7 Day North Island Scenic Holiday Package
Discover the North Island with this all inclusive New Zealand self drive tour package…
Holiday Package Includes:
- 7 Nights in 4 Star Accommodation
- Car Hire: Premium Toyota Corolla Automatic including Full Insurance (0 – 18 months old)
- Lunch Cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour
- Entry into Rotorua’s Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve
- Te Puia Te Po Maori Evening Experience including Hangi Dinner
- Taste of 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. Collect your rental car from the airport, explore the city, then make your way to your accommodation.
Stay 2 nights in Auckland City.
Day 2 Auckland
Discover Auckland and its surrounds with a lunch cruise aboard an impressive purpose-built yacht, which will take you on an amazing cruise around the sheltered waters of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour while you enjoy lunch. Spend the rest of the day shopping and taking in the sights of Auckland City.
Day 3 Coromandel Peninsula
Driving time Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula 187 km / 116 miles, 2.5 hours
Renowned worldwide as a spectacular holiday destination, with warm white-sand beaches, misty rainforests and wilderness aplenty, the Coromandel is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Dig your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach or sea kayak the coastline, exploring beaches, caves and the world-famous Cathedral Cove!
Stay 1 night in Whitianga, Coromandel.
Day 4 Rotorua
Driving 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 in the afternoon. Viewing a steaming thermal reserve, with mud pools, craters and activities, including the chance to try Maori weaving and wood carving.
In the evening, enjoy a traditional Maori Cultural Experience including a Hangi Dinner.
Stay 1 night in Rotorua.
Day 5 Taupo
Driving time Rotorua to Taupo 76 km / 47 miles, 1 hour
Enjoy a short drive south to Taupo, rich in natural beauty and filled with attractions such as the Huka Falls, Taupo Bungy and boat cruises. Enjoy a Taste of Taupo Scenic Floatplane Flight with highlights that include flying over the ‘Craters of the Moon.’
Stay 1 night in Taupo.
Day 6 Napier
Driving time Taupo to Napier 142 km / 88 miles, 2 hours
Head to the East Coast and discover Napier, the Art Deco capital of New Zealand set within the country’s oldest and second largest wine growing region, Hawkes Bay. If nature is of interest, add on the Safari Overland to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony – the world’s largest, most accessible Gannet nesting place. Or add on a superb guided wine tour to visit the regions top wineries for tastings and to learn the history and wine making process.
Stay 1 night in Napier.
Day 7 Wellington
Driving time Napier to Wellington 319 km / 198 miles, 4 hours
Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, has so much to offer. Set on the edge of a stunning harbour, surrounded by rolling hills, it’s a city rich in culture waiting to be explored. From shopping and picturesque walks to concerts, live theatre, exhibitions, festivals, Te Papa Tongarewa: the Museum of New Zealand and more – Wellington has something for everyone.
Stay 1 night in Wellington.
Day 8 Depart Wellington
Drop off your rental car at Wellington Airport and depart Wellington.