri Bush Walk
  • Rotorua – Redwood Forest Canopy Walk
  • Rotorua – Pohutu Geyser
  • Rotorua – Hangi Dinner & Haka Dance
  • Taupo – Huka Falls
  • Wellington – Mount Victoria Lookout


  • Swap Auckland’s big city vibes for the natural beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula, including a visit to Hot Water Beach, where all you need is a spade to create your own natural hot tub.
  • Chill out or hang ten in Raglan, a laidback town and surfing hotspot. Hop aboard a boat cruise around Raglan to watch the sunset and tuck into a classic Kiwi fish and chips dinner.
  • Discover the diversity of Rotorua, from unbelievable geothermal activity to rich Maori culture. Visit a Maori village for a hangi dinner and traditional haka performance.
  • Admire the out of this world landscapes of Tongariro National Park, from emerald green lakes to soaring volcanic peaks. If you’re up for the challenge, tackle the famous Tongariro Crossing.
  • Get to know New Zealand’s creative and cosmopolitan capital, Wellington. Your local leader will show you the best of the city, including Weta Workshop of Lord of the Rings fame.


Day 1 Auckland
Day 2 Coromandel Peninsula
Day 3 Raglan
Day 4 Waitomo / Rotorua
Day 5 Rotorua
Day 6 Rotorua / Taupo / Tongariro National Park
Day 7 Tongariro National Park
Day 8 Wellington
Day 9 Wellington
Day 10 Wellington

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