North Island Itineraries

Check out our range of North Island itineraries.

Known by the traditional Maori people as Te Ika a Maui (which means the fish of Maui), New Zealand's beautiful North Island is famous for its unique variety of features and activities, and its Maori cultural attractions.

Wow! Stunning New Chum's Beach in the Coromandels - pic courtesy Destination Coromandel.

Our itineraries have been carefully developed to show you the very best of this special island. And when used in conjunction with our handy Travel Planner, they can help you build your perfect North Island adventure. Or combine your favorite North Is. itinerary with a South Island itinerary and see the best of both islands.

You can see our range of sample North Island itineraries by just scrolling down the page.

But we recommend that you also continue on to learn about our amazing self drive packages.

How to best use our North Island itineraries

You can use your chosen itinerary as a guide for your holiday, then hire a car or motorhome from us, and off you go!

Just scroll down the page to see our sample itineraries.

Amazing views from the Skyline Gondola Rotorua - pic courtesy

But, there may be a better way

Each itinerary is also available as a self drive package based on that itinerary.

They are just some of the hundreds that we have.

Ranging from 3 to 21 days, our self drive packages include car hire, accommodation, and selected activities.

Our local experts arrange everything for you, meaning that you don't need to worry about anything.

And with their vast local knowledge, they can make sure that your holiday is perfectly tailored to your exact needs.

See what you want to see, stay in the accommodation that you want, and take advantage of their buying power to get the best deal possible.

Want to know more?

To learn more about our huge range of New Zealand self drive tours just click here.


North Island Showcase 21 to view

Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Coast, Mt Maunganui, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, New Plymouth, Lake Taupo, Whakatane, Gisborne, Napier, Wellington.

Relax in your own hot water bath at Hot Water Beach in the Coromandels - image courtesy Tourism Coromandel

North Island Highlights 15 to view

Auckland, Coromandel Coast, Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Napier, Wellington.

Great views from Rotorua's Skyline Gondola - image courtesy Skyline Gondola

Lower North Island 15 to view

Wellington, Napier, Gisborne, Lake Taupo, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, New Plymouth, Wellington.

The famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves - image courtesy

Upper North Island 15 to view

Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Coast, Mt Maunganui, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Auckland.

The famous Hole in the Rock in the Bay of Islands

Lower North Island 10 to view

Wellington, Napier, Lake Taupo, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, New Plymouth, Wellington.

Wellington's iconic cable car

Upper North Island 10 to view

Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Coast, Rotorua, Auckland.

The stunning Cathedral Cove - image courtesy Tourism Coromandel

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail 10 to view

Napier and Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington and the Marlborough district

New Zealand's North Island - come and experience this amazing island.

From the stunning bays and beaches of the Coromandel region and the Bay of Islands, to the geothermal wonders and Maori cultural delights of Rotorua, the North Island has something for everyone.

Other major attractions on the North Island are the Waitomo Caves, Auckland (the "City of Sails"), the Nation's Capital, Wellington, Lake Taupo, Hawkes Bay (famous for its wineries), the volcanic Ruapehu, and Eastland, to name a few.

South Island Itineraries

We also have a range of itineraries showcasing the spectacular South Island. The South Island is very different to the North Island, and many believe that the scenery is more spectacular, with attractions such as Milford Sound, Queenstown and the West Coast and glaciers to name a few.

View South Island Itineraries HERE.

North Island Coach Tours

If you don't want to drive yourself, we also have a full range of fully featured coach tours.

Luxury air conditioned coaches

Sit back and relax in air conditioned comfort as our experienced tour staff take you to the best spots on the North Island. With accommodation, many meals, and selected activities included, our North Island coach tours are great value for money, and are the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing North Island holiday.

You can view our range of North Island coach tours HERE.

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