Northland Escape Tour

Northland Escape Tour December 2017
Date: 26 November – 30 November 2017 (5 days)
Start: Auckland, Finish: Auckland Price: From NZ$895 per person plus food kitty (NZ$110)
Regular price NZ$950 per person – please see below for further information on what is included in the tour.
Tour Description: Absolute fun, cities, sun, surfing, Maori culture, hot pools and awesome beaches. This summer tour offers the best of what the top and central North Island has to offer. It gives tour participants the opportunity to see most of the major attractions and experience a wide range of inclusive and optional extra activities.
Deals & Specials: Check out our deals & specialsfor great discounts! On this tour we offer:

  • Early Bird Special: Save $50 if you book this tour before 15 October 2017
  • Online Booking Saver: Save $5 if you book this tour online
  • Bring a Friend Deal: Receive an activity voucher for $25 if you get a friend to book one of our tours

Please contact us with enquiries, bookings or questions.

Itinerary:

DAY 1: HOME – AUCKLAND – PAIHIA
Everyone arrives at Auckland and after meeting up with the group and getting to know the tour guides, we board our bus and depart the “City of Sails”. We travel north towards the beautiful Bay of Islands. Gorgeous bays, untouched islands and hidden caves are typical scenes in this landscape around Paihia. In the evening we will have dinner at our hostel – a good chance to get to know each other.

DAY 2: PAIHIA
We spend the whole day in and around Paihia, so you can explore all that the Bay of Islands has to offer. Book a dolphin swim or join the tour guide on a waterfront walk to nearby Waitangi Treaty Grounds. For all New Zealanders this is a special place, where in 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, a document between the Maori tribes and the European settler.
Extra Activity Option:
Swim with the Dolphins Cruise – NZ$60 (up to 15yrs), NZ$115 (16yrs & over) (+NZ$15 swim fee which has to be paid cash on board)
Jetski tour – NZ$160 for 30 Minutes, NZ$220 for one hour (2 people can share one jetski)
Twin Tour (Dune Rider & Discover the Bay or Swim with Dolphins) NZ$156 (up to 15yrs), NZ$240 (16yrs and over)

DAY 3: PAIHIA
We recommend that you pre-book today’s trip to Cape Reinga. Drive along the famous “Ninety Mile Beach” right up to the most northern tip of New Zealand, where you visit the famous lighthouse. On the way back you see the famous Kauri trees. For the rest, this is another free day in Paihia to choose one of the extra activities, go swimming, just relax in the sun or, in the afternoon join an excursion by ferry to Russell, a small village with many interesting art and craft shops, in the afternoon.
Extra Activity Options:
Day Trip Cape Reinga – NZ$110 (up to 15yrs), NZ$150 (16yrs & over)
Half Day Kayaking – NZ$89

DAY 4: PAIHIA – TUTUKAKA COAST – AUCKLAND
We head to the beautiful Tutukaka Bay where a number of water activities, like surfing, can be enjoyed. For anyone who does not want to book an extra activity we will spend the morning exploring the beach area of Tutukaka, go for a walk and spend time playing ball games at the beach. In the afternoon we head down to Auckland. In the evening we enjoy a dinner out together.
Extra Activity Option:
Surfing 2 hours – NZ$75

DAY 5: AUCKLAND
Today you can experience many attractions and adventure activities on offer. Those who do not book any of the additional activities will go on a tour of the city and explore the famous Auckland waterfront. In the afternoon we head to the airport where we sadly have to say good by to each other.

Extra Activity Options:
Skytower Jump – NZ$175 (up to 15yrs), NZ$195 (16yrs & over), NZ$225 (16 yrs & over)
Skytower Jump & Walk Combo – NZ$290
America’s Cup Sailing Experience – NZ$125 (up to 15yrs), NZ$180 (16yrs & over)
Auckland Bridge Climb – NZ$90 (up to 14yrs), NZ$90 (with student ID), NZ$130 (15yrs & over)
Auckland Bridge Bungy – NZ$135 (up to 14yrs), NZ$135 (with student ID), NZ$165 (15yrs & over)
Auckland Bridge Combo (Bungy Jump & Climb) – NZ$240
Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium – NZ$22 (up to 15yrs), NZ$30 (with student ID) NZ$39 (16yrs & over)

Included in tour cost

  • Experienced Guides/Assistants
  • Comfortable accommodation at hostels/backpackers
  • All transport during the tour
  • All activities during the tour as described in the tour programme
  • Explore Paihia, Tutukaka Bay, Whangarei & Auckland
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Skytower Experience Auckland
  • Surf Lesson Raglan
  • Unique Tamaki Maori Culture evening, incl. Hangi
  • Visit Taupo and Huka Falls
  • Visit Hot Water Beach
  • Tour t-shirt and special group photo

Additional Cost

  • Transport (flights, ferry, transfers) to/from tour start
  • Extra Activities
  • Food Kitty for breakfast and dinner (compulsory): NZ$245
  • Pocket money

Notes

  • 15 students minimum required for tour to proceed.
  • Booking conditions apply.
  • All inclusions are weather and time depending.
  • All prices are subject to availability and correct at date of publication (May 2017)
Call Student Tours Call us on 0800 350 010

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