Ultimate North Island

Day 1 : Arrive Auckland

On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive passengers will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.

Overnight in Auckland.

Day 2 : Auckland – Bay of Islands

After breakfast, travel north over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge, along the Hibiscus Coast. There is the opportunity to view mighty Kauri Trees en-route. The journey continues, travelling through Whangarei, Northland’s only major city and port, before arriving in the beautiful Bay of Islands. This afternoon enjoy a ‘Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett’ cruise. Finish your cruise in historic Russell and return by local ferry to Paihia at your leisure. (B)

Overnight at Bay of Islands.

Day 3 : Bay of Islands

After breakfast, spend day at leisure to enjoy the Bay of Islands and Northland.

You might like to book an optional Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach day tour, visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds or take time to explore Kerikeri. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

Overnight at Bay of Islands.

Day 4 : Bay of Islands – Auckland

Depart Paihia and return to Auckland ‘the City of Sails’. (B)

Overnight at hotel in Auckland.

Day 5 : Auckland – Coromandel

After breakfast, depart Auckland travelling along the Seabird Coast to visit Miranda Shorebird Centre. Continue through Thames and Coromandel town, visiting the Rapaura Water gardens and taking a ride on the Driving Creek Railway narrow gauge train en-route. Continue to Whitianga for the night. (B)

Overnight at Coromandel.

Day 6 : Coromandel

After breakfast, visit or view the most famous beaches in the Coromandel area today - Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Hahei, Cook's Beach and Mercury Bay. Take the Whitianga (Seat in Coach only, Self drive will take their own car) to continue your tour exploring the Coromandel Pennisula and beaches, including Otama Beach Reserve and Matarangi. Return to Whitianga for the evening. Please note: the exact order of today's tour will depend on daily tidal patterns to allow you to experience Hot Water Beach's thermal waters. (B)

Overnight at Coromandel.

Day 7 : Coromandel – Tauranga

After breakfast, morning at leisure in Whitianga.

Book one of these optional activities - golf, fishing, horse-riding, visit local museums or shops etc. Optional activities not included in the tour price. This afternoon depart for Tauranga visiting Matatoki Chees Farm en-route. (B)

Overnight in Tauranga.

Day 8 : Tauranga – Napier

After breakfast, travel south through Rotorua and Taupo before heading east to the coast again and on to the ‘Art Deco City’ of Napier. (B)

Overnight at hotel in Napier.

Day 9 : Napier

After breakfast, morning at leisure to explore Napier, before joining an afternoon wine tour that will visit and include tastings at 3 local wineries. (B)

Overnight at hotel in Napier.

Day 10 : Napier – Wellington

After breakfast, travel through the Manawatu Gorge to Palmerston North, before arriving in the ‘Capital City’ of Wellington. (B)

Overnight at hotel in Wellington.

Day 11 : Wellington

After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Wellington and a short guided tour of Te Papa (the ‘Museum of New Zealand’) before having a free afternoon to explore New Zealand’s capital city. (B)

Overnight at hotel in Wellington.

Day 12 : Wellington – National Park

After breakfast, travel north from Wellington up the Kapiti Coast, through Palmerston North and into Tongariro National Park. This park is dominated by the 3 mountains - Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngaruahoe. (B)

Overnight at National Park.

Day 13 : National Park

After breakfast, free day to enjoy Tongariro National Park.

You might like to book the optional Tongariro Crossing guided tour – please ask your consultant for information. (B)

Overnight at National Park.

Day 14 : National Park – Auckland

After breakfast, depart from National Park and continue north around Lake Taupo, through lush Waikato farmland to arrive in Auckland. (B)

Overnight at Auckland.

Day 15 : Departure Day

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. (B)

  • 3nts Accommodation in Auckland
  • 2nts Accommodation in Bay of Islands
  • 2nts Accommodation in Coromandel
  • 1nt Accommodation in Tauranga
  • 2nts Accommodation in Napier
  • 2nts Accommodation in Wellington
  • 2nts Accommodation in National Park
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Transfers & Sightseeing as per itinerary
Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.