North Island Adventure TravelPass

North Island Adventure

Set off on a North Island tour taking in some of NZ's most popular visitor attractions including the Bay of Islands, Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set. OPTION: Add a trip to Napier between Taupo and Wellington.

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Buy your North Island Discovery TravelPass


Add on travel via Napier


Minimum 4 days of travel

Start anywhere en-route

Option to add travel via beautiful Napier

Includes Hole in the Rock Cruise, Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves day tours

New Zealand North Island Discovery TravelPass

Itinerary details

Your pass is divided into the following 'legs'. You can book travel in either direction (i.e. follow the itinerary from top to bottom, or bottom to top). You can also stop as often as you like along the way on each leg (for example, on the Auckland to Paihia leg you can book from Auckland to Whangarei, Whangarei to Kawakawa and Kawakawa to Paihia).

IMPORTANT: Entrance to Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set are shown as 'extras' on the bus services  for these tours. You must select and add these extras to your cart in order to book them. You can also add other extras (like meals) to your tour in the same way. At the checkout we'll book the trip on your pass and you can pay for any extras that aren't included in your pass.

When booking tours you must book to and from the stops shown. The Auckland to Rotorua including Waitomo Caves tour cannot be done on the same day as the Hobbiton Movie Set tour. View our TravelPass tours page for more information.

Auckland to Paihia

Starting in Auckland, head to the Bay of Islands and enjoy pristine beaches and playful dolphins.

Hole in the Rock Cruise (Paihia-Paihia)

The Bay of Islands consists of 144 islands – get amongst them with a cruise around the Bay and out to the Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett. Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales!

Paihia to Auckland

Bid a fond goodbye to Northland and return to Auckland, where you can explore vastly different landscapes all in one day. Beaches, volcanoes, charming villages and urban cool all sprawling across a narrow isthmus.

Auckland to Rotorua including Waitomo Caves

Head to Rotorua in the Central North Island for geothermal wonders and a taste of Māori culture. On your way you'll see the amazing Waitomo Caves - amazing underground caverns, weird and wonderful limestone formations and twinkling glowworms.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (Rotorua-Rotorua)

Take a trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set from Rotorua and discover a little piece of Middle-earth.

Rotorua to Taupo

Taupo’s the place to be if you’re after some outdoor adventure. It’s close to the mountains, great for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golf and more.

Taupo to Wellington

Finish up in Wellington, New Zealand's capital and home to great shopping, nightlife and culture.

OPTION: Choose to add a trip to Napier so you can explore the Hawke’s Bay region’s many delights.