4 Day Far North Escape

Our tours are not only about experiencing the beauty of Aotearoa, they’re about bringing like minded individuals together and creating long-lasting friendships. Everyone’s welcome on an adventure with us, from solo travellers to couples and small groups of friends, we strive to create a safe, comfortable, fun environment while we explore our beautiful country together. Our experienced crew takes care of everything, so all you have to do is show up! From transport to activities, to meals and accommodation, we handpick everything to get the most out of our adventure together! Our dream is that we create an environment everybody feels comfortable in. Singles, couples, friends, so don’t hesitate to come and explore this beautiful country of ours. Explore our beautiful backyard with like-minded individuals. Put down your phone, turn off the TV, and create some long-lasting friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Private yacht charter sunset cruise
    • Sandboard rental
    • Entry/Admission - Te Paki Sand Dunes
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch on day 1,2 and 4
    • Group surf lesson with qualified instructors + wet suit and surf board rentral
    • Entry/Admission - Ninety Mile Beach

  • Day 1: Auckland - Waipu - Paihia

    Stop At: Mangawhai, New Zealand
    After our meet and greet in Auckland, we load into the van and head north towards Waipu for lunch via a beautiful section of coastline only a stone’s throw from the city of sails. Passing by Mangawhai and making a stop at the beautiful east coast of Langs beach
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Waipu, Waipu, Northland Region, North Island
    We stop at Mcleod’s Brewery and Pizza Barn for lunch,
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Whangarei Falls, Whangarei New Zealand
    Check out the stunning falls only 10mins away from the township
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Paihia, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island
    continue on our way to the Bay of Islands. On arrival at our accommodation in Paihia, you will be given time to settle in and get changed before we embark on an exclusive evening sailing trip around the surrounding bays. We have chartered the boat just for our group, so this is the perfect opportunity to share a drink and get to know your fellow road-trippers. After the sailing trip, we 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.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Staying at Boutique hostel 2min walk from township - dorm style rooms

    Day 2: Paihia - Matauri Bay - Henderson Bay

    Stop At: Matauri Bay, Matauri Bay, Northland Region, North Island
    You’ll start the day in the beautiful coastal town of Paihia before the guides prepare a tasty continental breakfast. We’ll then set off by winding our way up the east coast to explore some stunning beaches and short walks.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mangonui, Mangonui, Northland Region, North Island
    We stop at one of, if not the best, fish and chip shops in the country (a bold claim, we know, so you’ll have to try for yourself!) for lunch*.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ōtaipango / Henderson Bay, Northland 0484, New Zealand
    We then continue on our way into the far north, heading for the classic Kiwi beach that we have to ourselves for the evening. There is time to wander down and d 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. But be back in time for dinner! Your guides will be cooking up a feed on the barbeque because is it really a New Zealand road trip without a barby.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: BBQ Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Private house 10mins walk to beach - dorm style rooms

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

    Stop At: Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, Northland Region, North Island
    We start day 3 slightly later than the day before, to allow time for a sleep in and a cooked breakfast. Afterwards, we head straight for Te Rerenga Wairua, where your guides explain the cultural significance of the northernmost tip of Aotearoa. We check out the famous lighthouse and allow some time to take in the beauty and magic of this special place.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Te Paki Sand Dunes, Te Paki Stream Road, Pukenui New Zealand
    Your guides will prepare lunch for you before we 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 we make an essential stop for real fruit ice cream before continuing to our accommodation at the southern end of 90 Mile Beach.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ahipara, Ahipara, Northland Region, North Island
    We make an essential stop for real fruit ice cream before continuing to our 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.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Cooked breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at exclusive lodge in Holiday Park - Dorm share

    Day 4: Ahipara - Waipoua Forest - Auckland

    Stop At: Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia New Zealand
    It may be the last day but we aren’t finished yet! 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, we will head back for breakfast
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kohukohu, Kohukohu, Northland Region, North Island
    We cruise back in time to board a car ferry that crosses the sleepy waters of the Hokianga Harbour. From Kohuhu to Rawene
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Opononi 0473, New Zealand
    This little-known area was the birthplace of our nation and here you will learn about the incredible history from your guides on our way to lunch at the iconic Opononi Hotel
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tane Mahuta Walk, Sh12 Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376 New Zealand
    Here you will learn about the incredible history from your guides when we visit Tāne Mahuta – the God of the forest.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kai Iwi Sand Lake, Kai Iwi Lakes Road, Dargaville New Zealand
    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.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • We have our own COVID QR code for our vehicle and all accommodations, activities and restaurants we visit.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Activity ID: V-289046P2

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