• White Island – Bay of Plenty

Pacific Coast Highway Experience

6 Days / 5 Nights – Auckland > The Coromandel > Bay of Plenty > Whakatane > Gisborne > Hawke’s Bay!

Enjoy the Coastal Wonders of this Touring Route, savour succulent seafood delicacies, experience the rugged East Cape & relax with a glass of wine!

DAY 1:

Depart Auckland on the Pacific Coast Highway and enjoy a coastal drive around the firth of Thames to the Coromandel Peninsula. This drive will take approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. There is an abundance of coastal activities, food and accommodation to choose from please click here for full information on accommodation and click here for full information on activities available.

DAY 2:

Enjoy a morning in Coromandel, perhaps visit Cathedral Cove or Hot Water Beach where at low tide you can dig a hole and enjoy a soak in the warm water or partake in one of the many coastal or outdoor activities on offer. Make your way
to Tauranga, this drive will show you some stunning parts of the Pacific Coast Highway. Overnight in Tauranga from a choice of accommodation click here for full information. There are also a wide range of activities in the Bay of Plenty Region please click here for full information.

DAY 3:

Enjoy the morning in Tauranga, before continuing along the Pacific Coast  Highway to Whakatane, here you may wish to enjoy a day trip to White Island an active offshore volcano. Overnight in Whakatane, there are a range of accommodation and some activities to choose from here please click links for full information.

DAY 4:

Make your way from Whakatane around East Cape to Gisborne today. The drive around the coast will be breathtakingly rugged and beautiful. The Tairāwhiti Gisborne region is the fi rst region in the world to see the sunrise every day. Your journey today will be one of discovery, the fi rst Maori explorers and Captain Cook arrived on these shores, which are also very popular surfing spots these days. This is a lengthy drive and there are some great places like Hick’s Bay where you can overnight to break the journey if you would like to take things at a slower pace. On arrival in Gisborne you will have the choice of a range of accommodation and spectacular local wines please click here for full information.

DAY 5:

This morning enjoy some of the activities in and around Gisborne, then this afternoon make your way to Hawke’s Bay continuing your journey along the Pacific Coast Highway, arrive in the stunning Art Deco capital of New Zealand, Napier.  There are a range of accommodation and activity options in the Hawke’s Bay please click on links for full information.

DAY 6:

Today, enjoy some of the fresh food and wine that this region is well known for, visit a winery or take a tour to the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony or enjoy an Art Deco or cycle tour of the region please click here for full information.