New Zealand’s North Island is home to its largest city, Auckland, and is well known for its thermal and volcanic activity, particularly in and around Rotorua.
The North Island is home to many notable National Parks and Forest Parks including Northland, Coromandel and Tongariro, while the country’s harbourside capital, Wellington, lies at the southern tip of the North island. Discover this and more with our self drive tour from £1,779pp.
- Return flights to Auckland with Emirates
- 10 day, fully inclusive Britz Venturer campervan hire
- Airport taxes
Prices are per person and based on 2 adults sharing. Valid for departures from 24 October to 6 December 2017 and must be booked by 22 August 2017. All flight inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL scheme. Please call for more details. Subject to availability.
Auckland, affectionately known as the 'City of Sails', is the largest city in New Zealand. The city straddles a narrow isthmus between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. The Pacific waters flow into the Waitemata, one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. Take a short ferry ride to Waiheke Island and enjoy many of the activities offered by the island, from zip lining adventures to wine tasting.
To the north of Auckland lies the beautiful Bay of Islands. The irregular coastline here extends over 500 miles, encompassing 150 islands - perfect for exploring and picnics on the beach. Visit Cape Reinga and take a photo opportunity at the iconic lighthouse, drive along Ninety Mile Beach and try sand-boarding on the nearby dunes or alternatively just relax and enjoy the stunning coastal views.
Coromandel's unique character and laidback lifestyle offers something for everyone and there's always plenty to do. Check out the stunning beaches, perfectly suited for swimming and picnics or cycle through the beautiful landscape and its walking trails. Head to the world famous Cathedral Cove and be inspired by the magnificent, natural volcanic scenery or visit Hot Water Beach for a 'dig your own hot spring' experience.
To the south of Auckland lies Rotorua, a region of extensive thermal activity. The curative properties of the waters led to the development of the area as a resort and health spa. Whakarewarewa is the main thermal attraction in the area, with geysers playing at regular intervals. A replica Maori village and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute are both located here and worth a visit, while the Skyline luge is a great activity for both the young and the young at heart!
Discover the best of the world's 'coolest little capital' - Wellington. This attractive city still features many of the old wooden inner city houses and colonial buildings amongst modern architecture. Visit Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum, to discover the country's rich history through pictures, videos and exhibits. Head to the top of Mount Victoria for a panoramic view of the city and harbour.
A great stopping point on the way back to Auckland from Wellington, Lake Taupo is New Zealand's ultimate playground - from tandem skydiving and bungy jumping to scenic cruises and guided walks, the perfect adventure is waiting to be discovered.