Northern Adventure

Educational Tour of New Zealand's North Island

Spend just over a week on an adventure of the North Island. This tour runs from Auckland to Wellington and covers everything from volcanoes, beaches, glow-worm caves, Lord of the Rings, bubbling mud pools and world class hikes whilst learning about the Maori culture.

From Auckland to Wellington you will be challenged and inspired as we take you on an adventure of a life time. We’ve included a range of activities to suit all ages and abilities that showcase the best of New Zealand!


Sample Itinerary

  1. Auckland Welcome to the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland city orientation, Sky Tower Admission

  2. Auckland Take a Rangitoto Island Tour and visit the Auckland Museum

  3. Paihia Discover the historical Waitangi Treaty Grounds including a tour & cultural experience

  4. Paihia Haruru Falls Half Day Sea Kayaking Tour, relax on the beach at the base of the waterfalls and visit Russel town

  5. Waitomo Explore the Waipoau Forest and be part of the thrilling Black Water Rafting Activity

  6. Rotorua Visit the scenery of Hobbiton, the Agrodome and experience the Mitai Maori Village

  7. Taupo Hike the Tongariro Crossing (optional extra)

  8. Wellington Enjoy the Wai O Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Wellington city orientation tour, Te Papa national museum

  9. Wellington Departure Day

Sample Inclusions

  • Flights
  • 8 nights accommodation in shared hostel/lodge style. Students in multi share rooms, separate gender if required, and teachers in twin share rooms, en-suite where possible 8 nights
  • 8 x Continental breakfast and evening meals at a selection of restaurants and accommodation providers
  • Airport transfers
  • Expert Haka Educational tour guide
  • Transport via private vehicle for the duration of the tour
  • Auckland city sightseeing tour
  • Auckland Sky Tower Admission
  • Auckland Museum Admission & Educational Workshop
  • Waitangi Treaty House Entry, Tour & Cultural Performance
  • Costal Kayakers Half Day Guided Sea Kayaking Tour Bay of Islands
  • Russell Town Visit
  • Waipoau Forest Visit
  • Waitomo Black Water Rafting
  • Admission and guided tour of Hobbiton
  • Agrodome Entry
  • Mitai Maori Village Experience
  • Wai o Tapu Thermal Park Rotorua
  • Entry & guided tour of Te Papa Museum Wellington
  • Student Tour packs include some Haka treats


  • Experience the ecological life in New Zealand
  • Learn about farming life
  • Historical and cultural backgrounds

Te Papa’s range of education based programmes:

  • are activity-based and cover a wide range of curriculum areas
  • are designed for all stages of learning, from preschool to secondary
  • are specifically developed to fit with achievement objectives
  • incorporate bicultural learning objectives and can usually be offered in English and te reo Māori
  • are supported by pre-visit and post-visit activities
  • can be adapted to meet your specific needs