North Island Road Trip

8 Days 7 Nights


Day 1: Arrive Auckland

On arrival you will be transferred by share shuttle from the airport to your hotel.

Day 2: Auckland to the Bay of Islands

Travel North across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and via the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Arriving in time for an afternoon cruise on the dazzling waters of the Bay with 144 islands (optional).

Day 3: Bay of Islands at Leisure

Today is free to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands at your own pace. We recommend a day trip with Great Sights to the Very top of New Zealand, Cape Reinga. You will enjoy a full commentary on your coach which will take you to an ancient Kauri forest, sand boarding on massive sand dunes with the highlight of the day being a drive along 90 Mile Beach. As this is an optional extra we recommend pre-booking this trip before you arrive in New Zealand.

Day 4: Bay of Islands to Auckland

There is more time to explore the Bay of Islands this morning before returning to Auckland, the City of Sails. This evening in Auckland we recommend you explore the lively waterfront area of the Viaduct Harbour. There is a wide range of restaurants available and plenty of sights to see.

Day 5: Auckland-Waitomo-Hobbiton-Rotorua

Self Drive: Depart Auckland this morning for Rotorua via Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Seat in Coach: Depart Auckland with Great Sights and visit both Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton before reaching Rotorua.

Day 6: Rotorua at Leisure

Today is at your leisure to enjoy Rotorua. Perhaps a visit to Te Puia Geothermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs or the Agrodome (optional).

Day 7: Rotorua to Auckland

Self Drive: Depart Rotorua this morning stopping in Matamata to visit Hobbiton before travelling back to Auckland.

Seat in Coach: Travel by Intercity Coach from Rotorua to Auckland

Day 8: Depart Auckland

Either return your car to the airport or for seat in coach clients you will be transferred from your hotel before your departing flight.

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Optional activities are things you can choose to do along the way that are not included in your package.



  • Bay of Islands - Beaches & History
  • Auckland - The City of Sails
  • Rotorua - Geothermal Wonderland