5, 7 & 14 Day Surf Tour

From
$800
per person
Surf tour accommodation at Ahipara, Northland

Overview

This is by far the ultimate surf tour adventure!

New Zealand is one of the world's last great surfing destinations, discover a way of life few are lucky to experience.

The package includes return transport from central Auckland, beach lodge accommodation, meals and gear hire.

This tour is often described by our guests as the best thing they have done while travelling through New Zealand; something of which we are very proud!

Auckland to Piha journey map for 5, 7 and 14 day surf tours

Overview

This is by far the ultimate surf tour adventure!

New Zealand is one of the world's last great surfing destinations, discover a way of life few are lucky to experience.

The package includes return transport from central Auckland, beach lodge accommodation, meals and gear hire.

This tour is often described by our guests as the best thing they have done while travelling through New Zealand; something of which we are very proud!

Schedule

Departing Auckland

Sunday 7.30am

Return to Auckland

5 day: Thursday 2.00pm

7 & 14 day: Saturday 5.00pm

​Every week from October through to May!
Space is limited to 11 people. Minimum numbers are required
  • What's Included
  • Itinerary
  • Additional Information

5 Day package $800. Price includes:

  • All transportation, pick-up and drop-off, from central Auckland – trip departs every Monday, time depending on the tide so check your booking and returns the following Friday, early afternoon
  • 4 nights’ accommodation, mixed dormitory-style (bedding is provided).
  • Food for 3 meals daily, self catering.
  • Surfboard and wetsuit hire.
  • Surf lessons – 2-4 hours per day dependent on tide times and swell and wind conditions.
  • Detailed feedback, photos and focused coaching

7 Day package $1160. Price includes:

  • All transportation, pick-up and drop-off, from central Auckland – trip departs every Monday, time depending on the tide so check your booking and returns the following Sunday, early afternoon
  • 6 nights’ accommodation, mixed dormitory-style (bedding is provided).
  • Food for 3 meals daily, self catering.
  • Surfboard and wetsuit hire.
  • Surf lessons – 2-4 hours per day dependent on tide times and swell and wind conditions.
  • Detailed feedback, photos and focused coaching

14 Day package $2154. Price includes:

  • All transportation, pick-up and drop-off, from central Auckland – trip departs every Monday, time depending on the tide so check your booking and returns the second Sunday, early afternoon
  • 13 nights’ accommodation, mixed dormitory-style (bedding is provided).
  • Food for 3 meals daily, self catering.
  • Surfboard and wetsuit hire.
  • Surf lessons – 2-4 hours per day dependent on tide times and swell and wind conditions.
  • Detailed feedback, photos and focused coaching

Not included:

  • Lunch while in transit to and from Auckland. Arrival and departure days.
  • Other activities are at additional cost but offered at a discounted rate when booked through Rapu.​

Itinerary

On this trip you will quickly make new friends, many who become life-long, and enjoy New Zealand's amazing scenery through the eyes of a surfer. This trip is not just your average tour – for many it is a life changing experience. You will live the life of a surfer and get a taste of true kiwi culture!

Tangaroa and Tawhirimatea, the gods of the ocean and the elements, ultimately dictate our itinerary. Surfing is all about tide and weather conditions, hence the flexible nature of our trip, but the itinerary will endeavour to cover most if not all of the points below:

  • We will pick you up from central Auckland.
  • Every morning you will awake to the sound of the ocean, an exquisite sun kissed beach with no one around, and food provided for a breakfast spread giving you all the energy you need for your exciting day!
  • Every evening, after a full day of surfing, you’ll enjoy a yummy dinner while reminiscing about the waves and watching the sun slowly fade into the ocean.  The conditions for the following day will be discussed and we will form a game plan together before you hit the sack and rest up for another day of epic waves.
  • Throughout the week we will cover surfing theory – surfing rules, surf conditions, rips, currents and tides – and each day we will individually work with you to slowly and consistently build your skills and advance you to the next level.
  • Each day we will set out on a mission to find the best waves. This could mean driving to a different beach to get you to secluded surf location.  Each day will be different and always an adventure!  Some days, if the conditions suit, we could be off for a dawny surf at sunrise. For some this is regarded as the highlight of their surf tour...being in the water as the sun slowly rises giving the ocean a beautiful orange tinge is an unforgettable experience.
  • During those hours in the day when we aren’t in the water there are many other options and fun things to do.  We can choose to do something as a group or just enjoy some down time to ourselves – whatever will give you the most out of your trip! 
  • One day during the week can be set aside as a rest day and can be used to try out some other activities. 
  • Before you know it, it’s the end of the tour and you won’t believe how quickly the week has gone by! You’re body aches but you can’t stop smiling. You’re hooked on surfing, the addiction has begun...but we'll squeeze in one last surf session before it’s time to leave.
  • Allow us to transport you back to Auckland while you relax and reminisce on epic adventure.

Departure Details

Pick up time is Monday and the location is the corner of Fort  Street and Commerce Street right in front of Nomads Backpackers. Time is tide dependant so check your booking and make sure you provide details for us to contact you!

Your Guides

Our guides are internationally recognised ISA surf coaches and they hold a minimum Level 1 Endorsement. They have been trained in surf safety and hold a current first aid certificate for your safety.

Additional activities

Fancy trying some other awesome activities?  Rapu can offer a 10% discount on a range of activities - contact us to find out more!

​​What you need to bring

  • Sunscreen and lip balm – these are essential!
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Party funds
  • ID
  • Lots of energy!

Email Us

0800 787 386

​+64 (0)9 828 0426