North Island trips

North Island Encounter

6 Days
813km
506mi

Route

Auckland Central to Auckland Central

Highlights

  • Coromandel beaches
  • Geothermal Rotorua
  • Lake Taupo

Best time of year

All year

This compact route leaves plenty of time for exploration when you arrive at each destination. Auckland provides urban interest before you set a course for the Coromandel Peninsula.

Travel south via Hobbiton to the geysers, boiling mud pools and craters of Rotorua. Enjoy the splendour of Lake Taupo before you make your way back to Auckland.

Day 1

Spend the day in Auckland

Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is situated between two enormous harbours and dotted with 48 extinct volcanic cones. It’s a place to enjoy marine adventures, wine trails, forest walks and urban sophistication.

Situated near Victoria Park in the city centre, La Zeppa has fabulous views of the Sky Tower and the

Auckland Central

This is the heart of Auckland, with a relaxed coastal living vibe by day and a night-time energy shared by the inner-city suburbs that surrounds it.

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