Explore the volcanic landscapes and subtropical forests of New Zealand’s North Island on an excursion offered by New Zealand Walking Tours.
The six-day adventure begins with a short cruise from Auckland to Waiheke Island, known for its wineries and spectacular coastline, and then continues to Rotorua and the geothermal wonders of Waiotapu.
Other highlights include Huka Falls, Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Sanctuary Mountain, a conservation project that seeks to reintroduce endangered or threatened animals to the area. Group size is limited to 12.
Dates: Nov. 19-28, Dec. 17-26; Dec. 31-Jan. 9. 2019 dates also available.
Price: From $3,999 per person, double occupancy. Includes all accommodations, most meals, wines, guides and activities. International airfare not included.