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The Ultimate North Island Experience

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The Ultimate North Island Experience
The Ultimate North Island Experience

New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Islands > The Coromandel > Hamilton & Waikato > Rotorua > Taupo > Bay of Plenty > Eastland > Ruapehu > Hawke's Bay

10 Days, 9 Nights

Drive the Thermal Explorer Highway that links Auckland and Hawke’s Bay through the center of the North Island via Hamilton and Waikato, Rotorua, Lake Taupo and Ruapehu via the Volcanic Loop.

Journey some of New Zealand’s most spectacular coastal scenery on the Pacific Coast Highway, which traverses the east coast including the stunning regions of The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti-Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay.

See a myriad of crystal clear lakes, dramatic volcanic mountains, stunning National Parks, mineral pools and spouting geysers. There’s lakes and mountains and underground caves, Hobbit hideouts and hot water pools!

Discover the Central North Island!


  • Hamilton
  • Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Rotorua
  • Taupo
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Eastland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • The Coromandel


  • Eleven Days Intermediate Car Hire including GPS
  • One night Novotel Hamilton Tainui
  • Good George Brewery Tour, Hamilton
  • Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour
  • Admission to Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • One night Regent of Rotorua
  • Admission to Orakei Koroka
  • Two nights Millennium Hotel & Resort Taupo Manuels
  • Lake Taupo Scenic Cruise
  • One night Powderhorn Chateau, Tongariro
  • One night Scenic Hotel Te Pania
  • Two-hour Art Deco Guided Walk
  • One night Portside Hotel, Gisborne
  • One night White Island Rendezvous, Whakatane
  • Half-day White Island Tour
  • One night Grand Mercure Puka Park, The Coromandel, including breakfast


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*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Black-out dates apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at time of posting (12/15/17) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details.