North Island Explorer – 9 days – from Auckland to Wellington

North Island Explorer – 9 days – from Auckland to Wellington

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Highlights of this trip: Auckland – Bay of Islands – Pauanui – Rotorua – Tongariro National Park – Wellington

1. Day: Auckland

Entgegennahme vom Wohnmobil oder Camper. Lernen Sie Ihr neues Zuhause kennen und gewöhnen Sie sich an den Linksverkehr. Halt im nächsten Einkaufszentrum um sich kulinarisch einzudecken. Installation auf dem 1. Campingplatz.

2. Day: Auckland - Bay of Islands (approx. 270 km)

In the morning explore Auckland, the biggest city of New Zealand. The city is built on 48 extinct volcanos. Afterwards drive to Bay of Islands.

3. Day: Bay of Islands

Enjoy a full day of relaxation and exploring the gorgeous beaches and bays, or visit the jagged western coastline, or book a sailing trip.

4. Day: Bay of Islands - Pauanui (approx. 380 km)

Drive to the Coromandel Peninsula. Visit the most popular highlights which are "Cathedral Cove" and "Hot Water Beach". On "Hot Water Beach" you can dig your own spa pool and take a bath in the hot spring. Pauanui is a small harbour town on the eastern side of the peninsula.

5. Day: Pauanui - Rotorua (approx. 250 km)

Drive along the Bay of Plenty to Rotorua. In Rotorua you find many hot springs, geysers and it's famous for the Maori culture. Visit a Maori tribe and eat hangi a typical maori meal which is done in an earth oven.

6. Day: Rotorua - Tongariro NP (approx. 185 km)

Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls on your way to the Tongariro National Park.

7. Day: Tongariro NP

Enjoy a full day in the National Park. The most popular hike is called "Tongariro Crossing" which takes you through different vegetation areas. From far away you can see snow-covered Mount Ruapehu with the vulcanos Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro.

8. Day: Tongariro NP - Wellington (approx. 336 km)

Drive to Whanganui and then along the varying Kapiti coast to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Wellington is also called San Francisco of New Zealand, is a gourmet city. You can visit a few wineries which are connected together in the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail.

9. Day: Wellington

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