TRIP SUMMARY
Discover the North Island and experience the real New Zealand through the eyes of an award-winning local nature photographer. All from the comforts of your own home whilst on the road!

Explore the one and only Hobbiton Movie Set, watch the sunrise over the ocean at Cathedral Cove, wake up in Matai Bay (Northland's best-kept secret), gaze in wonder at the famous Glow Worm caves and experience New Zealand's most powerful waterfall, the Huka Falls.
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Meghan
The amazing variety of scenery of NZ's North Island has a tendency to be overshadowed by the grandeur of South Island mountains and lakes pulling travellers immediately south but you will NOT regret for a minute taking this trip to explore the amazing beaches and waterfalls, lakes and mountains on offer here. Where the South Island might take out the prize for the best mountain, the North Island firmly beats it with its hundreds of Instagram-worthy beaches and lush waterfalls flowing in virgin native forest.

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei
Collect your motorhome at the vehicle depot in Auckland and make your way to Whangarei, the gateway to Northland. Within only a 2 hour drive from Auckland you couldn't be further away from the 'big city' feel that Auckland has. With so many lovely beaches within a stones throw away, plus magical glow worm caves to explore, a waterfall right in the city centre and an awesome mountain to climb for epic views!
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Pick up your campervan
Pick up your campervan and start your road trip! Your vehicle is fully serviced, entirely AA Safety Certified and built to go the distance in New Zealand's rugged backcountry. It is fitted out with a fully functional kitchenette (fridge, sink, gas cooker, pots & pans and utensils), extendable hose tap, a huge double bed, a secondary battery, USB powerpoints, curtains and super security (the van comes with an alarm / immobiliser and a lockbox for your passport & valuables).
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Premium motorhome
Prefer a bit more comfort and luxury? We have a range of premium motorhomes available for you to choose from. Contact the team for more details.
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Mt Manaia Sunset Views
The views from the lookout at the top of Mount Manaia are sensational in all directions and if you don't mind a few steps on the way up it's a lovely walk through NZ native forest. If you can time your walk to coincide with sunset you're sure in for a treat - just don't forget to take a head torch for the return journey!
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Whangarei Falls
Where else in New Zealand, let alone the world can you enjoy a stunning waterfall setting right in the heart of a city? For me this was one of the most enjoyable experiences in the whole time I spent in Northland. Visiting at dawn when there were very few people around was the best time to go. You can even freedom camp in one of the dedicated spots in the carpark here.
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Sunrise at Matapouri Bay
There's no better place to camp the night and take an early morning stroll on the beach. The glorious golden light that fills the campervan at sunrise will be one of your favourite memories for the trip.
Day 2
Day 2: Whangarei to Matai Bay
Day two starts with an experience in to the famous Glowworm caves, then you'll drive up to Matai Bay which is one of the best in NZ for an 'off the beaten track' beach experience. The water here is some of the clearest you'll ever see - swim at sunset and sunrise for an out of this world experience. Finish the day with some of the best Fish n Chips in New Zealand.
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Waiomio Glowworm Caves Tour
As you enjoy the galaxies of glow worms above, you will learn the life cycle of the New Zealand Glow worm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) and the intricate webs used to catch their prey. You’ll even get close enough to see the actual body of the glow worm and its stunning blue/green tail light, before you make the return bushwalk through a natural corridor of karst rock formations and pristine rainforest.
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St Paul's Rock
A short, sharp 30 minute walk up through farmland takes you to a stunning view over Whangaroa Harbour. What makes this walk even more fun is that the last few steps are climbing up a steep section of rock with chains to hold onto which makes it a bit more of an adventure. There's even a geocache at the top if you're into that. I recommend doing this walk on a dry day as the rocks can be a bit slippery after rain.
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Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri
This waterfall is a similar setting to Whangarei Falls but with the added bonus of being able to walk right behind the waterfall into a giant cavern. It can get very busy here though so visit early or late if you want to enjoy the true tranquility of this spot. If you visit at the right time, you might even get to see the famous rainbow as the sun hits the falling spray.
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Mangonui Fish n Chips
The Mangonui Fish Shop is touted as THE BEST fish n chips in NZ. That's a big call when so much of NZ is surrounded by an amazing coastline with fresh fish on the menu in most seaside locations. You'll have to decide for yourself.
