North Island Discovery Tour

North Island NZ Discovery tour road map
  • STOPS
  • 1. Auckland
  • 2. Bay of Islands
  • 3. Tutukaka
  • 4. Coromandel
  • 5. Bay of Plenty
  • 6. Gisborne Region
  • 7. Hawkes Bay
  • 8. Lake Taupo
  • 9. Rangitikei
  • 10. Wellington Region
  • 11. Wairarapa
  • 12. Whanganui
  • 13. Taranaki
  • 14. Tongariro National Park / Ruapehu
  • 15. Waikato
  • 16. Auckland Airport South
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  • Recommend minimum of 20 days to complete this self-drive North Island New Zealand itinerary

    This itinerary incorporates only the North Island of New Zealand. The arrival point of this itinerary is Auckland where you can pick up your rental vehicle. From here, travel north through the 'winterless' Northland region to the Bay of Islands. Return back south toward Auckland and stop in to Tutukaka along the way, departure point to the Poor Knights Islands. The Coromandel Peninsula is your next stop which features stunning beaches and rainforests.

    This route then takes in the Bay of Plenty on the East Coast of the North Island, then continues on to the Gisborne region, the Hawke's Bay and Taupo  home to NZ's largest lake. Travel south down the centre of the island to the Rangitikei area, then on to the capital city of Wellington. From here head up to  the Wairarapa region, famous for it's New Zealand vineyards. This itinerary continues on to the delightful provincial city of Wanganui before arriving in the Taranaki region which is dominated by Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont).

    This itinerary takes you through the Central Plateau region and the Tongariro National Park where you can visit Mt Ruapehu. Then travel the Waikato countryside back to Auckland to complete your trip. Auckland International Airport caters for both domestic and international travellers.

    Use the itinerary below by simply selecting the tourism operators you are interested in. Once submitted, this system will email all of your chosen operators and they will reply to you directly with a no obligation free quote and availability. You can also use this itinerary service to make direct bookings for accommodation, rental vehicles and activities.new zealand driving times

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    Auckland

    Auckland is broken up in to 5 regions - North, South, East, West and Central. Each region is unique and all have stunning beaches and diverse activities. West Auckland is the home of the Waitakere Ranges, which is covered in native forest and nearby rugged West Coast Beaches. North Auckland features the Hibiscus Coast which boasts many beaches and great fishing. South Auckland is the gateway into Auckland with its world class international airport .Auckland's Eden Park and North Harbour Stadium are both venues for games of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, with the final games being played at Eden Park

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Bed and Breakfast & Homestays
    38 total
    Luxury Lodges & Apartments
    33 total
    Motels
    40 total
    Self Contained Accommodation
    54 total
    Backpackers & Holiday Parks
    11 total
    New Zealand Wide Chains
    10 total
    Holiday Homes
    18 total
    Farmstay
    8 total
    Hotels
    26 total

    Enquire about Auckland Accommodation

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    Next stop: Bay of Islands


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Rental Cars, Mini Vans & 4WD Hire
    19 total
    Motorhome Rentals
    12 total
    Campervan Rentals
    12 total
    Motorcycle Tours & Rentals
    4 total
    Buses, Taxis & Shuttles
    22 total
    Charter Flights
    5 total
    Ferries & Water Taxis
    5 total

    Enquire about Auckland Transportaion

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    Next stop: Bay of Islands


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Adventure Activities
    29 total
    Scenic Flights
    6 total
    Leisure & Family Activities
    59 total
    Horse Treks
    8 total
    Fishing and Hunting
    7 total
    Boat & Yacht Charters
    16 total
    Heritage and History
    13 total
    Spas & Health Resorts
    6 total
    Golf Tours
    6 total
    White Water Rafting & Sledging
    2 total
    Cycle Trails
    0 total

    Enquire about Auckland Activities

    Please fill in your details

    Next stop: Bay of Islands


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Restaurants
    18 total
    Venues and Functions
    32 total
    Shopping and Services
    6 total

    Enquire about Auckland Dining & Functions

    Please fill in your details

    Next stop: Bay of Islands


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Wildlife & Nature Tours
    27 total
    Diving Tours
    6 total
    Tours By Region
    72 total
    New Zealand Wide
    25 total
    Maori Culture
    8 total
    Wine Tours
    7 total

    Enquire about Auckland Tours

    Please fill in your details

    Next stop: Bay of Islands


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

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