7-Days North Island Experience
8 Days/7 Night
New Zealand is proved that you can experience a surreal and breathtaking view ever. It is packed with landscape of snow-capped mountains, sheer falling fjords, rolling meadows, picturesque bays and stretches of wild beaches. The North Island is best known for the geothermal wonders of Rotorua and the clear waters of the Bay of Islands, but also offers insights into the rich and rewarding Maori culture. Moreover, explore the Art Deco town of Napier close to the wine region of Hawkes Bay. Wellington is the capital of the country and has a wonderful museum celebrating the history, art and culture of New Zealand. While you may at times have to share the road with a sheep, it will be hard not to be distracted by the dramatic scenery unfolding before you. To top it all off, world renowned wines and fine dining are available wherever you go.
Your trip begins on your early morning arrival in Wellington! the capital city of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. By noon time, enjoy the food scene offering they have and visit Wellington’s Te Papa National Museum. It is NZ’s national museum and art gallery. They have unique insight into NZ way of life- both past & present. Explore treasures and stories of this country, natural environment, Maori culture, art heritage, art collections and interesting history.
Martinborough is a town in NZ known as home to 35 vineyards. You can enjoy sipping wine and eat lunch perfect for a couple. Then hit the road of Cape Palliser for a dramatic scene. By the edge of the coast, you can view Palliser Bay. Then visit the famous Cape Palliser Lighthouse. You can enjoy climbing 250 steps to the lighthouse, see the stunning water view and watch the seal colony. Located in Southeast Wellington.
Napier and City tour
The city of Napier is known for its Art Deco buildings that have made Napier famous as one of the most complete collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. Take a city tour in Napier. Then drive to Hastings to visit and stroll the Havelock North. Havelock North sits in the Hawke Bay region. The place is known as generally hilly and small gullies (like small valleys). Also the Havelock North has naturally many bushes and trees. They have lush landscapes. Also just outside Havelock North, they have an art gallery, cafe and boutique shopping.
Your morning starts by driving from Hastings up north to visit the National Aquarium of New Zealand too! It is home to the country’s largest marine display of sharks, kiwis, piranhas, and more. Explore many marines out there. Then visit Bluff Hills Lookout in northeast of Napier City. You can drive up to the lookout point or walk up the hill. The lookout provides panoramic ocean views and ports.
From Napier, enjoy a long drive to Rotorua for about 2 hours 30 minutes. Then visit Matamata, a town in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. Just southwest of the town is The Shire, it is a hobbiton movie set tour. The Shire is fully inland landscape, downland and woods like countryside. The tour begins with a ticket center, gift shop, garden bar with beautiful views over the countryside. Then take the Hobbiton Village Tour, the place is so green! After that you’ll get to see The Hobbit Holes, the homes of the hobbits that are built into the hillside, are incredibly cute.
Visit Auckland’s well known harbor, Viaduct Harbor. It has a beautiful coastal view, but the area also offers bars, restaurants, cafes and other things to keep travelers entertained. Located on the area of the Freemans Bay/Auckland CBD waterfront. Many beautiful sailboats moored. There are many restaurants and bars on the shore. Check out some of the awesome rooftop and waterside bars and eateries.
Ride to the top of the Sky Tower to enjoy incredible views of landmarks within the Auckland area. Sky Tower also has an exciting hub of adrenaline activities like sky jump and sky walk, sky-high events and superb dining.
As you can see, New Zealand is a dream destination suites for all types of travelers. It shows how New Zealand won't disappoint you. The island of New Zealand offers many characteristics. Its physical characteristics include glaciers, mountains, t plains, hillsides, tropical forests, and volcanic plateaus, and sandy beaches. New Zealand is a fascinating place. It is filled with mysteries that are just waiting to be revealed. Why don't you see it yourself? I'm sure you'll be amaze to see it in person and you will not regret to experience its beauty.