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Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
Join this half-day cruise in the Bay of Islands. Take in the stunning views as you glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’
Day 3
Day 3: Matai Bay to Cape Reinga
Day 3 you'll mkae your way to the most northerly part of New Zealand, Cape Reinga. Visiting the windswept cape and lighthouse is a really spiritual experience. It has cultural significance for the Maori people as the place where their ancestors leave NZ for the afterlife and seeing the meeting of the two oceans (the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean) here is unique too. On the way you'll have time to hire a sandboard and experience the thrills of zooming down the biggest sand dunes in New Zealand. Stay the night in Matai Bay.
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Sandboarding at Te Paki Giant Sand Dunes
This rates as one of the most fun experiences in Northland. Who knew NZ even had giant sand dunes for a start?! Renting a board from the carpark and spending a few hours here zooming down the dunes will bring a smile to your dial for sure.
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Sunrise and sunset at the Cape
Meghan cannot recommend highly enough spending a sunset or sunrise here, or even better both. If you're lucky, you might get to see the Cape in both sunny and stormy conditions, both are equally beautiful in their own right.
Day 4
Day 4: Cape Reinga to Waipoua Forest
Day four you'll head down the west coast to the Waipoua forest. New Zealand is home to amazing native forests and there's no better place to explore them than the giant Kauri trees found in Waipoua Forest. It is an otherworldly experience to gaze up into the depths of their massive ecosystems towering above the forest canopy.
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Visit Tane Mahuta - God of the Forest
Tane Mahuta is NZ's tallest known kauri tree and is known as The God of the Forest. It's estimated to be up to 2,500 years old. At over 50 metres tall and a trunk that's more than 14 metres round, he is a truly impressive sight.
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Twilight Encounter tour
Join this 4 hour twilight tour and discover the forest's rich & indigenous flora & fauna. Learn of the Maori creation story. Witness forest transition from day to night.
Day 5
Day 5: Waipoua Forest to Piha
Drive down to NZ' s most famous surf beach is in such an incredible setting with Lion Rock standing proudly right in the middle of the beach. There's only one campground here but it's within easy walk of the beach, and there are many other beautiful beaches along this coastline worth stopping in to visit too.
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Catch the sunset at Piha Beach
At the southern end of Piha Beach is a short walk up to a view point over the beach, and it's an amazing place to witness the sun going down over the Tasman Sea and for a great view of the keen surfers down below.
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Visit the Muriwai Gannet Colony
Muriwai is home to a huge colony of over 1,000 gannets for most of the year (August - April) and the rocky headland has fascinating rock structures and blowholes well worth photographing as well.
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Karekare Beach
This beach was one of Meghan's favourite finds - it's such a unique setting with a stream and rock standing proudly in the middle of the beach, and was the setting for scenes in the Oscar award winning move The Piano. This is also another location that lends itself well to flying a drone to get the best vantage of the whole area. Karekare Falls is also worth a visit while you're here.
Day 6
Day 6: Piha to Whangapoua
Make your way past Auckland to the famous holiday area of the Coromandel's. The beaches at Whangapoua & New Chums are real gems along the Coromandel coastline. New Chums was named a Top 20 Deserted Beach by Lonely Planet way back in 2006 and the fact you have to wait for low tide and rock hop and scramble a little to get there add to its appeal.
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Swing into the water at Whangapoua
At high tide the inlet is filled with the most glorious clear water for swimming and jumping off the rope swing here is an awesome and fun activity you're bound to enjoy. Park at the the intersection of Whangapoua Road and Tangiora Ave in the carpark and walk the short 5 minutes through the bush down to the water where you'll find the rope swing waiting!
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Drive the 309 road to Waiau Falls
Take the scenic (gravel) 309 road from Coromandel, you'll stumble first across the wild pigs running free (so cute and worth getting out of your car to watch for a while!) before you reach Waiau Falls, another spot for swimming and a beautiful waterfall setting.
Day 7
Day 7: Whangapoua & Chums Beach
Spend the day relaxing at Whangapoua & New Chums beaches. New Chums was named a Top 20 Deserted Beach by Lonely Planet way back in 2006 and the fact you have to wait for low tide and rock hop and scramble a little to get there add to its appeal. I also love the little offshore island at Whangapoua - it adds a great appeal to a sunrise shot.
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New Chums Beach
New Chums Beach is a hidden gem when it comes to NZ beaches. You can only get here at low tide (so make sure you check the tide times) by crossing the estuary at Whangapoua and rock hopping and walking through the bush for 15-20 minutes. The amazing pink seaweed here adds an extra touch of interest to the beach.
