Lighting the Direction of your Future Path: An Energetic Adventure in New Zealand

Your TourHero

Alison Katschkowsky — TourHero

I'm Alison, and I love showing you ALL of what is possible for you--through experiences! I'm a fitness innovator and have been an entrepreneur for close to 25 years. Experiences to amazing places are one of the ways I show you your BEST LIFE. Some of the places on my travel bucket list include New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, St Lucia and Antigua and Bora Bora, to name a few. Travel allows you to stretch your boundaries and grow. You become an 'upgraded' version of yourself. I can't wait to share HOW we do this for you! Come with me!

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Duration

11 days · 10 nights

Travel Date

Nov 8 – 18, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 – 15

Transportation

Van, boat

Tour Price

USD 10,500
/ person
Flexible payment plans available
Early bird: Get USD 2,000 off
Valid until Feb 25, 2024, 12:00 AM local time (GMT +13). Discount applied automatically and subject to availability.

Your Local Guide

Your Guide – Haka Tours

Haka Tours has been making the travel dreams of its guests come true since 2007. Today, they are proud to be one of New Zealand’s leading small group adventure operators, delivering intimate, authentic, and immersive experiences across New Zealand, Australia, and surrounding Oceania destinations. Along with valuable training and expertise to ensure your safety on a trip, Haka Tours takes it one step further with the passion and dedication of its team to help you discover hidden gems and experience unforgettable moments. Let them take care of the nitty gritty details for you — all you have to do is let the adventure unfold!

New Zealand>Lighting the Direction of your Future Path: An Energetic Adventure in New Zealand

Take a fantastic journey through New Zealand's scenic North Island and experience first-hand the culture, beauty, nature, and incredible wines of this incredible land. Starting in Auckland and traveling to Lake Taupo, Napier, and Rotorua, you'll have opportunities to see the best that each destination has to offer. Enjoy a Waiheke Island wine tour, visit the stunning Huka Falls, sail on Lake Taupo to see the Maori rock carvings, go on an evening walk through the majestic Redwood Forest, explore Hobbiton and enjoy lunch in the Shire, and more! On the final night of our journey, we'll all come together for a wonderful celebratory dinner as a group — it will be the perfect way to share the memories and stories created on this amazing adventure.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until August 5, 2024. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip by August 5, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19

A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Alison Katschkowsky — TourHero

I'm Alison, and I love showing you ALL of what is possible for you--through experiences! I'm a fitness innovator and have been an entrepreneur for close to 25 years. Experiences to amazing places are one of the ways I show you your BEST LIFE. Some of the places on my travel bucket list include New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, St Lucia and Antigua and Bora Bora, to name a few. Travel allows you to stretch your boundaries and grow. You become an 'upgraded' version of yourself. I can't wait to share HOW we do this for you! Come with me!

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Duration

11 days · 10 nights

Travel Date

Nov 8 – 18, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 – 15

Transportation

Van, boat

New Zealand>Lighting the Direction of your Future Path: An Energetic Adventure in New Zealand

Take a fantastic journey through New Zealand's scenic North Island and experience first-hand the culture, beauty, nature, and incredible wines of this incredible land. Starting in Auckland and traveling to Lake Taupo, Napier, and Rotorua, you'll have opportunities to see the best that each destination has to offer. Enjoy a Waiheke Island wine tour, visit the stunning Huka Falls, sail on Lake Taupo to see the Maori rock carvings, go on an evening walk through the majestic Redwood Forest, explore Hobbiton and enjoy lunch in the Shire, and more! On the final night of our journey, we'll all come together for a wonderful celebratory dinner as a group — it will be the perfect way to share the memories and stories created on this amazing adventure.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Auckland
  • Arrive at Auckland airport
  • Group transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Travelodge Hotel Auckland Wynyard Quarter (or similar according to availability)
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner
  • Day 2 · Auckland
  • Breakfast, morning mindset activity & kick off
  • Ferry to Waiheke Island
  • Visit wineries (lunch included)
  • Free time
  • Visit the Sky Tower
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · Auckland
  • Breakfast and morning mindset activity
  • Free time — optional trip to Les Mills World of Fitness or enjoy the bikes down Mission Bay, etc.
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Compass walk experience with the group
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Auckland & Taupo
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Hike at Huka Falls with lunch
  • Group activity
  • Sailing and building future beliefs exercise
  • Check-in at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Taupo & Napier
  • Breakfast and light workout
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Depart for Napier
  • Check-in at Scenic Hotel Te Pania (or similar according to availability)
  • Energy exercise as a group
  • Free time
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 6 · Napier
  • Breakfast and mindset activity
  • Biking tours at wineries with lunch
  • Afternoon energy exercise
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 7 · Napier
  • Breakfast and morning group activity
  • Finish energy exercise as a group
  • Afternoon free
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 8 · Napier & Rotorua
  • Breakfast and morning group activity
  • Check out of accommodation
  • See Gannet colony before departing for Rotorua
  • Check-in at Millennium Hotel Rotorua (or similar according to availability)
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Redwood Forest excursion and hike
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 9 · Rotorua
  • Breakfast
  • Free time – explore Waimangu Geothermal Valley, Wai-O-Tapu, or take a day trip
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Māori cultural evening with dinner
  • Day 10 · Rotorua & Auckland
  • Breakfast and mindset activity before departing
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Explore Hobbiton and enjoy lunch in the Shire
  • Check-in at Travelodge Hotel Auckland Wynyard Quarter (or similar according to availability)
  • Celebratory dinner with the group
  • Day 11 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer from accommodation to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to New Zealand! Get settled into your accommodation in Auckland

