4 days

Puntos destacados

  • Cathedral Cove
  • Mt Maunganui summit
  • White Island volcano

Proximidad

  • By car: Start your adventure in Auckland
  • By car: Total trip distance: 335km

Relax into the Kiwi way of life and explore local holiday hotspots on this city-to-coast road trip. Visit the famous Cathedral Cove, take a surf lesson in Mt Maunganui and experience the volcanic power of White Island.

Day 1: Explore Auckland

Auckland
Mt Eden, Auckland

By Elle Gillard

Discover top experiences in Auckland

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Puntos destacados

  • 48 volcanic cones
  • Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
  • World-class food and wine
Auckland

Auckland

The best of urban and nature

Your journey starts in the City of Sails, Auckland. Explore one of the 48 volcanic cones that dot the cityscape, or feel black sand between your toes on the dramatic West Coast Beaches. Back in the city centre, sample some of the country's finest food and wine at the Wynyard Quarter and Viaduct Harbour along the waterfront.

Day 2: Fall in love with Coromandel Coastlines

Coromandel
Blowhole at Hahei, Coromandel

By Graeme Murray

New Zealand's best beaches

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Puntos destacados

  • Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve
  • Hot water beach
  • Coromandel Coastal Walkway

A favourite holiday spot among Kiwis, The Coromandel boasts white-sand beaches, waterfalls and a laidback vibe. Kayak from Hahei Beach to the famous Cathedral Cove, the jewel in the Coromandel, or dig your own hotpool at Hot Water Beach! If you're feeling energetic, hike up The Pinnacles and stay the night to see an awe-inspiring sunrise.

Day 3: Get active in Mt Maunganui

Bay of Plenty
Mt Maungaunui summit, Bay of Plenty

By Graeme Murray

Top experiences in the Bay of Plenty

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Puntos destacados

  • Mt Maunganui (Mauao) walks
  • Dolphin swimming
  • Surfing and kayaking

Mt Maunganui, known locally as "The Mount", is the perfect place to get out on the water. With one of New Zealand's best beaches, why not learn to surf here, go fishing or embark on a dolphin safari? For a unique experience, take a kayak tour of the nearby glow worm canyon. Back on land, cycle along the promenade or catch the sunset from Mt Maunganui summit for that perfect Instagram moment.

Day 4: Visit an active marine volcano

Bay of Plenty
Heli to White Island, Bay of Plenty

By Chris Sisarich

White Island (Whakaari)

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Puntos destacados

  • Visit an active volcano
  • Steaming vents, bubbling mud pits
  • Take a scenic flight

Get up close to roaring steam vents and bubbling mud pools on a walking tour of White Island (Whakaari), New Zealand's only active marine volcano. Don your hard hats and gas masks for an adventure you'll never forget. Or for a birds-eye view of the volcanic wonder, why not take a helicopter tour?

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