A Day in the Life with Backroads in New Zealand

Adventure from Auckland to Hawke’s Bay on this once-in-a-lifetime journey

Welcome to Middle Earth (or the film set for it anyway). Being here it’s hard to imagine you’re not the lead in a fantasy or that these landscapes are actually real. Surround sound has nothing on thunderous Huka Falls or the white-water rapids of Tongariro River. The sculpted sandstone and gorgeous beaches of Cathedral Cove aren’t carved by set artists – they inspire them. And there’s no editing required here; the colors really are that vibrant. But when you set foot in the island’s most luxurious hotels you may still wonder… am I a movie star? Here’s what just one day looks like on our New Zealand North Island Multi-Adventure Tour. Join us and experience the thrills of this once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

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How do you take your coffee? We serve it up with expansive views of lush North Island treetops and the blue Pacific Ocean.

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Admire the pink sands of Hahei Beach as you gear up for a kayaking excursion through a vibrant marine reserve with a local Kiwi guide.

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Arrive at Cathedral Cove, a serene stretch of beach bordered by dramatic cliffs and monoliths and the perfect spot for a swim in crystal waters.

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At a local boutique winery, relax in the vineyards and savor a lunch of delicacies all cultivated here on the Coromandel Peninsula.

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Lace up your hiking boots for a hike to sonnet-worth Shakespeare Cliff, home to a historic pā (Maori hillfort) and stunning views.

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Settle into your treehouse-like room or lounge by the pool at our resort in Pauanui, a welcoming retreat nestled in 25 acres of native bushland.

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Unbelievably fresh and innovative cuisine and delicious local wine await at a charming restaurant run by an award-winning chef.

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Fall asleep to the sounds of nature and dream of the biking, rafting, hiking and surprises still to come on this epic week in New Zealand.

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