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Driving Creek Railway
This place is eccentric, eclectic and heaps of fun. Built by a visionary Barry Brickell over a period of 20 years, the scenic 1 hour railway tour up into the Coromandel forest is hugely entertaining and informative and the views over Coromandel Harbour are incredible from the top.
Day 8
Day 8: Whangapoua to Cathedral Cove
Make your way down to the famous Hot Water Beach. It's an NZ institution, digging a hole at low tide to enjoy a hot sandy spa is a real NZ experience, and right down the road is Cathedral Cove which is for a MUST DO sunrise - and a TOP PICK for your trip.
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See the sun rise at Cathedral Cove
Ask Meghan where her favourite sunrise spot is in the whole of NZ and she'll tell you Cathedral Cove. It's an out-of-this-world experience. There are so many different views to capture here that you'll be spoilt for choice. You'll need to make the 30 minute walk down to the Cove in the dark to get there in time for sunrise. You can walk from the top carpark May-September but for the rest of the year you'll need to park at Hahei Beach and walk from there (adding an extra 15 minutes). Note that the walk through the cave to the rock is only possible at low tide as well.
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Hot Water Beach
There's something very unique about digging your own hot water spa hole on a beautiful beach. This is quite a popular past-time with visitors so be sure to arrive early (2 hours before low tide would be ideal) for the best chance to grab a good spot. Bring your own spade or hire one locally here.
Day 9
Day 9: Cathedral Cove to Waihi Beach
Start your day hiking Karangahake Gorge Walks, before heading to Waihi Beach which is a favourite swimming beach for New Zealanders and with its long stretch of sand it never feels too busy here. Waihi is the gateway to many natural activities in the Coromandel area and is the great place to stay to explore this whole area.
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Karangahake Gorge Walks
Karangahake Gorge is an old gold mining area now turned into a fascinating selection of walks that could keep you occupied for hours - the two recommended walks are the Windows Walk and the Tunnel Loop Walk.
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Owharoa Falls
Just down the road from the Karangahake Gorge, Owharoa Falls is one of the most accessible and lovely waterfalls you'll find in NZ, and is also a popular swimming hole in summer. Come for a swim during the day but if you want to take photos here we suggest coming early morning or at dusk to avoid the crowds.
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Catch the sunrise at Homunga Bay's waterfall
This beach can only be reached by a 45 minute walk down through farmland making it a really 'off the beaten track' spot. recent rain.
Day 10
Day 10: Waihi Beach to Mount Maunganui
Start your day with a two hour guided kayak adventure out to Donut island. Spend the rest of the day exploring one of NZ's favourite beach destinations, 'The Mount' as it's affectionately known, has some of the best swimming and surfing around. Climbing The Mount for sunrise or sunset is another of our TOP PICKS for this trip.
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Sunrise at the Mount
This short, sharp exhilarating walk gives such stunning views over the whole Bay of Plenty region that it's simply a must-do when you're in the area. If you're up for a night time departure the sunrise from here is truly magical.
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Kayak Whenuakura Island (Donut Island)
The best-kept secret of the Coromandel. Paddle out to Donut island on a SUP or kayak on this 2-hour guided tour.
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Kaiate Falls
The setting of Kaiate Falls has to be one of the most surprising of any waterfalls in NZ. There's several places where the water flows in a set of waterfalls down through the bush - and places where you can even reach out and touch the waterfalls which is pretty unique! Meghan's favourite spot to photograph though is the lowest waterfall - the grotto like atmosphere with steps cut into the rocks makes this one of the most mystical settings of any waterfall!
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Fernland Spa
Enjoy the setting here for a hot pool soak. But even better is that you can camp the night - the price of the hot pool is included in your campsite fees - so great to roll out of the hot pool and straight back into your camper for a good night's sleep!
Day 11
Day 11: Mount Maunganui to Rotorua
Make your way to the geothermal capital of NZ, this region is so great for photography. Watching the sunrise at Lake Tarawera, taking a walk in the undisturbed peace of the Redwood Forest and bathing in the unique thermal waterfall setting of Kerosene Creek followed by a night of capturing some of the best starry skies in New Zealand sounds pretty inviting right?
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Experience Waiotapu's Thermal Wonders
Waiotapu is just one of many thermal locations you can visit in Rotorua but it's Meghan's favourite for two reasons - firstly the opportunity to see the Lady Knox Geyser erupt on cue each day and also because of the brilliant colours of the Champagne Pool - you won't see anything like it in the world! In terms of variety, Waiotapu has the best selection of different coloured mud pools and lakes and is incredibly photogenic. The sulphur smell is really strong in places so be prepared!
