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North Island Highlights

auckland & the coromandel peninsula Tours North Island Highlights

North Island Highlights

This varied journey encompasses the main highlights of the beautiful North Island: from exciting Auckland, via beautiful coastal towns and fabulous vineyards, to the cultured capital of Wellington, accompanied by stunning scenery along the way.      

  • Style: Fly Drive Holiday
  • Duration: 14 days/13 nights
  • Starts in: Auckland
Guide Price £1348
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Highlights:
  • The Coromandel Peninsula
  • Rotorua
Itinerary:

Days 1-2 Auckland  
Soak up the lively atmosphere at Viaduct Harbour, head to the top of the iconic Sky Tower or venture across the bay to gorgeous Waiheke Island for your pick of beautiful beaches and boutique wineries.      

Day 3 Auckland to The Coromandel Peninsula    
Pick up your car and enjoy the scenic drive to the wondrous Coromandel Peninsula, home to stunning coastline and exquisite beaches.    

Day 4 The Coromandel Peninsula  
Explore picturesque Cathedral Cove, reached on foot or by boat and Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own steaming hot pool in the golden sands!  

Day 5 The Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua
Head south to atmospheric Rotorua, set on the scenic lake from which the town takes its name.    

Day 6 Rotorua      
See the spectacular hissing geysers, natural hot springs and bubbling mud pools at the geothermal park. This evening enjoy a fascinating tour of the Tamaki Maori Village, learn of the ancient cultural traditions, marvel at the almighty Haka war dance and savour a hangi feast, an authentic Maori meal cooked in an earth oven.      

Day 7 Rotorua to Lake Taupo    
Drive along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupo, one of New Zealand’s natural wonders with a lake the size of Singapore! Perhaps enjoy a cruise to the majestic Huka Falls or try your hand at fishing.      

Day 8 Lake Taupo to Tongariro NP      
Wonder at the dramatic scenery as you drive to volcanic Tongariro National Park.

Day 9 Tongariro NP      
This captivating national park is made up of three active volcanic mountains which provide stunning and varied terrain to discover. With expert guides, trek the rewarding Tongariro Alpine Crossing, taking in the awe-inspiring natural scenery.

Day 10 Tongariro NP to Napier    
Journey south towards the pretty town of Napier, home to beautiful 1930s Art Deco architecture. Explore the area’s many wineries and enjoy its gourmet cuisine.    

Day 11 Napier to Martinborough
Continue to picturesque Martinborough, another of New Zealand’s beautiful wine regions, best discovered by bike.

Days 12-13 Martinborough to Wellington      
Finish in New Zealand’s vibrant capital city, home to fascinating museums and a lively food and art scene.    

Day 14 Wellington      
Head to the airport for your journey home or continue on your adventure.      

Optional Excursions:
Pre-book These Unmissable Experiences:
Taste of Waiheke Tour, from Auckland

Scenic Cruise & Jet Boat Adventure, from Taup
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Weta Workshop Guided Tour, Wellington

Prices
Guide Price £1348
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Inclusions
  • 12 days Compact Inclusive Plus car hire including zero excess insurance, 15% discount (book by 30 Apr 20), unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance & additional drivers
  • 13 nights 3star to 4star accommodation
  • 1 lunch & 1 dinner
  • Maori Experience & Hangi Feast, Rotorua
  • Tongariro Crossing Guided Hike
Not Included
  • International flights
Please Note:
A one way drop off fee is payable locally
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/10/2019 to 31/12/2020. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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North Island Highlights
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