New Zealand's North Island (known in Māori as Te Ika-a-Māui) is the smaller but more populated of the two main islands. In fact, it is the world's 14th largest island and contains Auckland and Wellington, our biggest cities. We've handpicked all the must-see spots and most popular attractions for your driving holiday itinerary in the North Island. Take a look at our North Island New Zealand Self Drive Tours and start the road trip of a lifetime now.

7 Days | North Island
Short on time, but want to maximize your experience in New Zealand's North Island, without going over the top, leaving you breathless at the end of your journey, we created the Quick Fix New Zealand North Island Tour allowing you to see and do those iconic New Zealand sight seeing and activities that the North Island is famed for - the MUST-DOs.
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7 Days | North Island
For those looking to taste some of the best New Zealand scuba diving without driving for hours to get from dive site to dive site then this New Zealand Dive Tour is perfect. The Northland Dive Adventure visits all the great dive locations on the upper North Island like the Poor Knights marine reserve, the fantastic Cape Brett and various sites in the Bay of Islands.
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7 Days | North Island
We believe the 7 day North Island mounting biking self-guided tour will impress even the most ardent of bikers. Experience incredibly scenic trails in remote wilderness area's- a diverse skill-set is required.
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8 Days | North Island
New Zealand is a small island nation, with a fascinating history.This self drive itinerary embraces the heritage and culture of New Zealand's North Island. Historic accommodations have been selected to provide a sense of place, and the landmark locations that celebrate the architecture, art,  history and culture of New Zealand are included in this itinerary.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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8 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Short of time but want to maximize your experience in New Zealand, well without going over the top and leaving you breathless at the end of your journey, we have compiled a New Zealand North & South Island Tour that allows you to see and do iconic New Zealand site-seeing and activities that New Zealand is famed for - the MUST-DOs.
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Self Drive
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Lively
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9 Days | North Island
Here is a self drive holiday that makes you feel like you have really had a holiday – no rushing around on this itinerary. The North Island Relaxing Journey is designed for those needing space and relaxation. Enjoy exceptional scenery, stunning beaches and experience New Zealand great outdoors with easygoing relaxed adventures. Plenty of 2 or 3 night stays in one location ensuring you will return home revived.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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10 Days | North Island

Who says that the North Island isn't suited to the adventurous? With this off the beaten track action packed 10 day adventure, we aim to set the record straight. Soaring through thin air, abseiling into a subterranean wilderness, cresting volcanic mountain tops, ocean waves & rapids - we get it - you want to be challenged! And when you're finished come back and see the South Island!

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11 Days | North Island
Explore the Islands of the upper North Island, swim in seas surrounded by  golden sand beaches, soak up the culture and the native wildlife. This trip is suitable for couples as well as families with young children.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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11 Days | North Island
This 11 day New Zealand self drive dive tour focuses on the top diving locations in New Zealand's North Island - and they are spectacular! How do we know ... well First Light Travel started and has owned Global Dive in Auckland in 2003 and we know our dive sites. So rest assured our advice will be spot on! So dive on in and get the ball rolling, there is a whole under-water world waiting to be discovered on this New Zealand Diving Adventure.
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11 Days | Whole of New Zealand
The Wine & Scenic Highlights Tour of New Zealand has been designed for the discerning traveler to experience New Zealand at a relaxed pace while enjoying wine tasting, exploring New Zealand's rich cultural heritage and visiting our most dramatic landscapes seen through-out the North and South Islands. 
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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12 Days | North Island
This 12 Day North Island New Zealand adventure tour gets you into some remote and amazing places - from rafting over the top of the Southern Hemispheres highest commercially rafted waterfall, then gets you underground on an expedition through one of Waitomo's deepest caves. We have also allowed for 3 days sailing the beautiful Bay of Islands, either relax or get fully involved.
 
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12 Days | Whole of New Zealand
A perfect mix of day excursions focusing on New Zealand's iconic scenic highlights in both the North and South Islands. Keeping the amount of driving to a minimum, we have also included four 2 night stays giving you the opportunity to relax and get a real sense of the place. Enjoy a Doubtful Sound Cruise, Natural Hot Mineral Springs, Franz Josef Glacier and the geothermal wonders of Rotorua.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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12 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Spoil yourself, Enjoy the freedom of our New Zealand Luxury Self Drive Itinerary. Stay at some of the best lodges New Zealand has on offer. Experience truly unique and interesting places and meet genuinely friendly people. Have plenty of time to relax and enjoy being in our beautiful country - wish you didn't have to leave.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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13 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Explore the wonderful natural environment of both South and North Islands. Your highlights will be many, including the wildlife of Kaikoura and the sheltered waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound, before crossing the Cook Strait to the North Island and the quirky capital city of Wellington. Travel through the central plateau to Rotorua and its bubbling mud pools and unique Maori culture before arriving into Auckland the ‘City of Sails’, and a relaxing day spent on Waiheke Island before departing.
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Self Drive
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Lively
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13 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Indulge in a sensational 13 day self-drive itinerary. This New Zealand food and wine tour offers a variety of unspoiled landscapes combined with great New Zealand wine and food with accommodations and activities to enhance your experience in New Zealand. Explore the delightful seaside towns of Kaikoura and Picton with ample opportunity to sample Marlborough's crisp Sauvignon Blanc and seafood. The vibrant arts capital of Wellington is just a ferry ride over the Cook Strait. Travel to pristine Northland, explore the views and cultural heritage.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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13 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Travel should not be measured in miles but in experiences that make the journey memorable. This luxurious New Zealand Exclusive tour (with private transfers) includes bespoke accommodations committed to excellence in lodgings, food and wine. The private, expert led experiences will enable you to enjoy the landscape whether it be sailing, or visiting with local artists, vintners and scenic flights.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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13 Days | Whole of New Zealand
The diversity of scenery within a relatively small geographic area is what makes New Zealand such an interesting country to explore. The Naturally New Zealand Self Drive Tour provides some of the most scenic driving routes in the country.
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13 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Embark on an unexpected journey, a magical tour of Middle Earth New Zealand... but even better you do not have to self drive! This tour includes the scenes and battlegrounds filmed for the retelling of J.R.R. Tolkiens masterpieces. Travel in comfort by way of coach, ferry, train and plane. We have scheduled this tour perfectly - the best mix of the highlights of New Zealand for a postcard perfect adventure.
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Self Drive
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Lively
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