9 Day Central North Island
Are you searching for an inspired getaway brimming with intriguing tours, natural wonders, a dash of history, a splash of wine, and a dollop of Lord of the Rings lore?
Our Central North Island self-drive trip will take you from Auckland to Napier and destinations in-between, serving up all the above and more – tickle your tastebuds with the Half-Day Wine Tour, test your movie knowledge in Hobbiton, and have a close encounter with a volcano! Do something different this holiday.
The following are included in your package tour:
Conditions: Prices are per person, twin/double-share and subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission (Oct 17) but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel 1 Oct 17 to 30 Sep 18. Blackout periods and surcharges may apply. Car hire excess fee of NZ$2,500 + GST applies. This will be imprinted on a credit card upon collecting the vehicle. Excess reduction options are available at an additional cost per day. There are no airport fees as the depots are located offsite from the airport. An airport shuttle transfer service is available to take you to the depot during office hours. Vehicles must all be taken on the ferry when crossing between North and South Island (additional charge will apply). Car parking fees may apply in some locations.
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Day 1: Arrive Auckland and drive to Whangamata, 165km (2 hrs 35 mins)
Day 2: At Whangamata
Day 3: Whangamata to Whakatane, 180km (2 hrs 30 mins)
Day 4: At Whakatane
Day 5: Whakatane to Napier, 300km (3 hrs 40 mins)
Day 6: At Napier
Day 7: Napier to Taupo, 145km (2 hrs)
Day 8: Taupo to Hamilton (via Matamata), 180km (2 hrs 15 mins)
Day 9: Hamilton to Auckland, 125km (2 hrs)