North Island New Zealand holiday packages
Discover the North Island with this all-inclusive self drive holiday package…
North Island Holiday Package Includes:
- 10 Nights in 4 Star Accommodation
- Car Hire: Premium Toyota Corolla Automatic including Full Insurance (0 – 18 months old)
- Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise or Hole in the Rock Cruise
- Waitomo Caves Combo (Waitomo Glowworm Cave and Ruakuri Cave)
- Peek at Lake Taupo Scenic Floatplane Flight
- Te Puia Te Po Maori Evening Experience including Hangi Dinner
- Glass Bottom Boat Tour to Cathedral Cove
This popular North Island package encompasses the best North Island holiday destinations:
Day 1 Arrive Auckland
Arrive in Auckland – the “City of Sails” is New Zealand’s largest city, set beside two stunning harbours. Collect your rental car from the airport, explore the city, then make your way to your accommodation.
Stay 1 night in Auckland City.
Day 2 Bay of Islands
Driving time Auckland to Bay of Islands 219 km / 136 miles, 3 hours
In the afternoon, enjoy a Swim with the Dolphins Cruise or Hole in the Rock Cruise.
Stay 2 nights in Paihia, Bay of Islands.
Day 3 Bay of Islands
Option today to venture off-road to Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach, or experience a spectacular scenic flight over the Bay of Islands in a plane or helicopter.
Day 4 Hamilton
Driving time Bay of Islands to Hamilton 350 km / 217 miles, 4.5 hours
Journey to Hamilton, New Zealand’s largest inland city, situated on the banks of the Waikato River. As Hamilton is located in the hub of the central North Island, visitors have easy access to iconic attractions such as Raglan’s surf coast and Te Aroha Mineral Pools. For fun, visit the chocolate and candy factory, the Hamilton Gardens, or the weekly markets. From cafes, art galleries, and shopping through to an ever-changing calendar of high profile events, Hamilton is a great holiday destination.
Stay 1 night in Hamilton.
Day 5 Waitomo Caves > Taupo
Driving time Hamilton to Waitomo Caves 73 km / 45 miles, 1 hour
Venture to the Waitomo Caves, where you will enjoy the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Caves Combo! Deep underground in the heart of the Waikato are a series of unique caves that will take your breath away. Ruakuri Cave is home to an innovative spiral entrance, echoing waterfalls, and limestone that flows into delicate shawl-like formations. Nearby, at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, thousands of tiny glowworms cling to the cave ceiling, creating a starry sky within the underground night. You’ll also see a deep limestone shaft and a soaring subterranean cathedral that will leave you speechless.
Driving time Waitomo Caves to Taupo 149 km / 92 miles, 2 hours
Stay 1 night in Taupo.
Day 6 Rotorua
Driving time Taupo to Rotorua 76 km / 47 miles, 1 hour
Enjoy the scenic journey to Rotorua, distinguished by Maori culture and geothermal activity. This diverse city will put on a display as you encounter geysers, mud pools, steaming craters and 16 beautiful lakes.
Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.
Day 7 Rotorua
Today, discover the amazing attractions Rotorua has to offer. Highly recommended activities that you can add to your holiday package include Rotorua’s Skyline Gondola Lunch (you can also add the luge) and the Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Spa.