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07 Day North Island Guided Tour

Tour Highlights

 Private Escort / Tour Guide-Driver & Private Mercedes Touring Vehicle
 4-Star Accommodation 7 Nights (option to upgrade), 8 Days Touring
 Included North Island Tours: Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour Taupo Scenic Floatplane Flight Rotorua Geothermal Reserve Tour & Geothermal Spa Rotorua Gondola & Buffet Dinner Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Cathedral Cove Glass Bottom Boat Tour
•• Special Deal: Includes FREE Auckland Sky Tower Admission ••

Experience the best of the North island of New Zealand on 5* reviewed private group tours. We offer flexible New Zealand escorted tours with no date or itinerary restrictions.

Travel with a private guide, discovering the highlights of the North Island. Each all-inclusive tour is fully customisable to match your interests. In addition, our New Zealand group tours cater from 1 – 30 travellers.

7 Day North Island Guided Tour Itinerary | New Zealand Group Tours

Day 1 Auckland + Sky Tower + Mt Eden’s Volcanic Crater

Your guided tour adventure begins in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. Auckland is a multi-cultural urban oasis of food, music, arts and culture. World-class shopping and phenomenal dining is never too far from harbours, islands, native bush and black-sand beaches.

Explore Auckland with your guide. The Auckland Museum is well worth a visit with internationally significant Māori and Pacific collections to explore.

If you would like to get straight into nature; skipper an America’s Cup Yacht or experience Whale Watching. Or visit top attractions like the Sky Tower and Mt Eden’s volcanic crater.

In the evening the fairy lights of Federal Street will lure you into some of the finest restaurants in Auckland or head down to The Viaduct, a food and drinks hub in central Auckland.

Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 2 Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour + Taupo

Travel time Auckland to Waitomo Caves – 2.5 hours

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Waitomo Caves

Venture off the beaten track as your guide takes you on a scenic drive to the Waitomo Caves. The land is wilder around here, with limestone outcroppings emerging from farmland and densely forested hills rising all around, but the wildest landscape of all lies underground.

Witness the marvels of these vast caverns as you explore two fantastic caves – the Ruakuri Cave, home to a dizzying array of cave formations, and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where you will be dazzled by a galaxy of glowworms overhead.

Travel time Waitomo Caves to Taupo – 2 hours 

Enjoy the scenic drive to Taupo, a small town set beside New Zealand’s largest lake. With the volcanic peaks of Tongariro National Park looming in the distance, and the lake itself formed from an ancient volcanic crater, you will get a close-up look at the immense forces that shaped New Zealand. Visit the majestic Huka Falls with your guide and relax on the lakefront.

Stay 1 night in Taupo.

Day 3 Taupo Floatplane Flight + Rotorua

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Things to do in Taupo

In the morning, sample the best of Lake Taupo on a scenic floatplane flight. Lift off from Taupo Bay before turning over Acacia Bay to the headwaters of the Waikato River. Fly over the Craters of the Moon, then over the Borefields of the Wairakei Power Station, followed by a circuit of the Huka Falls, before returning over Taupo to land on the lakefront.

Travel time Taupo to Rotorua – 1 hour 

Your geothermal experience will continue as you enjoy the short drive to Rotorua. Tour the exciting geothermal attractions with your guide, visiting sulphur springs, mud pools, geysers, and sinter terraces.

Top recommendations for the evening include a Maori Culture Experience inclusive of a Hangi Dinner (traditional Maori Earth Oven Dinner).

Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

Day 4 Rotorua Geothermal Reserve Tour & Spa + Rotorua Gondola & Buffet Dinner

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Hells Gate Rotorua

In the morning, stroll through Hell’s Gate, a steaming thermal reserve. See bubbling mud pools, steaming craters, mineral pools, learn about New Zealand’s history and culture, and even try Maori weaving and wood carving! After you have explored the thermal reserve, enjoy a relaxing sulphur spa overlooking the reserve. There is no limit on how long you can spend at Hell’s Gate – enjoy the experience at your leisure.

In the evening, enjoy dinner at Rotorua’s most spectacular location – Skyline Restaurant. Sit back and relax as the views from the gondola unfold on your journey to the Skyline complex. The Skyline Restaurant will then serve you a mouthwatering taste of New Zealand, a buffet of legendary proportions. At the top of the gondola you also have the option to add on a thrilling Luge Ride, enjoy nature walks, and visit the Jelly Belly Shop and Volcanic Hills winery and tasting room.

Day 5 Hobbiton Tour + Coromandel Peninsula + Hot Water Beach

Travel time Rotorua to Matamata – 1 hour 

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Experience the magic of Middle-earth as you tour the Hobbiton Movie Set, where the charming village from The Lord of the Rings has been brought to life. The set has been completely rebuilt and will remain as it was seen in the films. There are spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges from the rolling green hills of the movie set, which is still a working sheep and beef farm. You can relax and soak up the unique atmosphere with a great cup of coffee or a light meal in the Shire’s Rest Cafe.

