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North Island: 7D /6N (Auckland to Auckland)

Day 1: Auckland

Arrive in Auckland and be met by your driver who will transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon discover what is on offer in New Zealand largest city, from Kelly Tarltons Under Water World and Antarctic Experience, to all the fantastic shopping, pubs and restaurants.

Day 2: Auckland

In the morning you rental car will be dropped off to your hotel you will head out to the wild west coast beach of Murawai to play the links course located there. This course is very natural with no encroaching buildings or traffic and only the sounds of nature to contend with. The course is runs along the beach edge with spectacular views from the rolling fairways. Drive back to Auckland for the evening.

Day 3: Auckland - Taupo

Today you will drive south to Lake Taupo through the scenic countryside of the central North Island. Once settled into your hotel, explore the lake and sights of Taupo, especially the awesome Huka Falls.

Day 4: Taupo

Today you will play the Wairakei International Golf Course, and championship course, which is ranked as one of the top 20 golf courses in the world. This is a challenging course located in the centre of the Wairakei Tourist Park. In the evening try out one of Taupo’s bars or restaurants to cap off a hard day on the golf course.

Day 5: Taupo – Rotoura - Tauranga

Take a short drive, as no trip is complete in the North Island without visiting the geothermal wonderland, which is Rotorua. Visit the geothermal and cultural centre Te Puia and look around the city before continuing on for quick driven onto the port town of Tauranga. Take in a meal and one of the very popular restaurants in the centre of town.

Day 6: Tauranga - Auckland

An early start today with a drive over the bridge to the surf capital of New Zealand, Mt Maunganui for a round of golf at the Mt Maunganui Golf Club. This championship Par 72, 6082 metre course offers challengers to all levels of golfers. If the afternoon drive back north to Auckland for the evening for an evening cruise and dinner onboard the Pride of Auckland.

Day 7: Auckland

After check out from the hotel your arrangements conclude with the return of your rental car to the airport or depot.
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Inclusions

  • Transport by self drive rental car including unlimited kms
  • Transfer from Auckland Airport to City
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance and applicable pick up fees
  • GPS Navigation Unit & Kruse audio guide
  • Accommodation at specified class, subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Green fees at Murawai Golf Course, Wairakei Golf Course and Mt Maunganui Golf Club
  • Entrance into Te Puia cultural center and thermal village in Rotorua
  • Pride of Auckland Dinner and Cruise
  • 5 breakfasts (Copthorne Hotel/Wairakei Resort)
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Easy Total Km: 740 Estimated driving time: 10 hrs

This mileage/time is based on city to city as set out in the itinerary and does not include other excursions or general mileage.

Booking info

Standard / Superior - From: NZ $1,450.00 Per Person
AccommodationCityNightsCheck-in
Mercure AucklandAuckland2Day 1
Bayview Wairakei ResortTaupo2Day 3
Hotel ArmitageTauranga1Day 5
Mercure AucklandAuckland1Day 6

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Compact Car with GPS - 6 days            

Inclusions

Green Tee (North Island)
  • Transport by self drive rental car including unlimited kms
  • Transfer from Auckland Airport to City
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance and applicable pick up fees
  • GPS Navigation Unit & Kruse audio guide
  • Accommodation at specified class, subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Green fees at Murawai Golf Course, Wairakei Golf Course and Mt Maunganui Golf Club
  • Entrance into Te Puia cultural center and thermal village in Rotorua
  • Pride of Auckland Dinner and Cruise
  • 5 breakfasts (Copthorne Hotel/Wairakei Resort)
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Easy Total Km: 740 Estimated driving time: 10 hrs

This mileage/time is based on city to city as set out in the itinerary and does not include other excursions or general mileage.