The Ultimate North Island Experience

The Ultimate North Island Experience

Experience the ultimate Central North Island that showcases the diversity of the region. Offering stunning scenery and unique attractions, this is the quintessential kiwi road trip.

The Ultimate North Island Experience

New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Islands > The Coromandel > Hamilton & Waikato > Rotorua > Taupo > Bay of Plenty > Eastland > Ruapehu > Hawke's Bay 

14 Days, 14 Nights

Drive the Thermal Explorer Highway that links Auckland and Hawke’s Bay through the center of the North Island via Hamilton and Waikato, Rotorua, Lake Taupo and Ruapehu via the Volcanic Loop.

Journey some of New Zealand’s most spectacular coastal scenery on the Pacific Coast Highway, which traverses the east coast including the stunning regions of The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti-Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay.

See a myriad of crystal clear lakes, dramatic volcanic mountains, stunning National Parks, mineral pools and spouting geysers.  There’s lakes and mountains and underground caves, Hobbit hideouts and hot water pools!

Discover the Central North Island!


  • Auckland
  • Hamilton
  • Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Rotorua
  • Taupo
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Eastland
  • Tauranga
  • The Coromandel


  • Auckland private arrival transfer, airport to hotel
  • Two nights Auckland, Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
    • Auckland Afternoon Tour
    • Waiheke Island Exclusive tour including ferry transfer 
  • 12 Days Intermediate Group D Car Hire with GPS and unlimited mileage
    • Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Caves admission
  • One night Hamilton, Distinction Hamilton Hotel
  • One night Matamata, New Zealand Farmstay including dinner and breakfast
    • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • One night Rotorua, Regent of Rotorua
    • Thermal Walk, Orakei Koroka Cave and Thermal Park
  • Two nights Taupo, Millennium Hotel & Resort Taupo Manuels
    • Huka Falls Jetboat Ride
    • Lake Taupo Scenic Cruise
  • One night Ruapehu, Chateau Tongariro Hotel
    • Sunset Guided Walk
  • One night Napier, The Crown Hotel
    • Art Deco Evening Guided Walk, Napier
  • Two nights Gisborne, Portside Hotel
    • Swimming with Stingrays Experience
  • One night Tauranga, Trinity Wharf Tauranga
  • One night The Coromandel, The Church Accommodation


Departure Dates Price per person from*
Based on Double Occupancy
January 15 - March 15, 2021 3499

Group Size

Independent Vacation


January 15, 2021 - March 15, 2021


From $3999 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at the time of posting (6/17/2020) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details. NZETA Visa is required to travel to New Zealand. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

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