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New Zealand's North Island: 7-Day Luxury Self-Drive Tour with Scenic Lake Taupo Helicopter Flight & Gourmet Wine Tour

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Travel until 20 Apr 2023

There's something addictive about New Zealand's north. On the drive from Wellington to Auckland, the stunning landscape ranges from verdant green hills to black-sand beaches, vibrant farmland and vineyards, and it's worth taking the scenic route for many more reasons than just the scenery.

Experience this majestic stretch of winding coastline on this incredible seven-day self-drive tour with included car hire and handpicked guided experiences, then cosy up with five-star hotel stays — including Sofitel Wellington and Hilton Lake Taupo. Whether you prefer to frolic among the vines and indulge at epicurean eateries or delve deep into underground caverns and soar into the crystal-clear skies, this unique self-drive adventure has something for everyone.

Be treated to the epicurean delights of Wellington with a gourmet walking tour, spoil yourself with a stay among some of New Zealand's oldest vines in Hawke's Bay and a 4WD safari of Cape Kidnappers. Take in a bird's eye view of Lake Taupo during an included helicopter flight, witness the majesty of Huka Falls with a jet boat experience and marvel at the fluorescence of Footwhistle Glowworm Caves, before arriving in Auckland.

Your Self-Drive Tour Includes:
  • Six nights of handpicked accommodation, including two nights at the sophisticated Sofitel Wellington, two nights at The Crown Hotel in Napier and two nights at the five-star Hilton Lake Taupo
  • Daily breakfast and selected dining experiences, including a three-course progressive dinner at three of Hawke’s Bay's top-rated restaurants with paired wine tastings
  • Five days of all-inclusive, full-size AWD car rental with GPS
  • Helicopter flight over glittering Lake Taupo, Craters of The Moon, Wairakei geothermal valley and Huka Falls
  • Scenic 90-minute cruise on Lake Taupo
  • Thrilling 30-minute Huka Falls jet boat experience
  • Gourmet providore walking tour of Wellington, including cheese, coffee and chocolate tastings with a two-course lunch and matched New Zealand wines
  • Private guided tour of Cape Kidnappers, home to world’s largest gannet colony, with included refreshments
  • Private tour of the Footwhistle Glowworm Caves in Waitomo
  • Select private transfers per itinerary
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides per itinerary

Your journey takes you to: Wellington — Napier — Taupo — Auckland.

Keen to see the South Island? Kick-off your tour with a 7-Day South Island luxury self-drive tour pre-tour.

Book with Confidence: We work directly with our trusted partners and provide 24/7 customer service to ensure that no matter what happens, we’re here to help. If your escape is affected by Covid-19 restrictions, we will do our best to assist you with a date change or provide you with a Luxury Escapes credit for another Limited Time Lux Exclusive accommodation, tour or cruise offer, less any unrecoverable costs; excludes flights. Find out more.

7 Days from
A$3,999
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Includes taxes & fees
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7 Days
TWIN SHARE — LOW SEASON
7 Days from
A$3,999
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin-share) — you must purchase TWO packages
  • Six nights of handpicked accommodation at five and four-star hotels and lodges
  • Daily breakfast and selected dining experiences, including a Hawke's Bay progressive dinner at three of Hawke’s Bay's top-rated restaurants with paired wine tastings
  • Five days of all-inclusive full-size AWD car rental with a GPS
  • Helicopter flight over glittering Lake Taupo, Craters of The Moon, Wairakei geothermal valley and Huka Falls
  • Scenic 90-minute cruise on Lake Taupo
  • Thrilling 30-minute Huka Falls jet boat experience
  • Gourmet providore walking tour of Wellington, including cheese, coffee and chocolate tastings with a two-course lunch and matched New Zealand wines
  • Private guided tour of Cape Kidnappers, home to world’s largest gannet colony, with included refreshments
  • Private tour of the Footwhistle Glowworm Caves in Waitomo
  • Select private transfers per itinerary
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides per itinerary
7 Days
TWIN SHARE — HIGH SEASON
7 Days from
A$4,299
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin-share) — you must purchase TWO packages
  • Six nights of handpicked accommodation at five and four-star hotels and lodges
  • Daily breakfast and selected dining experiences, including a Hawke's Bay progressive dinner at three of Hawke’s Bay's top-rated restaurants with paired wine tastings
  • Five days of all-inclusive full-size AWD car rental with a GPS
  • Helicopter flight over glittering Lake Taupo, Craters of The Moon, Wairakei geothermal valley and Huka Falls
  • Scenic 90-minute cruise on Lake Taupo
  • Thrilling 30-minute Huka Falls jet boat experience
  • Gourmet providore walking tour of Wellington, including cheese, coffee and chocolate tastings with a two-course lunch and matched New Zealand wines
  • Private guided tour of Cape Kidnappers, home to world’s largest gannet colony, with included refreshments
  • Private tour of the Footwhistle Glowworm Caves in Waitomo
  • Select private transfers per itinerary
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides per itinerary
7 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER — LOW SEASON
7 Days from
A$6,699
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Six nights of handpicked accommodation at five and four-star hotels and lodges
  • Daily breakfast and selected dining experiences, including a Hawke's Bay progressive dinner at three of Hawke’s Bay's top-rated restaurants with paired wine tastings
  • Five days of all-inclusive full-size AWD car rental with a GPS
  • Helicopter flight over glittering Lake Taupo, Craters of The Moon, Wairakei geothermal valley and Huka Falls
  • Scenic 90-minute cruise on Lake Taupo
  • Thrilling 30-minute Huka Falls jet boat experience
  • Gourmet providore walking tour of Wellington, including cheese, coffee and chocolate tastings with a two-course lunch and matched New Zealand wines
  • Private guided tour of Cape Kidnappers, home to world’s largest gannet colony, with included refreshments
  • Private tour of the Footwhistle Glowworm Caves in Waitomo
  • Select private transfers per itinerary
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides per itinerary
7 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER — HIGH SEASON
7 Days from
A$7,499
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Six nights of handpicked accommodation at five and four-star hotels and lodges
  • Daily breakfast and selected dining experiences, including a Hawke's Bay progressive dinner at three of Hawke’s Bay's top-rated restaurants with paired wine tastings
  • Five days of all-inclusive full-size AWD car rental with a GPS
  • Helicopter flight over glittering Lake Taupo, Craters of The Moon, Wairakei geothermal valley and Huka Falls
  • Scenic 90-minute cruise on Lake Taupo
  • Thrilling 30-minute Huka Falls jet boat experience
  • Gourmet providore walking tour of Wellington, including cheese, coffee and chocolate tastings with a two-course lunch and matched New Zealand wines
  • Private guided tour of Cape Kidnappers, home to world’s largest gannet colony, with included refreshments
  • Private tour of the Footwhistle Glowworm Caves in Waitomo
  • Select private transfers per itinerary
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides per itinerary
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