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North Island 11 day Highlights

This 11 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Auckland.


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.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Motels.

Rental car insurance included

Rental car inclusions: Unlimited kilometres,airport/ferry terminal fees, additional drivers.

Tour pack: Includes detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more.

This tour can be customised to suit you precisely - just request here.


This tour also features:

Private train station transfers

Private airport transfers

Northern Explorer Scenic Train from Wellington to Auckland


Itinerary summary for: North Island 11 day Highlights

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland City
Accommodation: CityLife Auckland

Day 2: Explore the 'City of Sails' or take a day trip to idyllic Waiheke Island
Accommodation: CityLife Auckland

Day 3: Drive south through the fertile farmland of the Waikato and maybe stop at Hobbiton Village on your way to Rotorua
Accommodation: Quest Rotorua Central

Day 4: Your day in Rotorua could be spent discovering Maori culture or thrilling adventure rides
Accommodation: Quest Rotorua Central

Day 5: First head to Lake Taupo before travelling east to the Hawke's Bay
Accommodation: Bella Vista Napier

Day 6: Discover the Art Deco architecture, vineyards and gannets of the Hawkes Bay
Accommodation: Bella Vista Napier

Day 7: Drive south through the Hawkes Bay and the Wairarapa region to the boutique vineyards of Martinborough
Accommodation: The Claremont, Martinborough

Day 8: Travel over the Rimutaka Ranges to Wellington
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington

Day 9: Uncover the charms of Wellington City, including the quirky cafes and fascinating museums
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington

Day 10: Take the scenic Northern Explorer train journey back to Auckland
Accommodation: CityLife Auckland

Day 11: Depart Auckland today