9 Day Northland Cycle

Tour Code: GR036

Encounter rich Maori culture on this 9 day / 8 night scenic cycling circuit at the tip of the North Island.

 

Highlights

Cycle through the stunning Waipoua Forests. Visit Tane Mahuta, “Lord of the Forest” the world’s largest kauri tree. Cross the beautiful Hokianga Harbour. Admire Cape Reinga, the northern most point of NZ. Savour fresh seafood throughout the tour. Enjoy beautiful cycling along coastal roads with sea views and golden sands. Spend a free day relaxing in the magical Bay of Islands.

Tour Route Map

Tour Detail

This journey into Northland takes you to the most northerly point in New Zealand. The scenery is sublime with long white beaches stretching between ancient volcanic headlands, remote dune‑scapes melding into sub‑tropical forests and warmer evenings yielding to spectacular bright starry nights. This itinerary provides challenging cycling as we ride from our hotel every day and aims to minimise the number of vehicle transfers. From Auckland we follow the west coast via the magnificent kauri forests where you’ll encounter Tane Mahuta, New Zealand’s biggest kauri tree and the stunning Hokianga Harbour with it’s enormous sand dunes. The northward journey follows 90 Mile Beach and ends at Cape Reinga, where the waters of the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea. We then head southwards down the east coast to the original capital, the harbour town of Russell, where there is a free day to explore secret beaches and climb up to a vantage point for breathtaking views. We continue to follow the coast southwards cycling bay to bay through rolling green countryside and lush native bush, to arrive back in Auckland at the conclusion of our tour. Accommodation will be a mixture of resorts and quality motels in scenic coastal locations.

This tour can be organised for private groups on dates of your choice, please contact us for more info and price.

Inclusions

Tasty cafe breakfasts (x8), gourmet picnic or cafe lunches (x8), two course restaurant dinners (x6) catered to all dietary requirements. 8 nights hand picked hotel/motel ensuite accommodation on a twin share basis. Experienced guides who handle all the hard bits and share epic stories (2 guides on groups of 8 or more). Full vehicle support along the trail including trailer for luggage. Ferry transfers at Hokianga Harbour and Russell. Tasty nutritious snacks, drinks and treats plus our famous morning and afternoon teas. Pre departure information kit to help you plan and prepare. Transport from Auckland (return) Access and concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation Please Note: a $100 peak holiday supplement is added to tours in the high season or Public Holiday.

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The Detail Stuff

Departure Dates:

No. of Days:9

Tour Type:,

Support Level:

Start:Auckland

Finish:Auckland

Kms Per Day:23-91km

Grade:2 – Moderate

Single Supplement:$995.00 NZD

Bike Hire:$400.00 NZD

Meals:8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 evening meals

Accommodation:8 nights hand picked hotel/motel ensuite accommodation on a twin share basis