Stunning beaches, geysers, mud pools, active volcanoes, Maori Culture and New Zealand city culture at its best in our capital city, this private North Island Highlights New Zealand tour
has it all. Welcome to 'The Road Trip' where your journey begins.
Day 1 Arrival Auckland
You will be welcomed to NZ and met by one of our friendly guides and 'The Road Trip' begins. Sights will include a visit to one of Auckland's inner city beaches, Mission Bay, where it is possible to see stunning Pohutakawa trees. The tour will also take in sights such as Mt Eden, a stunning viewpoint and one of Auckland's most famous volcanic craters and a visit to the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge to view the exclusive Ponsonby Yacht Club. Tonight serves us up the possibility to eat in one of Auckland's many waterfront restaurants as we watch the world 'sailing' by and look forward to the North Island tour ahead.
Day 2 Auckland- Whitianga via Coromandel (210km approx. 4 hours driving)
South we go. Leaving New Zealand's largest city we head for the Coromandel, one of the key locations for the New Zealand gold rush in the 1800's. En route depending on how you feel there may be time for a walk through one the region's many kauri tree forests where you will encounter the flora and fauna of New Zealand's North Island at its best. We follow the coast road to the town of Coromandel where we take a trip on ' The Driving Creek Railway', New Zealand's only narrow-gauge mountain railway along with a working pottery and wild life sanctuary. From there we take the stunningly scenic inland route to the coastal town of Whitianga, known for the famous Buffalo Beach and its palm trees that line the shore. This will be our base for the next 2 nights.
Sleeping and meals
All accommodation is in 3,4 or 5 star hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Lodges even a Chateau, you choose the level of accommodation to suit your budget and we quote you on the package based on your choice.
'Guiding New Zealand tours
is not just a business for me, it is a way of life" according to Company Director Chris Cameron.
'Ever since I was 13 years old, I have been designing itineraries for typical New Zealand tours with families and friends, be it at the bach on the beach for a week long trip, in the mountains or a simple day trip
to the french village of Akaroa, part of the fun was in the planning.'
'When the opportunity arose for me to start guiding our New Zealand tours for people from various nationalities and all walks of life, I jumped at the opportunity.'
Multilingual with the ability to speak German, French and Spanish, Chris believes that it is always the little extras that go a long way in making the clients' experience one that they will always remember.
'I started The Road Trip after years of guiding tours in New Zealand, France and the UK and learning as much as possible along the way about what really makes a positive impact on customers. With a passion for nature and the outdoors, I believe in seeing not only the highlights of a country but also the hard to find back country spots that not many others know about. My country is like a large box of treasure but the beauty is in seeking out what would otherwise be hidden on a typical tourist map.'
At The Road Trip, our philosophy is to go out of our way and go the extra mile for our customers from the minute they make contact with us up until the end of their memorable private New Zealand tour. We always suggest the best possible driving routes, walks and activities along the way but the wonderful thing is that the tour is private and exclusive to your group only so activities can always be changed en route depending on your mood.
Let me welcome you for 'The Road Trip' of a lifetime.
All of our trips are guided by private vehicle with your own private, driver guide who can really make your holiday one to remember forever. We are registered with the New Zealand Department of Conservation meaning that we know all of the best walking spots that would never be accessible on a coach