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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 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!

With access to all the main car rental brands, we can offer a huge range of vehicles at market leading rates.

Just scroll down the page to see our sample itineraries.

Or, just let us handle everything for you

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

Amazing views from the Skyline Gondola Rotorua - pic courtesy rotoruanz.com

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 Days

North Island Highlights 15 Days

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

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

Relax at Hot Water Beach in the beautiful Coromandel region - image courtesy Tourism Coromandel
Skyline Gondola Rotorua - pic courtesy Rotorua.co.nz

Lower North Island 15 Days

Upper North Island 15 Days

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

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

Waitomo Caves
Cape Brett and the Hole in Rock

Lower North Island 10 Days

Upper North Island 10 Days

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

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

The iconic Wellington Cable Car - pic courtesy Ian Trafford
Stunning Cathedral Cove - pic courtesy Tourism Coromandel

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail 10 Days

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

The Classic New Zealand Wine trail

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.

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