Kia ora and a very warm welcome to Auckland, a bustling city highlighted by its fantastic food, vibrant culture, and waterfront views! Once you've landed, your guide will meet and greet you at the airport and whisk you away to your comfortable accommodation in the city. Get checked in, drop your bags, and stretch your legs! It's been a long journey to Auckland, so the remainder of the day is kept free and easy for you to relax, get your bearings, and rest from the long day of travel. Before the night ends, we will meet up for a delicious dinner. Tomorrow, the real journey begins!

Day 2

Catch the ferry to Waiheke Island, tour some of the best wineries, and enjoy lunch with some amazing views

After a workout and energy-boosting breakfast this morning (complete with a mindset activity to kick us off on a good note!), we'll hop the ferry over to Waiheke Island today to visit some of the best wineries in New Zealand. During this delectable wine tour, you'll get to enjoy lunch and take in some amazing views. We'll outline the start of your future here with some vision casting group activities--and an activity into your own self belief and trust. Where is your trust factor? We’ll find out!

Once the tour is completed and we head back to Auckland, you'll enjoy some free time on your own before we gather to head to the Sky Tower--the best view in all of New Zealand! Dinner is on your own, or we can enjoy as a group.

Day 3

Get your heart pumping and add some fun activities to your day

This morning, we'll enjoy an early breakfast and mindset activity--and then head over to the 'mecca' of fitness--Les Mills World of Fitness. If you wish to stay behind--you can enjoy the bikes down Mission Bay or some other activity.

We'll then enjoy a light lunch together. After lunch, we'll complete an amazing compass walk experience--which will set the stage for your future path on our adventure together.

Dinner will be on your own before we depart for the next leg of our adventure tomorrow. :)

Day 4

Pay a visit to the stunning Huka Falls and enjoy sailing on Lake Taupo

We'll begin today with an early breakfast and a recap of the previous day before departing for Taupo, where we'll begin to explore the new mindset and beliefs you are creating for your future path.

We'll hike at Huka Falls, and enjoy lunch--and after a brief group activity, we'll set off on a sailing excursion on Lake Taupo and begin to build the beliefs you will want to sustain your future path. During this voyage, you will be able to view traditional Maori rock carvings and have a delicious lunch on board.

Day 5

Onward to Napier — the Art Deco capital of New Zealand

After a delicious breakfast and a light workout to energize us for the day, we'll continue our journey to Napier, known as the Art Deco capital of New Zealand. This fascinating destination will be our base for the next couple of days. Once we arrive, we'll get settled and then come together to participate in an energy exercise as a group. Unlock your potential and stretch your boundaries.

The remainder of the day is free for you to enjoy at leisure!

Day 6

Meander through the vineyards on a bike tour of the wineries — stop at places such as Craggy Range, Mission Estate, Church Road, and more!

Today we will embark on some bike tours of the famous wineries in the Hawke's Bay Area! During this wonderful tour, we'll stop at some iconic places such as Craggy Range, Mission Estate, Church Road, and more. We'll enjoy a special lunch together, after which we'll continue on our adventures of the area. After we bike, we'll do an interactive group exercise examining where our 'energy boundaries' are in our daily lives and how that aligns with our future belief plans we are creating.

Day 7

After we wrap up our energy exercise, spend the day freely

Today we'll have a bit of free time to experience Napier--the art deco capital of New Zealand. First, we'll begin the day with breakfast, followed by a morning group activity. Then, we'll finish up our energy exercise as a group.

The rest of the afternoon is free to take in the area--delve into the fascinating history of Napier and learn about the earthquake that changed the city in the 1930s.

Day 8

Head to Rotorua (known for its geothermal activity); walk through the Redwood Forest

After breakfast and a morning group activity to start us off, we'll conclude our time in Napier and journey onward. Before departing for Rotorua, we'll have some time to head to Cape Kidnappers to see the local Gannet colony, an activity that wildlife enthusiasts will love.

