Sorry! We currently do not have trips for this destination.
Northern Choice (Auckland to Wellington Summer)
Save for later
Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-35

10 Days / 9 Nights Trip to New Zealand

Northern Choice (Auckland to Wellington Summer)

Get ready for a binge of bustling cities, adrenaline adventures, fiery geysers, immense glaciers and friendly locals.
Join us on a journey through a strange and fantastical land, where constellations of blue-green glow worms twinkle like stars in dark caves, and the wildlife is as bizarre as it’s possible to be; a landscape of velvety-green mountains and silver waterfalls; and meet fierce warriors and friendly Kiwis along the way.
Sign up with us

Become a Byond Insider and access up to $405 of free credit

  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,485
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Contiki
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Auckland: volcanoes & vineyards
Highlight #1
Auckland: volcanoes & vineyards
New Zealand’s largest city is famous for its harbours, volcanic islands, vineyards, and vibrant multiculturalism. Oh, and did we mention The Lord Of The Rings was filmed here?
Discover the wonders of Rotorua
Highlight #2
Discover the wonders of Rotorua
Explore New Zealand's most active volcanic sites studded with naturally-heated pools, angry geysers and rainbow-coloured lakes.
Wellington: New Zealand's capital 
Highlight #3
Wellington: New Zealand's capital 
The city boasts a harbour filled with white-sailed boats, lively waterfront, lots of ‘Lord Of The Ring’s filming locations, and vibrant city life.
Video

Best Places to Visit in New Zealand 2019

Get a glimpse of what awaits you in New Zealand!

Why take this trip with us

Best Price Guarantee

Unbeatable pricing sourced by comparing 1000s of websites. We’ll match any better pricing you find elsewhere.

Save time and money

Save up to 30+ hours in planning and up to 30% on trip costs by letting our experts plan your trip for you

Best selection of tours and groups

20,000+ tours from highest-rated and 100% verified operators and international travel groups from 40+ nationalities.

Full service support

Flights, itineraries, visas, forex, insurance - all from a single source!

Itinerary

AUCKLAND TO PAIHIA VIA PARRY KAURI PARK

Auckland
Welcome to NZ globe trotters. Time to meet your wolf-pack and start salivating over the overflowing banquet of adventure we have up for grabs here in the land of the 'long white cloud'. We'll cross Aucklands Harbour Bridge admiring the 'City of Sails' habour before starting our journey north to Paihia. 
Parry Kauri Park
We'll waste no time exploring what this country is famed for - unfathomable nature. Ancient Kauri trees that stand up to 50 metres high and hold over 1000-years of history will delight a walk through the reserve of Parry Kauri Park.
-Walk through native Kauri Forest
Paihia
On arrival to the Bay of Island we're starting off with a dose of Kiwi history  on a guided tour at Waitangi Treaty grounds where in 1840 New Zealand officially became a nation of two communities. And because we like to give you that something extra, how about a free admission at the Treaty museum, in case  you  seek a bit more detail on Kiwi history. 

PAIHIA

Whether it's parasailing or a fast boat ride - today's (idyllic) list of optionals reads like a who's who of adventure. This area is filled with natural beauty and is sure to inspire your inner wild child. Make the most of the Free Time Add-On experiences on offer - tomorrow we head back to the big city vibes.

PAIHIA TO AUCKLAND

Paihia
This morning we'll tuck into breakfast supplied by the Eat My Lunch - every meal purchases a lunch which is delivered to schools for kids in need.
Auckland
Then, feeling full, salty and sun-kissed we wave goodbye to Paihia & sashay our way back down NZ in the direction of Auckland. We'll say sad goodbyes, but there are always more adventures around the corner.

AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA

Auckland
Laters Auckland! Today we drive through the lush farmlands of Waikato, an area that produces many of New Zealand's best Rugby players for the All Blacks, on route to Hobbiton Village. That's right, it wouldn't be a complete experience without a stop at the 'Shire'. 
Rotorua
When you catch your first whiff of that .. 'unusual' sulphur smell, you'll know we've arrived in Rotorua. Famed for its spurting geysers, boiling mud pools & hot springs, gondola and speeding luge rides, Rotorua is a natural wonderland, and then some.  Tonight the culture will sky rocket with a traditional Maori hāngi dinner & dance performance, and perhaps best of all, the chance to get involved in the world-famous HAKA. Tongues at the ready peeps.

