7 Day Northern Explorer


The 7 day Northern Explorer is a Topdeck trip of New Zealand’s North Island between Auckland and Wellington.


Starts: Auckland, New Zealand
Ends: Wellington, New Zealand

See the stunning Bay of Islands, explore Auckland and Wellington, hike in Tongariro National Park (aka Mordor), tour Maori-influenced Rotorua and even spend the night on a Maori marae. Eat New Zealand lamb, soak in Rotorua’s hot springs and bungy jump near Lake Taupo on this unforgettable Topdeck NZ adventure!


Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands Day 2: Bay of Islands Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua Day 4: Rotorua Day 5: Rotorua to Tongariro National Park Day 6: Tongariro National Park Day 7: Tongariro National Park to Wellington

Bucket List Inclusions

  • Stunning Bay of Islands
  • ‘Rock the Boat’ upgrade option
  • Explore Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo
  • Kapa Haka performance
  • Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae
  • Traditional Kiwi lamb roast dinner and pavlova
  • Rugby lesson at NZ Sports Academy

More Inclusions

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • 5 nights in hotels, motels and lodges
  • 1 night in a traditional Maori marae
  • Escorted services of a fully trained Topdeck Trip Leader and Driver