Explore Northland, New Zealand

North Island New Zealand itineraries

Explore from the Cape to the Capital

Lots of North Island Road Trip ideas for you to explore. All our NZ Road Trip itineraries can be modified and customized to suit you perfectly. From Cape Reinga & Bay of Islands to Auckland City, Hobbiton , Waitom and Rotorua, the becahes of the Coromandel Peninsular and the wineries of Hawke's Bay we have lots of great accommodation suggestions and activities to make the perfect Road Trip. Contact us today to start your plans. 

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A hot spring in the geothermal areas of Rotorua
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Maori culture, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR
  • Motels
  • Explore the best of the North Island at a relaxing pace, allowing you time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the diverse scenery.  From the ‘City of Sails’ you’ll journey north to the tropical Bay of Islands for 3 nights.  Then meander back down the island via the Kauri Coast, Snells Beach and the Coromandel Peninsula before hitting the cultural centre of Rotorua.  Continue on to the vibrant city of Wellington via the wine regions of the Hawkes Bay and the Wairarapa.

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NZD$3,110
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Maori meeting house in Rotorua
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, Maori culture, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Explore the North Islands major visitor cities from Auckland the ‘City of Sails’ to Rotorua the Maori culture capital and the art deco city of Napier and finally the quirky capital city of Wellington. Along the way you’ll pass through the picturesque landscapes and small towns of rural New Zealand.

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NZD$1,464
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Aranui Cave in Waitomo, Rotorua
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, The Hobbit & LOTR
  • Motels
  • 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.

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NZD$2,890
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Modern ocean viewing platform in Napier
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Maori culture, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • 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.

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NZD$2,127
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St John Anglican church in rural Wairarama, Hawkes Bay
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Maori culture
  • Motels
  • Explore the North Island Auckland to Wellington on this short 'taster' tour. Rotorua, the cultural and adventure centre of the North Island plus the art deco city of Napier, wine regions of Hawkes Bay and the cosmopolitan capital city of Wellington will showcase the diversity on offer.

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NZD$1,510
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The vibrant Champagne Pool in the Rotorua geothermal area
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Maori culture, National parks, Scenic cruises, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Explore the North Islands major visitor cities from Auckland the ‘City of Sails’ to Rotorua the Maori culture capital and the art deco city of Napier and finally the quirky capital city of Wellington. Along the way you’ll pass through the picturesque landscapes and small towns of rural New Zealand.

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NZD$1,318
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Auckland harbour bridge in the 'City of Sails'
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, National parks, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR
  • Motels
  • A tour through the heart of the North Island highlighting its incredible diversity. Experience the rich culture of Rotorua with a visit to Mitai Maori Village plus a full day to explore the thermal wonders. Visit Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand and then onto the world famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Aranui Cave before heading back to Auckland.

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NZD$1,666
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Wander through the majestic Redwood forests of Rotorua
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights
  • Motels
  • Explore the highlights of the North Island including the Bay of Islands and Rotorua, 2 of the most popular destinations.  In the Bay of Islands you’ll take a cruise amongst the many islands home to an abundance or marine wildlife, including dolphins which you might be lucky enough to see.  In Rotorua you’ll enjoy a thrilling cultural encounter at Mitai Maori Village and you’ll return to Auckland via the fascinating limestone formations and glow worm caves of Waitomo.

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NZD$1,871
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Whakarewarewa Maori Village in Rotorua
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, Maori culture, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Scenic trains
  • Boutique lodges & hotels
  • 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.

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NZD$4,375
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Sunset over Lake Taupo
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic cruises, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • Travel through the heart of the North Island on this short 'highlights' New Zealand self-drive tour. From Auckland journey south through the Waikato countryside to Rotorua, the Maori culture capital of New Zealand. It’s then on to the Art Deco city of Napier in the Hawkes Bay, home to New Zealand’s oldest vineyards.  The final leg of your whirlwind tour of the North Island takes you past sheep farms and wineries as you travel through the Wairarapa region to your final destination, the capital city of Wellington.

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NZD$985
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