Bay of Islands Gunkholing
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|177||Opua, New Zealand||Dec 31 - Jan 10, 2017||10|
"New Zealand’s South Island usually steals the attention, but the oft-overlooked North Island also features a sublime combination of forests, mountains and beaches. In the latter, the North has a clear lead – particularly in subtropical Northland, the Coromandel Peninsula and the west coast, with its wild surf beaches. Tackle one of the North Island’s Great Walks – one even offers a river journey by canoe or kayak – or spend a few hours wandering through the accessible wilderness of the Coromandel. Day trips from vibrant Auckland can include kayaking to dormant volcanoes or canyoning and abseiling down forested waterfalls." -- Lonely Planet. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/new-zealand/north-island/introduction#ixzz47XPeq85w
Getting there: International flights to Auckland are offered on several different airlines. We suggest spending a night or two in the city or environs on the front end to deal with the long flight and jet lag. You can then fly up to Keri Keri on Air New Zealand, or probably more interesting- rent a one-way car and do the drive (4 hours at a mellow pace) so you can see some of the coast and sights. There is also a regular bus from downtown Auckland that is close to many of the hotels. Auckland is not a great city compared to the capital (Wellington) for poking around as it's a working city and isn't very vibrant, but there are lovely walks, some fun places to eat, and the viaduct is must if you are an Americas Cup fan.
THIS TRIP IS AVAILABLE to NON MEMBERS! It's not often we have cabins available to non-members of the Quest so this is your chance to experience what this incredible expedition is all about. Cabin prices (two person occupancy) start at $7400.00 USD. Enquire here.
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