Best of the North Island
13 night New Zealand fly-drive
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Holiday Highlights
  • FREE Auckland whale & Dolphin Safari
  • Save £300 per person
Overview

On this self drive you will visit Auckland, Bay of Islands, The Coromandel, Tauranga, Rotorua, Napier and Wellington. Highlights include the beautiful Bay of Islands, the sandy beaches of the Coromandel and the geysers of Rotorua.

We are currently offering £300 per person discount aswell as a FREE Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari -

Auckland's Whale & Dolphin Safari takes you out on the beautiful Hauraki Gulf which is considered one the most biologically and geographically diverse marine parks in the world.

Considered one of the most biologically and geographically diverse marine parks in the world, 22 species of marine mammal have been identified in the Hauraki Gulf, almost one third of the entire world's population of species.

Every Safari is different but all include: Dolphins viewed on over 90% of trips, whales viewed on 75%; cruise and commentary; culture and history of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf; fully licensed bar and snacks available for purchase.

You may be spellbound by the spectacle of a feeding frenzy involving sea birds, whales, and dolphins or see small pods of dolphins playing around the boat. Wherever the most exciting whale and dolphin activity is, we aim to find it for you. Plus show you some of the most significant cultural and historical parts of this amazing maritime park.

With six years of continued scientific programmes undertaken onboard, our crew are probably New Zealand's most experienced and knowledgeable. On Auckland's Whale & Dolphin Safari you will experience the Gulf from the most comfortable and stable whale watching vessel in New Zealand. Our luxury 20m high speed catamaran is designed specifically for the sea conditions of this unique area.

What's Included
  • Return international flights
  • All airport fees and taxes
  • In-flight meals
  • 2 nights in Auckland
  • 10 day best of the north self-drive tour
  • 2 nights in Wellington
  • FREE Auckland whale & Dolphin Safari
  • Save £300 per person
Itinerary

Day by day

Day 1 London to Auckland

Fly overnight from London to Auckland.

Day 2 Auckland

Arrive into Auckland after your overnight flight. Make your own way to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3 Auckland

Your FREE trip: Auckland's Whale & Dolphin Safari takes you out on the beautiful Hauraki Gulf which is considered one the most biologically and geographically diverse marine parks in the world.

Day 4

Collect your Avis Compact Automatic rental car (Budget & standard package) from the Auckland Downtown or Airport Depot. 9 days rental car hire included. Drive Auckland to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Hotel - COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT BAY OF ISLANDS - Standard Garden view Room

Day 5

Spend the day at leisure in the Bay of Islands.

Hotel - COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT BAY OF ISLANDS - Standard Garden view Room

Day 6

Return south today via Auckland and onto the Coromandel Peninsula. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Hotel - BREAKERS MOTEL, WHANGAMATA - Studio Unit

Day 7

Depart the Coromandel and drive to Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Hotel- TRINITY WHARF TAURANGA - Superior Room (max 2 pax capacity)

Day 8

Drive to Rotorua today. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Hotel - IBIS ROTORUA - Standard Room

Day 9

Spend the day at leisure in Rotorua.

Hotel - IBIS ROTORUA - Standard Room

Day 10

Drive to Napier via Lake Taupo today. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Hotel - SCENIC HOTEL TE PANIA - Superior Room

Day 11

Spend the day at leisure in Napier.

Hotel - SCENIC HOTEL TE PANIA - Superior Room

Day 12

Depart Napier and drive to Wellington today. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Hotel - IBIS WELLINGTON - Standard Room

Day 13 – 14 Wellington

Return your rental car today (at or before the same time as pick up on day 1) to the Avis Wellington City, Ferry Terminal or Airport Depot. Tour ends on check out of hotel and drop off of rental car. Make your own way to your other wellington hotel for 2 nights, this means you will have 2 days to enjoy this amazing city.

Day 15 Wellington

Make your way to the airport ready for your flight home.

Day 16 Wellington to London

Arrive back into the UK after a fantastic holiday.

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