New Zealand Self Drive Tours - North Island

Great New Zealand North Island Touring Route

8 Day Highlights: o Rental car for the duration of the tour o 7 nights unique/boutique accommodation o Rotorua 5 Star Attractions admission o Vineyard tour, wine tasting and lunch
Boat and dolphinsVisiting Auckland, the thermal area,, Hawke's Bay and the Coromandel Peninsula Auckland to Auckland 1 week driving route.


Day 1 Arrive Auckland (30km) Meeting service and pick up your car at the airport depot and drive to your hotel for the night. Overnight: Cotter House

Day 2 Auckland/Rotorua (200km) B Drive directly to Rotorua. On arrival, explore the major sights and attractions in Rotorua. Entrance fees are included to Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Sheep Show and the native garden setting of Rainbow Springs. Overnight: The Springs Boiling mud New Zealand

Day 3 Rotorua/Napier (215km) B You may wish to stay on in Rotorua to explore more of the sightseeing and attractions or head on to Lake Taupo (New Zealand's largest lake). In the Lake Taupo area you might want to see the silica terraces, take a jet boat ride or even try some trout fishing. Travel on to Napier. Overnight: The County Hotel Touring New Zealand

Day 4 Napier B L Explore the parks and gardens of Napier and enjoy lunch at one of Hawke's Bays famous wineries. Overnight: The County Hotel

Day 5 Napier/Gisborne (215km) B Today drive north up the Pacific Coast Highway. Follow the sweeping coastline into the city of Gisborne. Overnight: Knapdale Eco-Lodge

Day 6 Gisborne/Tauranga (485km) B Following the coastal road, drive around the East Cape to

Eastland is renowned for its scenic coastal beauty and a stunning hinterland with lakes, ranges, rainforests and rolling farmland. Continue on to the port city of Tauranga. Overnight: Charlemagne Lodge

Day 7 Tauranga/Coromandel (170km) B Drive north to Katikati and the beautiful coastal beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula. Time to

Day to explore the bush and beaches of the Coromandel. Overnight: Brenton Lodge Ferns

Day 8 Coromandel/Auckland (160km) B More time to enjoy the Coromandel region before driving back up the Seabird Coast to Clevedon and Auckland. The tour concludes with returning your rental car to the city or airport depot.

This self drive 1 week tour of the North Island of New Zealand is a suggestion only. It can be modified to suite your exact needs, and your budget.

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