10 Day North Island Discovery Private Guided Tour

From NZ$4249 per person

10 Day North Island Discovery 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 Guided Tour New Zealand Package Includes:

  • Private tour guide / driver
  • Private vehicle including fuel (0 – 18 months old)
  • Airport transfers
  • 10 Nights in 4 Star Accommodation
  • Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Cave Combo Tour
  • Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Walk and Sulphur Spa
  • Te Po Maori Evening Experience including Hangi Dinner
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Coromandel Glass-Bottom Boat Tour to Cathedral Cove

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

Your fantastic guided holiday begins in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. Home to 1/4 of New Zealand’s population and bordered by two stunning harbours, Auckland is thriving, diverse city surrounded by natural wonders.

Explore Auckland with your guide, visiting top attractions such as the Sky Tower, Mt Eden’s volcanic crater, Waiheke Island, Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, or Piha Beach.

Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 2 Bay of Islands + Dolphin Cruise

Travel time Auckland to Bay of Islands – 4 hours

Leave the city behind as your tour continues north to the Bay of Islands, a stunning stretch of coastline with secluded beaches, forested hills, and fantastic marine wildlife.

In the afternoon, cruise among the 144 islands in the bay and keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, and penguins!

Stay 2 nights in Paihia.

Day 3 Northland + Ninety Mile Beach

Discover the wild northern reaches of New Zealand today with your guide – venture past forests and farmland and windswept beaches on the journey to Cape Reinga, where a lighthouse marks the northernmost tip of New Zealand.

On the way, take in the vast expanse of 90 Mile Beach and visit an ancient Kauri grove hidden within lush native bush.

Day 4 Hamilton

Travel time Bay of Islands to Hamilton – 5.5 hours

Your tour will pass through the City of Sails once more as you continue south to Hamilton, New Zealand’s largest inland city.

In the afternoon, visit the chocolate and candy factory with your guide and relax in the city.

Stay 1 night in Hamilton.

Day 5 Waitomo Glowworm Caves + Rotorua

Travel time Hamilton to Waitomo Caves – 1 hour

Venture off the beaten track as your guide takes you on a scenic drive to the Waitomo Caves. The land is wilder around here, with limestone outcroppings emerging from farmland and densely forested hills rising all around, but the wildest landscape of all lies underground.

Witness the marvels of these vast caverns as you explore two fantastic caves – the Ruakuri Cave, home to a dizzying array of cave formations, and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where you will be dazzled by a galaxy of glowworms overhead.

Travel time Waitomo Caves to Rotorua – 2 hours

Enjoy the scenic drive to Rotorua. Tour the exciting geothermal attractions with your guide, visiting sulphur springs, mud pools, geysers, and sinter terraces.

Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

Day 6 Geothermal Wonders + Maori Evening Experience

Stroll through Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve in the morning, where you will have the opportunity to experience the rich Maori culture and soak in a relaxing sulphur spa.

In the evening, enjoy a Maori cultural experience including a Hangi dinner! Begin your evening with a cultural show that includes traditional dances and the world-renowned Haka. 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.

Day 7 Hobbiton + Tauranga

Travel time Rotorua to Matamata – 1 hour

Experience the magic of Middle-Earth as you tour the Hobbiton Movie Set, where the charming village from The Lord of the Rings has been brought to life.

Travel time Matamata to Tauranga – 1 hour

Continue to the Bay of Plenty, one of the most popular summer holiday destinations in New Zealand, and explore the city with your guide.

Stay 1 night in Tauranga.

Day 8 Coromandel Peninsula

Travel time Tauranga to Coromandel Peninsula – 2.5 hours

Embark on a scenic tour of the Coromandel Peninsula, taking in views of the lush rainforest and idyllic beaches. If the tide is right, visit Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot pools in the sand, on your way to Whitianga.

Stay 2 nights in Whitianga, Coromandel.

Day 9 Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Discover the rugged coastline today on a boat tour that takes you through the marine reserve and past immense sea caves and sandy bays. Stop at the famous Cathedral Cove to soak in the views!

In the afternoon, your guide will show you some of the best hidden secrets of the Coromandel, including lush forest walks and secluded golden-sand beaches.

Day 10 Auckland

Travel time Coromandel Peninsula to Auckland – 3 hours

As your holiday draws to a close, return to Auckland and spend your final evening shopping, touring around with your guide, or celebrating the end of a fantastic holiday with a harbour dinner cruise.

Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 11 Depart Auckland

Your guide will deliver you to Auckland Airport for your departing flight.