North Island Off The Beaten Track
Enjoy some of New Zealand’s best coastal scenery on this self drive North Island holiday. Begin with a two night stay on beautiful Waiheke Island, only 40 minutes from central Auckland, famous for its laid-back atmosphere and award winning wineries to visit. On your return to Auckland, pick up your rental car and head north to the beautiful Bay of Islands, stopping at many of the beautiful small towns along the way.
With a couple of days to explore at leisure, wander along the pretty wharf at Russell, or visit the important historical Treaty House at Waitangi. Drive south to the Coromandel Peninsula for a relaxing two night stay in Pauanui, a scenic beachside settlement where you can swim, surf, kayak, play golf or visit Hot Water Beach nearby.
Finish your journey in sunny Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty; with its white sand beaches and surf there are plenty of water- based activities to keep you busy and a thriving café and bar scene.