Tour North 2
CENTRAL DISTRICT ALTERNATIVE

Tailor made tours are also available!

ITINERARY

Day 1
You will be met at The Central Backpackers in Auckland at a set time organised by you Agent, and taken to Waitomo, Tokowha's Home Base.

Day 2
Time to relax and discuss coming events, getting to know the other members of the group. Late afternoon we will be making our way to the mountains.

Day 3
Walk the famous Tongariro Crossing. (Have your camera handy as you will certainly need it.) This will take about 6 hours to complete.

Option 2
Climb Mt. Ruapehu, one of New Zealand's live volcanoes, approximately 5 hours return.

Option 3
Relaxed walk through the beautiful forest of Lake Rotopounamu, 2 hours return. Then it's back in the bus on our way to the Natural Hot Pools, to ease any aching muscles. We'll spend the night at the Marae.

Day 4
Rotorua experience, see the hot water geysers and the boiling mudpools. Perhaps visit a Maori cultural show.

Day 5
Walk across Whakapoungakou to Lake Okataina, great views. This takes about 3.5 hours, for the rest of the day we will be relaxing and enjoying the beautiful lake.

Day 6
We travel to Pureora one of the finest rainforests in the area and climb the summit, approximately 2.5 hours. The views from the top are including Lake Taupo and the National Park, even Mt. Taranaki can be seen on a clear day. This is only an hours drive from Home Base. It will be nice to relax and reflect on our experiences over dinner.

This tour could be made suitable to any less active persons, by doing less walks and more sightseeing.