New Zealand North Island Tours & Holidays

Fly into Auckland and you’ll be perfectly placed to explore New Zealand's North Island.

Head north to discover the stunning scenery of the Bay of Islands where you can get out on the water, immerse yourself in Maori culture, and take a guided tour of a glow worm cave. South of Auckland you'll find the town of Rotorua, famous for its geothermal activity, bubbling mud and geysers. Stunning Lake Taupo is also on the cards if you keep driving in this direction. If food and wine is your thing, don’t miss the scenic Hawke's Bay wine region which is famous for its award winning wines. The nearby town of Napier, which has one of the world’s largest collections of Art Deco architecture, is also worth a look. Keep going to the very bottom of the North Island and you’ll end up in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington. Overlooking sparkling blue water and packed with fantastic museums, restaurants and bars, you won’t want to miss this lively cultural and culinary hub.

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New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound)

Judith · Traveled May 2024
You can enjoy this trip if you like to be active whether 70 or 19yrs as me and my grandson did May 2024. Tour guide superb and food.activities and accommodation all excellent.
Review submitted 21 May 2024

New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound)

Judy · Traveled May 2024
This group trip can be action packed with zip lining and white water rafting just 2 of the many options. But it’s also suitable if you enjoy a group trip to see beautiful NZ. The accommodation is comfortable and our guide was first class with unsurpassed local knowledge that gets you those special places.
Review submitted 15 May 2024

New Zealand Uncovered (Northbound)

Laurie · Traveled April 2024
Was a marvellous trip where I did things I never thought I would do. Like Skydiving and Jet Boating. Plus so many other firsts.
Review submitted 20 May 2024

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Cj · Traveled April 2024
The trip lived up to my expectations and actually exceeded them. I needed customer service help at one point and the ladies i dealt with were fantastic, and able to fix my problem immediately. Also the phone was answered by a human, so important in this day and age. Our guide Lexi was excellent, exceptionally organized!
Review submitted 22 May 2024

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Jenny · Traveled March 2024
This tour is a great mix of natural wonders, breathtaking scenery and culture. Island life, caves, hobbiton, catamaran cruising, volcanic landscapes, the trip has a lovely mix. It was well organised with the right mix of activities. Grant our tour leader was excellent. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and added so much more with his stories and humour. A great trip with a great bunch of people. Highly recommend visiting NZ.
Review submitted 04 Apr 2024

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