Pacific Self-Drive Bay of Islands New Zealand Fly-Drive

Price
$1799 per person
Duration
8 days
Destination
New Zealand
Travellers
2+

NORTH ISLAND ESCAPE Bay of Islands Self-Drive

Explore New Zealand’s North Island and base yourself on the beautiful Bay of Islands. Flights, car hire and self-contained accommodation are included on this sensational getaway!
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Many travellers to New Zealand will tell you, they want to go back and spend more time at the Bay of Islands. It's that kind of place. We've designed a holiday that lets you appreciate the area and take your time to experience its many highlights. The subtropical climate makes it an ideal place to visit year-round and having unlimited kilometres on the hire car means you have the freedom to plan your own adventures. Travel from the beautiful bayside town of Paihia to sandy beaches, cultural sites and rich wilderness areas on this exciting North Island getaway!

What's included

Destination
New Zealand Discover New Zealand
Departure Location
Fly from Australia to Auckland, New Zealand
Return Location
Fly from Auckland, New Zealand to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Additional Information
Departs 2021 & 2022: See the brochure for travel periods & contact us for available dates. Fly from Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sydney: Ask us for other Australian cities. Booking Code: NZBAY8M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Baggage charge
  • Car hire with unlimited kilometres
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • International flights from Australia
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Car hire extras
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates. Want to Extend?: Ask us about staying longer in New Zealand. Upgrades Available: Let us know if you'd like to upgrade the car or hotel. Travel Insurance: Insurance is strongly recommended for this trip - please ask us for a quote.

Trip overview

Explore New Zealand’s North Island and base yourself on the beautiful Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands encompasses over 140 islands in a beautiful, subtropical climate. The region is famous for its uncrowded beaches, Maori cultural heritage and big-game fishing. It’s also home to the 19th-century whaling port of Russell and today the waterfront is lined with reminders of its time as the country’s first colonial capital.

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Inclusions at a glance

  • Flights – Return economy airfares to Auckland with baggage included
    • Fly direct from Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sydney (ask us about other cities)
  • Car hire – 7 days Compact automatic vehicle with unlimited kilometres
    • Pick up and drop off at Auckland airport
  • Accommodation – 7 nights in Paihia, standard studio, based on twin share
    • Absolute Bliss Apartments or Bay Sands Seafront Studios
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
The picturesque Bay of Islands keeps drawing people back!

Why you’ll love this trip…

  • The price! It’s a great deal to stay in the Bay of Islands on the self-drive holiday!
  • Fly from Australia to Auckland and pick up your hire car at the airport
  • Unlimited kilometres are included so that you can explore as much as you like
  • Choose from great self-contained accommodation in beautiful Paihia!
  • DAY 1
  • DAYS 2-7
  • DAY 8
DAY 1

FLY TO NEW ZEALAND

Fly from Australia to Auckland. Pick up your hire car at Auckland airport and head north for your first night on the Bay of Islands.

DAYS 2-7

BAY OF ISLANDS

The Bay of Islands encompasses over 140 islands in a beautiful, subtropical climate. The region is famous for its uncrowded beaches, Maori cultural heritage and big-game fishing. It’s also home to the 19th-century whaling port of Russell and today the waterfront is lined with reminders of its time as the country’s first colonial capital.

The seaside town of Paihia is your base for the week. It's an ideal gateway to the dive sites and sandy beaches of the Bay of Islands. There's also plenty to explore in the area, such as taking the trail that leads to the horseshoe-shaped Haruru Falls. You can head southwest of town for panoramic views from the Opua Forest Paihia Lookout Track. A carved meeting house, a museum and a giant Maori canoe mark the site of the founding of modern New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

DAY 8

DEPART NEW ZEALAND

Today, check out of your accommodation in the morning and head back to Auckland Airport to drop off the hire car and board the departure flight to Australia.

More about New Zealand

For a country that’s only 18% bigger than the state of Victoria and has a population less than the city of Melbourne, it packs a whole lot of amazing experiences into a small space. Plus, an exchange rate in favour of the Australian dollar is nice bonus. Split into two main islands, the North Island is where you'll find the capital of Wellington and the country's largest city of Auckland. It also has proud Maori heritage and rich cultural experiences. On the South Island, also officially named Te Waipounamu, the natural wonders shine brightly. Explore stunning Abel Tasman National Park, the great Southern Alps and beautiful Milford Sound.
Many travellers to New Zealand will tell you, they want to go back and spend more time at the Bay of Islands. It's that kind of place. We've designed a holiday that lets you appreciate the area and take your time to experience its many highlights. The subtropical climate makes it an ideal place to visit year-round and having unlimited kilometres on the hire car means you have the freedom to plan your own adventures. Travel from the beautiful bayside town of Paihia to sandy beaches, cultural sites and rich wilderness areas on this exciting North Island getaway!

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The Bay of Islands is a spectacular part of New Zealand and this great fly-drive lets you explore the North Island and enjoy the convenience of unlimited kilometres. It's not a deal, it's a steal - with flights, car hire and accommodation included!

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Trip departures

This independent package departs Australia daily, between the following dates:

2021 – 06 October to 30 November
2022 – 20 January to 31 March, 20 April to 10 June, 20 July to 10 September, 06 October to 30 November

Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and price.

Trip start time

Flight details and check-in times will be provided when your booking is confirmed.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day itinerary is intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

Speak to a travel specialist

The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.

Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

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How to make a booking:

This travel deal is valid for a limited time. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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Bay of Islands New Zealand Fly-Drive

Price
$1799 per person
Duration
8 days
Destination
New Zealand
Travellers
2+

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