North Island Natural Wonders - 5 days

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

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, B&B basis

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 Hotel, B&B basis

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, B&B basis

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 £425

5 day Deluxe North Island Natural Wonders Self Drive - from £894

All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Standard tours include comfortable touring hotels. Deluxe tours include breakfast and more intimate accommodation in lodges, country houses and small hotels, offering a warm welcome and personal service. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard.

Self Drive Tour

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

Your self drive tour includes:

  • Well planned route
  • Air conditioned car
  • Standard or deluxe hotels
  • Time to explore
  • Maps and information
  • Flexible itineraries


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