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Discover the Heart of the North Island

Discover the Heart of the North Island - Hero - Mt Ruapehu

Self-drive Holidays

From bubbling mud pools to dramatic volcanic landscapes, from lakes to thundering waterfalls, discover spectacular scenery on this relaxed pace North Island self-drive. Learn more about Māori culture and admire the most magnificent geothermal wonderlands in Rotorua. Visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before being awed by the staggering beauty and volcanic wonders of Tongariro National Park. Marvel at emerald lakes and steaming craters, natural bush and alpine plants, whilst learning about the area’s geology, volcanology and history. Switch nature for popular culture in New Zealand’s self-proclaimed ‘kiwiana capital, Otorohanga. It’s a perfect location for exploring the Waitomo Caves, lit up like a starry sky by thousands of Glowworm inhabitants.

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  • Award-winning holidays
  • ATOL protected
  • Incredible value



5 nights in hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Soak up the stunning geothermal landscapes, sparkling lakes and beautiful forests of Rotorua
  • Learn about Māori culture during a Te Puia Indigenous evening experience
  • Discover the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Tongariro National Park
  • Take a guided walk of Mt Ruapehu enjoying native bush, river, alpine and volcanic highlights
  • Journey through diverse landscapes from the thundering Huka Falls to lakes, tall-tree forests and mountains
  • Learn about popular culture in Otorohanga - the ‘capital of kiwiana’
  • Marvel at the underground wonders of Waitomo Caves and glide by boat through the Glowworm Grotto lit up by thousands of glowworms

Not included

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


6 days Avis Group C car rental


  • 5 nights

  • Australasia . New Zealand . Auckland . Rotorua . Tongariro National Park

  • International flights not included

From £754 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 6 days


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