For those who have a little less time but want to experience the very best that the North Island can offer, the Ultimate North is the ideal choice. Explore thermal areas in Rotorua. Trek the best sections of the remote Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk deep in the magical rainforests of Te Urewera National Park. Relax in lodges in beautiful locations. Discover the surreal volcanic wonderland of Tongariro National Park, climbing volcanoes and staying high above the world in an alpine hut. The Ultimate North has many short hikes and two overnight hikes using backcountry huts. The Ultimate North is day 1 to 7 of the Ultimate New Zealand. Not much camping on this trip - mainly huts and lodges.
» Hike sections of New Zealand’s Great Walks and visit a thermal park
» Experience the volcanic wonders of the Tongariro Crossing
» Finish in Wellington, a ‘cool little capital’