Wellington Return Tourist Route

Lower North Island NZ driving route map ex Wellington
  • STOPS
  • 1. Wellington Region
  • 2. Wairarapa
  • 3. Taranaki
  • 4. Tongariro National Park / Ruapehu
  • 5. Lake Taupo
  • 6. Rangitikei
  • 7. Wellington Central
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  • Recommend minimum of 10 days to complete this lower North Island New Zealand itinerary

    This itinerary incorporates only the North Island of New Zealand. The arrival point of this itinerary is Wellington where you can pick up your rental vehicle.

    Just a short drive from Wellington is the Wairarapa region. Activities in this region feature vineyards at Martinborough, Cape Palliser Seal Colony, the peaks of the Rimutaka Ranges and the Paua Shell Factory at Carterton. Masterton is the main centre of the region and is famous for its annual Golden Shears shearing competition.

    From here travel to the Taranaki region which is dominated by Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont). Taranaki's main city is New Plymouth. New Pymouth is a coastal city with a mountain within 30 minutes drive, so residents and visitors to New Plymouth can snowboard, ski, water ski and surf all in the same day. The city provides visitors with museums and art galleries which tell stories of the regions rich Maori history.

    This itinerary takes you through the Central Plateau region and the Tongariro National Park where you can visit Mt Ruapehu. Not far away is your next stop Taupo, home of the country's largest lake. Travel south down the centre of the island to the Rangitikei area before returning to Wellington for your final stop. Wellington Airport caters for both domestic and international travellers.

    Use the itinerary below by simply selecting the tourism operators you are interested in. Once submitted, this system will email all of your chosen operators and they will reply to you directly with a no obligation free quote and availability. You can also use this itinerary service to make direct bookings for accommodation, rental vehicles and activities.new zealand driving times

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    Wellington Region

    Wellington is the capital of NZ and is famous for it's nightlife, cafes and art scene. The national museum of New Zealand 'Te Papa Tongarewa' is sited on Wellington's beautiful waterfront. Wellington is also the departure point for the Interislander Ferry The greater Wellington region incorporates Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt in the Hutt Valley, and the seaside holiday resort the Kapiti Coast.

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Bed and Breakfast & Homestays
    16 total
    Luxury Lodges & Apartments
    15 total
    Motels
    31 total
    Self Contained Accommodation
    35 total
    Backpackers & Holiday Parks
    9 total
    New Zealand Wide Chains
    8 total
    Holiday Homes
    6 total
    Farmstay
    4 total
    Hotels
    17 total

    Enquire about Wellington Region Accommodation

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    Next stop: Wairarapa


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

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    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Rental Cars, Mini Vans & 4WD Hire
    15 total
    Motorhome Rentals
    8 total
    Campervan Rentals
    8 total
    Motorcycle Tours & Rentals
    3 total
    Buses, Taxis & Shuttles
    13 total
    Charter Flights
    2 total
    Ferries & Water Taxis
    5 total

    Enquire about Wellington Region Transportaion

    Please fill in your details

    Next stop: Wairarapa


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Adventure Activities
    11 total
    Scenic Flights
    4 total
    Leisure & Family Activities
    29 total
    Horse Treks
    4 total
    Fishing and Hunting
    3 total
    Boat & Yacht Charters
    5 total
    Heritage and History
    10 total
    Spas & Health Resorts
    6 total
    Golf Tours
    5 total
    White Water Rafting & Sledging
    4 total
    Cycle Trails
    0 total

    Enquire about Wellington Region Activities

    Please fill in your details

    Next stop: Wairarapa


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Restaurants
    13 total
    Venues and Functions
    17 total
    Shopping and Services
    6 total

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