Best of North Island Gourmet Walk showcases the highlights of North Island over Six days. Departing from Auckland, and finishing in Sanctuary Mountain, Cambridge. New Zealand's award-winning wines, lush ancient forest, awe-inspiring volcanic landscapes, emerald lake on Mount Tongariro, and harbour/lake cruising are all on show in this incredible trip.
Kick off your six-day journey with a short cruise across the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island, where you'll experience exclusive wineries and stunning coastline. Then enjoy an ancient forest walk and savour the wilderness and bird songs. Weave your way along the Bay of Plenty coastline, journey through to the spectacular chute of Huka Falls and walk among the world's most beautiful volcanic landscapes in Tongariro National Park. Your trip will end with a picture perfect cone-shaped volcano flanked by rainforest, overlooking a wild and untamed coastline at the foot of Mt Taranaki.
Food and wine is a big part of the tour. You'll visit Waiheke Island wineries sampling the acclaimed local artisan red wines, visit the North Island's oldest and premier wine and stone fruit growing region in Hawke's Bay, and enjoy high tea in the grand lounge of Chateau Tongariro Hotel.
Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. At night, you'll dine with your fellow walkers as a group at hand-picked restaurants focusing on local produce and Kiwi meals of a high standard. With dinner every night, you'll be provided with local wines to enjoy with your meals.
Accommodation is included each night and chosen based on their quality, and their location. On this trip, you'll stay at Wai Ora Resort Rotorua located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotoiti, lakefront Oreti Village Resort, Turangi is surrounded by tranquil bush, breath-taking water and mountain range views and elegant and contemporary accommodation Kelly Road Cambridge Lodge. All accommodation are 4 star.
The tour starts from Auckland and concludes in Cambridge. All transfers as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is graded easy and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.
The Best of North Island Gourmet six day walk is to relax, escape the day to day, and indulge in the incredible sights, sounds and tastes.
Auckland - Waiheke Island - Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland - Te Puia - Huka Falls - Lake Rotopounamu - Tongariro National Park Walk - Chateau Tongariro - Sanctuary Mountain - Cambridge
- Waiheke Island
- Sanctuary Mountain, Cambridge
- Tongariro National Park
2020 Departure Dates:
February: 10, 24 (Full)
December: 14, 28
2021 Departure Dates:
February: 8, 22
December: 13, 27
2022 Departure Dates:
February: 7, 21
March: 7 This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
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