North Island Discovery


Tour Itinerary

Departure: Everyday
DAY 1: Arrive Auckland

On arrival into Auckland seat in coach passengers will be met and transferred to their accommodation. Self drive clients will collect their vehicle at the airport and make their own way to their hotel.

DAY 2: Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua

Travel south of Auckland to Rotorua via the famous Waitomo Caves where a guided tour with a boat trip through the glow-worm grotto is included. 

This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and Cultural Performance with Tamaki Maori Village.

DAY 3: Rotorua Sightseeing

Three major attractions are included with your Rotorua sightseeing. Begin with a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve where you will see boiling mud pools and steaming geysers, before heading to Rainbow Springs for a chance to learn about New Zealand’s native bush and maybe see our native bird – the Kiwi. Finally a visit to Rotorua is not complete without experiencing the Agrodome to learn about our farming heritage with an entertaining farm show.

The afternoon is free to enjoy Rotorua at leisure. As an optional extra you could add an afternoon excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set. We recommend pre booking.

DAY 4: Rotorua – Taupo

Taupo is a short drive from Rotorua allowing plenty of time to explore this scenic lake side town. We recommend you pre book a tour with Chris Jolly Cruises for a water side view of the region or perhaps, for the thrill seekers, enjoy a jet boat ride with Hukafalls Jet.

DAY 5: Taupo – Wellington

Heading to the bottom of the North Island from Taupo you will pass through the ‘Volcanic Plateau’ with magical views of Mt Ruapehu, the North Island’s highest peak before arriving in Wellington, our nation’s Capital. We suggest you visit Te Papa while in Wellington – New Zealand’s national museum.

DAY 6: Depart Wellington

Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport or self drive clients return your rental car before departing.


Inclusions & Exclusions

Included in the price (for complete tour)

  • Breakfasts Daily

  • 5 nights accommodation

  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

  • Te Puia Thermal reserve

  • Rainbow Springs

  • Agrodome Sheep Show

  • Maori Hangi and Cultural Performance

  • All transfers included as per itinerary (seat in coach)

  • 5 days rental car hire (unlimited kilometres and standard insurance) - Self Drive Only



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Hotels used



  • Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
  • Scenic Hotel Auckland


  • Acapulco Motor Inn


  • West Plaza
  • Bay Plaza



  • Sky City Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Auckland
  • Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland


  • Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels


  • Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
  • Distinction Wellington – Century City Hotel
  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor