Cultural Encounters - North Island

Cultural Encounters - North Island

Discover the best of the North Island over nine days as you travel from Auckland to Wellington via Rotorua, Taupo and Ruapehu. Learn more about Maori culture, take in the sights and explore geothermal wonderlands, rainforests and mountains.

Cultural Encounters - North Island

New Zealand > North Island > Hamilton & Waikato > Rotorua > Taupo > Ruapehu > Wellington & Martinborough 

9 Days, 8 Nights

Get to know some of the North Island’s most popular regions in 9 days, including the vibrant and multicultural city of Wellington, the unique Maori culture and geothermal wonders in Rotorua and the intriguing Hobbiton Movie Set Tours in the Waikato and New Zealand’s first National Park, Tongariro.


  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Rotorua 
  • Maori Cultural Experience
  • Geothermal Reserves
  • Lake Taupo
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Wellington


  • One-way Auckland, Waitomo Caves Rotorua
  • Three nights Rotorua, Sudima Hotel Rotorua
  • Mitai Maori Village Experience and Hangi Dinner
  • Half-day Geothermal Wonderland Tour, Rotorua
  • Redwoods Nightlights Treewalk, Rotorua
  • Polynesia Spa, Lake Spa, Rotorua
  • Thermal Walk, Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park
  • Four Days Group B Car Hire including unlimited mileage and GPS
  • One night Taupo, Millennium Hotel & Resort Taupo Manuels
  • Taste of Taupo Scenic Cruise, Taupo
  • Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Admission
  • Two nights Tongariro Suites @ The Rocks including continental breakfast
  • 5 Tunnel Tour by Railcart
  • Two nights Wellington, Travelodge Wellington
  • Capital Tastes Tour, Wellington
  • Behind the Scenes Toanga Maori, Te Papa Wellington



Based on departures Price per person from*
Based on Double Occupancy
January 15, 2020 - March 15, 2020 2799

Group Size

Independent Vacation


January 15, 2020 - March 15, 2020


From $2799 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at time of posting (12/12/2019) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details. NZETA Visa is required to travel to New Zealand. California CST: 2076233-40, Washington ID: 601 684 531, LA-1282498.

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Your Destination

Weather Rotorua Aerodrome
Weather Wellington Airport