North Island Tours

From the Bay of Islands to the cool capital of Wellington, New Zealand’s North Island is a wonderland of diverse landscapes. Explore Rotorua’s geothermal hotspots, cruise around Auckland Harbour, marvel at Napier’s art deco buildings and connect with Maori culture. Choose from 39 guided coach tours and small group adventure tours and see the North Island highlights that make New Zealand a popular holiday destination.

Popular North Island Tours

7 Days Auckland to Wellington
Operated By: G Adventures
10 Days Auckland to Wellington
Operated By: Contiki
10 Days Wellington to Auckland
Operated By: Haka Tours
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Must do experiences and highlights on a North Island tour

Cruise Auckland Harbour
Cruise Auckland Harbour
Take a leisurely scenic cruise around Auckland’s beautiful harbour to see islands, beach towns, including Devonport, the Harbour Bridge and ancient volcano cones.
Connect with Maori Culture
Connect with Maori Culture
Be enthralled by the thundering power of the Haka, the graceful song and poi dance, and the smokey flavours of a traditional hangi.
Bay of Islands Beauty
Bay of Islands Beauty
Take a cruise or kayak on the scenic Bay, visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a Maori Guide, explore the pretty township of Russell or journey to Cape Reinga.
The Cool Capital
The Cool Capital
Picturesque Wellington is a compact, hilly city, alive with vibrant culture and eclectic style. Visit Te Papa for history, Weka studios for creativity and ride the cable or climb Mt Victoria for scenic views.
Rotorua's Geothermal Wonders
Rotorua's Geothermal Wonders
Walk among belching grey mud pools, witness geysers that shoot to the sky, effervescent lakes bubbling like a glass of champagne, and natural hot springs that you can soak in. Just some of the natural wonders in Rotorua.

North Island of New Zealand Brochures

39 North Island trips sourced from 20 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their journeys around New Zealand's North Island

“Enjoyable NZ Escape”
Michael - QLD, Australia Jan 2019
Our driver and guide [Linda] made this holiday. Both her knowledge and information was the highlight of the trip. The ratings speak for our enjoyment. I usually do not fill out feedback requests but I felt both Global Journeys and Linda especially deserved the appreciation.

“A comprehensive, safe and enlightening short getaway”
John & Inara - VIC, Australia Jan 2019
We chose the North Island of New Zealand to experience the places we were interested in. It did this and more. Only regret was that the hangi seemed staged; because it wasn't in an authentic Maori village.

“8 days in the North Island of NZ”
Janis McGowan - NSW, Australia Sep 2018
Was very enjoyable, tours director and driver were excellent. Hotels were good and enjoyed my trip immensely. My fellow companions were good company and the coach was not full which gave room to move around. The inclusions were good and options were diverse although I did not take them.

“Perfect holiday”
Josie - VIC, Australia Mar 2018
The quality of attention to detail for us was 100%. It was a perfect holiday, perfect weather and a really lovely standard of bus. Tour Director and bus driver were so helpful, considerate and friendly, as were the other people travelling with us. Accommodation standard was really good, especially the Puka Park Tree Tops cabins.

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Things to Do on a Small Group Tour of New Zealand's North Island 28 July, 2020
Things to Do on a Small Group Tour of New Zealand's North Island

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10 Tours You Can Take from Wellington 07 June, 2018
10 Tours You Can Take from Wellington

While Auckland is the major tourist gateway to the North Island, you can start and finish a guided tour from Wellington.  Global Journeys has such tours. The tours you can take from Wellington range from six to 16 days. These tours take in either the North Island or the South Island but not..

7 Things to Do in Auckland 06 June, 2018
7 Things to Do in Auckland

Auckland is a major gateway to New Zealand and when you tour the North Island your trip might start or finish here. Like any major city you can find world-class shopping, art galleries and museums in Auckland. Your tour itinerary will advise you of the tours and optional excursions you can..