Stray North Island Beetham Bus Pass - 7 Days

Hit the must-see spots of New Zealand's North Island with a bus pass that takes you past Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach, Wellington and more!

map Auckland, New Zealand
7 days 6 nights
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7:00 am
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
7 yrs
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
FromNZD $1099
ValueNZD $1165SAVE NZD $66
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $183.17 with
Single Room Upgrade: NZD $395
Twin / Double Room Upgrade: NZD $195
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Next available: 17/12/2019

What's Included

  • Walk to the world famous Cathedral Cove.
  • Visit Hot Water Beach 
  • See bubbling hot mud pools in Rotorua.
  • Experience Maori culture at Tamaki Maori Village
  • See the mighty Huka Falls
  • 4WD eco-wilderness farm tour
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Bus transport around the North Island
  • Local knowledge, entertaining commentary and bookings service from your tour guide
  • All accommodation, quad-share (summer) or dorm-share (winter) (upgrades available)
  • Some meals and a selection of activities (as indicated on each tour's itinerary)
  • Special deals on activities
  • Small group tour

What's excluded

Any additional activities not specified as included on the itinerary. These can be booked via your guide, often at an exclusive price.

Why do we love this

Auckland: Explore New Zealand's biggest city, dotted with volcanoes, lined with beaches and overflowing with all sorts of activities, restaurants and nightlife.


Hahei: Stay at Hahei beach and walk to the world famous Cathedral Cove accessible only by foot or boat. Cathedral Cove is a ‘must see’ on the Coromandel Peninsula.


Hot Water Beach: Dig your own spa bath in the sand at New Zealand's famous Hot Water Beach. The hot water bubbles up from a natural spring under the ground.


Rotorua: Learn about Maori culture at the Tamaki Maori Village. Dine on a traditional hangi meal (Maori feast), Kapa Haka (Maori song and dance) and interactive cultural performance.


Taupo: Take your own photo of NZ's most photographed natural attraction, the powerful Huka Falls.  Every second up to 220,000 litres of water gushes through the gorge and over cliff!


Whakahoro: Home to Blue Duck Station, an award winning conservation high country farm. Explore the farm on a 4WD Bush Safari then enjoy a dinner cooked using local produce.


National Park: Traverse volcanic plateaus and complete the most famous day walk in New Zealand - the Tongariro Crossing.


Wellington: Soak in the culture and vibe of New Zealand's capital city. Fill up on superb coffee and tasty cuisine and school yourself at the Te Papa, NZ's National Museum.



Summer Tour Inclusions:

All transport: You'll travel in our comfortable mid-sized coaches around the North Island.

Experienced tour guide: Expect entertaining commentary, insight into local secrets and extra support from your tour guide. 

Accommodation: 5 nights’ quad share accommodation in a variety of quality backpacker hostels, wilderness lodges and cabins.  Upgrades to twin and single rooms are available.

Meals: 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners.

Summer Departures: 10 October 2017 - 1 May 2018

Departs from: Auckland
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 7am

Start Point:
End Point:

Nau mai, haere mai (welcome)!  Your journey kicks off from New Zealand’s largest city Auckland heading southeast, stopping for a walk to the famous Cathedral Cove.  Accessible only by foot or boat, you’ll discover some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery and stunning views in this beautiful coastal spot. Cathedral Cove is a ‘must see’ on the Coromandel Peninsula.


Afterwards we’ll drive to Hot Water Beach, a unique surf beach where you dig a hole in the sand and sit in your own personal spa pool (tide dependent).  In the afternoon there will be time for a kayaking tour (own expense) before we feast on a delicious BBQ for dinner. Includes dinner

Today we head for Rotorua, arriving around midday, to discover an area well-known for its Maori heritage, adventure and geothermal activity.  Here you will get the chance to do some great optional activities, such as a visit to Hobbiton. 


This evening you will be welcomed into the authentic Tamaki Maori Village, where you will discover Maori art, ancient rituals and traditions.  Tonight we dine on a delicious hangi (Maori feast), enjoy an interactive cultural performance and the company of our Maori hosts. Includes breakfast and dinner

We start the day by visiting some bubbling mud pools before stopping at the powerful Huka Falls, NZ’s most photographed natural attraction. Our destination today the most remote parts of the North Island by road. We’re heading for the award winning Blue Duck Station in Whakahoro, a 7,200 acre high country farm that is both a working sheep and beef station and an environmental conservation leader. This afternoon you get the opportunity to take part in a 4WD Bush Safari and farm adventure, where you’ll explore this vast land and the New Zealand native bush, discover the remains of an unbelievable local history, and learn about the farm’s conservation efforts.  Your dinner is all cooked using local produce.  Includes breakfast and dinner

Today we make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tongariro National Park, where you’ll get the chance to do what is rated as one of the world’s best one day walks, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.Trek through dramatic natural scenery, past volcanic peaks, vast craters and stunning turquoise lakes on one of the most spectacular treks in New Zealand. Alternatively you can go on one the shorter walks around this volcanic region or visit the Volcanic Centre Museum (own expense). Includes breakfast and dinner

We depart early to arrive into Wellington around midday. Wellington is known as the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ thanks to Lonely Planet, and it’s a great place to check out the lively arts, shopping and craft beer and café culture scene. As New Zealand’s capital city, it is home to New Zealand’s parliament and the iconic Beehive government building. This afternoon, you have the option to tour the world famous Weta Workshop, marvel at the wonders of Te Papa National Museum or wander along the Oriental Parade. Includes breakfast

Today is an express day, via National Park back to New Zealand’s largest city Auckland.  We stop along the way for photo opportunities and to eat lunch, before heading back to Auckland for a late afternoon arrival. We hope you had a blast on your New Zealand journey! Includes breakfast

Terms & Conditions:

Stray Journey Summer itineraries are October – April. Stray Journeys Winter tours operate from May - September and follow a different itinerary from the Summer tour. View the Beetham Winter Journey.
All rates are in NZD, per person, and are subject to change.
A 15% discount off these rates is available for children aged between 7 - 17 years old travelling with a parent or legal guardian. Stray Journeys are not suited to children under 7 years old.
At Whakahoro standard accommodation is six share.
Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small day pack. 

Please note that the bookings are processed manually and please chat to us before making the booking or you can book with us and your booking is confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.




FromNZD $1099
ValueNZD $1165SAVE NZD $66
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $183.17 with
Single Room Upgrade: NZD $395
Twin / Double Room Upgrade: NZD $195
Check Availability
Next available: 17/12/2019
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