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North Island: 7 days / 6 nights - Auckland to Wellington

Day 1: Auckland

Arrive in Auckland and be met by our local representative and shown to your rental car before driving to your hotel for two nights in the city. Visit the Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World and Antarctic Encounter, or Auckland's Museum and Winter Gardens at the Auckland Domain Drive up Mt Eden Summit for spectacular views of Auckland.

Day 2: Auckland

Today, explore what the ‘City of Sails’ has to offer and start the day with a harbour cruise. Some of New Zealand's top wineries are within an hour's drive from Auckland. Enjoy a golf game, visits to feature galleries and museums, or head out to the visit the wild West Coast beaches.

Day 3: Auckland - Rotorua

This morning, travel to Rotorua via an alternative route via the port city of Tauranga and see the lovely beaches of Mt Maunganui before continuing onto Rotorua Visit famous thermal reserves, or indulge in an afternoon spa, mud baths or relax soaking in one of Rotorua's renowned natural hot springs. Enjoy the evening with a cultural performance and traditional hangi meal.

Day 4: Rotorua - Napier

Today you will make your way South West towards New Zealand's famous Hawke's Bay. You can stop by Taupo on the way, New Zealands largest lake. Continue onto Napier in time for a visit at one of Hawke's Bay's best wineries for a tour, and enjoy dining al fresco afterwards.

Day 5: Napier - Martinborough

After an Art Deco tour of the city, head southward towards Martinborough for the evening. Wineries to see on the way include Sileni and Craggy Range.

Day 6: Martinborough- Wellington

Take the morning in to enjoy the lovely Martinborough township before a short one hour drive into Wellington. You will be staying in the capital city for your last night, so enjoy the lovely restaurants and vibrant night-life that Wellington has to offer.

Day 7: Wellington

After checking out from the hotel, your tour arrangements conclude with the return of your rental car to the airport or depot.
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Inclusions

  • Transport by self drive rental car including unlimited kms
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance and applicable pick up fees
  • GPS Navigation Unit
  • Accommodation at specified class, subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Meet and greet
  • Auckland 3 hour harbour cruise
  • Maori Cultural Show and traditional hangi
  • Art Deco guided walking tour
  • Arrival documents
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Easy Total Km: 880 Estimated driving time: 12 hrs

This mileage/time is based on city to city as set out in the itinerary and does not include other excursions or general mileage.

Booking info

Deluxe Superior - From: NZ $1,295.00 Per Person
AccommodationCityNightsCheck-in
Stamford Plaza HotelAuckland2Day 1
Holiday Inn RotoruaRotorua1Day 3
Scenic Circle Te Pania HotelNapier1Day 4
Peppers Martinborough HotelMartinborough1Day 5
James Cook Grand ChancellorWellington1Day 6

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Intermediate Car with GPS - 7 days            

Inclusions

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  • Transport by self drive rental car including unlimited kms
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance and applicable pick up fees
  • GPS Navigation Unit
  • Accommodation at specified class, subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Meet and greet
  • Auckland 3 hour harbour cruise
  • Maori Cultural Show and traditional hangi
  • Art Deco guided walking tour
  • Arrival documents
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Easy Total Km: 880 Estimated driving time: 12 hrs

This mileage/time is based on city to city as set out in the itinerary and does not include other excursions or general mileage.