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10-Day North Island Batten Tour from Auckland Tour Code: 778-5720

From USD$1036  
Sun (9/15/2019 - 4/26/2020)
Auckland, New Zealand
10 9
Visit Paihia, Rotorua, Tongariro National Park, Wellington, Hahei, Hokianga, Kai Iwi Lakes, Waipoua Kauri Forest, Waipu, Waitangi, Whakahoro
  • Start your tour from Auckland and take in all the highlights of the North Island from Paihia to Wellington
Price In USD (per person)
Price (/person)
    Adult $1036
    (7-17 yrs)

Pricing Policy

  • We've chosen high quality backpacker accommodation in a variety of hostels, wilderness lodges, cabins and historic hotels. Quad-share accommodation is included with your tour. You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a single or twin/double private room (subject to availability).
  • Please note that at some destinations your private room will include an ensuite bathroom and some it won't.
  • Tours are not suited to children under 7 years. 7 - 17 year old's may travel if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The Age based on the time of commencing travel (not booking).
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Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to New Zealand! Our journey begins in Auckland, the country's largest city. After guests have been picked up, we will drive north to the seaside town of Paihia. On the way, we will stop to see some might trees, native kauri, hike to a beautiful waterfall, enjoy lunch and stop for a swim at scenic Waipu Cove. After that, we will visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds at our own expense before settling in our lodging and enjoying the rest of the night.
  • Waipu, NZD

    A small town in Bream Bay, in the Northland Region of New Zealand, with a Scottish heritage. The population was 1,491 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 222 from 2001.

    Waipu Cove

    At Waipu Caves explore 300 metres of sacred underground passageways. The main cave is 175 metres long and encloses one of the longest stalagmites in New Zealand (eight feet high and six feet in diameter!). Impressive limestone formations and a galaxy of glow worms are also present.
  • Waitangi, NZD

    A locality in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand.

    Waitangi Treaty Grounds

    The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is where Māori chiefs first signed the New Zealand's founding documents. Take a guided tour to guided tour to learn about the historic importance of the site and enjoy scenic views, cultural performances and more.
Dinner: Included
  • Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel in Auckland. Exact pick-up time will be provided upon reconfirmation 24 hours prior to tour.

Price Includes

  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
  • Tree hugging huge kauri trees at Parry Kauri Forest, Waipu Cove
  • Bay of Islands wild life boat trip
  • Hokianga Ferry ride, sand boarding, visit Waipoua Forest (NZ抯 largest Kauri trees), swim in the Kai Iwi Lakes
  • Walk to Cathedral Cove, dig a hole at Hot Water Beach
  • Cultural experience with traditional hangi meal, Kapa Haka (Maori song and dance) and interactive cultural performance
  • 4WD eco-wilderness farm adventure
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing and transfers, or Taranaki Falls walk and Tawhai Falls (Gollum's Pool)
  • Transportation
  • 9 nights accomodation, quad-share (summer) or dorm-share (winter) (upgrades available)
  • Local knowledge, entertaining commentary and bookings service from your tour guide

Price Excludes

Destination Adult Child
Hobbiton Movie Set (Optional) N$95 N$75 (9-16 yrs)
Kaitiaki Rafting (Optional) N$95 N$95 (Over 13 yrs)
Tamaki Maori Village (Optional) N$130
N$75 (10-15 yrs)
N$35 (5-9 yrs)
Zorbing (Optional)
3 person in 1 ball
N$19 (second time in same day)
N$25 (Over 6 yrs, Children under 6yrs are not permitted on the tour)
N$19 (second time in same day)
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Footprints Waipoua twilight encounter, bone carving
  • Cathedral Cove Kayaks
  • Visit Hobbiton, white water rafting, Zorbing, the luge
  • Visit the Volcanic Centre Museum
  • Weta Workshop Tour, Te Papa National Museum
  • Any private expenses

Additional Note

  • Accommodation: Lodges, cabins and comfortable hostels. Standard accommodation is quad share, except at Blue Duck Station which is six-share. Twin/double upgrade rates are based on two people sharing a room and cannot be booked by a solo traveller. Upgrades do not extend to Doubtful Sound or Hahei accommodation and will be subject to actual situation (if available please pay for the surcharge fee on the tour.)
  • What to Bring: Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, hat and sunscreen, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel and toiletries, warm clothing and waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.
  • Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small day pack.


  • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.


  • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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  • Booking changes
    A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.
  • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .
  • Cancellation penalties per person for tours
    (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
    8 days or more prior to departure - 20% of total purchase amount.
    3-7 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    Within 2 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your TakeTours wallet as credits for future use. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 6% handling fee.
  • Itinerary Variations
    We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
  • Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers. We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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