New Zealand North Island Self Drive Experience

From $1,475*


  • 9 days car hire 
  • 8 nights accommodation taking in Auckland, Paihia, Pauanui, Rotorua, Napier & Wellington 
  • Hole in the Rock Cruise from Paihia
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Matamata
  • Te Po Cultural Evening Experience in Rotorua

More Information

This 7 day North Island Getaway self-drive itinerary covers the best bits, holiday essentials, and a few local surprises. Includes a spectacular Auckland Harbour cruise in the City of Sails before treating your eyes to rolling hills and lush green valleys, as the Waikato region gives you a taste of life outside cosmopolitan New Zealand. Satisfy your stomach rumblings in Hamilton, grabbing a tasty bite before checking in for your next adventure. Stretch out the drive and get ready for a magical tour, as the Waitomo Caves open your curious soul to wonder, history and glittering worms, clinging to an unseen ceiling. 

Spend the day exploring the region, with plans and activities to suit all interests, before settling in for an evening of mouth-watering delights. Te Puia hosts the ever-popular Te Po Experience, combining cultural exposure with engaging entertainment. You’ll be welcomed by a traditional powhiri before the feast, setting the tone for the night's events, including authentic Maori cuisine that can only be described as delicious, and an entrancing concert performance packed with traditional stories and songs. After dinner, you’ll be invited to board a people mover for an eye-popping journey through the geothermal valley, radiant in the evening light.

Put Rotorua in your rear-view and continue your journey south to Wellington, making a few pit-stops along the way. It would be a shame to miss anything. 

In Wellington, the Capitao City, swap outside curiosities for inside information, as Te Papa educates, entertains, and tickles historical fancies faster than any cable channel. A 60-minute tour will take you into the interior of this evolving museum, broadening your understanding of how Maori/colonial relations and art relate. Displays and exhibitions document traditions, interpretations, expression, Pacific cultures, and natural history. Ride the Cable Car and enjoy the gardens and Wellington's waterfront.

Travel Dates

Valid for travel 01 Oct 2019 - until 15 Dec 2019.

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person, twin share and subject to availability. Prices were correct at time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Bookings must be made and deposited by 31 October 19. Valid for travel 01 October to 15 December 2019. Discounts or surcharges may apply at certain times. Blackout periods may apply. Car Rental - insurance excess applies, please enquire for conditions. Excess reduction options are available. Car parking fees may apply at some properties. An afterhours fee will apply to any vehicle being picked up or dropped off outside of office hours. For more information about any of the above packages please quote booking code ANZ9DSIG719.

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