Day 1: Welcome to Auckland
Arrive in Auckland
Kia Ora and welcome to New Zealand! Your airport shuttle will take you directly to your Auckland city accommodation. After check in, take some time to chill before meeting with your group and awesome tour leader in the afternoon. Your tour guide will give you a rundown on what’s happening this week and you’ll receive your SIM card which you can use straight away!
Once we’ve got the official stuff out of the way, we’ll head to our favourite bar for a welcome dinner. Grab a drink and get to know the others in your group before your week of adventure begins.
Day 2-3: City and Setup
Hear from the Experts
Next morning, join our group info session where we’ll explain everything you need to know about travelling around this amazing country. From Hobbiton to the adventure capital of Queenstown, we’ll tell you all. If you’re here on a working holiday visa, we’ll talk to you about finding work, getting your tax number set up and other important bits. We’ll also walk you through setting up your bank account, which we’ll assist you with on the following day.
Our crew are all experienced travellers and have started where you are now. We’ll support you with anything you need & will be here to answer any questions you have along the way.
Auckland City Tour
It’s time to explore Auckland on our city tour! You’ll see the main hot spots, get the inside scoop on where to find the best coffee and food, where to go out & much more. There is so much to Auckland, you will love it!
Explore Mt Eden
Offering 360 degree views of Auckland, this gem is located just outside of the city. Aside from jaw dropping views, experience the quirky surrounding neighbourhood offering art galleries, shopping and great places to grab a local bite.
Day 4: Road Trip to Coromandel
Today we’ll escape the city and head to the Coromandel Peninsula famous for its gorgeous beaches and forestry! We’ll be staying at our authentic country lodge just minutes from the beach surrounded by sheep and orchards.
This afternoon we’re going on a road trip to the Northern Coromandel, often finishing with a beautiful sunset on the water. Be sure to bring your cameras as the views will change with each turn! From the countryside to Fletcher Bay, we’ll highlight all the ins and outs of the area. Your guide will provide you with stories throughout your journey of the Maori culture and the unique landscape you’re exploring.
Keen for a coastal walk? Walk along the picturesque cliff-tops to Wharekaiatua Pa and then down to Port Jackson beach where you’ll be able to take a quick dip in the refreshing water. Return to our humble abode after an epic day of adventures!
Day 5: Pure New Zealand
Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove & Kauri Forest
The next morning we’ll go on a little adventure to Hot Water Beach. Grab a shovel and start digging your very own private hot pool – not something you get to experience every day! Sip a cold beer in your natural jacuzzi and watch the waves come in with your new mates – pure bliss!
Later on we head over to beautiful Cathedral Cove, where Narnia was filmed! Check out the area, go for a swim in crystal clear waters and discover some hidden coves. On the way back we explore Kauri forests, home to ancient Kauri trees and native bush. We end a chilled day in the beautiful Coromandel with a good home-cooked BBQ.
Day 6: Hidden Beaches & Party Night
Today we’ll take you to New Chums Beach, voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches! We’ll take a short hike across the creek, climb rocks and pass through a native palm forest before getting a glimpse of paradise – It’s well worth it! It’s time to head back to Auckland! We’ll catch the ferry and cruise past the islands back to the city just in time for a night out on the town!
Day 7: Volcano Summit & Farewell
Mt. Rangitoto & Farewell Dinner
Today we’ll take a scenic ferry ride over to Auckland’s most iconic island, Mt. Rangitoto – the youngest and largest of Auckland’s 48 volcanoes. Let’s enjoy an easy walk through lava fields and forest until we reach the summit where we can take in the panoramic views of the city.
Let’s meet up tonight for a farewell dinner celebrating new friendships and all that we’ve seen in just your first week in New Zealand!
Day 8: After the Tour
After a week of fun exploring the stunning Coromandel Peninsula and all that the city of Auckland has to offer, it’s time to plan your next move! Whether you are planning on exploring other parts of New Zealand, looking for work or sticking around in Auckland for a while longer; the crew are here to help! Welcome to the Ultimate family!