Meet your guides at 7 am in downtown Auckland before heading south to Rotorua, renowned for its steaming thermal vents, bubbling mud pools, and stunning lakes. Learn about the rich history of the area, before heading out southeast into the Whirinaki Forest. After a picnic lunch, take a hike in the rainforest before driving to the south end of this park. Your first hike is an easy one, on a descending track through native beech forest, to a cozy forest hut beside the Whirinaki River. Cook dinner as a crew and either stay in the hut or camp nearby, with an evening campfire and time to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Distance covered: 9.5 km/ 5.9 miles
Hiking time: 3 hours
Meals: Lunch and dinner