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 43 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
Must do experiences and highlights on a North Island tour
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
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
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
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
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
43 North Island trips sourced from 18 Operator brochures
What our clients are saying about their journeys around New Zealand's North Island
“New Zealand North Island coach tour”
We would happily travel with Grand Pacific again and would definitely recommend them highly. Our coach driver did the commentary and he was extremely knowledgeable and humourous too. Our tour guide worked tirelessly organising us all and rounding us up when required. We were very lucky to have a small group of 23 passengers on a 48 seater coach which made it very comfortable for travelling with room to spread out. My only complaints about the trip was that perhaps the company tried to actually cram ...read more in too many inclusions. It made our moments of free time quite limited. The only thing I didn't really enjoy was the Agrodome which I found very circus like and amateurish, but that is just an opinion. The scenery was beautiful everywhere we went and the weather was ideal.
The highlight for us was the Bay of Islands. The weather was beautiful and sunny. We had a great day on the ocean, pods of dolphins surrounded the boat and put on a wonderful display. The ocean was very calm and we went through the Hole in the Rock as well as seeing great scenery. The whole 9 days were filled with great experiences, Napier was a lovely town and the walking tour was well worth doing. We also loved Wellington, so much to see and do. The whole experience was relaxing with plenty ...read more to do and see. The coach was comfortable and the driver kept us informed about the history of the sights we looked at. Global Journeys is a great company to deal with and Madeline was very helpful. We certainly would book through Global Journeys again.
“Enjoyable NZ Escape”
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”
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.
Your guide to travelling through New Zealand's North Island
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..
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..
05 June, 2018
5 Things To Do in The Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is rich with pristine beaches, turquoise waters, charming townships and iconic history. Nestled on the East Coast just three hours’ drive from Auckland, this subtropical gem is home to 144 islands and an abundance of marine wildlife – a nature lovers dream. Coupled with its..