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Big Kumara Tour - 7-Day Adventure in the North Island

Discover some of the best bits of the North Island, on our epic 7-day adventure for 18-35-year-olds!


  • Dig your own jacuzzi at Hot Water Beach
  • Cross the Tongariro Crossing
  • Climb Mt Manganui!
  • Epic Hawkes Bay Wine Tour
  • Experience really kiwi country at River Valley

Looking for a fun way to experience all the must do's of the North Island, but want to head south after? We’ve got you covered!

Get ready to see the “real New Zealand” on an unbeatable 7 day Big Kumara New Zealand North Island tour that takes you to a bunch of awesome, handpicked hot spots, all whilst travelling with a group of like-minded people.

Discover all the best bits from volcanoes to hot springs & journey through epic landscapes rich in Maori culture. As we blitz the North Island from Auckland to Wellington, we'll explore the sweetest spots from the local hideouts to the coolest beaches. You will get to dig your own jacuzzi at Hot Water Beach, cross the epic Tongariro Alpine Crossing, climb Mt Maunganui, spend a night in the kiwi country River Valley Lodge, take on our Hawkes Bay wine & brewery tour and more!

Join us, discover your boundaries, immerse yourself in the moments like no other, and kickback for one hell of a ride!

We’re dedicated to making sure you have a Sweet As time, so check out our flexible tour options to suit your travel style below.

Daily Itinerary Highlights:

1. Auckland – Tauranga: Head to the stunning Cathedral Cove and Hahei Beach for a day of relaxation and take a dip in the geothermal hot springs at Hot Water Beach. Finish off the day with a sunset hike up Mt Maunganui as we stopover in the heart of the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga.

2. Tauranga – Rotorua: As we head into the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua, optionally travel to Middle Earth and visit the renowned Hobbiton, meet a real kiwi, spend an evening with Maori legends at Tamaki Village or race your new friends down Rotorua's luge.

3. Rotorua – Taupo: As we head down the geothermal highway, visit the natural hot springs of Kerosene Creek, explore the geothermal wonderland, Wai O Tapu & see the mighty Huka Falls, all before settling into Taupo.

4. Tongariro National Park: Walk the renowned Tongariro Crossing or opt for a kayak around the Mine Bay Maori Rock carvings, skydive, or water rafting then finish with a soak in Taupo's free hot spring, the Otumheke thermal stream.

5. Taupo – Napier: Enjoy a relaxing Wine & Brewery Tour in Hawkes Bay and explore the Art Deco city of Napier.

6. Napier – River Valley: Head west through to the Gumboat Capital, Taihape before settling into real kiwi country at the River Valley Adventure Lodge.

7. River Valley – Wellington: Visit the famous Tui Brewery before travelling to the world’s coolest little capital, Wellington known for its great food, good vibes, stunning promenade and vibrant nightlife. Visit the Te Papa Museum, take a cable car to the Botanical gardens, or join our epic Bar Crawl of Wellingtons sweetest pubs and clubs.

Extra's Package

Tamaki Maori Village Evening Experience & Traditional Hangi Dinner - Rotorua

Sail Barbary BYO Sunset Cruise - Taupo

Wine & Brewery Tastings (2 Wineries & 1 Brewery tour) - Napier

Horse Riding or White Water Rafting - River Valley Lodge


  • Auckland – Tauranga
  • Tauranga – Rotorua
  • Rotorua – Taupo
  • Taupo – Tongariro National Park
  • Taupo – Napier
  • Napier – River Valley
  • River Valley – Wellington
Package 1 $1,250.00
Package 2 $1,500.00
Package 3 $1,650.00

What's included

  • Epic 7-Day Adventure


  • 7 Days


  • Meet us at Corner of Darby & Queen Street, 228 Queen Street, Auckland, 1010. Coach departs around 6:30 am - 7:00 am.


  • Tour packages:

  • Package 1: Standard transport & accommodation only. Please note: all tour packages cover the same areas, transport to and from all locations and accommodation.
  • There are also plenty of free excursions throughout the trip.
  • Package 2: Standard transport & accommodation + Extras Package (activities)
  • Package 3: Standard transport & accommodation + Extras Package (activities) & food (all inclusive tour).
  • Additional information:

    Minimum of 8 people required for the tour to commence.

    Ages 18 - 35 years welcome.

Available Bookings from December 07 to December 13

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Sun 8 Dec
Mon 9 Dec
Tue 10 Dec
Wed 11 Dec
Thu 12 Dec
Fri 13 Dec

12+spaces priced from:

  • Package 1$1,000.00
  • Package 2$1,500.00
  • Package 3$1,650.00

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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