These 10 - 14 day NZ Road Trip ideas are a great start to your New Zealand self drive holiday. We specialize in custom and tailor-made New Zealand Road trip tours, holidays and packages.
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Starting with a relaxing break on Waiheke Island, you'll explore the boutique wineries on this balmy island. You then journey south for a Coromandel Wilderness Adventure, Maori culture in Rotorua and the majestic mountains of Tongariro National Park as you hike the renowned Tongariro Crossing.
Explore Auckland City with a spectacular full day tour before heading north to the tropical Bay of Islands. Includes a swim with the dolphins (age restrictions apply) and a full day tour to Cape Reinga. Head south through the magnificent giant Kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest and onto the beaches of Matakana. Then the adventure capital of the North Island. A Maori concert and hangi dinner, a day trip to the Lord of the Rings site at Hobbiton plus much more. Explore the Waitomo Caves before heading back to Auckland City.
Explore the North Islands major visitor cities from Auckland, City of Sails, to Rotorua, the art deco city of Napier, a night in the town of Martinborough before 2 nights in the Capital City of Wellington. A great value tour with plenty of time to self explore the regions.
A comprehensive North Island tour exploring from Cape Reinga in the north, to the charming capital city of Wellington in the south. Along the way you’ll have travel at a relaxed pace and experience welcoming hospitality as some of the best boutique lodges. Highlights include the Bay of Islands cruise, Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach tour. In Rotorua you’ll take a tour by float plane to the Waimangu Valley and enjoy a visit to Mitai Maori Village including dinner.
Bring the Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton to life with this 10 day tour of the key filming locations in the North Island.
Highlights include: a scenic flight over Mt Doom and Mordor, a visit to the living village of Hobbiton, and a behind the scenes tour of Weta Cave - the creative genius behind the movies. In Waitomo, you'll stay in your very own Hobbit Hole!
Explore the North Island's major visitor cities. After a day trip to beautiful Waiheke Island, travel south from Auckland via Rotorua and on to the art deco city of Napier. Then continue south for a night in picturesque Martinborough before you enjoy two nights in our vibrant capital Wellington. Take in the amazing scenery of the central North island returning to Auckland on board the Northern Explorer scenic train. This is a great value tour with plenty of time to explore the regions at your own pace.
Starting in Wellington explore Napier, Rotorua, Auckland and the Bay of Islands.
Take 14 days to explore the North Island. This itinerary covers the premier locations at a pace you will enjoy. Time to relax with the 'must see' activities taken care of. Stay in a superb selection of 5 star hotels, luxury and boutique lodges.