Auckland Road Trips
Start your Kiwi Road Trip in Auckland and take a self-drive tour of New Zealand. From Auckland, you could drive to many key areas like Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Taupo, Whakatane, Waiheke, Kaitaia and Gisborne.
Each Auckland road trip is made up of several days and each day offers something new and exciting to experience. By clicking on the name of each road trip, you can read a detailed description of the trip, along with links to accommodation, attractions, activities, tours and transport in the area.
One-Way Road Trips From Auckland
Auckland - Rotorua - Napier (4 Days)
This four day journey from Auckland to Napier will give you a taste of the North Island's special experiences.
Visit the Sky Tower in Auckland, spend time in the gardens of Hamilton, visit the antique town of Tirau, relax in the hot pools in Rotorua and explore the Art Deco city of Napier on this Kiwi Road Trip.
Auckland - Rotorua - Wellington (5 Days)
Experience the volcanic heart of the North Island with this Kiwi Road Trip from Auckland to Wellington.
On this road trip you can experience the thrill of a bungy jump from the Auckland Bridge, take a riverboat cruise in Hamilton, explore the Waitomo glowworm caves, see the bubbling mud pools of Rotorua, go trout fishing in Turangi and visit Palmerston North before heading into the capital, Wellington.
Auckland - Taupo - Wellington (5 Days)
Volcanic action and vineyards are the key features of this five day Auckland road trip that takes you all the way from Auckland to Wellington.
Start off your Kiwi Road Trip by visiting the wine growing regions of Auckland, Kumeu and Clevedon, then head towards Hamilton and the vineyards of Te Kauwhata. Visit the geothermal attractions of Rotorua and Taupo and finish your road trip with a tranquil drive through the Wairarapa to Wellington.
Auckland - Whakatane - Napier (5 Days)
Experience every kind of seaside scenery there is on this epic coastal road trip from Auckland to Napier via the East Cape.
Highlights of this Auckland road trip include visiting the old gold town of Coromandel, digging your own spa pool at Hot Water Beach, the lifestyle city of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty, the Chardonnay town of Gisborne and the architecture of Napier.
Auckland - Napier - Wellington (6 Days)
Take the beach lover's road trip from Auckland to Wellington, and enjoy a side serving of vineyards along the way. Start your trip by visiting the popular beaches near Auckland, then spend some time by the tranquil bays of the Coromandel.
After exploring the sunny city of Tauranga, head to Rotorua where you can experience a range of geothermal attractions. After you leave Rotorua, the vineyards of Gisborne, Napier and Hastings should be visited, before driving down to Wellington.
Return Road Trips From Auckland
Auckland - Waiheke - Auckland (3 Days)
Explore the areas around Auckland by ferry and by car – Waiheke Island, Warkworth and Orewa are all within easy reach. This three day road trip will show you why Auckland's lifestyle is rated so highly.
On your first stop, Waiheke Island, attractions include beaches, vineyards and artists' studios. Another city escape takes you north to the beach town of Orewa, then on to the vineyards, cafes and conservation parks of the Warkworth area.
Auckland - Taupo - Auckland (4 Days)
Start this Kiwi Road Trip with the vineyards and marine activities of Auckland, then head for Hamilton and a cruise on the peaceful Waikato River.
Rotorua will amaze you with the variety of geothermal attractions it has to offer and Taupo offers the chance to catch trout. On the way back up to Auckland you can admire the amazing cave formations and glowworms in the Waitomo region.
Auckland - Kaitaia - Auckland (5 Days)
This Kiwi Road Trip allows you to explore both coasts of Northland. Cruise the Hauraki Gulf from Auckland, then travel north to Whangare past character-filled towns and great surfing spots.
The next stop is the Bay of Islands, where you can explore historic sites or take a boat trip. Keep heading north to Kaitaia, and take a tour to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach before following the west coast back down to Auckland.
Auckland - Rotorua - Auckland (6 Days)
This six day route takes you on a round trip to Rotorua and leaves plenty of time for exploration at each of your destinations.
Explore the urban areas of Auckland and then head to the Coromandel Peninsula where you can enjoy the sheltered bays and white sand beaches. Travel to the harbour city of Tauranga and then to the geysers, mud pools and craters of Rotorua. The caves of the Waitomo region are your next stop and then you can head through the wine growing region of Te Kauwhata on your way back to Auckland.
Auckland - Wellington - Auckland (10 Days)
This round trip will satisfy your desire to see the best of the North Island. The marine and urban entertainments of Auckland lead on to the simple, seaside pleasures of the Coromandel Peninsula.
Gisborne and Napier are all about vineyards, surf beaches and Art Deco architecture, while Wellington is a cultural experience that mixes New Zealand heritage with contemporary creativity. On your way back to Auckland, you can explore the Whanganui River, New Plymouth and the Waitomo region.
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