Central North Island Hiking Adventure

10 Days


Auckland Central to Auckland Central


  • Lake Waikaremoana
  • Mountainous terrain
  • Volcanic splendours

Best time of year

All year

Experience the best of hiking in the Central North Island on this 10 day itinerary. Travel to Gisborne from Auckland to hike the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, famous for its pristine rainforests, lake views and untouched greenery.

Continue on to Taupo and prepare to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in one day. Travel through alpine scenery, traverse mountains and uncover spectacular emerald green lakes.

The Central North Island is easily accessible and this walking and hiking itinerary is a must-do for those who love the outdoors.


Day 10 / 10



Spend a day exploring our coastal city and one of its many bays. Choose from hundreds of activities on offer - top picks include wine tasting on Waiheke Island, exploring Auckland Museum, Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, or a boat cruise around Auckland harbour.

Enjoy the final day of this special walking and hiking itinerary before making a return flight home.

Skyline view from Devonport

Auckland Central

This is the heart of Auckland, with a relaxed coastal living vibe by day and a night-time energy shared by the inner-city suburbs that surrounds it.

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