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North Island Pioneer Tour

This incredible Kiwi adventure explores some of New Zealand’s most surreal experiences, fascinating locations and rich culture throughout the Rotorua and Taupo areas. Glide through native forests on a zipline, sail to 14m high Maori rock carvings, discover the magical Hobbiton, gaze in awe at geothermal valleys, step back in time with a genuine Maori culture experience and so much more!

Basic Details:

Four days | Departs at 8.00am | Returns approximately 5.00pm | Pick up/drop off from Auckland | Activity Level: Lightly Active (2.5 of 5)

Whats included:

Accommodation | Luxury Transport | Experienced Local Guides | All Meals | All Activities | Professional Photography


4 days


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • All Inclusive
    • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Spring Putaruru
    • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
    • Entry/Admission - Rotorua Canopy Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
    • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    • Entry/Admission - Sail Barbary eco-sailing Taupo
    • Entry/Admission - Wairakei Terraces
    • Entry/Admission - Huka Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Huka Honey Hive
    What's excluded :
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

  • Day 1: Auckland Hobbiton Rotorua

    Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
    We will be arriving at the picturesque Hobbiton movie set. Located on a 1200ha sheep farm in Waikato, this incredible place includes 44 beautifully detailed Hobbit Holes and the Green Dragon Inn
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Blue Spring Putaruru, Leslie Road, Waikato 3483, New Zealand
    Putaruru Blue Springs are flowing with crystal clear water filtered for decades underground and now supply nearly 70% of New Zealand’s bottled water.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tamaki Maori Village, 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
    We head out to join an authentic Maori culture experience at the Tamaki Maori Village. You will feel like you have stepped back in time as we explore a pre-European village, enjoy a powerful cultural perormance and feast on a traditional hangi for dinner.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Rotorua Accomodation

    Day 2: Rotorua

    Stop At: Rotorua Canopy Tours, 147 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
    Today is an adventure filled day, after breakfast we will kick things off with a fantastic Canopy Ziplining tour! Glide through native forest on over 600m of ziplines along with all manner of walkways and trails. This thrilling experience may sound full on but is designed to suit everyone, the guides are top notch and will help you relax and enjoy this unique experience.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Road The Redwoods, Rotorua 3046 New Zealand
    After lunch in a local cafe we will make the short trip to the famous Whakarewarewa forest to cycle among the towering redwoods and flowing streams. For those that are looking for a bit more action, we can adapt this mountain biking experience to include some of New Zealand’s best downhill mountain bike trails!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Rotorua

    Day 3: Rotorua to Taupo

    Stop At: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, 201 Waiotapu Loop Road Rd 3, Rotorua 3073 New Zealand
    After breakfast our first stop today is at the Wai-O-Tapu geothermal valley, this jaw-dropping place is one of the 20 most surreal places on earth according to TripAdvisor and we completely agree! With dozens of different geothermal features including champagne pools, geysers, hot springs, vivid green sulfur lakes and more it is not to be missed.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sail Barbary eco-sailing Taupo, Berths 9 &, 10 Redoubt Street, Nukuhau, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
    From here we journey to Taupo and board an electric sailing vessel to cruise across the clear blue Lake Taupo to witness nearly 50ft high Maori rock carvings etched into the side of the cliff and only accessible via the water. These towering carvings offer fantastic photo opportunities before we enjoy nibbles and drinks on the return cruise where we will check in to our lakefront accommodation.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Wairakei Terraces, State Highway 1&5 Wairakei, Taupo New Zealand
    Enjoy soaking in the naturally heated thermal spas. Helping replenish and rejuvenate your body and mind.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accomodation Taupo

    Day 4: Taupo to Auckland

    Stop At: Huka Falls Rd, Taupo, Hinuera New Zealand
    The Huka Falls, with nearly a billion liters of water flowing over the falls every hour (yes you read that correctly), they never fail to be an impressive sight!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Huka Honey Hive, 65 Karetoto Road Wairakei Park, Taupo 3384 New Zealand
    Next, we explore the Huka Honey Hive, a fascinating place that sells all manner of New Zealand honey products including liqueurs, renowned manuka honey, health and medical products.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Auckland Airport Pickups
    Departure Time :
    5/2/2019 - 6/10/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • 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 14 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Sole Ventures Limited

Activity ID: V-75742P9

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