North Island Self Drive Tour

Rotorua Hot Springs

Congratulations, you're off on your North island self drive roadtrip adventure.

Most likely you'll start in Auckland having rented a campervan, or in Wellington after crossing Cook Strait on one of the interislander ferries from the South Island

Information on the pages

We've tried to make it easy for you to get the most of your North Island tour by breaking up the routes, so you can mix and match.

Some of the routes are written starting in Auckland and others in a northward direction from Wellington. The features are still the same whatever way you drive it (other than being on the opposite side of the road).

Each of the linked pages has information on:

  • things to See and Do - so you don't get to your destination and the realise you missed an historic landmark
  • places to Eat and Drink or buy food and drink
  • places to Stop Awhile- places to take in the scenery, have refreshments of stay overnight

These are just some ideas to help you get the most from your trip.

Routes and Destinations