20 Days / 19 Nights - North and Mid North Island Tour for 4 Persons to include NZ Encounters GPS Navigation preloaded with your itinerary
We can amend or add additional days, change accommodations to better suit your requirements or budget, this itinerary is a suggested itinerary for Self Drive Hire allowing you to experience our North Island to include Auckland, Paihia and Bay of Islands, Matakana Wine Region, Native Bush Forests, Beaches and Bays of the Coromandel Peninsula, Full day Sailing aboard 1928 Sailing Schooner, Maori Culture and Volcanic region in Rotorua, Waiheke Island for Wineries and Art.
Day 1 - Arrival Auckland INT Airport - Meet and Greet with the handover of Welcome Pack and Transfer to Accommodation
Day 1 - Auckland - Apartment Hotel for 3 Nights with 2 Bedrooms - Living / Dining Room and Kitchen plus Bathroom to include Breakfast and Car Parking
Day 2 - Auckland - Collect Car Rental - F Group Toyota Highlander at 10.00am for a Day to Explore the sights of Auckland
Day 3 - Auckland - Day of Explore West Auckland Rain Forest and West Coast Beaches of Murawai and Piha
Day 4 - Auckland - Drive from Auckland to Paihia Northland
Day 4 - Paihia - Deluxe Apartment Motel for 3 Nights with 2 Bedroom Oceanview Apartment, Living / Dining / Kitchen and Bathroom with Spa Pool on Deck - Self Contained
Day 5 Paihia - Full day Cruise of the Bay of Islands to include Hole in the Rock and visit a remote island, with dolphins that play in the bay, you will return and have the option to stop in Russel, New Zealand's original Capital. You will take the normal passenger ferry from Russel across the bay back to Paihia, the cost of ferry not included in the tour.
Day 6 - Paihia - Day to explore the Bay of Islands and Northland with a self-drive to Cape Reinga and Lighthouse and en-route you can stop at Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Haruru Falls.
Day 7 - Paihia - Drive from Paihia to Matakana
Day 7 - Matakana - Riverside Bach for 2 Nights with 2 Bedrooms, Living / Dining Room and Kitchen plus Bathroom - Self Contained
Day 8 - Matakana - Day to explore Matakana Wineries and Art Galleries and beaches
Day 9 - Matakana - Drive from Matakana to Whitianga
Day 9 - Whitianga - Waterfront Apartment for 3 Nights in Waterfront Apartment with 2 Bedroom Oceanview Apartment with 2 Bedrooms, Living / Dining Room and Kitchen plus Bathroom - Self Contained
Day 10 - Whitianga - Full day aboard 1928 Sailing Schooner with Fishing, Swiming and Snorkeling from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Day 11 - Whitianga - Day to explore Native Bush and Giant Kauri Trees, Waterfalls, Beaches and Bays, Coastal Walks to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach with a visit to a local winery for lunch option (Lunch not included)
Day 12 - Whitianga - Drive Whitianga to Rotorua via Hobbiton
Day 12 - Matamata - Hobbiton Movie and Farm Tour with Marquee Lunch $
Day 12 - Rotorua - Deluxe Motel for 3 Nights with 2 Bedroom Apartment with Living / Dining Room, Kitchen and Bathroom to include Breakfast
Day 12 - Rotorua - Evening Maori Cultural Show to include Transfers, Show and traditional Hangi Dinner
Day 13 - Rotorua - Day to explore Waimungu Volcanic Valley to include a Cruise on Lake Rotomahana / afternoon visit to Redwood Tree Forest and Lake Tarawera.
Day 14 - Rotorua - Drive to Orakei Korako to see the New Zealand finest Silica Terraces via a lake crossing with Mud Pools, Geysers and Cave. Onwards to Lake Taupo for Huka Falls, explore the town and lakeside then return to Rotorua,
Day 15 - Rotorua - Drive from Rotorua to Waitomo
Day 15 - Waitomo - Bed & Breakfast for 2 Nights with 2 Rooms with En-suite to include Breakfast
Day 16 - Waitomo - Waitomo Caves - Black Water Rafting Tour
Day 17 - Waitomo - Drive to Half Moon Ferry Terminal for Ferry with Rental Car to Waiheke Island
Day 17 - Waiheke - Oceanview Resort for 3 Nights with 2 Bedroom Villa with Living / Dining Room, Kitchen and Bathroom - Self Contained
Day 18 - Waiheke - Full day to explore Waiheke its Local Wineries and Art Galleries
Day 19 - Waiheke - Day to relax on one of the many beautiful Beaches
Day 20 - Waiheke - Morning Ferry to Auckland central terminal and a short drive to Auckland Airport where you will drop your Car Rental.