North Island History, Culture and The Coromandel

North Island History, Culture & Coromandel - HERO - Rotorua

Self-drive Holidays

Enjoy a journey of discovery as you learn about New Zealand’s history and culture, whilst exploring coastal playgrounds and geothermal wonders. Staying in boutique accommodation, you’ll get to experience warm Kiwi hospitality in great locations. Take time to relax in the Bay of Islands and the Coromandel Peninsula, both favourite holiday destinations with the locals. You’ll get to appreciate the stunning scenery, as well as chances to spot the wildlife on several boat tours. Visit the country’s most historic site on a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and learn more about Māori culture whilst in Rotorua. Here you’ll also discover bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. And, there’s lots more to enjoy along the way including wineries, galleries and walking trails.

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  • Award-winning holidays
  • ATOL protected
  • Incredible value


7 meals

7 breakfasts


7 nights in carefully selected boutique lodges, homestays and B&Bs

Excursions and visits

  • Relax in the coastal playground of Paihia in the Bay of Islands
  • Spot wildlife in their natural habitats including seals, dolphins, penguins, whales and birds
  • Visit New Zealand’s most historic site, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Explore the wineries, artist’s studios and beaches around Warkworth
  • Marvel at the geothermal wonders in Rotorua from bubbling mud pools to natural hot springs
  • Learn about Māori culture during a Te Puia Indigenous evening experience
  • Take a boat trip to Cathedral cove and explore the stunning coastline of the Coromandel
  • Stay in boutique accommodation from a 1930s family estate to a luxury homestay, enjoying the best of Kiwi hospitality

Not included

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


8 days Avis Group C car rental

Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary


  • 7 nights

  • Australasia . New Zealand . Rotorua . Warkworth

  • International flights not included

From £1,534 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 8 days


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