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Mount Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel
Rotorua, New Zealand
Tongariro
Waitomo Caves, North Island

North Island Natural Wonders

5 day Self Drive – from £550

With flights from £1750

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

Highlights:
  • Witness the otherworldly landscapes of Rotorua’s thermal region
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant and multicultural city of Auckland
  • Discover the rich heritage of Coromandel
  • Take a scenic drive through the mountains of Tongariro National Park
  • Enjoy the serenity of Lake Taupo

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your New Zealand Self Drive holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel

Day 1 – Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula

Drive to one of the North Island’s coastal wonders with its dense forests, mountainous terrain, and…

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.

    Auckland > Coromandel Peninsula | 160 kms

    Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel
Rotorua, New Zealand

Day 2 to 3 – Rotorua

Journey through the natural thermal region of the Bay of Plenty en route to Rotorua for…

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.

    Coromandel Peninsula > Rotorua | 220 kms

    Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Tongariro

Day 4 – Tongariro National Park

Continuing through this thermal active region along the shore of Lake Taupo, formed as a result…

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 Tongariro National Park, famed for the Tongariro Crossing Walk.

    Rotorua > Tongariro National Park | 185 kms

    Skotel Alpine Resort

Tongariro
Waitomo Caves, North Island

Day 5 – Farewell from Auckland

Return to Auckland, with the option of stopping via the Waitomo Caves, home to the famous…

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

    Tongariro National Park > Auckland | 345 kms
Waitomo Caves, North Island

Your Itinerary

You can customise your New Zealand Self Drive holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula

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.

    Auckland > Coromandel Peninsula | 160 kms

    Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel

Day 2 to 3

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Rotorua

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.

    Coromandel Peninsula > Rotorua | 220 kms

    Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand

Day 4

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Tongariro National Park

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 Tongariro National Park, famed for the Tongariro Crossing Walk.

    Rotorua > Tongariro National Park | 185 kms

    Skotel Alpine Resort

Tongariro

Day 5

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Farewell from Auckland

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

    Tongariro National Park > Auckland | 345 kms
Waitomo Caves, North Island

This Self Drive Includes

4 nights accommodation
4 nights car hire, with unlimited kilometers

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your North Island Natural Wonders self drive and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

You can also personalise your holiday. Why not add:

  • An upgrade to deluxe hotels from £525

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Please get in touch with our New Zealand Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

North Island Natural Wonders

5 day Self Drive – from £550

With flights from £1750

All prices are per person and based on two 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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