See thermal pools, Maori culture and Lake Taupo on this New Zealand walking tour

Mt. Tongariro and its eye-catching geothermal pools highlight Tongariro National Park on New Zealand’s North Island.
(New Zealand Walking Tours)

Discover Maori culture, geothermal activity and beautiful walking trails on a leisurely six-day excursion of North Island offered by New Zealand Walking Tours.

Highlights include Waiheke Island, known for its vineyards; the bubbling mud and sulfuric smells of Waiotapu; Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake; and Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The excursion departs from and returns to Auckland. Group size limited to 12.

Dates: Dec. 17-22, Dec. 31-Jan. 5, Jan. 14-19, Feb. 11-16, Feb. 25-March 2, March 11-16


Price: From $3,999 per person, double occupancy. Includes accommodations, most meals, wine, ground transportation, guides and all activities. International airfare not included.

Info: New Zealand Walking Tours, (800) 661-9073


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