Northland Highlights New Zealand Self Drive

3 Nights

Auckland

Drive north from Auckland to beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy some leisure time and get to know the area before visiting the superb beaches of Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point.

From £363pp
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Highlights

  • Auckland, New Zealand's Largest City
  • Fishing, sailing in Bay of Islands
  • Hokianga Harbour, a long estuarine drowned valley on the west coast in the north of the North Island
  • Day 1 - Auckland Bay of Islands
  • Day 2 - Bay of Islands
  • Day 3 - Bay of Islands to Hokianga/ Dargaville
  • Day 4 - Hokianga/ Dargaville
  • Additional Information

Approximately 227km (141 Miles)
Depart Auckland travel north to the Bay of Islands area. It is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country, and has been renowned internationally for its big-game fishing since American author Zane Grey publicised it in the 1930s. The natural beauty of the Bay of Islands has to be seen to be believed. It’s an aquatic playground lavishly furnished with 144 islands and a myriad of secluded beaches.

Meals Included: Ro

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has island-influenced architecture with beautifully landscaped grounds and light airy rooms. Situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia, it’s a pleasant stroll into town to the main wharf, visitor activities, fine dining and shopping. 

Enjoy a full day at leisure in this picturesque area.

Meals Included: Ro

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has island-influenced architecture with beautifully landscaped grounds and light airy rooms. Situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia, it’s a pleasant stroll into town to the main wharf, visitor activities, fine dining and shopping. 

Approximately 94km (58 miles) Bay of Islands to Hokianga Harbour - Omapere
Approximately 137km (85 miles) Bay of Islands to Waipoua
Depart the Bay of Islands area and journey to Hokianga Harbour, The is an area surrounding the Hokianga Harbour, also known as the Hokianga River, a long estuarine drowned valley on the west coast in the north of the North Island of New Zealand. The original name still used by local Māori is Te Kohanga o Te Tai Tokerau (“the nest of the northern people”) or Te Puna o Te Ao Marama (“the wellspring of moonlight”). Continue south to your overnight stay in Omapere or continue south to Waipoua.

Meals Included: Ro

Opononi Resort

The “Boar & Marlin” Restaurant overlooks the harbour and is the perfect for a special meal or just something casual to eat with great service while enjoying spectacular harbour views. The menu is made up of Northland’s specialty produce so you can capture the taste of the region in this ambient atmosphere. As well as some of the regions finest wines we also offer many fine New Zealand & international wines.

Approximately 257km (160 miles) Omapere to Auckland
Approximately 214km (133 miles) Waipoua to Auckland

Continue on your last leg of your journey back to Auckland. Auckland, a city nicknamed “‘the City of Sails. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and main transport hub. More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do. Best of all, with so many experiences close by it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.

Meals Included: Ro

Price includes:
- Deluxe Documentation Pack
- 3 nights accommodation, room only basis unless specified
- 4 days Hertz Group D car rental

Operates

Months: Year Round
Days: Daily
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

Accommodation (Motel):
Bay of Islands (Paihia) Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar
Hokianga Opononi Hotel or similar

Accommodation (Hotel):
Bay of Islands (Paihia) Copthorne Hotel Bay of Islands or similar
Hokianga Copthorne Hotel Hokianga or similar

Accommodation (Boutique):
Keri Keri Cliff Edge by the Sea or similar
Waipoua Waipoua Lodge or similar

Blockout dates:
Please note additional blockout dates are subject to change. Additional block out dates may apply during special event and public holiday periods.

Motel - Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands: 25 Dec 20 - 10 Jan 21

Hotel - Copthorne Hokianga: 25-26 Dec 20, 31 Dec 20 - 01 Jan 21, 05-06 Feb 21.