Auckland to Wellington Highlights

6 Days / 5 Nights
From NZ$1,010 per person Double/Twin Share
Double/Twin Share

Explore the North Island's major visitor cities from Auckland, the 'City of Sails', to Rotorua, the Maori culture capital, and the art deco city of Napier.  Finally Wellington, our quirky capital city.  Along the way you'll pass through the picturesque landscapes and small towns of rural New Zealand.

The itinerary can be customised or we can tailor-make something to suit you perfectly. Rental cars are available in a fantastic range from economy hatchbacks to prestige saloons and SUV's.

Highlights

  • Auckland, New Zealand's largest city
  • Geothermal Rotorua and Taupo
  • Napier, our Art Deco city
  • Boutique vineyards and premium wines at Martinborough
  • Wellington, the capital of New Zealand

Departure Dates

Daily departures

Day 1:  Welcome to Auckland
On arrival you will be met by one of our team and driven to your Auckland hotel.
Accommodation:  SkyCity Hotel

Day 2:  Auckland to Rotorua
Collect your rental car and drive south through the rich fertile farmland of the Waikato and maybe stop at Hobbiton Village on your way to Rotorua.
Accommodation:  Millennium Hotel Rotorua x 2 nights

Day 3:  At Rotorua
Your day in Rotorua could be spent discovering Maori culture or thrilling adventure rides.

Day 4:  Rotorua to Hawke's Bay
Todays drive will take you through the geothermal region, home to a plethora of unique attractions including boiling mud pits, natural hot springs and steaming geysers.  This area is a must do before you move on to Napier via Taupo.
Accommodation:  Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Day 5:  Hawke's Bay to Wellington via Masterton
The rolling countryside of the Hawke's Bay leads you into some of New Zealand's richest farmland located around the Manawatu region.  Call into quaint Martinborough, home to dozens of boutique wineries.  The route then takes you over the Rimutaka Range and along the magnificent natural harbour that the capital city sits on.
Accommodation:  Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

Day 6:  Explore Wellington City and depart
Wellington, home to New Zealand's centre of government has a largely cosmopolitan feel.  Often referred to as 'mini Melbourne', this (self described) windy city is a melting pot of art, culture, food and fashion.
Drop your vehicle at the Wellington Airport rental car depot today before continuing your onward journey.

  • 5 nights Hotel 4 star accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Private airport transfers
  • Rental car insurance with full coverage (variable excess/deductible)
  • Unlimited kms, GPS navigation, airport fees
  • Comprehensive tour pack on arrival

  • Harbour Bridge Climb, Auckland
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Matamata
  • Rainbow Springs & Kiwi Encounter, Rotorua
  • Forest Canopy Tour, Rotorua
  • Mitai Maori Village, Rotorua
  • Twilight Odyssey Progressive Wine & Dinner Tour, Napier
  • Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary Night Tour, Wellington

Description & Highlights

Explore the North Island's major visitor cities from Auckland, the 'City of Sails', to Rotorua, the Maori culture capital, and the art deco city of Napier.  Finally Wellington, our quirky capital city.  Along the way you'll pass through the picturesque landscapes and small towns of rural New Zealand.

The itinerary can be customised or we can tailor-make something to suit you perfectly. Rental cars are available in a fantastic range from economy hatchbacks to prestige saloons and SUV's.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Welcome to Auckland
On arrival you will be met by one of our team and driven to your Auckland hotel.
Accommodation:  SkyCity Hotel

Day 2:  Auckland to Rotorua
Collect your rental car and drive south through the rich fertile farmland of the Waikato and maybe stop at Hobbiton Village on your way to Rotorua.
Accommodation:  Millennium Hotel Rotorua x 2 nights

Day 3:  At Rotorua
Your day in Rotorua could be spent discovering Maori culture or thrilling adventure rides.

Day 4:  Rotorua to Hawke's Bay
Todays drive will take you through the geothermal region, home to a plethora of unique attractions including boiling mud pits, natural hot springs and steaming geysers.  This area is a must do before you move on to Napier via Taupo.
Accommodation:  Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Day 5:  Hawke's Bay to Wellington via Masterton
The rolling countryside of the Hawke's Bay leads you into some of New Zealand's richest farmland located around the Manawatu region.  Call into quaint Martinborough, home to dozens of boutique wineries.  The route then takes you over the Rimutaka Range and along the magnificent natural harbour that the capital city sits on.
Accommodation:  Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

Day 6:  Explore Wellington City and depart
Wellington, home to New Zealand's centre of government has a largely cosmopolitan feel.  Often referred to as 'mini Melbourne', this (self described) windy city is a melting pot of art, culture, food and fashion.
Drop your vehicle at the Wellington Airport rental car depot today before continuing your onward journey.

Included In Package

  • 5 nights Hotel 4 star accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Private airport transfers
  • Rental car insurance with full coverage (variable excess/deductible)
  • Unlimited kms, GPS navigation, airport fees
  • Comprehensive tour pack on arrival

Optional Extras

  • Harbour Bridge Climb, Auckland
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Matamata
  • Rainbow Springs & Kiwi Encounter, Rotorua
  • Forest Canopy Tour, Rotorua
  • Mitai Maori Village, Rotorua
  • Twilight Odyssey Progressive Wine & Dinner Tour, Napier
  • Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary Night Tour, Wellington
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