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