North Island Central Loop Road Trip, 7 Days

New Zealand


6 night self drive itinerary departing Auckland.
7 days car hire (compact 4-5 door Compact Elite Car ), pick up Auckland drop off at Auckland.
Auckland 1 night accommodation at the 4-star Waldorf St Martins Apartment Hotel in a 1 Bedroom Apartment.
Why not add a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from an extra $92*
Rotorua 3 nights accommodation at the 3.5-star Ibis Rotorua in a City View King Room.
BONUS 1 FREE night - Stay 3, Pay 2.
Why not add a Redwoods Nightlights from an extra $29*
Why not add a Tamaki Maori Village Tour from an extra $126*
Taupo 1 night accommodation at the 5-star Hilton Lake Taupo in a Hilton Guest Room.
Buffet breakfast.
Free Wi-Fi
Why not add Huka Falls Jet from an extra $144*
Why not add a Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour and Theatre Entrance from an extra $60*
Hamilton 1 night accommodation at the 4.5-star Distinction Hamilton in a Standard Twin.

The accommodation

Experience the best the Top of the North Island has to offer, from the cool metropolis of Auckland to the simmering pools of Rotorua, the natural beauty of Taupo and her lake, and the greenspaces of Hamilton. Packed with scenic vistas, cultural experiences and great food and wine experiences, this itinerary has something for everyone.

Day 1 Auckland

Arrive in the harbour city of Auckland and spend a day and night exploring all she has to offer. Harbour-side dining and bars, natural wonders of Waiheke Islands, only 40 minutes from the city, and for the adrenaline junkie - why not hurl yourself off the top of the Sky Tower.

Stay 1 night at Waldorf St Martins Apartments Hotel.

Day 2-4 Drive from Auckland to Rotorua (228km)

The best place to see the living, breathing power of the Earth, with dramatic spouting geysers, bubbling mud, hot springs and even luxurious healing spas. Take a short detour to Matamata to visit Hobbiton, New Zealand's most popular tourist attraction - so book early to avoid missing out.

Stay 3 nights at Ibis Rotorua.

Day 5 Drive from Rotorua to Lake Taupo (82km)

A place of extraordinary natural beauty, Taupo is on the shore of sparkling Lake Taupo and close to the ancient volcanoes of Tongariro National Park. Home to the famous Huka Falls, Taupo is a mecca for those who love the outdoors - with fly fishing, walking and biking trails and ski fields all on your doorstep.

Stay 1 night at the Hilton Lake Taupo.

Day 6 Drive from Taupo to Hamilton (152km)

Stop on the way at Waitomo to experience the incredible maze of limestone caves, home to thousands of glow worms. Enjoy the beautiful green spaces of Hamilton, including the formal Hamilton Gardens, bird haven of Sanctuary Mountain or cruise down the Waikato River.

Stay 1 night at Distinction Hamilton.

Day 7 Drive from Hamilton to Auckland (124km)

Your self-drive holiday ends in Auckland. Why not extend further and head up the coast to the amazing Bay of Islands .

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