7 Day Scenic North Island Private Guided Tour Package
Explore the North Island with a private guided tour personalised to suit your group. Our private guided tours are hosted by one of New Zealand’s leading tour guides. Your guide will meet your group at the airport and chauffeur your group to explore the destinations and activities included in your personalised tour package. They will tend to your needs and share valuable local knowledge with your group to enhance your holiday experience. We can cater for groups between 1-20 people.
Our private guided tour packages are flexible and are booked to suit your group’s travel dates and interests.
Private Tour New Zealand Package Includes:
- Private tour guide / driver
- Private vehicle including fuel (0 – 18 months old)
- Airport transfers
- 7 Nights in 4 Star Accommodation
- Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock Cruise
- Boat Tour to Cathedral Cove, Coromandel
- Entry into Rotorua’s Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve
- Te Puia Te Po Maori Evening Experience including Hangi Dinner
- Peek at Lake Taupo Scenic Floatplane Flight
Day 1 Arrive Auckland
Arrive in Auckland – the “City of Sails” is New Zealand’s largest city and is bordered by two stunning harbours. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your Auckland City accommodation. In the afternoon explore Auckland City with your tour guide or relax in your accommodation.
Stay 1 night in Auckland City.
Day 2 Bay of Islands + Hole in the Rock Cruise
Travel time Auckland to Bay of Islands 219 km / 136 miles, 4 hours
Travel to the Bay of Islands, renowned for its 144 Islands and surreal maritime park where an abundance of marine life includes whales, penguins and dolphins.
In the afternoon enjoy the must do Hole in the Rock Cruise. Discover the world famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ on the biggest vessel in the bay and look out for dolphins, whales, birds and other wildlife (lifetime mammal viewing guarantee). Cruise among the 144 islands the Bay of Islands is famous for and enjoy the stunning scenery and informative commentary about marine mammals, geography and history.
Stay 2 nights in Paihia, Bay of Islands.
Day 3 Bay of Islands
You choose what you would like to do today.
Activity Option: Our top pick is to venture off-road to Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach! This full day tour takes you to one of the most northern points of New Zealand where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean collide. You also get to visit Gumdiggers park where ancient Kauri forest was buried thousands of years ago; experience a 4WD drive tour along 90 Mile Beach, the chance to climb the giant sand dunes and toboggan back down and to finish your day visit the world famous Mangonui Fish shop and grab the freshest fish and chips as the sea washes gently beneath your feet. For other options please ask.
Day 4 Coromandel Peninsula + Cathedral Cove Tour
Travel time Bay of Islands to Coromandel Peninsula 406 km / 252 miles, 6 hours
Renowned worldwide as a spectacular holiday destination, with warm white sandy beaches, misty rainforests and wilderness a-plenty, the Coromandel is the ideal place to relax and unwind.
In the afternoon enjoy the original Cathedral Cove Boat Tour to Hahei’s marine reserve and magnificient volcanic coastline, which departs 10 minutes from Hotwater Beach. The Explorer trip travels up to 14 kms, and takes you into coastal islands of the marine reserve, massive sea caves and bays, including the world famous Cathedral Cove. The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary and the approach by sea, combined with an insightful yet relaxed commentary further enhances the experience.
Stay 1 night in Whitianga, Coromandel.
Day 5 Rotorua + Hells Gate + Maori Cultural Evening
Travel time Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua 252 km / 157 miles, 3 hours
Rotorua is distinguished by Maori culture and geothermal activity!
This diverse city will put on a display as you stroll through Hells Gate, to view a steaming thermal reserve, with mud pools, craters and activites including the chance to try Maori weaving and wood carving.
In the evening enjoy a traditional Maori Cultural Experience including a Hangi Dinner. Hear stories and learn how Maori traditions live on today. Experience an authentic Maori welcome. Watch a challenge by the Maori warriors, a karanga (call) from the Maori women welcoming you onto the marae, and a whaikorero (welcome speech). Relax and enjoy the beautiful waiata (songs), the world renowned haka (challenge), and the elegant poi dance. Learn Maori customs including Maori musical instruments, haka and poi. The dining experience is a culinary opportunity like no other. Following dessert, you will be transported down into the valley to conclude your evening beside the awe inspiring Pohutu geyser.
Stay 1 night in Rotorua.
Day 6 Taupo + Scenic Floatplane Flight
Travel time Rotorua to Taupo 76 km / 47 miles, 1 hour
Enjoy the short drive south to Taupo, rich in natural beauty with attractions such as the Huka Falls and boat cruises.
In the afternoon enjoy the Peek at the Lake Scenic Floatplane Flight as you take off from Taupo Bay, past Acacia Bay to Rangatira Point, viewing the crystal clear waters of Whakaipo Bay. Climb up through Mapara Valley, view red scoria quarries, then discover the headwaters of the Waikato River. Fly over the Craters of the Moon and over the Borefields of the Wairakei Power Station, followed by a circuit of the Huka Falls, over Taupo to land on the lakefront.
Stay 1 night in Taupo.
Day 7 Auckland
Travel time Taupo to Auckland 284 km / 176 miles, 3.5 hours
Travel back to Auckland at your leisure. Relax in Auckland for the afternoon or add a must do Auckland activity.
Stay 1 night in Auckland City.
Day 8 Depart Auckland
Your guide will deliver you to Auckland Airport for your departing flight.