7D6N Northern Splendour New Zealand
Embrace awesome earth forces, geothermal hot spots, a forest cloaked interior, Art Deco architecture and beautiful valleys with this New Zealand North Island package. Enjoy a variety of scenery on this extensive North Island itinerary. Combine it with your preferred South Island tour for a completely New Zealand experience.
- North Island, self-drive holiday
- Auckland – Waitomo – Hobbiton – Rotorua – Napier – Wellington
- 6-day rental car hire
- 6 nights’ stay
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Hobbiton movie set
- Waimangu Volcanic Valley
- Redwoods Treewalk Nightlights
- Art Deco guided tour
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Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Depending on your preferred travel choice, you will either be met and privately transferred, or self-drive to your stay.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, located between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east coast and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west coast. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland
Day 2: Auckland - Waitomo - Hobbiton - Rotorua
Journey through the rolling green hills of Waitomo and enjoy a tour through an underground wonderland of caves decorated with galaxies of glowworms. Continue to Matamata for a charming tour of unique, character Hobbit homes, gardens and the watering hole just as you see in the movies. Finishing off a visually fulfilling day, continue on to Rotorua, a bubbling and steaming destination like nowhere else. Overnight: Rotorua
Auckland-Waitomo: 195km (approx 2hrs, 30mins)
Waitomo-Matamata: 102km (approx 1hr, 20mins)
Matamata-Rotorua: 67km (approx 55mins)
Day 3: Rotorua
Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends. Today you'll visit one of the local geothermal attractions before a sensory evening display in the forest. Overnight: Rotorua
Day 4: Rotorua - Napier
There’s a bit of everything on today’s drive past Great Lake Taupo to Napier. Your scenic journey includes volcanic geography, fresh forest plantations, rugged hills, beautiful valleys, gentle plains and huge vistas. Overnight: Napier
Rotorua - Napier: 220km (approx 2hrs, 55mins)
Day 5: Napier
Following an earthquake in 1931, a rebuild saw Napier completely redesigned in the style of the times. Buildings were constructed in the Art Deco style with Maori motifs to give the city a unique New Zealand character. Today, the delightful seaside city of Napier has the extra-ordinary feeling of a time capsule with its seamless line of some of the world's finest 1930's architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of Napier's unique history and architecture.
Day 6: Napier - Wellington
Today's travel south may be via the spectacular Manawatu Gorge or through the beautiful Tuki Tuki Valley and Wairarapa Wine region to reach Wellington.
Set between a sparking harbour and rolling green hills the compact city of Wellington is best explored on foot. Great shopping, arts culture, cafes and restaurants are all within minutes of the city’s untouched nature spots. Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum offers free admission, but you might like to include a guided tour for a greater insight into New Zealand's rich history and culture. Overnight: Napier
Napier - Wellington: 320km (approx 4hrs, 20mins)
Day 7: Depart Wellington
Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or return of your rental car.
(i) Rental Car "Days" are based on a 24-hour hire.
Early arrivals into and/or late departures out of New Zealand may necessitate a longer hire period.
(ii) Adding Optional Tours may necessitate an additional nights' stay in that location.
Terms and Conditions
- minimum 2 adults to travel at all times
- prices quoted are subject to change without prior notice and are correct as at time of print/update
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