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10 day Best of the North Island
Prices From £639

Self Drive Tours
Explore New Zealand’s beautiful north island on the fabulous 10 Day Best of the North Island tour. Starting in Auckland, your travels will take you to the dolphin-filled waters of Bay of Islands, the pretty beaches of Coromandel and the hot springs of Rotorua, before heading southwards again to New Zealand’s popular capital city of Wellington.
  • 9 nights accommodation on a room-only basis unless specified
  • Avis car rental for the tour duration (compact car)
  • Self-drive kit, including maps and instructions
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance with Liability Excess
  • Additional Drivers
  • One Way Fee
  • Airport/Wharf Fees
  • Late Ferry Fee
  • Sundry Rental equipment
  • Delivery Fees
  • Credit Card Transaction Fees
  • Additional Insurances
  • Security Bond
  • Traffic Infringements
  • Road Tolls
  • Petrol
10 day Best of the North Island 10 day Best of the North Island

Day 1: Auckland - Bay of Islands
Head north through picturesque sub-tropical countryside to the breathtaking Bay of Islands, where you will spend two nights.
Standard: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (Garden View)
Superior: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (Water View)
Day 2: Bay of Islands
Full day at leisure to enjoy the Bay of Islands, maybe to visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds or to enjoy an optional sightseeing or dolphin-spotting cruise.
Day 3: Bay of Islands - The Coromandel
Make an early start for the relatively long drive to the stunning Coromandel. The area has long been a holiday playground for New Zealanders, and you're sure to love its sandy beaches and forest-clad mountains.
Standard: Breakers Whangamata
Superior: Grand Mercure Puka Park
Day 4: Coromandel Peninsula - Tauranga
Before you leave the Coromandel, visit Cathedral Cove where a naturally-formed spire divides two glorious beaches. Head south for the increasingly popular harbour town of Tauranga.
Standard: Sebel Trinity Wharf (Superior Room)
Superior: Sebel Trinity Wharf (Harbour View Room)
Days 5 & 6: Tauranga - Rotorua
Base yourself for two nights in Rotorua and explore the North Island's volcanic plateau, home to geysers, mudpools and beautiful silica terraces. Perhaps enjoy an optional sightseeing tour or a Maori hangi dinner show.
Standard: Novotel Rotorua
Superior: Millennium Rotorua
Days 7 & 8: Rotorua - Napier
Drive past Lake Taupo to the seaside resort of Napier, gateway to the Hawke's Bay wine-producing region, where you've two nights to sample some of the splendid local produce.
Standard: Scenic Hotel Te Pania
Superior: The Crown
Day 9: Napier - Wellington
Today, travel south via Martinborough for an overnight stay in Wellington, New Zealand's sophisticated capital city.
Standard: Ibis Hotel
Superior: Rydges Wellington Hotel
Day 10: Depart Wellington
Your tour ends today. Return your car by the same time it was picked up on day one to avoid additional charges.
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