Rotorua

The day is yours to roam free in this geothermal paradise. Soak in a hot spring, go white water rafting or hike up a volcano. The options are limitless and the decisions are yours, but we recommend the exhilarating Rotorua Canopy Tour, an optional where you'll watch the sun rise and drink coffee up in the towering trees, as the birds make start their morning calls. Then, you'll get to soar 1200m through the forest on the ultimate zipline adventure.

ROTORUA TO LAKE TAUPO VIA HUKA FALLS

Rotorua
Our Rotorua adventures are (almost) at an end, but not before we stop by the Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you’ll get the chance to learn about New Zealand's national bird, kiwis. Like nice surprises? Here’s one for you - your included entrance fee goes towards the kiwi rehabilitation project, a Contiki sponsored initiative. Plus, as part of the project Treadright sponsors an incubator to hatch eggs, so every year we get naming rights to two new baby kiwis. Cute, huh?
Huka Falls
220,000 litres (that's 58 000 gallons) of water gush over Huka Falls per second. Just let that sink in for a minute. Wild, right? Even wilder still is the Hukafalls Jet experience - a thrilling ride that will get you experiencing the full force of the falls and leave you with even more of a taste for adventure. A good thing really, given Lake Taupo is on the horizon. 
Lake Taupo
Volcanic peak views & trout fishing will seamlessly slip us into quaint lake life. But don't be fooled by the seemingly still scenery - a bungy jump or skydive are both on the menu if that adrenaline itch needs scratching.

LAKE TAUPO TO MOUNT RUAPEHU

Lake Taupo
We drive through the central plateau to the southern end of  the Tongariro National Park, Ohakune is known as the aprés ski capital of the North Island. 
Today you have the option to go mountain biking along one of NZ's most picturesque track, 'the Old Coach Rd'. 
Mount Ruapehu
Tonight we stay in a heritage listed building built in 1913 which is now a vibrant modern ski lodge, located at the base of a volcano, Mt Ruapehu with views unlike any other you've seen.

MOUNT RUAPEHU TO WELLINGTON

Mount Ruapehu
These landscapes are unique and the sights will leave you breathless. On route to the windy capital Wellington where we'll show you the sights of this city.
Wellington
As much as we've been loving the nature time, the change of scenery to New Zealand's well-cultured capital will prove an utter delights. After an orientation through the narrow streets of Wellington a night on the town will be on the cards, plus an optional dinner to start the night off as we mean to go on.

Wellington

The day is yours to explore Wellington! In the early evening we'll head to a local cafe and try the famed flat white coffee in its city of origin (sorry Australians). Then, we'll meet Paris Quinn our 2019 changemaker, and try some of her Heart Parcels brownies. Heart Parcels is a charity that Paris started to ensure Wellington's homeless have enough food to eat. Buy a delicious brownie here and the proceeds go straight towards feeding people living on the streets of Wellington. If it's a monday night, you're welcome to join Paris as she hands out donations. It's inspiring stuff.

END WELLINGTON

Today marks the end of our adventure (sob) as our trip comes to an end after brekkie. NZ - you've been real.

Inclusions

 Accommodation - 9 nights

 Meals - 3 Dinner, 9 Breakfast

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights

 VISA Fee

Want to speak to a travel expert?

Call us now +91-80470-91112

Phone WhatsApp Email

Let our team of experts help you pick the best option for you!

Over 20,000+ tours and experiences. Find yours now!

Your preferences, your dates and your budgets.

