7 Day Thermal Encounter Self-Drive

For travellers that have limited time, this North Island package will fit all the highlights in.

Members from: $1,189 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Self-drive Holidays

  • Destination

    New Zealand South Pacific

  • Booking Code



  • 6 nights superior hotel accommodation

  • 6 days car hire (excess applies)

  • Private airport transfer on arrival

  • Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel

  • Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience

  • Redwoods Treewalk

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves


    Please note that self-drive holidays depart on rolling start dates.

Our range of self-drive packages are created to ensure you get the most out of your time in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Choose an existing itinerary ranging from 7 to 22 days that will take you to some of the finest holiday locations, or talk to one of our New Zealand specialists to design your perfect self-drive getaway.

There are so many ways to enjoy New Zealand. You can play a round of golf at some of the country’s best courses, visit film locations as part of a Hobbit or Lord of the Rings tour, immerse yourself in an amazing array of eco tourism experiences, tantalise your taste buds with world-class food and wine, or thrill your socks off with adrenalin-charged activities. We would love to help you make the most of your self-drive adventure in our beautiful country.


  1. Day 1

    Arrive Auckland

    On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’. Take a stroll around Viaduct Harbour or visit the Auckland Sky Tower, providing amazing 360-degree views.

  2. Day 2

    Auckland to Coromandel

    After collecting your car this morning, depart the city for the countryside. Head south to the Coromandel Peninsula, an area renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches.

  3. Day 3


    This morning explore the quaint township of Coromandel. Ride the famous Driving Creek narrow gauge railway through native kauri forest to a fascinating artist colony. Spend the rest of your day exploring the rugged landscape of this hidden paradise set amongst golden beaches and towering mountains.

  4. Day 4

    Coromandel to Rotorua

    Today drive around the picturesque Coromandel Peninsula. There are many places to stop along the way including the famous Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own hot pools in the sand. Tonight, enjoy a traditional hangi and cultural performance at Tamaki Maori Village.

  5. Day 5


    Today is for exploring Rotorua. Check out the Agrodome for a unique farm experience, ride the gondola up Mt Ngongotaha for extensive views over the city and lake or even treat yourself to a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua at the Polynesian Spa. Later enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwoods Forest and get a unique bird’s-eye perspective of these 116-year-old trees and the lush flora below.

  6. Day 6

    Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo

    Today discover an amazing underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caves and see the incredible living lights display from the glowworms at the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Later travel north across the Waikato region to Auckland and return your car.

  7. Day 7

    Depart Auckland

    Say farewell to Auckland as you board your onward flight or return flight (flight not included).

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22 Day Both Islands

22 Day Both Islands

Members from: $3,999 P.P Twin Share


Prices are per person twin/double share and subject to availability. For other room types or more information please enquire.
Prices are per person, twin/double share and subject to availability. Prices were correct at the time of submission (OCT17) but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel 01 September 2017 – 31 August 2018. Blackout periods and surcharges may apply. Car hire excess fees of NZ$3000 + GST applies. This will be imprinted on a credit card upon collecting the vehicle. Excess reduction options are available at an additional cost per day. Airport/Ferry pick up fee of NZ$45+ GST applies. This must be paid direct in New Zealand. Car parking fees may apply in some locations. Please enquire for more information.