Day 1: Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula (160km)
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.
Standard: Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge
Deluxe: Brenton Lodge, Breakfast included
Day 2 to 3: Coromandel to Rotorua (220km)
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.
Standard: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
Deluxe: Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel, Breakfast included
Day 4: Rotorua to National Park (185km)
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.
Standard: Skotel Alpine Resort
Deluxe: Chateau Tongariro Hotel, Breakfast included
Day 5: National Park to Auckland (345km)
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 £445
With flights from £1345
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 £995
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.