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Climb Rainbow Mountain
Climb up to this viewpoint for 360 degree views over the whole area - you can see as far as Taupo in the south, Kawerau to the east and the Rotorua Lakes to the north. It's nearly an hour to the top and is a bit of a climb but you'll be rewarded with glimpses of some great thermal activity along the way and amazing views once you reach the summit.
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Tamaki Māori Village Experience
Journey back to a time of proud warriors and ancient traditions with Tamaki Māori Village, the most award-winning cultural attraction in New Zealand. Experience ceremonial rituals, powerful performances and hangi feasting. Learn about the customs, protocols and stories that have been passed through the generations of time.
Day 12
Day 12: Rotorua
Spend the whole day exploring some of the best Rotorua has to offer. You'll be armed with a diamond pass which will give you access to all the best attractions. For the passionate photographers there's the option to have a private photography masterclass with Meghan.
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Moments with Meghan - 1 day Photography Masterclass
Learn how to capture the beautiful images you've seen in this trip guide by spending a day with Meghan on a personalised photography masterclass. We'll cover techniques such as using filters for long exposure photography, trying out astrophotography (if the time of the year and weather permits), and capturing beautiful images around golden hour and sunrise/sunset in awesome locations such as Lake Tarawera, the Redwood Forest and Kerosene Creek. I'll take you to locations not on the tourist map and you'll create beautiful images you never even knew you were capable of! To attend this masterclass you'll need: 1. a DSLR/mirrorless camera ideally with 2 lenses, one that can go as wide as 10-18mm and a zoom up to 200-300mm 2. A tripod The masterclass needs to be booked at least 1 month in advance and is subject to Meghan's availability. Alternative location: Waikato
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Rotorua Diamond Pass
This drive yourself pass includes: Te Puia – experience awesome geothermal activity and learn about the Maori culture. Skyline Rotorua Gondola – the best way to see Rotorua, take the gondola up Mt Ngongataha for spectacular views. Agrodome Sheep Show – world famous and a lot of fun, you’ll get to pat a lamb and watch some sheep antics! Polynesian Spa (Adult, Priest Spa or Family Pools) – have a relaxing soak in this award-winning spa complex. Entry to your choice of either Paradise Valley Springs or Rainbow Springs
Day 13
Day 13: Rotorua to Mount Ruapehu
Start your day by visiting the world famous Hobbiton movie set. Then make your way to Ruapehu to walk The Tongariro Alpine Crossing - it's NZ's best day walk and unlike many of NZ's Great Walks you don't have to book it months in advance - if the weather is good there's no better experience in NZ.
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Huka Falls
Standing in awe in the presence of NZ's most powerful waterfall, I'm always incredulous at the volume of water that rushes through here. It's one of those sights that is marvellous and mindblowing and one that won't leave you for a long time. There's a great walk to do between the township of Taupo starting at Spa Park to the Falls which passes by Otumuheke Stream - because you've always wanted to swim in a natural hot pool on the side of the river right?!
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Tawhai Falls
I love the setting of Tawhai Falls, and I can see why it was chosen as a setting for LOTR - it's famous as Gollum's fishing pool but it's just simply a lovely spot to just sit awhile and watch the water rushing by.
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour
Experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
Day 14
Day 14: Mount Ruapehu & Central Plateau
Today you'll walk The Tongariro Alpine Crossing - it's NZ's best day walk and unlike many of NZ's Great Walks you don't have to book it months in advance - if the weather is good there's no better experience in NZ and you'll be buzzing from the accomplishment of walking 20km in one day. Shuttle bus to and from the hike are included.
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Often described as New Zealand's greatest day walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a challenging journey across a remarkable volcanic landscape. Return shuttle included.
Day 15
Day 15: Mount Ruapehu To Taranaki
Start your day at The Chateau for a high tea or coffee and see one of New Zealand's most fmous hotels. Then make your way over to Taranaki which is one of New Zealand's most scenic and underrated regions.
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Pukekura Park
Pukekura Park is the jewel in the heart of Taranaki's crown and a great natural attraction in the region. It is lovely to wander through by day but comes alive even more on summer nights with the renowned Festival of the Lights.
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The Chateau
One of NZ's most iconic hotels, the Chateau is an imposing sight with Mt Ruapehu in the background. Treat yourself to a hightea and celebrate completing the 20km hike. You'll have views out over the crossing while you relax.
Day 16
