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The Essential North Island 14 day tour

This 14 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Wellington.


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.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Boutique lodges & hotels.

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:

2 dinners

All breakfasts

Private airport transfers

Discover the Bay Hole in the Rock cruise

Twilight encounter Waipoua Forest

Coast and Rainforest full day tour, Auckland

Mitai Maori Village Concert & Buffet Dinner, Rotorua

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

Hawkes Bay Wine Experience Half Day Tour

LOTR Film Locations Tour, Wellington


Itinerary summary for: The Essential North Island 14 day tour

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your accommodation, then spend the rest of the day at your leisure
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Windsor M Gallery by Sofitel

Day 2: Enjoy a full day exploring Auckland's wild side
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Windsor M Gallery by Sofitel

Day 3: Collect your rental car then head north to the Waipoua Forest. This evening enjoy a twilight tour
Accommodation: Waipoua Lodge

Day 4: Cross to the east coast and the wonderful Bay of Islands
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell

Day 5: Explore the Bays today
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell

Day 6: Enjoy a scenic drive from Bay of Islands to Auckland
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Windsor M Gallery by Sofitel

Day 7: Head south to the limestone caves of Waitomo
Accommodation: Kamahi Cottage

Day 8: Cross the central Plateau to New Zealand's cultural capital, Rotorua
Accommodation: Peppers on the Point

Day 9: Enjoy a full day exploring Rotorua's geothermal and indigenous attractions. This evening visit Mitai Maori Village
Accommodation: Peppers on the Point

Day 10: Continue your journey south through Lake Taupo to the art deco city of Napier
Accommodation: McHardy Lodge

Day 11: Explore the city this morning then enjoy an afternoon tour of the Hawkes Bay wineries
Accommodation: McHardy Lodge

Day 12: Explore the Wairarapa as you head towards the capital city of Wellington
Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 13: Spend the morning strolling the streets of the capital. This afternoon venture out on a Lord of the Rings tour
Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 14: Explore a little more of Wellington, then depart for your onward journey