Touring

A trip to New Zealand is not something people do everyday and what sets Alpine Hunting Adventures apart from other outfitters is our passion to make your entire experience here the best it can be! Our Alpine Hunting personal guides can arrange an itinerary at short notice depending on what you want to do. You have the option of day trips from Alpine Lodge or (the most popular), a 3 night end of hunt tour through some of New Zealand's best attractions and memorable scenery on your way back to Auckland International Airport. Your decision to take in any tours can be made when you've settled in at the Lodge ... there's no pressure!

Self-drive touring - Are you planning a road trip around New Zealand before or after your hunt? Make sure you visit www.drivesafe.org.nz for great tips on driving safely, planning your trip and great driving routes/itineraries.

2018 Touring & Sightseeing Packages
Day Trips can be tailored into 1 or 2 night tours which may include a combination of the following destinations.

 

Napier 

Napier

Napier is a picturesque seaside City with a Mediterranean climate and famous for one of the highest concentrations of art deco architecture in the world. Wander along the palm tree-lined streets and soak up the sunshine as you shop for quality Merino and sheepskin products. Or go further afield and visit some of 40 wineries that make the Hawke’s Bay region the leading food, wine and lifestyle destination of New Zealand. 

 

Rotorua 

Rotorua

Learn about New Zealand’s farming history in a unique and entertainment experience at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Then explore New Zealand’s most popular and active geothermal area where you see mighty geysers, boiling mudpools and the traditional arts and culture of the Maori people. Spot New Zealand’s native Kiwi bird at Rainbow Springs and then take a scenic aerial gondola ride to view Lake Rotorua.

 

Taupo 

Taupo

Taupo is surrounded by stunning volcanoes, and lies next to New Zealand’s largest crystal clear freshwater lake. The town is bustling with cafés, exclusive shopping and great adventure activities. Drive through the geothermal area to the thundering waters of Huka Falls before visiting the Prawn Park Restaurant where you dine alfresco on the banks of the Waikato River.

3 Night Tour Pre or Post Hunt

 

Option 1: Self-drive back to Auckland - cost of rental car (approx NZ$500 in total), hotels, meals, entrance and activity fees. We will plan this trip with you so you have an itinerary to follow and know where to go. (This is the most popular option) 4 day tour from beautiful Lake Taupo to Auckland airport = approx US$1,000 per person

Option 2: One of Alpine Hunting team can tour you back to Auckland for US$450 per day which includes the car and driver. Accommodation and meals for you and the tour guide, entrance and activity fees are extra. This is a great way to go if you want to sit back and enjoy the ride. We will drop you off at the airport in time for your flight.

A night in Taupo, visit:  Huka Falls, Huka Honey Hive, Arateatea Dam, Taupo Township for souviner shopping and great cafes, Jet Boat trip, Lava Glass blowing gallery

A night in Rotorua, visit: Te Puhia Springs Maori Village, Agrodome sheep show, Skyline Gondola, Matariki Hangi and Show, Jade shop, Hobbiton Movie Set

A night in Waitomo, visit: Waitomo Caves to see the glowworms, waterfalls and overground cave walks, Hobbiton Movie Set

A night in Auckland, visit: Waiheke Island wine tour, Viaduct Harbour superyacht watching and world class restaurants, ferry to Devonport, a quaint artsy village                

This link will give you more information about these destinations and the activities as well as many more www.explorecentralnorthislandnz.com/touring-routes/thermal-explorer-highway/