Day 16: Taranaki
Spend the day exploring the Taranaki region. There are so many options for hiking, and beaches to explore.
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Hiking on Mt Taranaki
There are so many hikes on the mountain with amazing views of the peak that you're really spoilt for choice. One of the best views is the reflection of the mountain in Pouakai Tarn. It's not a short walk as it's approximately 2.5 hours each way and a decent climb, alternatively around the south side of the mountain there are great shorter walks to do at Dawson Falls as well.
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Sunset at Back Beach
Back Beach is one of the loveliest places in Taranaki to watch the sun go down. The beach is surrounded by offshore islands and often has lovely sand reflections. You'll have a heap of fun charging down the very steep black sand dunes to get down to the beach, but they aren't quite as much fun to have to climb back up again afterwards.
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The Three Sisters at Tongaporutu
The coastline north of Taranaki is one of the fastest moving in the world. It's incredible to see the rock structures appearing as they break away from the mainland cliffs, but you never know just how long they'll last so take any opportunity to visit and make the most of the amazing views down the coast - you can see as far as Mt Taranaki on a good day.
Day 17
Day 17: Taranaki to Waitomo
The Waitomo area is packed with adventure options. Included is the Hairy Feet tour where you'll visit a locally owned farm used in the Lord of The Rings Movies. Following this you'll head underground for a Glowworm and rafting experience.
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Hairy Feet Tour
Visit New Zealand's stunning Denize Bluffs farm and join a private tour where Peter Jackson filmed the most location screen time for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
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Legendary Black Water Rafting
Feel the adrenaline as you abseil into the dark, seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave. Zipline through a gallery of glowworms and climb underground waterfalls as you test your limits on this truly unforgettable journey.
Day 18
Day 18: Waitomo to Hamilton
Make your way to Hamilton. This is Meghan's home and one of NZ's most underrated regions! The Mighty Waikato is probably most well-known for being the home of Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves but there is much, much more to explore here and you'll be amazed at what is waiting for you to discover. Home to stunning waterfalls, beautiful lakes and beaches all within a short driving distance.
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Marokopa Falls & The Natural Bridge
Visitors to Waitomo Caves are usually blissfully unaware that just a little bit further down the road are two amazing natural sights - the Mangapohue Natural Bridge and Marokopa Falls. The bridge is a super unusual structure - a natural rock arch that's 17 metres high over the stream and an easy 10 minute walk. Carry on a wee bit further and you'll come to one the best waterfalls in NZ - the 35 metre high mighty Marokopa Falls. Unlike other waterfalls that can be a little underwhelming without rainfall, Marokopa is impressive all year round and very easy to get to down a short walking track.
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Hamilton Gardens
Hamilton Gardens is one of NZ's best free activities and a place you can easily spend half a day at wandering through the amazing variety of themed gardens. The gardens are constantly being developed and new gardens added all the time so with each visit there's always something new to see. Be transported around the world to Italy, Japan, China, India and more as you wander through at your own pace.
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The Blue Spring
The Blue Spring (Te Waihou Walkway) is an NZ treasure with water so crystal clear that you can often see rainbow trout hanging out in the shallows as you wander along the walkway admiring the amazing clarity. The spring creates some of the purest water in NZ, and over 60% of NZ’s bottled water is supplied from here.
Day 19
Day 19: Hamilton
Spend the day exploring The Mighty Waikato region. This is Meghan's hometown so you'll have the option to do a 1-day photography masterclass where Meghan will take you to all her favourite places to take photos, while learning from one of New Zealand's best landscape photographers.
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Moments with Meghan - 1 day Photography Masterclass [optional]
Learn how to capture the beautiful images you've seen in this trip guide by spending a day with Meghan on a personalised photography masterclass. We'll cover techniques such as using filters for long exposure photography, trying out astrophotography (if the time of the year and weather permits), and capturing beautiful images around golden hour and sunrise/sunset in awesome locations such as Lake Karapiro, Bridal Veil Falls and Raglan. I'll take you to locations not on the tourist map and you'll create beautiful images you never even knew you were capable of!
Day 20
Day 20: Hamilton to Auckland
Make your way back to Auckland to finish your road trip. If you have time you can visit the little surf village town of Raglan on the way.
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Drop off your campervan
The final stop of the trip is dropping of your campervan back at the depot.
STORYTELLER

