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4 weeks of Adventure!

Embark on Unforgettable 4-Week Road Trips Across New Zealand’s North Island

Discover the ultimate road trip experiences with our meticulously crafted four-week itineraries, showcasing the best of New Zealand’s North Island. From breathtaking coastlines and vibrant cities to rugged landscapes and cultural treasures, these epic journeys promise unforgettable adventures at every turn. Whether you’re exploring stunning beaches in Northland or soaking in geothermal wonders in Rotorua, prepare for a journey of a lifetime!

North Island Odyssey: A 4-Week Journey Through New Zealand’s Coastal Gems and Cultural Treasures

Embark on a four-week road trip adventure across the North Island of New Zealand, exploring stunning coastlines, vibrant cities, and rich cultural heritage. From the pristine beaches of Northland to the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, this epic journey promises unforgettable experiences and breathtaking scenery at every stop.

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Week 1: Northland Adventure

Day 1-2: Palmerston North to Auckland

  • Depart Palmerston North and drive to Auckland.
  • Explore Auckland’s city center, waterfront, and attractions.
  • Overnight in Auckland.

Day 3-7: Northland Exploration

  • Drive to Northland and explore the Bay of Islands.
  • Visit historic Russell, Paihia, and Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
  • Take a boat tour to see the famous Hole in the Rock.
  • Relax on stunning beaches and enjoy water activities.
  • Explore the Waipoua Forest and see the ancient Kauri trees.
  • Overnight stays in Northland.

Week 2: Coromandel, Tauranga, and Whakatane

Day 8-10: Coromandel Peninsula

  • Drive to the Coromandel Peninsula.
  • Explore Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.
  • Visit charming Coromandel town and enjoy natural hot pools.
  • Overnight stays in the Coromandel.

Day 11-12: Tauranga and Mount Maunganui

  • Drive to Tauranga and explore the waterfront and downtown area.
  • Relax on Mount Maunganui Beach and hike to the summit for panoramic views.
  • Enjoy water sports and activities.
  • Overnight stays in Tauranga.

Day 13-14: Whakatane

  • Drive to Whakatane and explore the town.
  • Explore Ohope Beach and enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Visit nearby attractions like Otarawairere Bay and Moutohora Island.
  • Overnight stays in Whakatane.

Week 3: East Cape and Gisborne

Day 15-16: East Cape

  • Drive the beautiful coastal road to East Cape and explore the remote and rugged coastline.
  • Visit the East Cape Lighthouse and enjoy stunning views.
  • Overnight stays in East Cape.

Day 17-20: Gisborne and Mahia Peninsula

  • Explore Gisborne and visit local wineries.
  • Take a tour to see wild stingrays at Tatapouri Reef.
  • Visit Mahia Peninsula and enjoy beaches and outdoor activities.
  • Overnight stays in Gisborne and Mahia Peninsula.

Week 4: Napier, Rotorua, and Taupo

Day 21-24: Napier and Hawke’s Bay

  • Drive to Napier and explore the art deco architecture and wineries.
  • Visit Cape Kidnappers and see the gannet colony.
  • Explore Hawke’s Bay and it’s farm to table culinary delights as well as artisan food producers.
  • Overnight stays in Napier.

Day 25-28: Rotorua and Taupō

  • Drive to Rotorua and explore the geothermal wonders, cultural attractions, and Redwoods Forest.
  • Experience Maori culture with a traditional hangi dinner and cultural performance.
  • Visit Taupō and enjoy Huka Falls, Craters of the Moon, lake side dining and natural hot pools.
  • Overnight stays in Rotorua and Taupō.
  • Finish off the epic adventure by driving back to Palmerston North.