The North Island of New Zealand is a stunning combination of extreme natural beauty and rich Maori history. Your knowledgeable, friendly guide will help uncover every aspect of the North Island so you get to truly know what makes it tick. You will catch all of the highlights, but also get off the beaten track to see some very special parts of the island.
There are so many natural highlights in the North Island, but we have managed to fit them all in to give you an unforgettable experience. Driving past the snow-covered peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro you might expect an alpine adventure, but nothing could be further from the truth. You will head along the Thermal Explorer Highway to spend time at the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. With trips in gondolas to view the area from above and in-depth guided tours around the site, you will enjoy every second of your time here.
From Rotorua, you head towards the paradise that is the Bay of Islands. Here you will take to the azure seas to explore tiny islands, fringed with white sands and calm bays. The seas are teeming with glorious wildlife and you are invited to jump right in and join the turtles, rays and dolphins that inhabit this region of intense natural beauty.
Add to this some time to explore Wellington and Auckland and you have a North Island adventure that will live long in the memory.
We choose from a selection of the country’s finest 3.5 star branded hotels to ensure that you have ultimate comfort at the end of every day on your tour. The listed hotels below are what we book on this trip, however, should any be unavailable at the time of booking, we will replace them with hotels of an equal or superior level.
Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge