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New Zealand Family Multisport: Family Fun on the North Island

New Zealand

from $3,898* per person 7 Days December
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 20 people max
  • Auckland, new zealand
  • Family & Friends trips
Kiwis know how to have fun. Serious fun. Bigger than life is normal. Climbing inside a huge inflated ball with a splash of water and rolling down a hill. Attaching a long elastic cord to your feet and diving off a bridge. Hiking, biking and boating are supercharged in New Zealand. Giant tree ferns, percolating mud pots, striking gorges, dramatic coastline and hidden swimming holes-normal. Come to this living, breathing, wild landscape and join in the fun.

  • Bike past Rotorua's fascinating geothermal elements to hot springs perfect for a soak
  • Experience traditional Maori customs and foods at a marae (ceremonial meeting place)
  • Kids try the exhilarating and uniquely Kiwi sport of Zorbing  
  • Stroll past giant tree ferns and hanging vines to a secret valley
  • Kayak on Lake Rotoiti to a small hot spring accessible only by boat

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  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Stroll with our Kiwi guide past giant tree ferns and hanging vines to a hidden pool in the Broken Hills wilderness Pedal to Hahei and hike to Cathedral Cove, a little piece of heaven on earth with a white-sand beach, sculpted sandstone monoliths and gentle crystalline waters.

Day 3 Experience traditional Maori customs and foods at a marae (ceremonial meeting place) Hike the lush Karangahake Gorge, venturing across suspension bridges and investigating an old gold-mining tunnel before cooling off in the Waitawheta River.

Days 4-5 Kids try the exhilarating and uniquely Kiwi sport of Zorbing Kayak on Lake Rotoiti to a small hot spring accessible only by boat   Along the way, explore quiet inlets and spot a variety of native birds Ever fed an emu or watched sheepshearers in action? Never say never!

Days 5-7 Tame the Tongariro River on a Class III rafting trip Pedal through rolling pastures of Kiwi farmland and along the white cliffs of the Paeroa Range to Waikite Hot Pools, perfect for a dip  Watch your step - geysers, thermal springs, colorful silica terraces and percolating mud pots abound at Wai-o-Tapu Stroll to impressive Huka Falls  Feeling fearless? Try a bungee jump over the Waikato River.

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