North Island Natural Wonders

5 day Self Drive - from £465

Stunning natural beauty and amazing thermal wonders in one fascinating tour of central North Island.


  • Thermal region of Rotorua
  • Multicultural Auckland
  • The heritage of Coromandel
  • Mountains of National Park
  • Lake Taupo
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula (160 kms)

Drive to one of the North Island’s coastal wonders with its dense forests, mountainous terrain, and spectacular sea views. Relax in the natural warm waters of Hot Water Beach, or admire the region’s diverse flora and fauna along its many walking trails.

Hotel: Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge (Standard) or Brenton Lodge (Deluxe)
Meals: Breakfast (Deluxe)

Day 2 to 3 - Rotorua (220 kms)

Journey through the natural thermal region of the Bay of Plenty en route to Rotorua for a relaxed two night stay. Visit one of the many thermal reserves and marvel at their bubbling mud pools, erupting geysers and cascading silicon falls.

Hotel: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Standard) or Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel (Deluxe)
Meals: Breakfast (Deluxe)

Day 4 - National Park (185 kms)

Continuing through this thermal active region along the shore of Lake Taupo, formed as a result of one of the greatest volcanic eruptions recorded. You will head towards the beautiful mountainous region of National Park, famed for the Tongariro Crossing Walk.

Hotel: Skotel Alpine Resort (Standard) or Chateau Tongariro Hotel (Deluxe)
Meals: Breakfast (Deluxe)

Day 5 - Farewell from Auckland (345 kms)

Return to Auckland, with the option of stopping via the Waitomo Caves, home to the famous glowworms which line the underground cavern.

5 day Self Drive - from £465

With flights from £1345

Optional Upgrade

Our Deluxe North Island Natural Wonders self drive includes all the benefits of our standard option and offers superior hotel accommodation.

5 day North Island Natural Wonders Self Drive Deluxe – from £989

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All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Price shown based on low season travel from May to September, subject to availability. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard. Supplements will apply if alternative hotels are booked.

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Self Drive Touring

Relaxed and enjoyable self drive tour. Book them as they are or ask your consultant to add extra days in the places you choose.

Your self drive includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Standard or Deluxe hotels
  • Air conditioned car
  • Inclusive vehicle insurance
  • Maps and driving information
  • Flexible itineraries


Your self drive includes comfortable touring hotels as standard.


Upgrade your self drive from Standard to Deluxe. Deluxe hotels include breakfast and offer more intimate accommodation from lodges to country houses and small hotels. Enjoy a warm welcome and personal service.

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