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 

13 Days, 12 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
  • Bay of Plenty
  • The Coromandel


  • Auckland private arrival transfer, airport to hotel
  • Two nights Auckland, Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
  • Auckland Afternoon Tour
  • 12 Days Intermediate Group D Car Hire with GPS and unlimited mileage
  • Waiheke Island Exclusive tour including ferry transfers
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Caves admission
  • One night Hamilton, Novotel Hamilton Tainui
  • 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, Hilton Lake Taupo
  • 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
  • One night Gisborne, Portside Hotel
  • One night Bay of Plenty, White Island Rendezvous
  • Half-day White Island Tour
  • One night The Coromandel, Grand Mercure Puka Park, including breakfast


Departure Dates Price per person from*
Based on Double Occupancy
August 16 - October 31, 2019 3789
November 1 - November 30, 2019 3969
December 1 - December 15, 2019 41099
December 16, 2019 - January 14, 2020 Call for availability and pricing
January 15 - March 15, 2020 3999

Group Size

Independent Vacation


August 16 - October 31, 2019


From $3789 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 time of posting (8/12/2019) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details. California CST: 2076233-40, Washington ID: 601 684 531, LA-1282498.

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