North Island’s Hot Spots

  • Wellington
  • Taupo
  • Rotorua
  • Auckland
  • 8 nights from
  • £665 per person
  • Trip Code: MC-1122

Holiday Overview

North Island’s Hot Spots

New Zealand’s North Island can often be overlooked by its fellow South Island but it’s full of highlights that will truly delight. New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, is a handy spot to start your journey north through this pretty island. Full of geothermal landscapes, wildlife, vast lakes and a strong Maori culture. North Island has lots to offer.

8 nights / 9 days

Islands visited: North Island


Explore Wellington, its Botanic Gardens and Carter Observatory

Walk up Mount Victoria for views over Wellington

Take a river cruise to see Huka Falls

Maori culture in the geothermal town of Rotorua

North Island’s Hot Spots includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation Wellington
  • 2 nights accommodation Taupo
  • Huka Falls Cruise
  • 2 nights accommodation Rotorua
  • Visit Te Puia a Geo Thermal and Maori Cultural centre
  • 2 nights accommodation Auckland
  • Applicable Inter City Coach Transfers

Day 1 - Wellington

Check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Distinction Wellington


Day 2 - Wellington

A full day of leisure to explore Wellington, perhaps take the cable car to the Mount Victoria lookout for a panoramic view of the city, make sure you visit Hannah’s Laneway, to sample some of the local gourmet produce.

Featured accommodation

Distinction Wellington


Day 3 - Wellington - Taupo

Take the Intercity coach to Taupo. There are daily services, taking approximately 6.5 hours with multiple stops en route.

Featured accommodation

Millennium Hotel and Resort Taupo


Day 4 - Taupo

Today take a river cruise to see the impressive Huka Falls. A real New Zealand experience with crystal clear water, birdlife and native bush lined riverbanks. See natural hot streams and the earth's energy that drives Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.

Featured accommodation

Millennium Hotel and Resort Taupo


Day 5 - Taupo - Rotorua

Take the short Intercity coach to the Maori cultural and geothermal area of Rotorua (approximately 1 hour) check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua


Day 6 - Rotorua

Visit Te Puia a 70-hectare geothermal park right on the edge of Rotorua. It's home of the world famous Phutu geyser and the national carving and weaving schools. They also house the kiwi, New Zealand's most well-known bird and have daily Maori cultural performances.

Featured accommodation

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

Unmissable Experiences

Te Puia


Day 7 - Rotorua – Auckland

Take the Intercity Coach to Auckland, the journey takes between 3 and 4 hours. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City


Day 8 - Auckland

Enjoy a full day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City


Day 9 - Auckland

Your itinerary concludes today in Auckland.

Or, Why not extend your New Zealand trip with an 'unmissable experience' to the Bay of Islands before starting this itinerary?

Featured accommodation

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City

Unmissable Experiences

Bay of Islands Extension

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