Maori Panorama
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3 weeks of the North Island

Would you like to get closer to the rich and diverse Indigenous culture of New Zealand? This trip is perfect for you. Discover the traditions, beliefs, history and lifestyle of the Maori people. Go on a guided Maori cultural tour and visit places within the pristine New Zealand nature.

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Route and Impressions

Visit geothermal wonders with a local guide
Visit geothermal wonders with a local guide
Visit the impressive gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers
Visit the impressive gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers
Savour Wellington city's assortment of culinary delights
Savour Wellington city's assortment of culinary delights
Get up close to native Tui birds on Kapiti Island
Get up close to native Tui birds on Kapiti Island
Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Learn to surf at Raglan
Learn to surf at Raglan
Dig your own natural bath on Hot Water Beach
Dig your own natural bath on Hot Water Beach
For 360 degree views of Auckland City, walk to the summit of Mount Eden
For 360 degree views of Auckland City, walk to the summit of Mount Eden

Rotorua

3 nights

Situated on one of the world’s most active volcano regions, Rotorua is brimming with remarkable Maori culture, world-class activities and astonishing scenery.

Hawkes Bay & Napier

2 nights

Renowned for sunshine, fruitful vineyards and award-winning wineries. Go back in time to the 1930s, with a visit to the Art Deco-styled, Napier.

Wellington City

2 nights

A vibrant and compact city, bursting with an array of things to see and do. Dive into the coffee culture, visit Te Papa Museum and soak up the views from Mount Victoria.

Kapiti Island

1 night

A predator-free paradise, a place where endangered species can once again thrive. This is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most accessible nature reserves.

Central Plateau & Tongariro

2 nights

Home to natural hot springs, mineral lakes and alpine meadows. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is widely regarded as one of the best one-day hikes in the world.

Hamilton

2 nights

A place renowned for its walks, flourishing gardens, buzzing nightlife and cosy cafes. Venture to Raglan for a day trip and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

Coromandel

3 nights

Where pristine beaches meet misty forests. Hike the Pinnacles, explore Cathedral Cove or spend your days on the glistening water - kayaking, sailing, snorkelling and fishing.

Auckland City

2 nights

The ‘City of Sails’ is surrounded by diverse landscapes. From the rugged coastline at Piha and Bethells Beach to the calm, sheltered and golden sand at Mission Bay.

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  • 17 nights in comfortable bed & breakfasts and cottages
  • Pleasant rooms with an ensuite or a private bathroom
  • Includes some breakfasts
Included car
  • Rental for a medium SUV for 18 days
  • Full insurance with $0 excess as standard
  • During your trip, your kilometres (and flights) are fully CO2 compensated
Feel right at home in the foothills of Mount Somers
Our local hosts provide warm Kiwi hospitality
Included accommodations
  • 17 nights in superior bed & breakfasts and cottages
  • Delightful rooms with an ensuite and a nice view
  • Includes most breakfasts and some dinners
Included car
  • Rental for a medium SUV for 18 days
  • Full insurance with $0 excess as standard
  • During your trip, your kilometres (and flights) are fully CO2 compensated
Sleep between the vines in Hawkes Bay
Included accommodations
  • 17 nights staying at exclusive cottages and lodges
  • Spacious suites with an eye for luxury and design
  • Includes all breakfasts and several dinners
Included car
  • Rental for a medium SUV for 18 days
  • Full insurance with $0 excess as standard
  • During your trip, your kilometres (and flights) are fully CO2 compensated
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