North Island Encounter

6 Days


Auckland Central to Auckland Central


  • 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.

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Spend the day in 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.

Skyline view from Devonport

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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