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Self Drive the Splendours of North Island

Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Tongariro & Martinborough

Best time to travel
Sep – May
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€5,989 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Auckland and home from Wellington.
  • Meet & greet on arrival in Auckland, private arrival transfer and 10 days’ pre-arranged car rental in a Mitsubishi ASX, or similar.
  • 12 nights’ accommodation with our partner properties in Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Tongariro National Park and Martinborough.
  • Tackle one of North Island's most famous challenges, traversing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
  • Enjoy a cycling tour through the vineyards of Martinborough, sampling the local wines and food as you go.
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Volcanic thrills, Maori traditions and Kiwi gastronomy abound on North Island. New Zealand’s most populated island is teeming with adventure opportunities, from the cosmopolitan harbours of Auckland in the north to the lush vineyards of Martinborough in the south. Pristine, sun-kissed beaches and breathtaking volcanic hiking trails can be found throughout. Get to know the country’s thriving viticulture, the wilderness of Coromandel and the peaks of Tongariro National Park on this self-drive adventure.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Auckland.

You will be greeted on arrival by an OROKO representative and privately transferred to your luxury hotel in the city for a two night stay. Settle in and get ready for a thrilling exploration of New Zealand’s North Island.

Explore Auckland’s vibrant harbours.

The city overlooks the Tasman Sea on one side and the Pacific on the other. Auckland’s museums tell the stories of Maori traditions juxtaposed with modern New Zealand life. Elegant galleries and renowned restaurants can be found in the city’s hills.

Explore Auckland’s vibrant harbours
Journey to the Coromandel Peninsula.

Collect your rental car and drive to Coromandel for a four night stay in seaside bliss. Here, you can spend your days on some of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches. The peninsula is also dotted with historic gold-mining towns that host many museums.

Wainuiototo Bay
Trek the volcanic landscapes of Tongariro National Park.

Spend three nights tucked away in a luxurious mountain hotel. With the help of your private guide, traverse the legendary Tongariro Alpine Crossing, passing through the saddle of the Ngauruhoe and Tongariro volcanoes.

Trek the volcanic landscapes of Tongariro National Park
Discover the viticulture of Martinborough.

Spend three nights at a luxurious seaside estate outside this boutique wine village. Enjoy a day cycling the vineyards of Martinborough, visiting wineries and an olive grove. Sample the best of the region’s wine and feast on a delicious vineyard lunch platter.

Discover the viticulture of Martinborough
Drive to the international airport for your flight home.

Drop off your rental car and board your flight. Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Hilton Auckland

Hilton Auckland

Set on the tip of Princes Wharf, Hilton Auckland is the epitome of waterfront luxury. Taking inspiration from its panoramic sea views, the hotel embraces a nautical theme.

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970 Lonely Bay Lodge

970 Lonely Bay Lodge

970 Lonely Bay Lodge is hidden in the native bush of the Coromandel Peninsula, just a few minutes’ walk from Cooks Beach. The boutique lodge is surrounded by a manicured garden.

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Chateau Tongariro

Chateau Tongariro

Rooted in New Zealand’s heritage, Chateau Tongariro sits in Tongariro National Park, surrounded by the sacred peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.

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Wharekauhau Country Estate

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Wharekauhau Country Estate sits on a 3,500-acre working sheep and cattle farm on the dramatic coastline of the Wairarapa wine-growing region. Indulge in the luxury and comfort of the cottage suites.

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What people are saying

The whole engagement from start to finish with OROKO is possibly the best experience we have had for a holiday. The trip to Sorrento marked a special occasion and OROKO put together an itinerary that gave us the perfect balance between organised trips and time to experience Sorrento on our own time. The OROKO App is the go-to for all information and documentation relating to your trip.  If your objective is to sit back and have your trip professionally arranged with your guidance I can definitely recommend OROKO to do this on your behalf.

Donal, Sorrento, 2022


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