9 Day North Island Getaway

Self-Drive Package

  • 9 Day Self-Drive Tour from


At a glance

9 Day Self-Drive Tour from $1,883 pp

Fares are tour-only unless otherwise stated. Contact us to add flights and tailor-make your holiday.

Auckland | Bay of Islands |

Package Includes

  • Ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together.

     Meet & Greet Service

     Rental car including Nil Excess, Airport/Ferry Collection Fees and GPS

     8 night’s accommodation – 2 Bedroom Apartment

     Traditional Maori Hangi/Dinner & Concert

     Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock Cruise



     Auckland Bridge Climb or Sky Tower Admission
     Skyline Gondola & Volcanic Hill Wine Tasting & Luge Ridge
     Rotorua Canopy Tour
     Kaitiaki Adventures White Water Rafting
Day 1 Arrive Auckland
Meet and greet service with rental car pick up at Auckland Airport. Make your way to your accommodation. You may like to try our recommended optional activities for Families or Friends (see above).
Overnight: The Sebel Quay West Auckland
Day 2 Auckland – Paihia, Bay of Islands (220 km)
Today travel north to the subtropical Bay of Islands known for its stunning coastal scenery and wildlife; its warm waters, sandy beaches and beautiful islands.
 Overnight: Edgewater Palms Apartments

Day 3 Bay of Islands

This morning make your way to the Maritime Building on Paihia Wharf to join a Cape Brett “Hole in the Rock” cruise. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks on the cruise through sheltered waters and islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life from the comfort of the purpose-built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Enjoy the views on the cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock, where the skipper navigates through the narrow space and rock walls soar above. Overnight: Edgewater Palms Apartments
Day 4 Bay of Islands – Auckland (220 km)
Return south to Auckland’s North Shore. Takapuna has a long stretch of sandy beach with views across to the volcanic island of Rangitoto. Overnight: The Spencer on Byron Hotel
Day 5 Auckland – Rotorua (235 km)
Travel through farmland, lakeland and forest until the distinctive smell of sulphur and constant steam drifts let you know you are in tempestuous, geothermal Rotorua
Overnight: Marama Resort
Day 6 Rotorua
Full day at your leisure. You may like to try our recommended optional activities for Families or Friends (see above). This evening enjoy a memorable night of culture, song and dance followed by dinner cooked the traditional way on hot stones underground at a Maori Hangi Dinner and Concert.
Overnight: Marama Resort
Day 7 Rotorua
Another full day at your leisure.
Overnight: Marama Resort
Day 8 Rotorua – Waitomo – Auckland (350 km)
Travel past rolling green hills and pastureland to the Waitomo Caves region. Beneath the surface of this ancient limestone region lays a labyrinth of caves and underground rivers. Expert guides provide historical and geographical commentary before you drift silently in a boat under the milky way of millions of glow worms on the cavern roof above you. Afterwards, continue on to Auckland.
Overnight: The Sebel Quay West Auckland
Day 9 Depart Auckland
Tour concludes with the return of your rental car to Auckland Airport depot.

Premium 4WD Vehicle + 2 Bedroom Accommodation (2 Stars)

  • Day 1: Auckland – Cybel Quay West Hotel
  • Day 2-3: Bay of Islands – Edgewater Palms Apartments
  • Day 4: North Auckland – Waves Motel
  • Day 5-7: Rotorua – Ramada Resort Rotorua 
  • Day 8- Auckland – Cybel Quay West Hote
Date Range Triple Occupancy Quad Occupancy
APR 1, 2017 – SEP 30, 2017 $1,883.00 $1,310.00
OCT 1, 2017- MAR 31, 2017 $2,916.00 $1,414.00

Compact automatic cars are quoted with accommodations.

Package rates for Full-size cars & Full-size SUV options are also available. Inquire for rates.

Terms & Conditions: 
*All prices are ‘from’, per person land only based on double occupancy and travel between the dates shown. Flights are not included. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Please call for our current prices. 


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