13 Day North Island Self Drive Including Airfare from $4799pp*

Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo and Napier

Auckland, based around 2 large harbours, is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. In the centre, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with bars and cafes.  
Taupo is distinguished by its lakefront setting and outdoor sports ranging from fishing to jet-boating. The vast waters of Lake Taupo, a volcanic caldera, drain into the Huka Falls, dramatic, crystal-blue cascades reachable by hiking and biking trails. 
Napier, a coastal city on New Zealand's North Island, is set amid the renowned wine-producing region of Hawke's Bay. The city is known for art deco landmarks like the zigzag-patterned Daily Telegraph Building. 
Rotorua is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. In Te Puia’s Whakarewarewa Valley, there are bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily. It’s also home to a living Maori village.

Package Includes

  • Round trip flights onboard Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Auckland
  • 1 night Auckland; M Social in a social room
  • Avis car rental pick up and drop off Downtown Auckland. Including unlimited miles and insurance
  • Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour. The world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves amaze with thousands of magical glowworms that sparkle above, as you glide through the cave by boat. Enjoy the ornate cave decorations and sculptures that have developed over thousands of years and have been enjoyed by visitors to this cave for over 120 years.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. This Tour is a visitor experience based at the original location where Hobbiton was created for the filming of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit films. Your tour starts with a picturesque drive through the working sheep farm with spectacular views across the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the 10-acre site recounting fascinating details on how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created.
  • 3 nights Rotorua; Millennium Hotel Rotorua in a Lakeview room
  • Entrance into the Polynesian Spa. Overlooking Lake Rotorua, the Lake Spa is Polynesian Spa's   deluxe thermal bathing and relaxation area. Enjoy tranquil bathing and lake views in 4 shallow alkaline rock pools, each with different temperatures (36'C to 42'C).Here you are surrounded by revitalizing native New Zealand flora, natural rocks, the sound of 2 waterfalls and a grotto. A large relaxation lounge overlooks Lake Rotorua, where refreshments are available. As a Lake Spa guest, you are welcome to move from the pools to the lounge and return to bathe in the Lake Spa pools as you wish.           
  • Agrodome Farm show and tour. FARM SHOW: The World Famous Agrodome show is a 'must do' for any visitor to New Zealand. The show will take you through a fascinating insight into the world of New Zealand agriculture. ECO FARM/ORCHARD TOUR: Take a ride on the Agrodome organic guided tour around the picturesque working farm.  You have the opportunity to hand feed a variety of NZ farm animals including Cattle, Alpaca, Ostriches, Sheep, and Deer. Take a tour of our Organic Kiwifruit Orchard for a peak under the vines and a chance to taste Kiwifruit juice/wine and farm tour honey.   
  • Admission to Te Puia. Te Puia offers you, through our people, Maori art and onsite experiences, an opportunity to sense our history and feel our living culture. You will walk in the footprints of our Maori ancestors and see their heritage in the faces of their descendants alongside you.
  • Tamaki Maori Village Evening Cultural Experience. Experience the warmth of our people during on evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting!
  • 2 nights Taupo; Millennium Hotel & Resort Taupo Manuels in a Lakeview room
  • Taupo Classics Combo. A daily 1.5 hour scenic cruise on Lake Taupo - the world’s largest crater Lake. Board the Cruise Cat, and sit back and enjoy the picturesque northern bays of Lake Taupo and view the Maori Rock Carvings up close. A full commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo, and an informative DVD is shown. Take the views of the spectacular snow-capped mountain peaks of the World Heritage Tongariro national Park. The exhilarating power of the Hukafalls Jet is an experience you will never forget. You’ll marvel at the incredible water-level views of the spectacular Huka Falls as you slide past cliffs and trees at an incredible 80km an hour in one of our state of the art jet boats. Then get ready for our trademark 360 degree spin as the boat turns on its own length, leaving you with a beaming smile and a heart pumping with  adrenaline.
  • 2 nights Napier; Art Deco Masonic Hotel in a King room
  • Havelock North & Cape Coast Wineries Self-Guided Cycle tour. Cycling as a fun and healthy holiday option providing quality cycle tours for visitors to Hawkes Bay. A very scenic, self-guided cycle featuring some of the regions favorite wineries. With just 10 miles of easy, off-road cycle trail and up to 7 wineries this is truly a great day out! Your adventure starts with the wineries of Black Barn and Te Mata Estatein Havelock North.  From here you cycle to the coastal communities of  Haumoana and Te Awanga enjoying stunning views of orchards, vineyards and farmland as you go.  By now you'll be ready to enjoy some more fine wine from wineries such as Elephant Hill and Clearview Estate. (operates daily September through May and select days June through August)
  • 2 nights Auckland; M Social in a social room
  • Auckland Harbour Cruise. Escape the city and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland's beautiful harbour. Sit back, relax and let the Fullers crew look after you with full commentary during this one and a half hour harbour cruise.
  • Arrival and departure transfer in Auckland
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Islands In The Sun Emergency Travel Assistance (available 24 hours)




Inquire

Pricing Details

Price per person from $4799*

Travel Dates

9/25/2018 - 3/31/2019

Other travel dates apply, please call for details.

Book By

12/31/2018

Tour Code

SN18020

*Terms and Conditions: All prices are from per person, Valid for economy class travel from Los Angeles for international flights for low season travel between 25 September 2018 and 31 March 2019, supplements will apply for travel other dates. Bookings must be made 90 days prior to departure. Minimum stay of 10 days after departure of the outbound transpacific flight is required. Black-out dates and seasonal supplements will apply. No refunds are allowed except that tickets purchased one week or more prior to departure may be cancelled without penalty within 24 hours of ticketing. Voluntary ticket changes are permitted at a charge of up to $200 per transaction plus any difference in airfare. Other restrictions apply. Governmentally-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed charges are included. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for details information regarding their checked baggage policies. Some services provided by other carriers. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (27 June 2018) All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Optional sightseeing package available is at an additional cost and must be pre booked. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour Code: SN18020. CST#2001136-50

Book Your Vacation

Contact our travel experts to build your dream vacation.

Exclusive Deals

Discover your next adventure.

Explore Exclusive Deals

Need Help?

Click here to email our experts!