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Ultimate NZ: 8 Day Adventure Tour

This trip is the ULTIMATE way to start your gap year in New Zealand! Whether you’re planning a working holiday or just a visit – this is the perfect way to kick off your New Zealand adventure! We believe experiences are better shared; meet other backpackers from all over the world from the moment you step off the plane and enjoy stunning New Zealand with a group of new mates.

Get started in Auckland, the gateway to New Zealand. Explore what this amazing city has to offer before escaping the hustle and bustle in The Coromandel Peninsula – it’ll take your breath away! After an awesome week full of adventures, we’ll help you organise anything else you’d like to do.


  • Auckland city walk 
  • Visit the famous Cathedral Cove
  • Dig your own jacuzzi at Hot Water Beach
  • Visit New Chums Beach
  • Summit walk to Mt. Rangitoto
  • Local party night in Auckland



    8 days, 7 nights

      • Airport transfer to our Auckland Hostel
      • 7 nights accommodation
      • Transfers and activities during the trip
      • Some meals and a drink
      • Fully guided with Ultimate and local Kiwi guides
      • Help and advice with onward travel
    • Day 1 : Welcome to Auckland
      Kia Ora and welcome to New Zealand! Your airport shuttle will take you directly to your Auckland city accommodation. After check in, take some time to chill before meeting with your group and awesome tour leader in the afternoon. Your tour guide will give you a rundown on what’s happening this week and you’ll receive your SIM card which you can use straight away! Once we’ve got the official stuff out of the way, we’ll head to our favourite bar for a welcome dinner. Grab a drink and get to know the others in your group before your week of adventure begins.
      Meals :Dinner

      Day 2 : Auckland City Tour
      Join our group info session where we’ll explain everything you need to know about travelling around this amazing country. From Hobbiton to the adventure capital of Queenstown, we’ll tell you all. If you’re here on a working holiday visa, we’ll talk to you about finding work, getting your tax number set up and other important bits. We’ll also walk you through setting up your bank account, which we’ll assist you with on the following day. We’ll support you with anything you need & will be here to answer any questions you have along the way. Then it’s time to explore Auckland on our city tour! You’ll see the main hot spots, get the inside scoop on where to find the best coffee and food, where to go out & much more. There is so much to Auckland, you will love it!
      Meals :Breakfast

      Day 3 : Explore Mt Eden
      Offering 360 degree views of Auckland, this gem is located just outside of the city. Aside from jaw dropping views, experience the quirky surrounding neighbourhood offering art galleries, shopping and great places to grab a local bite.
      Meals :Breakfast

      Day 4 : Road Trip to the Coromandel
      Today we’ll escape the city and head to the Coromandel Peninsula famous for its gorgeous beaches and forestry! We’ll be staying at our authentic country lodge just minutes from the beach surrounded by sheep and orchards. This afternoon we’re going on a road trip to the Northern Coromandel, often finishing with a beautiful sunset on the water. Be sure to bring your cameras as the views will change with each turn! From the countryside to Fletcher Bay, we’ll highlight all the ins and outs of the area. Your guide will provide you with stories throughout your journey of the Maori culture and the unique landscape you’re exploring. Keen for a coastal walk? Walk along the picturesque cliff-tops to Wharekaiatua Pa and then down to Port Jackson beach where you’ll be able to take a quick dip in the refreshing water. Return to our humble abode after an epic day of adventures!
      Meals :Breakfast

      Day 5 : Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove & Kauri Forest
      The next morning we’ll go on a little adventure to Hot Water Beach. Grab a shovel and start digging your very own private hot pool – not something you get to experience every day! Sip a cold beer in your natural jacuzzi and watch the waves come in with your new mates – pure bliss! Later on we head over to beautiful Cathedral Cove, where Narnia was filmed! Check out the area, go for a swim in crystal clear waters and discover some hidden coves. On the way back we explore Kauri forests, home to ancient Kauri trees and native bush. We end a chilled day in the beautiful Coromandel with a good home-cooked BBQ.
      Meals :Breakfast, Dinner

      Day 6 : Hidden Beaches & Party Night
      Today we’ll take you to New Chums Beach, voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches! We’ll take a short hike across the creek, climb rocks and pass through a native palm forest before getting a glimpse of paradise – It’s well worth it! It’s time to head back to Auckland! We’ll catch the ferry and cruise past the islands back to the city just in time for a night out on the town!
      Meals :Breakfast

      Day 7 : Mt. Rangitoto & Farewell Dinner
      Today we’ll take a scenic ferry ride over to Auckland’s most iconic island, Mt. Rangitoto – the youngest and largest of Auckland’s 48 volcanoes. Let’s enjoy an easy walk through lava fields and forest until we reach the summit where we can take in the panoramic views of the city. Let’s meet up tonight for a farewell dinner celebrating new friendships and all that we’ve seen in just your first week in New Zealand!
      Meals :Breakfast

      Day 8 : Farewell
      After a week of fun exploring the stunning Coromandel Peninsula and all that the city of Auckland has to offer, it’s time to plan your next move! Whether you are planning on exploring other parts of New Zealand, looking for work or sticking around in Auckland for a while longer; the crew are here to help! Welcome to the Ultimate family!
      Meals :Breakfast

    • Starts in Auckland the first Monday of every month. 

      Departures 2018

      • January: 8th 
      • February: 5th 
      • March: 5th
      • April: 2nd 
      • May: 7th 
      • June: 4th 
      • July: 2nd 
      • August: 6th 
      • September: 3rd 
      • October: 1st 
      • November: 5th
      • December: 3rd 

      Departures 2019

      • January: 7th
      • February: 4th
      • March: 4th 

      *Please use the live availability feature to check most up to date availability. If preferred start date is unavailable, please contact us to join the waiting list or check for cancellations. 



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