<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> North Island Touring Itinerary New Zealand with Kiwi Talk

Great New Zealand Touring

8 day itinerary

Travel around the North Island of New Zealand over 8 days, taking in breathtaking sights at your leisure.

New Zealnd Nort and South Islands

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Day 1 : Arrive Auckland
Meeting service and pick up car at the airport depot and drive to your hotel for the night

Stay: Aachen House

Day 2 : Auckland – Rotorua
Drive directly to Rotorua. On arrival, explore the major sights and attractions in Rotorua. Entrance fees are included to Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Sheep Show and the native garden setting of Paradise Valley Springs. (approx 200km)

Stay: The Springs

Day 3 : Rotorua – Napier
You may wish to stay on in Rotorua to explore more of the sightseeing and attractions or head on to Lake Taupo (New Zealand’s largest lake). In the Lake Taupo region you may want to see the silica terraces, take a jet boat ride or even try some trout fishing. Travel onto Napier. (approx 215km)

Stay: The County Hotel

Day 4 : Napier – Gisborne
This morning explore the parks, gardens and enjoy lunch at one of Hawkes Bay’s famous wineries. Then drive north, up to the Pacific Coast Highway. Follow the sweeping coastline into the city of Gisborne. (approx 215km)


Day 5 : Gisborne – Te Kaha
Following the coastal road, drive around the East Cape toDay. Eastland is renowned for its scenic coastal beauty and a stunning hinterland with lakes, ranges, rainforests and rolling farmland. Experience a local view by standing in Te Kaha on the East Coast. (approx 225km)

Stay: Tui Lodge Garden Resort

Day 6 : Te Kaha – Maketu
After breakfast continue your drive on to Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty. There is an option to visit White Island from Whakatane. You can take a flight or go by boat (optional) to this active volcano, or travel on to your seaside accommodation tonight in Maketu. (approx 175km)

Stay: Bluetides Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

Day 7 : Maketu – Coromandel
Drive north through the port city of Tauranga to Kaitkati and the beautiful coastal beaches of the Coromandel peninsula. Time toDay to explore the bush and beaches of the Coromandel. (approx 170km)

Stay: Brenton Lodge

Day 8 : Coromandel – Auckland
More time to enjoy the Coromandel region before driving back up the Seabird Coast and Clevedon to Auckland (approx 160km). The tour concludes with returni ng your rental car to the city or airport depot.

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