North Island Motorhome Holiday • Freedom Destinations
Mount Taranaki, Egmont National Park
Champagne Pools, Rotorua, New Zealand
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Britz 4 Berth Driving Along Road
Tongariro Crossing

North Island by Motorhome

12 day Motorhome Holiday Idea - from £749

With flights from £2049

A round trip of New Zealand’s diverse and cultural North Island, travelling through geothermal townships, coastal beauty spots and towering peaks.


  • Marvel at the geothermal wonders of Rotorua and Taupo
  • Sample some of the local food and wine produce of Hawkes Bay
  • Drive through the breathtaking landscapes of Tongariro National Park
  • Stroll along te coastal walkways of New Plymouth and the rugged West Coast
  • Enjoy the freedom of a fully-equipped motorhome

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Auckland
  • 10 days’ motorhome hire
  • Freedom to explore off route
  • Option to ‘freedom camp’ in the great outdoors
  • All vehicle equipment including linen and fully equipped kitchen
  • Optional UK flights
Expand All Collapse All

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Auckland

Arrive into New Zealand’s North Island and the gateway city of Auckland. Choose from our range of Auckland hotels and take time to explore the city at your own pace over the next two days.

Absorb the lively atmosphere of Viaduct Harbour and the newly developed Britomart precinct, or marvel at the panoramic views of the city from the top of the skyline piercing Skytower.

Day 3 - Tauranga

This morning make your way to the motorhome depot for a thorough briefing, collection and orientation of the vehicle before hitting the open road.

Watch the traffic dissipate and the city streets make way for lush green rolling hills and farmland as you journey to the Bay of Plenty and the pretty coastal town on Tauranga for a relaxed overnight stay.

Day 4 to 5 - Rotorua

Travel south towards the fascinating geothermal and cultural capital of Rotorua. A two night stay here will provide time to experience the various attractions available – from relaxing in the local naturally heated geothermal pools, to learning about modern and traditional Maori culture at Te Pui or for the thrill-seekers there is the change to try your hand at Zorbing or white water rafting.

The area is brimming with natural beauty and some expectational walking trails which are free for you to explore and stay amongst in your comfortable motorhome.

Day 6 to 7 – Napier

Continue along the Thermal Highway and choose to stop at the North Island’s largest lake, Lake Taupo on route to Napier.

Napier not only provides visitors with some spectacular sweeping coastal views over beautiful Hawkes Bay, but it also offers a unique glimpse into the past through its appreciation of all things Art Deco.

Spend a relaxed two nights exploring this unique region and getting out into the surrounding area which is home to boutique vineyards and farms selling some of the country’s best fresh produce for you to enjoy in the comfort of your motorhome each day.

Day 8 – Tongariro National Park

Begin the journey west towards the towering volcanic peaks of the Tongariro National Park.

You can choose to extend your stay to allow time to complete all or part of the famous Tongariro Crossing, considered to be one of the country’s Great Walks.

Day 9 – Whanganui

Continue west to spend the night in one of New Zealand’s oldest cities, Whanganui. Wander past picture-perfect heritage buildings, explore world-class museums and established gardens or take in the local art scene which has developed over the years.

To get back to nature, explore the Whanganui National Park and marvel at the towering peaks of Mt Taranaki and Mt Ruapehu on the city’s horizon.

Day 10 – New Plymouth

Travel along the rugged West Coast to New Plymouth for the most specular sunsets.

The city stands in the shadow of Mt Taranaki and is known for its sunny climate, art galleries and beautiful parks. The hiking trails of Egmont National Park are a short drive away and there are some excellent beauty spots for you to spend the night surrounded by.

Day 11 – Waitomo

Stop at Waitomo on your return to Auckland. Be sure to visit the local Glowworm Caves for a unique experience.

For the thrill-seekers there is the chance to try your hand at Black Water Rafting through the caves.

Day 12 - Auckland

Drive through the fertile farmlands towards the towering and familiar Auckland skyscape.

Return your motorhome to the airport depot before beginning your onward travels.

12 day Motorhome Holiday Idea - from £749

With flights from £2049


  • Hire a larger motorhome from £12 per day
  • Add inclusive insurance from £30 per day
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class
  • Add a stopover to New Zealand in Dubai, Singapore or another destination

Include this Motorhome Holiday Idea in a New Zealand holiday designed for you

Item Saved Enquire now

Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.

North Island by Motorhome Map


We hope this holiday idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • A modern well equipped motorhome with:
    – fully equipped kitchen
    – crockery, cutlery, linen and bedding
    – unlimited kilometres

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Or ask our team to design a holiday just for you, anywhere in New Zealand.

Call 0333 234 3209 today to talk with a New Zealand Expert.

See more 2 week New Zealand holiday ideas…

See more New Zealand motorhome holidays…

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to a New Zealand Expert on 0333 234 3209