Meghan Maloney

About Meghan
STORYTELLER

About Meghan

A landscape and travel photographer from New Zealand’s North Island, Meghan Maloney gets adventure. Seeking out New Zealand’s most beautiful and underrated locations, Meghan is devoted to capturing its rich beauty through the trusted lens of her camera. Her feel for the community and sharing New Zealand with the rest of the world allows our travellers to experience the real New Zealand. With Meghan’s expert knowledge, a trip to New Zealand will take your breath away as you create lasting memories. She is also a waterfall enthusiast — need we say more?

FAQ's

Is it for me?
This trip is designed for travellers who love road trips and photography, mixed with a bit of luxury.

Adventurous couples or families with a medium level of fitness, this trip is for you!
What's included?
• Standard 2-berth motorhome - MAD2
• DOC campsite pass
• Kawiti Glow Worm Caves Tour
• Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
• Twilight Encounter with Tāne Mahuta
• Driving Creek Railway trip
• Kayak Whenuakura Island (Donut Island)
• Tamaki Māori Village evening experience
• Rotorua Diamond Pass
• Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour
• Return shuttle to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
• Hairy Feet Film Location Tour
• Black Labyrinth Rafting Tour
Can I personalise this trip?
We would love to personalise this itinerary for you. Contact our team on 1300 590 838 or send an enquiry.
Will there be a guide?
No, this is a self-guided road trip. Our independent packages are designed to offer you the freedom to travel at your own pace.

The included day tours in this package do have guides.
Can I speak to somebody about this trip?
You can contact our friendly team on 1300 590 838 (we are based in Australia).

Alternatively, fill out the above booking or enquiry form. We will get back to you with a personalised itinerary within 2 business days.
How many people can join this trip?
We can organise this trip for small to medium groups (up to 15 people).

Please contact us if you have a larger travel group.
Is this trip family-friendly?
Absolutely! We would love to personalise this trip for your family and make it extra special for your little ones (and stress-free for the parents!).

Contact our team on 1300 590 838 or send an enquiry. We will get back to you with a family-friendly itinerary within 2 business days.
Have a special occasion?
Celebrating your honeymoon, birthday or another special event? Please do tell us!

We would love to make this trip extra special for you.

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We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure
Responsible travel is at the core of everything we do
We focus on those destinations 'less travelled' in Oceania
We work with local and Indigenous tourism operators where possible
We search the world to find the most inspiring travel storytellers
Our trips are designed by photographers, filmmakers and chefs
Authentic and exclusive, you won't find our packages anywhere else
Peace of mind travel — we take care of everything for you
We handpick all experiences to make sure you get the very best
Our trips include premium accommodation, unforgettable experiences and transport you can trust
From the planning stage to the trip, our team is here 24/7 whenever you need us
We take care of all logistics, so you can focus on the fun
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have got your back
We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure

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