Start date

03 Oct 2020

End date

12 Oct 2020

4+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,666

$1,515

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

11 Oct 2020

End date

20 Oct 2020

4+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,712

$1,515

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

19 Oct 2020

End date

28 Oct 2020

4+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,773

$1,515

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

27 Oct 2020

End date

05 Nov 2020

6+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,773

$1,515

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

04 Nov 2020

End date

13 Nov 2020

5+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,773

$1,515

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

12 Nov 2020

End date

21 Nov 2020

5+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,742

$1,515

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

20 Nov 2020

End date

29 Nov 2020

5+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,710

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

28 Nov 2020

End date

07 Dec 2020

4+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,804

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

06 Dec 2020

End date

15 Dec 2020

6+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,819

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

18 Dec 2020

End date

27 Dec 2020

4+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,835

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

22 Dec 2020

End date

31 Dec 2020

5+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,710

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

03 Jan 2021

End date

12 Jan 2021

6+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,819

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

07 Jan 2021

End date

16 Jan 2021

4+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,819

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

11 Jan 2021

End date

20 Jan 2021

4+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,804

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

15 Jan 2021

End date

24 Jan 2021

4+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,835

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

04 Feb 2021

End date

13 Feb 2021

6+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,835

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

08 Feb 2021

End date

17 Feb 2021

6+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,804

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

16 Feb 2021

End date

25 Feb 2021

6+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,710

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

04 Mar 2021

End date

13 Mar 2021

4+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,835

$1,555

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

05 Apr 2021

End date

14 Apr 2021

5+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,728

$1,529

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

07 May 2021

End date

16 May 2021

6+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,758

$1,529

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

08 Jun 2021

End date

17 Jun 2021

4+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,682

$1,529

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

24 Jun 2021

End date

03 Jul 2021

5+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,758

$1,529

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

02 Jul 2021

End date

11 Jul 2021

5+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,737

$1,485

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Start date

10 Jul 2021

End date

19 Jul 2021

5+ Spots left

10 Days / 9 Nights

$1,708

$1,485

Byond Postpaid starting at $216/month! Enquire with us now!

Frequently asked questions

Byond Travel is Asia's largest discovery and booking platform for expert-led group tours in over 50 countries. We boast 10,000+ tours by verified experts that offer unique and memorable experiences. We curate expert advice and recommendations from a community of 100k+ travellers, and bring together local operators who offer these services, making the booking of experiences comparable, fast and easy.

We enable travellers to go on group trips all around the world. We also help create customized journeys for private groups.

A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned on each trip page, but across all our trips, we have these in common: unique experiences, handpicked local experts, comfortable accommodation, and a trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.

No. We don't include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will put you in touch with our partners who can help you.

Our travellers are friendly and open-minded. They come from countries all around the world. At the end of your trip with our multicultural groups, you will return with new friends, memorable experiences and incredible stories.

We have trips for all kinds of travellers. Some are suitable for 18-35 year olds, some may better suit travellers above 50, and others where everyone is welcome.

Yes, you can customize your trips. We help organize solo journeys that are highly personalized.

Our travellers come from all over the world. From India, Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Calcutta are represented the most.

We believe the early-bird catches the best travel worm :) The early-bird discounts are valid for the first few spots on the group and are not time sensitive. Your travel designer will let you know about the number of spots available.

We have a secure payment gateway that supports payment through credit and debit cards, net-banking and Internet wallets. The payment gateway also supports payment through EMIs. If you are not comfortable with paying online, please let your travel designer know and they'll help you out with alternatives.
We also have a 'Travel now, pay later' programme through which you can book a trip without any immediate payment. You only pay after your trip is over. And you can pay in three monthly installments with 0% interest. Click here for more information.

If you’ve changed your mind about a trip you’ve already registered for, all you need to do is call/email the representative who you’ve been in touch with. Cancellation fees are applicable and are based on the period of notice. All products have their own cancellation and refund policies, although we will always try our best to ensure we get you the maximum refund possible.

Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind. We collaborate with tourism boards and there will always be access to emergency contacts and medical support throughout the trip.

Requirement of visas whilst travelling depends on your nationality. You are responsible entirely, for obtaining all the documents that you’re required to produce during your vacation. We will provide you with the visa documents related to your booking.

Visas take varying periods of time – sometimes several weeks – to obtain. Do ensure that you plan an experience with us knowing that you’ll have your documentation under control. Failure to obtain visas could cause delays and cancellation that could cost you unnecessary additional expenses and inconvenience, so do plan ahead.

Our postal address is:

Byond eTravel & Entertainment Private Limited 164, 9th Cross, Indiranagar 1st Stage, Bangalore - 560 038

If you have any queries regarding our trips, please email support@byond.travel or call us on +91 96061 73059

If you are from the press or want to talk to us about partnerships, please email vikram@byond.travel or rishi@byond.travel.

This Trip Is Operated By Contiki

We make travel easier and more social. Throughout 350+ unique group trips, we organise accommodation, food, experiences and transport, so you can relax and focus on exploring the world with young travellers just like you. Our trips are for people between the age of 18 to 35 years.

Similar trips

See all our departures to New Zealand. Choose from a wide variety of travel styles, hundreds of departure dates and budget choices.

Be part of something special

Become a Byond Insider

Be the very first to hear about new trips and special discounts (get up to 15% off on regular prices!). Get exclusive tools and expert advice to keep you inspired and help you travel better.It's completely free!

Join our Whatsapp group Get a Byond account
  
  

Our website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience, showing content and offers that are most relevant to you. To learn more about this or to change your settings, see our cookies policy