Northland, the most unique, undiscovered natural New Zealand haven, only 3 scenic hours’ drive from Auckland or 45 minutes by air. Build memories to last a lifetime with Northland Experiences who offer unique biking and hiking tours, rich in history, culture, scenery, quirky towns, interesting locals, boutique accommodation and gastronomical delights. Cycling and walking year-round in our sub-tropical climate, fresh air and scenery is the ultimate high for your Northland visit.
With our tours you can get off the beaten track, experience sights you can’t get to by car, and leave knowing that you have really ventured into the heart of Northland. With a choice of three 5 night, 6 day tours as well as bespoke tours made specifically for you, fully supported all inclusive bike and hiking tours. Lots of luxury – a little bit of rustic! Adventuring at its best with a tour company that goes those extra miles.
Northland is the birthplace of New Zealand. We visit iconic sites critical to early New Zealand history including the Award Winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where Te Tiriti O Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, was signed. Our Cook to Kupe bicycle tour honours Captain James Cook who charted New Zealand, and Kupe, the legendary Polynesian explorer, who made first New Zealand landfall on the Hokianga Harbour shores.
Northland is fortunate to have a dense Maori population and there are many opportunities to learn about and experience local Maori culture. Be captivated by the stories on your guided tour tracing the footsteps of explorers and our ancestors. The Cook to Kupe bicycle tour reaches capacity quickly in high season – but the beauty of Northland is you can cycle all year round and the slightly milder climate in winter makes perfect pedalling. Book now for the Northland biking experience that will keep you coming back time and again. It really is unbeatable.
The best bicycle tours start right here with our Cook to Kupe 5-night bicycle tour mixing both cycling and hiking.? We start on Monday morning in Paihia, and finish in Kerikeri on Friday night. We follow Pou Herenga Tai, the Twin Coast Cycle Trail, except we ride further east and west to include Northland’s finest scenery and destinations.
The Cook to Kupe bicycle tour sees that everything is organised for you and one of our experienced tour leaders will accompany you all week. Our tours are designed for all abilities and include a mix of dedicated cycle trails, gravel roads, and quiet asphalt roads for cycling. We use only top quality e-bikes to guarantee comfortable and enjoyable biking experiences and there are options for keen riders who like extra challenges.
We deliberately keep our tours small, limiting them to 10 people. Our transport is a luxurious 14-seater minibus.
Included in your C2K Tour
5 nights accommodation
All rooms are twin or double ensuite rooms. Single supplement available
Fully supported tour with Tour leader escorting you with a luxury minibus
Meals – Breakfast, lunch, dinner. From lunch on your first day to dinner on your last night.
All transfers during the tour as well as ferry fares
Tours Entry 2021: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Footprints Waipoua Twilight Forest, Wairere Boulders, Pompallier Mission and Printery, Hundertwasser Park Centre – Te Hononga.
Until the end of 2021
Price per person $3000
From 01/01/2022 until 21/12/2022
Price per person $3250
N.B. Not included: Alcohol, extra drinks etc