We arrive in Rotorua, the geothermal capital of New Zealand. Here, we'll get settled and then embark on an evening excursion and hike amongst the beautiful trees of the Redwood Forest, wrapping up with a heightened perspective on our future.

Day 9

Enjoy some free time exploring Rotorua and its surroundings; visit a Living Maori Village for a cultural performance and traditional dinner

Rise and shine--enjoy a hearty breakfast today before we set our intentions and begin our next adventure! Today, we can decide on a few different excursions. Spend the morning exploring Waimangu Geothermal Valley or Wai-O-Tapu. Alternatively, a day trip out to Waitomo Glow Worm Caves might be on the cards.

Tonight we'll go to a live Maori Village for a cultural experience and enjoy a traditional hangi dinner.

Day 10

Depart for Auckland, exploring Hobbiton along the way

With one final breakfast in Rotorua and a mindset activity before we depart, we'll enjoy a journey back to Auckland. On the way, our adventure includes a visit to the Hobbiton Shire film set, complete with lunch. This tour is for all fans of The Lord of the Rings!

In Auckland, we'll get settled into our accommodation for one final night. It's been a wonderful journey so far of exploring our inner selves as we explore New Zealand's North Island. To celebrate each other and how far we've come in our growth, we come together for a dinner spread on our last night. As we savour the delectable food, we take the chance to remind one another that within us lies the power to achieve all that we aspire.

Day 11

It’s time to say goodbye and head home

We've come to the final day of your journey in New Zealand — we hope you have had a wonderful time exploring the offerings of the country's spectacular North Island! After one last breakfast this morning, it’s time to leave the hotel behind and depart for the airport. We hope to see you again — travel safe!

Please note: If you wish to extend your stay--we can help you with this. Reach out for more details.

Accommodation

  • Travelodge Hotel Auckland Wynyard Quarter (or similar according to availability)

    Travelodge Hotel Auckland Wynyard Quarter is a contemporary hotel nestled in the heart of the fast-developing Wynyard Quarter precinct, close to Waitemata Harbour at the western edge of the Auckland waterfront. Surrounded by shops and eateries, the property features a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage for guests. Casual guest rooms offer Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea/coffeemaking facilities. Room type: Double rooms (Run of house).

  • Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo (or similar according to availability)

    Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo is a relaxed hotel set on the shores of Lake Taupo's Waipahihi Bay, approximately 9 kilometers from the scenic Huka Falls. The property features a fine-dining restaurant, a bar, a cafe with a terrace, a heated outdoor pool, a sauna, a gym, and a tennis court. Guest rooms offer flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, minifridges, and tea/coffeemaking facilities. Room type: Double rooms (Run of house).

  • Scenic Hotel Te Pania (or similar according to availability)

    Scenic Hotel Te Pania is a modern, glass-fronted hotel that offers views over Hawke's Bay. It is situated just 2 kilometers from the National Aquarium of New Zealand. The property features a contemporary restaurant with a seasonal terrace, as well as a sleek bar. Guest rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with bay views and feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea/coffeemaking facilities. Room type: Double rooms (Run of house).

  • Millennium Hotel Rotorua (or similar according to availability)

    Millennium Hotel Rotorua is a premium hotel located just a 6-minute walk from the shores of Lake Rotorua and a 7-minute walk from the art exhibits at the Rotorua Museum. The property features a fine-dining restaurant, a brasserie by the outdoor pool, a bar, an indoor geothermal pool, a spa with saunas, and a fitness center. Guest rooms offer flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea/coffeemaking facilities. Room type: Double rooms (Run of house).

Included

  • 4 nights at Travelodge Hotel Auckland Wynyard Quarter (or similar)
  • 1 night at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo (or similar)
  • 3 nights at Scenic Hotel Te Pania (or similar)
  • 2 nights at Millennium Hotel Rotorua (or similar)
  • Shared double occupancy in accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinner on days 1 and 10
  • Waiheke Island wine tour & lunch
  • Lake Taupo sailing & dinner
  • Redwoods Forest evening walk
  • Te Pa Tu cultural evening & hangi dinner
  • Napier winery bike tour with winery lunch
  • Hobbiton Shire set tour with lunch
  • Māori cultural evening with dinner
  • One group airport arrival transfer
  • One group airport departure transfer
  • Local driver during local city tours
  • All activities described in the itinerary

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food and drinks not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Available add-on

Single supplement room upgrade for the entire trip

Want a little more privacy during your trip? Select this single supplement add-on and have a room all to yourself.

Price: USD 1,115

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Single supplement add-on

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until August 5, 2024. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip by August 5, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19

A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 10,500
Per person