Auckland to Wellington North Island Explorer

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Self-drive Holidays

Discover the highlights of New Zealand’s North Island staying in carefully handpicked accommodation ranging from homestays to luxury country estates and a winemaker’s cottage. There’s so much to discover between the magnificent harbour city of Auckland and Wellington, with its vibrant arts and culture scene. Along the way you’ll visit the pristine beaches and native rainforest of the Coromandel. You’ll discover the bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs of Rotorua. And, you’ll have an opportunity to learn more about the fascinating Māori culture. You’ll explore the most complete Art Deco city in the world, Napier, as well as follow some of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail stopping off at wineries and interesting towns in Hawkes Bay and the Wairarapa region. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your pace, but with a few of our ‘must do’ included touring highlights. This self-drive itinerary showcases key North Island locations at a leisurely pace, staying in boutique accommodation where you’ll enjoy Kiwi hospitality at its finest.

Discover Tailor-Made Travel

  • Award-winning holidays
  • ATOL protected
  • Incredible value


8 meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner


9 nights in boutique accommodation (may include homestays, B&Bs and luxury hotels)

Excursions and visits

  • Enjoy great Kiwi hospitality at carefully selected boutique accommodation
  • Visit the Coromandel region, explore the stunning coast and forest walks and dine on fresh seafood
  • Discover the thermal ‘capital’ of Rotorua with its bubbling mud pools and geysers
  • Enjoy a Te Puia Indigenous evening experience with cultural performance, dinner plus special evening viewing of the geothermal wonderlands
  • Explore Hawkes Bay and the Art Deco city of Napier from the charming country town of Havelock North
  • Drive along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail stopping at boutique wineries along the way
  • Discover the art and cultural city of Wellington with a guided tour of it’s world-class Te Papa museum

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa (if required)
  • Optional excursions


10 days Avis Group C car rental


  • 9 nights

  • Australasia . New Zealand . Auckland . Wellington . Rotorua

  • International flights not included

From £1,259 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 10 days


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