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New Zealand North Island Itinerary

The North Island is a land of extremes, where you will discover New Zealand’s largest city, our country’s richest cultural heritage, and some of New Zealand’s most unique landscapes. And of course our most idyllic beaches! Plan a guided North Island itinerary to experience the best of this beautiful island.

Any New Zealand North Island Guided Tour is guaranteed to impress you with its variety. Surprises lie around every corner.

Here are a few reasons why you might choose one of our North Island tours for your next vacation.

Highlights of a North Island Guided Tour Itinerary

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Cathedral Cove

Beaches, Volcanoes, Geothermal Wonders, Maori Culture

  • The North Island is famous for its beaches; with famous beach destinations including the Bay of Islands, the Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty.
  • Geothermal wonders including silica terraces, bubbling mud pools, geysers, and steaming thermal pools which you can bathe in.
  • Maori Culture where you can experience traditional welcomes and dance (haka) and also cuisine with the opportunity to try a Hangi Dinner (a delicious dinner cooked in a traditional Maori Earth Oven).
  • Glowing creatures and wildlife; Glowworms are world famous in the North Island, you can take an underground tour to view spectacular glowworm grottos. Whales and Dolphins can also be viewed off the Auckland Coast!

If you are travelling with younger children, you may wish to check out our North Island Family Guided Tours. And if you are interested in a New Zealand Lord of the Rings Tour, we recommend the 10 Day Lord of the Rings Guided Tour.

Our most popular North Island tour is the New Zealand Itinerary 10 Days.

Your guide will reveal the best – New Zealand Tours

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

During all of our New Zealand North Island Tours, your fantastic guide will elevate your vacation to a completely new level.

From helping you navigate the bustling surrounds of Auckland to enriching your experience with stories of the history and culture that shaped the North Island, your guide will be an indispensable resource throughout your travels. Our guides are all New Zealand nationals, and they draw upon a vast pool of knowledge as they share the country’s secrets with you on all New Zealand Tours.

And in a place where most of the treasures lie off the beaten track – from secret thermal hot pools to hidden waterfalls – you will truly discover a side of New Zealand that most others will never uncover. With a knowledgeable, friendly guide at your side, the North Island is your oyster (oh the Seafood is also amazing around the North Island)!

Your Guide does all the driving – sit back and relax

It’s no secret that roads can be busy in the North Island cities. In addition, roads are often narrow in the countryside. This makes it tricky getting to and from some of the most spectacular North Island destinations. What a relief to leave that part to your driver. You just need to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery.

Bespoke North Island itineraries

Although we have designed a number of example New Zealand tours and itineraries to help you start out, we have found that no two guided tours are ever the same. All New Zealand Tours will be carefully crafted to surpass every expectation. Whatever you want, we will make it happen. No detail is too small to consider!

We can start with one of the existing itineraries and modify it to suit you, or design a fully customised adventure for a truly bespoke experience.  If you are interested in an entirely unique New Zealand North Island itinerary, we will arrange a time to discuss your interests and ideas so we can be sure your holiday suits your group in every way.

For inspiration browse our New Zealand North Island Tours, North Island New Zealand Itinerary 7 Days, 10 Days in New Zealand North Island, or if you have 14 Days in New Zealand check out our 14 Day North Island Itinerary, these are just a few to take a look at!

Traveling from Singapore to the North Island of New Zealand: Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Flight Connections from Singapore to the North Island, New Zealand

Auckland Airport (AKL), located in the North Island, is New Zealand’s busiest airport and the fourth busiest overall in Oceania.

Direct flights from Singapore to Auckland operate every day with Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines. Several other airlines fly this route with just 1 stop on the way, including Malaysia Airlines and Qantas.

The average flight time from Singapore Changi to Auckland International Airport is 10h 25min.

There are several options to get to from Auckland Airport to the CBD. Driving takes around 20 minutes (up to NZD$85 in a taxi). Buses leave regularly, taking 40 minutes on average and costing very little. Shuttle services are also available which are around NZD$25 per person.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Singapore Changi to Auckland (AKL)?

For Singapore Changi to Auckland International, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland International back to Singapore Changi, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

Is there a time difference between Auckland and Singapore?

Yes. Singapore is 5 hours behind Auckland during the New Zealand summer (late September to early April) and 4 hours behind in the winter (early April to late September).

Visas requirements when travelling from Singapore to New Zealand

Citizens of Singapore don’t have to apply for a visa before travelling to New Zealand if:

  • they are visiting for 3 months or less
  • they are visiting for 6 months or less and are a British citizen

A visa must be applied for if the travel is for medical consultation or treatment.

Exchange rate SGD to NZD

The exchange rate from Singapore Dollars to New Zealand Dollars is favourable with the Singaporean Dollar being slightly more valuable than the New Zealand Dollar historically.

Discover the North Island of New Zealand

What are you waiting for? Escape the city and contact us now for a custom New Zealand North Island Itinerary and quote. New Zealand’s amazing landscapes and closeness to nature will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

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