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.
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.
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(opens in new window) 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.