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.

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North Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
This 8 day North Island tour is rich with culture and experiences. Including a visit to the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua, Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto, an exploration cruise on the blue waters of the Bay of Islands. Staying in an excellent range of 4 star hotels.
From $1645
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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.
From $1665
per person twin share
Location
North Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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.
From $1797
per person twin share
Location
North Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Here is a self drive holiday that makes you feel like you have really had a holiday – no rushing around on this itinerary. 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.
From $1852
per person twin share
Location
North Island
Travellers Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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!

From $2459
per person twin share
Location
North Island
2, 3 & 4 to 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Explore the Islands of the upper North Island, swim in seas surrounded by golden sand beaches, soak up the culture and native wildlife. This trip is suitable for couples as well as families with young children. Experience thermal springs, Maori culture and beautiful nature reserves.
From $1886
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
This Tour has been designed for the discerning traveler. Experience New Zealand at a relaxed pace while exploring New Zealand's rich cultural heritage, visiting our most dramatic landscapes and sampling the very best food and wine.
From $2899
per person twin share
Location
North Island
3.5 Star Hotels with 1 Dive Lodge
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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.
From $3524
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
5 Star Hotels & Luxury Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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.
Price on Application
Location
All of New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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.
From $2999
per person twin share
Location
North Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
This 12 Day North Island New Zealand adventure tour gets you into some remote and amazing places – from the highest commercially rafted waterfall to Waitomo’s deepest cave, 3 days sailing the beautiful Bay of Islands – something for everyone.
From $2999
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
A Mix of 5 Star Hotels & Luxury Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Travel should not be measured in miles but in experiences that make the journey memorable. This luxurious New Zealand tour includes bespoke accommodation private, expert led experiences like sailing, visiting with local artists and vintners.
Price on Application
Location
All of New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Explore the wonderful natural environment of both the South and North Islands. Your highlights will be many, including the wildlife of Kaikoura and the sheltered waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound. The Central Plateau to Rotorua and its bubbling mud pools and unique Maori culture before arriving into Auckland the ‘City of Sails’
From $1980
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3 ,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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.
From $2194
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3 ,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily
This relaxed tour of New Zealand will have you marvelling at the glorious scenery, vineyards, cuisine, arts and crafts that are packed in to a our big, little country. This tour gives you time to savour your New Zealand self drive experience - with multiple night stays in most locations, while Wine Touring New Zealand.
From $2248
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
Travellers Lodge & 3, 4, 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
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.
From $2824
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3.5, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Come and experience the marine mammal watching hotspots on an inspiring New Zealand whale & dolphin tour. You have a chance of encountering up to ten species of cetaceans while also experiencing New Zealand’s ‘on land’ natural beauty.
From $2999
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3.5, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Indulge in a sensational 13 Day New Zealand food and wine tour that offers a variety of unspoiled landscapes combined with great New Zealand wine and food and accommodation and activities to enhance your whole experience.
From $2999
per person twin share
Location
North Island
Luxury Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Tour the finest Luxury Lodges of New Zealand set in outstanding locations offering onsite and local activities, complimented by world-class cuisine and exceptional hospitality. 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.
Price on Application
Location
All of New Zealand
Family Friendly. 3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Planned by those with families, the New Zealand Family Adventure Holiday opens your child’s mind to a world of endless possibilities and wonder, while experiencing the best New Zealand has to offer. A seamless mixture of adventure and education that both you and you're kids will love. Activities are age appropriate and accommodations are family friendly.
From $1825
per person based on a family 2 adults 2 children
Location
All of New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
New Zealand's Cultural and Heritage Tour celebrates the architecture, art, history and culture of our small island nation. Historic accommodation has been selected to provide a sense of place, and the landmark locations visited will come alive with fascinating stories that invoke a sense of a bygone era that is both exciting and fascinating.It's about understanding our culture by getting to know our history.
From $2363
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
Travellers Lodge & 4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
It is little wonder that Peter Jackson selected New Zealand to bring Tolkien's Middle-earth to the big screen. Gentle streams dissect emerald green valleys as giant mountains stand sentinel and ancient glaciers tumble to the sea. Embark on an unexpected journey and get ready for an awesome self drive LoTR (Hobbit) filming locations tour.
From $2799
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3.5 & 4 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
The 'Relaxing New Zealand Self Drive Itinerary' is designed for those for the need to relax and revitalize - to reset their relaxation compass whilst still incorporating the best of our slice of paradise. Plenty of time for reading, walking on beaches, soaking in geothermal hot pools, and restful massages, including some slivers of excitement to spice things up.
From $2835
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
Our former Prime Minister, Helen Clark spent time in the company of Peter Greenberg, chief correspondent for the Travel Channel. Helen's mission was to show Peter the best of New Zealand, this tour follows the path taken by the pair.
From $2995
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
This is an active adventure honeymoon without compromising on the highlights of New Zealand or the romance! Hike the Tongariro Crossing, kayak remote bays in the Abel Tasman National Park and get up close and personal with glacial icebergs at Mt Cook.
From $3393
per person twin share
Location
All of New Zealand
3.5 Star Family Friendly & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
We find that kids aged between 8 -14 are eager to get out and connect with nature and keen for opportunities to actively engage in anything new and exciting. We have put together a host of tried and tested (by our kids) outdoor experiences that the whole family can enjoy.
From $3899
per person (based on a family of 4)
Location
All of New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily
This Self Drive Tour of New Zealand is a perfect tour for golf enthusiasts. The schedule is not too tough, with plenty of time to soak up our Antipodean paradise. Covering both Islands you visit the vineyards, sail in the Bay of Islands and cruise Milford Sound. You’ll experience unforgettable rounds amidst some of the grandest scenery around.
From $3999
per person twin share