Bay of Islands and the Far North
Spend a week in the North of New Zealand, enjoying luxury, fine food and wine, stunning scenery, learn about the culture and enjoy a game of golf with a spectacular backdrop.
Your journey starts in Auckland, where you pick up your rental car and start your drive north. Spend the next days exploring the beauty of the region. A cruise in the Bay of Islands, taking in the Cape Brett Lighthouse, the Hole in the Rock, and Urupukapuka Island is amazing. Take part in a cultural show at Waitangi to learn more about the Maori culture and New Zealands history. Leave the Bay of Islands behind and head further north for your next few days. The Far North won't disappoint and you can experience stunning beaches like Matai Bay and Rarawa Beach, 90 mile beach, Te Paki sand dunes, a champion-standard golf course and indulge in some delicious food and local wine. Drive the Kauri Coast as you head back to Auckland, stop at Waipoua Forest and explore the ancient subtropical rain forest that once grew here, Tane Mahuta - the God of the Forest, is the most famous tree in New Zealand.
Our self-drive itineraries can be tailor made to suit your duration and interests, please just let us know!
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Explore 'the birthplace of New Zealand'. In Waitangi you can learn about Māori culture and the early history of New Zealand.
"This is a great itinerary for golf, beach and wine lovers. Northland has some of the most stunning beaches, boutique style vineyards and you will be staying at a Golf resort". Pia Team Viva
Relax by the beach, take a boat or sailing trip, play golf or explore the region on its many walking trails. Soak in the slower paced way of life in the subtropical North.