North Island Spectacular self-drive tour

13 Days / 12 Nights
From NZ$4,375 per person Double / Twin Share
Double / Twin Share

Along the way you’ll travel at a relaxed pace and experience welcoming hospitality at some of the best boutique lodges.  

This tour can be priced with any of the rental cars available in our fantastic range, from economy hatchbacks to prestige saloons and SUV's.

Highlights

  • Bay of Islands scenic cruise
  • Cape Reinga & Ninety Mile Beach tour
  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley
  • Maori Culture Concert & Hangi (feast)

Departure Dates

Any date to suit your plans

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, you'll be transferred to your accommodation and have the rest of the day to explore 
Accommodation: Great Ponsonby Art Hotel B&B 

Day 2: Collect your car this morning then travel north to Russell in the Bay of Islands 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 3: Cruise through the Bay of Islands and if time allows you could visit Waitangi this afternoon 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 4: Full day tour to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 5: Cross Northland following the aqua blue waters of the Hokianga before travelling down the Kauri Coast 
Accommodation: Mangawhai Lodge Bed and Breakfast 

Day 6: Pass through Auckland and the Hauraki Plains before the coastal climb to the Coromandel Peninsula 
Accommodation: Kuaotunu Bay Lodge 

Day 7: Drive south to Tairua exploring the Coromandel coast as you go
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort 

Day 8: Cross country to Waitomo where you'll visit the famous Glow Worm Caves 
Accommodation: Kamahi Cottage 

Day 9: Drive Waitomo to Rotorua and this evening visit Mitai Maori Village. 
Accommodation: The Springs Rotorua 

Day 10: Take a very special scenic flight over the Rotorua Lakes with a landing at the Buried Village 
Accommodation: The Springs Rotorua 

Day 11: Today is filled with fantastic scenery including Lake Taupo, the Desert Road and the Kapiti Coastline as you approach Wellington 
Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington 

Day 12: Uncover the charms of Wellington City, including the quirky cafes and fascinating museums 
Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington 

Day 13: Depart Wellington today. 

  • 12 nights in Boutique lodges & hotels
  • Rental car hire with unlimited kms, airport fees, additional driver, GPS
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • Private airport transfers
  • Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach Day Tour
  • Mitai Maori Village Concert & Buffet Dinner
  • Lake Tarawera and the Buried Village by Floatplane
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

 

  • Auckland Harbour Cruise
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds Guided Tour and Cultural Performance
  • Driving Creek Railway & Potteries - EyeFull Tower Tour
  • Coves, Caves and Coastline Cruise from Whitianga
  • Rainbow Springs and Behind the Scenes Kiwi Encounter, Rotorua
  • Rotorua Canopy Tours: The Original Canopy Tour
  • Wellington City Sights Tour
  • Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary Night Tour

Description & Highlights

Along the way you’ll travel at a relaxed pace and experience welcoming hospitality at some of the best boutique lodges.  

This tour can be priced with any of the rental cars available in our fantastic range, from economy hatchbacks to prestige saloons and SUV's.

Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, you'll be transferred to your accommodation and have the rest of the day to explore 
Accommodation: Great Ponsonby Art Hotel B&B 

Day 2: Collect your car this morning then travel north to Russell in the Bay of Islands 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 3: Cruise through the Bay of Islands and if time allows you could visit Waitangi this afternoon 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 4: Full day tour to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 5: Cross Northland following the aqua blue waters of the Hokianga before travelling down the Kauri Coast 
Accommodation: Mangawhai Lodge Bed and Breakfast 

Day 6: Pass through Auckland and the Hauraki Plains before the coastal climb to the Coromandel Peninsula 
Accommodation: Kuaotunu Bay Lodge 

Day 7: Drive south to Tairua exploring the Coromandel coast as you go
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort 

Day 8: Cross country to Waitomo where you'll visit the famous Glow Worm Caves 
Accommodation: Kamahi Cottage 

Day 9: Drive Waitomo to Rotorua and this evening visit Mitai Maori Village. 
Accommodation: The Springs Rotorua 

Day 10: Take a very special scenic flight over the Rotorua Lakes with a landing at the Buried Village 
Accommodation: The Springs Rotorua 

Day 11: Today is filled with fantastic scenery including Lake Taupo, the Desert Road and the Kapiti Coastline as you approach Wellington 
Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington 

Day 12: Uncover the charms of Wellington City, including the quirky cafes and fascinating museums 
Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington 

Day 13: Depart Wellington today. 

Included In Package

  • 12 nights in Boutique lodges & hotels
  • Rental car hire with unlimited kms, airport fees, additional driver, GPS
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • Private airport transfers
  • Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach Day Tour
  • Mitai Maori Village Concert & Buffet Dinner
  • Lake Tarawera and the Buried Village by Floatplane
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

 

Optional Extras

  • Auckland Harbour Cruise
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds Guided Tour and Cultural Performance
  • Driving Creek Railway & Potteries - EyeFull Tower Tour
  • Coves, Caves and Coastline Cruise from Whitianga
  • Rainbow Springs and Behind the Scenes Kiwi Encounter, Rotorua
  • Rotorua Canopy Tours: The Original Canopy Tour
  • Wellington City Sights Tour
  • Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary Night Tour
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