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33 Ways to experience New Zealand's North

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Tour New Zealand's North Island

Want to experience the culture and natural wonders of New Zealand's North Island? Start your planning here by browsing through 33 North Island self drive touring itinerary suggestions. Find tours you like and contact us to customise them to suit your travel preferences perfectly.


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Lake Taupo, New Zealand

North Island 5 day highlights

5 days from Auckland to Wellington

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Family touring, Classic driving tours
  Travel through the heart of the North Island on this short 'highlights' New Zealand self-drive tour. From Auckland journey south through the Waikato countryside to Rotorua, the Maori culture capital of New Zealand. It’s then on to the Art Deco city of Napier in the Hawkes Bay, home to New Zealand’s oldest vineyards.  The final leg of your whirlwind tour of the North Island takes you past sheep farms and wineries as you travel through the Wairarapa region to your final destination, the capital city of Wellington.more
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The Essential North Island 14 day tour

14 days from Auckland to Wellington

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Luxury touring, The Hobbit & LOTR, Classic driving tours, Wildlife & nature
  Take 14 days to explore the North Island. This itinerary covers the premier locations at a pace you will enjoy. Time to relax with the 'must see' activities taken care of. Stay in a superb selection of 5 star hotels, luxury and boutique lodges.more
Auckland city, New Zealand

5 day Treasures of the North

5 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours
  This 5 day tour takes you to the sandy beaches and warm waters of the Bay of Islands, with time to explore on land or by sea.  Then travel via the ancient Kauri forests of Waipoua to the food and wine producing region of Matakana.more
Champagne Pool, Rotorua, New Zealand

North Island 11 day Highlights

11 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Scenic trains
  Explore the North Island's major visitor cities. After a day trip to beautiful Waiheke Island, travel south from Auckland via Rotorua and on to the art deco city of Napier. Then continue south for a night in picturesque Martinborough before you enjoy two nights in our vibrant capital Wellington. Take in the amazing scenery of the central North island returning to Auckland on board the Northern Explorer scenic train. This is a great value tour with plenty of time to explore the regions at your own pace.more
Redwood forest, Rotorua

8 day Northern Highlights

8 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Family touring, Classic driving tours, Wildlife & nature
  Explore the highlights of the North Island including the Bay of Islands and Rotorua, 2 of the most popular destinations.  In the Bay of Islands you’ll take a cruise amongst the many islands home to an abundance or marine wildlife, including dolphins which you might be lucky enough to see.  In Rotorua you’ll enjoy a thrilling cultural encounter at Mitai Maori Village and you’ll return to Auckland via the fascinating limestone formations and glow worm caves of Waitomo.more
Rotorua, New Zealand

The Volcanic Centre self drive tour

8 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Thermal parks and attractions, Classic driving tours, The Hobbit & LOTR, National parks, Maori culture, Adventure
  A tour through the heart of the North Island highlighting its incredible diversity. Experience the rich culture of Rotorua and its volcanic past and present with a trip by helicopter to White Island Volcano. Visit Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand and then the North Island's World Heritage area of Tongariro National Park. The tour finishes with a visit to the world famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Aranui Cave before heading back to Auckland.more
Auckland City, New Zealand

21 Day Ultimate North Island Tour

21 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Honeymoon, Food & wine, Adventure, Maori culture, Wildlife & nature, Luxury touring, Scenic flights
  This fabulous tour of the North Island captures everything that is special about the region.  You’ll visit beautiful beaches and bays in Northland and the Coromandel, the wine regions of Hawke’s Bay and Martinborough and the cultural heartland of Rotorua.  There is also time to explore our two largest cities, both vibrant but offering very different experiences.  In Auckland you’ll sail a yacht on the harbour and in Wellington visit the wildlife sanctuary within the city, home to some of our rarest wildlife.  There is so much to see and do during this holiday and when you’re tired after a day exploring, you’ll be greeted by your hosts at the welcoming lodges and bed and breakfasts that make up this package.more
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland to Wellington 7 day Luxury

7 days from Auckland to Wellington

 Accommodation: Luxury Lodges & hotels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Luxury touring
  A highlights tour travelling from Auckland to Rotorua, Hawkes Bay and Wellington. Experience the luxury of 5 star hotels in Auckland and Wellington, a spectacular lakeside lodge in Rotorua and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.more
Waitomo, Rotorua, New Zealand

Northern Explorer Family Adventure

12 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Family touring, Adventure
  Explore Auckland City with a spectacular full day tour before heading north to the tropical Bay of Islands. Includes a swim with the dolphins (age restrictions apply) and a full day tour to Cape Reinga. Head south through the magnificent giant Kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest and onto the beaches of Matakana. Then the adventure capital of the North Island. A Maori concert and hangi dinner, a day trip to the Lord of the Rings site at Hobbiton plus much more. Explore the Waitomo Caves before heading back to Auckland City.more
Waipoua Forest, Northland, New Zealand

7 Day Boutique Northland Tour

7 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Classic driving tours, Honeymoon
  This boutique 7 day holiday is devoted entirely to tropical Northland, a beautiful area of balmy beaches, island studded bays and majestic kauri forests.  You'll end your tour in the relaxing wine region of Matakana.more
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