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Northern Explorer

Discover the secrets of the North Island from Cape Reinga  to Middle-Earth in Hobbiton, and the famous Glow Worm Caves.  Click here for the tour itinerary.

18 - 24 April
$1,490.00 per student
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Your Trip Includes:

Auckland, Paihia, Rotorua, Taupo

What you'll get:

  • Auckland Skytower
  • Waitangi treaty house 
  • Adventure trip to Cape Reinga
  • Sand Boarding
  • Visit Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Visit a Maori Village and enjoy a cultural experience
  • See the famous geysers and mudpools park
  • Redwoods Tree walk 
  • Visit Glow worm Caves



  • Airport transfer - we pick you up and drop you off at the airport
  • 5 star coach - travel in luxury air conditioned coach with seat belts, TV and ipod/pad/phone connections
  • 11 healthy and tasty meals - 6 breakfasts, 5 dinners and 2 lunches + tour snacks!
  • Six nights multi-share accommodation in Holiday Parks and Youth Hostels
  • An experienced NZET tour manager + driver team
  • Two additional tour assistants
  • Special NZET group games + spot prizes
Your Itinerary Print Itinerary


We meet our Tour Manager and Tour Driver at Auckland Airport then board our coach to travel into the city. We take a city tour before arriving at our centrally locatged accommodation. 

Later we visit the iconic Auckland Skytower where we have 360degree  views over the city and harbours. . 

Tonight we have a home cooked meal and meet our fellow travellers to discuss the days ahead. 


Includes: Breakfast | Skytower | Airport transfer | Group Games |  Meet your crew




Includes: Breakfast | Te Puia | Maori Village | Traditional Maori Hangi | Dinner








We depart the beautiful Bay of Islands and travel south passing Auckland and to Middle Earth. and Hobbiton Movie set. Our guide takes us  through the famous movie set telling all the stories relating to the area- see Hobbit Holes, Green Dragon Inn & Watermill.

Following this, we continue our drive to the thermal wonderland of Rotorua!

Tonight we learn the famous All Black Haka 


Includes: Hobbiton tour  |  Learn the Haka   | Home cooked dinner 



Our first stop of the day is Whakarewarewa living Maori Village. Learn about life pre Eurpoean times, enjoy a Maori cultural concert and view the gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and spectacular geysers.

This afternoon we have free time so you might like to try White Water Rafting, Zorb or Swoop Swing or take some time for souvenir shopping.

Later we meet to take the gondola to the top of Mt Ngongataha, graba luge and enjoy two rides down through the forest tracks. 

Tonight we enjoy a tree walk through the Redwood Forest

Includes: Breakfast | Whakarewarewa Maori Village | Skyline Gondola and 2 L:uge Rides | Treewalk Redwood Forest 



We say goodbye to Rotorua and travel south from here to Huka Falls, New Zealand’s largest waterfall by volume.

We then stop at Spa Park Taupo where you can dip your feet or soak in the natural hot springs which meet the crystal clear Waikato river and onto Taupo where you’ll have time for lunch, explore the town and beautiful lakefront.

This afternoon there is an opportunity to do a Bungy Jump (at your own cost with your parents' permission of course). 

Tonight is out final night together where we’ll enjoy our final night together with fun games and presentations. 

Includes: Breakfast | Huka Falls | Farewell dinner 



Our last day today where we finish with a visit to  Waitomo (Wai= water Tomo=large opening or hole) known throughout the world for the Glow-worm caves.

We enter the  Caves  and  follow the narrow paths down deep into the earth, finishing with a boat trip in the dark under a canopy of sparking glow worms.

Includes: Breakfast | Glowrom cavess | Beach walk | Dinner

Things to Know

We are happy to book your flights to and from tour and will always try to find the best priced flights available.

The cost of these flights are NOT included in the tour price and are an additional cost along with the $20.00 booking fee.

*Please note, at our discretion, the itinerary is subject to change in the case of unforeseen circumstances.


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