Luxury North Island Holidays

View Holidays Enquire Now

The logical starting point or conclusion to a holiday in New Zealand, Auckland has the cosmopolitan vibe that you would expect from any country's largest city but this is a city with a difference - it's all about the water. Set between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours and a previous host to sailing's blue riband event The America's Cup, the sobriquet of 'City of Sails' is apt.

Aucklanders are passionate about getting out on the water and there are many ways to join them; ranging from a short ferry ride over to the quaint artists' haunt of devonport to a day's cruise on a fully crewed, luxurious motor launch. You can enjoy calm seas and white sand beaches on the islands of the Hauraki Gulf including idyllic Waiheke Island which is becoming increasingly famed for its excellent wines and cuisine as well as its stunning natural beauty. In addition for something a little more unusual, drive an hour west to discover thundering surf and black sand.

The bigger of the two islands, the North Island is also home to the country’s largest city; Auckland. Known as the ‘City of the Sails’ due to its location between the waters of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, you’ll find that Aucklanders are passionate about getting out on the water and there are many ways to join them; from a short ferry ride over to the quaint artists’ haunt of Devonport to a day’s cruise on a fully crewed, luxurious motor launch.

You can enjoy calm seas and white sandy beaches on the islands of the Hauraki Gulf including idyllic Waiheke island, famed for its stunning natural beauty. The Bay of Islands boasts gorgeous coastal scenery too but is also home to some of the country’s most important history. Rotorua lays claim to being at both the thermal and Maori heart of the country, a fascinating combination of geysers, boiling mud pools and cultural experiences, while nearby Lake Taupo is ideal for those wishing to indulge in a spot of trout fishing. The Hawke’s Bay region’s boutique vineyards and abundant local produce combine to create a gastronome’s delight. At the foot of the North Island lies Wellington, where you’ll find an array of fascinating galleries and museums, with superb dining to boot.

All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
Enquire Now Video Consultation

Destination

Holiday Type

Duration

Price

Travel Month

Next year
Total results: 8
Sort by:
North & South Island Adventure
Itinerary
New Zealand North Island Auckland +4 others
  • Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Enjoy the scenery of Milford Sound during your cruise
  • Admire the crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu
  • Be as active as you like in Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand
7 nights from £2239 per person
View Itinerary Enquire Now
Northern Discovery Self-Drive Tour
Itinerary
New Zealand North Island Auckland +2 others
  • Explore the ancient limestone region of Waitomo Caves
  • Experience Maori culture at Te Puia
  • Enjoy Wellington at your own pace
7 nights from £2598 per person
View Itinerary Enquire Now
Northern North Island Experience
Itinerary
New Zealand North Island Auckland +2 others
  • Explore the magnificent Bay of Islands
  • Relax at the white sand beaches of Coromandel Peninsula
  • Enjoy a forest walk or mountain bike ride in The Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest
  • Join a guided tour of the Hobbiton film set used in the Lord of the Rings movies
8 nights from £2305 per person
View Itinerary Enquire Now
The Great New Zealand Touring Route
Self-Drive
New Zealand North Island Auckland +11 others
  • Discover the diversity of New Zealand's North Island, from the rolling farmlands and beautiful aqua blue waters of Bay of Islands to the volcanic landscapes and geothermal areas of Rotorua and winelands of Hawkes Bay
  • Join a guided walk through the Franz Josef valley right up to the glacier terminus
  • Take an exhilarating jet boat ride along the spectacular Dart River in Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Discover the outstanding natural beauty of Milford Sound on a nature cruise around this pristine Fjord
21 nights from £5299 per person
View Itinerary Enquire Now
Family Friendly New Zealand Tour
Itinerary
New Zealand North Island Auckland +5 others
  • Marvel at millions of glow worms on a boat ride through the Waitomo Caves.
  • Enjoy a memorable night of Maori culture, song and dance followed by a traditional dinner.
  • Ride the Skyline Queenstown Gondola and admire the views of Queenstown, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables mountains
  • Near the end of your New Zealand adventure, relax and unwind in the Tekapo Hot Springs
15 nights from £3380 per person
View Itinerary Enquire Now
New Zealand Wine Trail
Itinerary
New Zealand North Island Auckland +6 others
  • Experience the beauty and tranquillity of Marlborough Sounds on an afternoon cruise.
  • Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries.
  • Ride the Skyline Gondola up Mount Ngongotaha for spectacular views.
  • Enjoy seafood tasting matched with a glass of crisp Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
7 nights from £3099 per person
View Itinerary Enquire Now
The Long White Cloud
Group Tour
New Zealand North Island Auckland +9 others
  • Small group tour visiting both North & South Island highlights with knowledgeable local guides
  • Tranz Alpine Express rail journey through the south island's Canterbury Plains and spectacular Southern Alps
  • Sail through the outstandingly beautiful fiordland's Milford Sound
  • Discover Rotorua's geothermal fields, mud pools, geysers and volcanoes
18 nights from £8135 per person
View Itinerary Enquire Now
Luxury New Zealand
Itinerary
New Zealand North Island Hawke’s Bay +8 others
  • Explore the quaint villages and secluded beach of the Bay of Islands
  • Visit Rotorua’s volcanic and geothermal attractions
  • Take a tour of Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre with a park ranger and learn more about New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna
  • Enjoy the pristine coastline on a private cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park
20 nights from £15199 per person
View Itinerary Enquire Now

Our World, Your Way

Padlock Icon

Trust &
Heritage

One of the most trusted names in luxury travel

Over 40 years’ experience in worldwide holidays

Fully bonded and protected

Person Icon

True
Travel Experts

We use our first-hand expertise to create a bespoke holiday

We’ve spent years establishing industry-leading contacts

Insider knowledge: our team travel to all our destinations

User Focussed Icon

For us,
it's Personal

We get to know you personally, so your trip is perfect for you

You’ll be looked after by your own personal Travel Specialist

From meet & greets to private transfers – we’ll make it happen

Concierge Service Icon

On Hand When
You Need Us

24/7 assistance throughout your holiday

Our travel experts take care of you every step of the way

Our dedicated concierge team will take care of all the details

Your bookings are protected by our travel guarantee Read More