Travel time Matamata to Coromandel – 2.5 hours

Embark on a scenic tour of the Coromandel Peninsula, taking in views of the lush rainforest and idyllic beaches. If the tide is right, visit Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot pools, on your way to Whitianga.

Stay 2 nights in Whitianga, Coromandel.

Day 6 Cathedral Cove Glass Bottom Boat Tour + Hahei Beach

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Cathedral Cove

Today, join the Glass Bottom Boat for a unique boat cruise. Depart from the Whitianga Wharf to explore the breathtaking volcanic coastline, including famous Cathedral Cove. See the stunning Champagne Bay, plus a range of blow holes and sea caves, including Orua’s Sea Cave, the second largest sea cave in New Zealand! See what lies above and below the surface in the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve and be amazed by all the marine life to be seen. Choose your own level of fun, either sit back and enjoy the amazing marine life through the glass boat, or take the plunge and snorkel amongst the fish. All equipment supplied and no experience necessary. Blue penguins are a common sight year-round.

In the afternoon, your guide will show you some of the best hidden secrets of the Coromandel, including lush forest walks and secluded golden-sand beaches.

Hahei is located 35 km or 30 minutes drive South East of Whitianga. Hahei is an attractive beach, fringed with pohutukawa trees and drifts of pink shells at the northern end. The offshore islands provide something of a breakwater, making this sheltered beach ideal for swimming, boating and snorkeling. Hahei also offers a number of cafes making it the perfect spot for lunch.

Day 7 Things To Do In Auckland

Travel time Coromandel Peninsula to Auckland – 3 hours 

As your tour draws to a close, return to Auckland and spend your final day shopping, touring around with your guide, or celebrating the end of a fantastic tour with a harbour dinner cruise.

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Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise

If you have time add a tour to Waiheke Island. You’ll find beautiful galleries and craft boutiques and the island also boasts more than a dozen high-quality vineyards, many with relaxed restaurants onsite. Enjoy local wine while looking out over vine-covered valleys to the blue sea beyond.

Spend some time relaxing at one of the numerous local beaches. Mission Bay and St. Heliers urban beaches offer breathtaking views of Rangitoto Island. Or venture further afield to Piha Beach so you can see a stunning black sand surf beach.

This evening, if you would like to dine with a spectacular view, you might like to visit the Sky Tower. You are spoilt for choice with three restaurants and cafes up the Sky Tower, including the Orbit 360 degree dining revolving restaurant; The Sugar Club, which is superbly chic and elegant; or the Sky Café, where you can relax with a coffee, cheese board or ice cream. The perfect way to celebrate your private small group escorted tours New Zealand.

Stay 1 night in Auckland.

Day 8 Depart Auckland

Your guide will deliver you to Auckland Airport for your departing flight.


As our Guided Tour prices are split between travellers, pricing will vary depending on the number of travellers on the tour. Please make a tour enquiry to receive your personal quote.

11 + Travellers: Please enquire for your custom quote
10 Travellers: NZD$4,399 per adult | NZD$4,099 per child
9 Travellers: NZD$4,799 per adult | NZD$4,499 per child
8 Travellers: NZD$4,899 per adult | NZD$4,599 per child
7 Travellers: NZD$5,199 per adult | NZD$4,899 per child
6 Travellers: NZD$5,299 per adult | NZD$4,999 per child
5 Travellers: NZD$6,099 per adult | NZD$5,799 per child
4 Travellers: NZD$6,599 per adult | NZD$6,299 per child
3 Travellers: NZD$8,499 per adult | NZD$8,199 per child
2 Travellers: NZD$10,499 per adult | NZD$10,199 per child
1 Traveller: NZD$19,999

Please see USD pricing below, conversions do vary. When booking a New Zealand Guided Tour, payment is collected in New Zealand Dollars.

11 + Travellers: Please enquire for your custom quote
10 Travellers: USD$2,699 per adult | USD$2,549 per child
9 Travellers: USD$2,949 per adult | USD$2,799 per child
8 Travellers: USD$3,049 per adult | USD$2,849 per child
7 Travellers: USD$3,199 per adult | USD$3,049 per child
6 Travellers: USD$3,299 per adult | USD$3,099 per child
5 Travellers: USD$3,799 per adult | USD$3,599 per child
4 Travellers: USD$4,099 per adult | USD$3,899 per child
3 Travellers: USD$5,299 per adult | USD$5,099 per child
2 Travellers: USD$6,499 per adult | USD$6,349 per child
1 Traveller: USD$12,449

Enquire now for a personalised quote. You may choose a different room configuration to reduce the overall price.

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