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Great Drives
Wine & Gastronomy
Australasia
Dec - Dec

This varied self-drive tour encompasses all the main highlights of the beautiful North Island. Starting from the exciting city of Auckland, take in the misty rainforests and golden beaches of Coromandel, the multi-coloured waters of Eco Thermal Park and the fiery history of Taupo. End your journey at the city of Wellington with a ride on the iconic cable car.

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  • Coromandel Peninsula
  • Rotorua
  • Eco Thermal Park
  • Wellington

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  • Day 1
    Auckland

    • After arriving at Auckland International Airport you will be met and taken to your hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Days 2 - 3
    Coromandel

    Embark on a full-day guided tour of Coromandel, renowned for its natural beauty, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches. Visit Hot Water Beach, explore the Coromandel Forest Park, or cruise the islands by boat.

    • Full-day tour of Coromandel
    • Hot Water Beach
    • Coromandel Forest Park
    • Islands cruise

    Highlights
    Landmark
    Hot Water Beach
  • Days 4 - 5
    Rotorua

    On day five, enjoy a morning tour of the Eco Thermal Park. Later in the day, discover New Zealand’s national carving and weaving schools.  The tour will include a visit to the interactive galleries and Kiwi House, followed by a visit to the mud pools and geysers. The evening tour begins at Te Keketanga-a-Rangi (Heavenly Origins), a space comprising twelve monumental carvings reaching skyward. Experience an authentic Maori welcome ceremony, warrior's challenge and kapa haka concert, followed by a traditional Maori Feast.

    • Drive from Coromandel to Rotorua
    • Eco Thermal Park tour
    • Kiwi House
    • Mud pools
    • Te Keketanga-a-Rangi
    • Maori welcome ceremony and meal

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel
    Landmark
    Eco Thermal Park
  • Days 6 - 7
    Taupo

    According to Maori legend, Lake Taupo is the pulsating heart of Maui's fish. The huge volcano’s most recent eruption was in 181 AD and was large enough to change the sky as far away as Europe and China.

    • Drive from Rotorua to Taupo

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Millenium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo
  • Days 8 - 9
    Wellington

    Wellington city is nestled compactly on the harbour edge and encircled by steeply rising hills. The nation's capital is a flourishing centre of arts and culture, including a thriving film industry. Take the morning of afternoon to embark on a tour of the city’s sights, from the earthquake-scarred south coast to the iconic cable car, from the magnificent parliament buildings to the Old St Paul’s cathedral.

    • Drive from Taupo to Wellington
    • See the sight

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Museum Art Hotel
    Attraction
    Wellington Cable Car
  • Day 10
    Final Day

    • Drive to Wellington International Airport ahead of your flight back to the UK.