Self-drive: 7D6N Northern Splendour

Auckland – Waitomo – Hobbiton – Rotorua – Napier – Wellington

From NZD 1,372 per person

HIGHLIGHTS Embrace awesome earth forces, geothermal hot spots, a forest cloaked interior, Art Deco architecture and beautiful valleys with our New Zealand North Island Vacation Package.
strong>Enjoy a variety of scenery on this extensive North Island itinerary.  Combine it with your preferred South Island tour for a complete New Zealand experience.
SALES VALIDITY Up to 29 December 2023
INCLUDE 6 Day Rental Car Hire
6 Nights Accommodation
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Hobbiton Movie Set
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Redwoods Treewalk Nightlights
Art Deco Guided Tour
Private Touring & Independent Coach Tours can be arranged upon request
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour – Hamilton, Waitomo & Waikato
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour – Hamilton, Waitomo & Waikato
Waimangu Geothermal Valley – Rotorua
Treewalk Nightlights – Rotorua
Art Deco Morning Walk-Napier & Hawkes Bay

Arrive Auckland

Upon arrival, collect your rental vehicle and self drive to your accommodation. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east coast and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west coast. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland


Day 2 - Auckland - Waitomo - Hobbiton - Rotorua

Journey through the rolling green hills of Waitomo and enjoy a tour through an underground wonderland of caves decorated with galaxies of glowworms. Continue to Matamata for a charming tour of unique, character Hobbit homes, gardens and the watering hole just as you see in the movies. Finishing off a visually fulfilling day, continue on to Rotorua, a bubbling and steaming destination like nowhere else.  Overnight: Rotorua


  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Day 3 - Rotorua

Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends.  Today you’ll visit one of the local geothermal attractions before a sensory evening display in the forest. Overnight: Rotorua


  • Waimangu Geothermal Valley
  • Treewalk Nightlights

Day 4 - Rotorua - Napier

There’s a bit of everything on today’s drive past Great Lake Taupo to Napier.    Your scenic journey includes volcanic geography, fresh forest plantations, rugged hills, beautiful valleys, gentle plains and huge vistas.  Overnight: Napier


Day 5 - Napier

Following an earthquake in 1931, a rebuild saw Napier completely redesigned in the style of the times.  Buildings were constructed in the Art Deco style with Maori motifs to give the city a unique New Zealand character.  Today, the delightful seaside city of Napier has the extra-ordinary feeling of a time capsule with its seamless line of some of the world’s finest 1930’s architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of Napier’s unique history and architecture. Overnight: Napier


  • Art Deco Morning Walk

Day 6 - Napier - Wellington

Today’s travel south may be via the spectacular Manawatu Gorge or through the beautiful Tuki Tuki Valley and Wairarapa Wine region to reach Wellington.

Set between a sparking harbour and rolling green hills the compact city of Wellington is best explored on foot. Great shopping, arts culture, cafes and restaurants are all within minutes of the city’s untouched nature spots. Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum offers FREE admission but you might like to include a guided tour for a greater insight into New Zealand’s rich history and culture. Overnight: Wellington


Day 7 - Napier - Wellington

Arrangements conclude today with the return of your rental car to Wellington Airport.

Please Note
(i) Rental Car “Days” are based on a 24 hour hire.
Early arrivals into and/or late departures out of New Zealand may necessitate a longer hire period.
(ii) Adding Optional Tours may necessitate an additional nights’ stay in that location.

Standard Superior First Class
Auckland Auckland City Hotel
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City
President Hotel Auckland
Nesuto Stadium Apartment Hotel
VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart
Airedale Boutique Suites
Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland
Heritage Auckland Hotel
Rydges Auckland Hotel
SKYCITY Hotel Auckland
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart
CityLife Auckland
Cordis Auckland Hotel
Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel
MSocial Hotel Auckland
Nesuto Stadium Apartment Hotel
The Grand by SkyCity
Rotorua Copthorne Hotel Rotorua
Ibis Rotorua Hotel
Lake Rotorua Hotel
Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua
Distinction Rotorua Hotel
Rydges Rotorua
Sudima Lake Rotorua
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel
Napier Scenic Hotel Te Pania Scenic Hotel Te Pania
The Crown Hotel


Self Drive: Compact SUV (CFAR/CFAV)
All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

1 May 2023 – 30 September 2023

Pax Standard Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 2,421
2 1,959 1,372
3 1,805 1,218 1,081
*Breakfast 192


Pax Superior Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 2,667
2 2,205 1,474
3 2,051 1,320 1,253
*Breakfast 192


Pax First Class Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 3,126
2 2,664 1,704
3 2,510 1,550 1,331
*Breakfast 192

1 October 2023 – 30 April 2024

Pax Standard Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 2,887
2 2,387 1,619
3 2,221 1,453 1,347
*Breakfast 192


Pax Superior Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 3,210
2 2,710 1,771
3 2,544 1,605 1,436
*Breakfast 192


Pax First Class Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 3,452
2 2,953 1,892
3 2,786 1,726 1,533
*Breakfast 192

Self Drive: Intermediate SUV (IFAR)
All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

1 May 2023 – 30 September 2023

Pax Standard Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 2,536
2 2,016 1,430
3 1,843 1,256 1,120
4 1,756 1,170 1,033
*Breakfast 192


Pax Superior Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 2,783
2 2,263 1,532
3 2,089 1,359 1,292
4 2,003 1,272 1,205
*Breakfast 192


Pax First Class Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 3,242
2 2,722 1,762
3 2,549 1,589 1,369
4 2,462 1,502 1,283
*Breakfast 192


1 October 2023 – 30 April 2024

Pax Standard Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 3,019
2 2,453 1,685
3 2,265 1,497 1,391
4 2,171 1,402 1,297
*Breakfast 192


Pax Superior Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 3,342
2 2,776 1,837
3 2,588 1,649 1,480
4 2,494 1,554 1,386
*Breakfast 192


Pax First Class Hotels
Single Twin Triple
1 3,584
2 3,019 1,958
3 2,830 1,770 1,577
4 2,736 1,675 1,483
*Breakfast 192
  • Sales period: up to 29 December 2023
  • Travel period: up to 30 April 2024
  • Subject to availability.
  • Price displayed based on per person, in NZD, on twin sharing basis, land arrangement only.
  • Price displayed are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Single supplements apply.
  • Program and inclusions as listed. Optional tours expense not included.
  • In the event hotel is unavailable, hotel of similar class will be booked.
  • International or domestic airfares are not included in any tour costs. The cost of gratuities, insurance, optional sightseeing, excess baggage charges, laundry, drinks, airport taxes, meals (except where indicated) and items of a personal nature are also not included.
  • For delf-drive tours, self-drive rental vehicle touring is calculated on a 24 hour ‘per day’ hire period.  Early flight arrival and/or late departure times may necessitate an additional hire day.
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