In Auckland, you're never far from breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, invigorating walks, idyllic holiday islands, outstanding food and wine, great shopping and exciting nightlife.
The beautiful legends of New Zealand and the inception of its two main islands are told as part of the traditional Māori people, who settled in the country long before the Europeans first arrived. According to the Māori, the North Islands were formed after the brothers of Māui, a demigod, fought over a great fish that he pulled from the sea. The fish was chopped into pieces, creating what is now known to be Te Ika-a-Māui, the traditional name of the island group. Though the tales may only be myth, the breathtaking beauty of the North Island is definitely not.
There is no better place to start your unique road trip adventure than in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and the gateway to the North Island. Though it’s known as the entrance to many of the North island’s destinations, this metropolis is a popular destination all on it’s own. Explore Auckland with visits to the museums for Māori cultural performances, to the Auckland Zoo to get in touch with the local wildlife, and to many other landmarks, all perfect for a day out with the family. Whether visiting the islands of the Hauraki Gulf to bask in the scenic beauty, or venturing up to the Sky Tower for a heart-stopping bungee jump, there are many activities to enjoy in Auckland.
Drive out of Auckland in any direction in your campervan, and you will find more of what the North Island has to offer! Visiting Northland and the Bay of Islands provide splendid opportunities to see dolphins up close. The relaxing beaches and spas of The Coromandel are truly worth the long road trip, as are the Hamilton - Waikato, with stunning beaches, nature reserves and the famous Hobbiton; the movie set where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was shot. While you’re there, don't miss the thermal mud pools of Rotorua, and Lake Taupo, the home to stunning and starstudded night skies.
Explore ethereal landscapes and majestic scenery, and be immersed in unique Māori and modern culture with a self-drive adventure in a campervan or motorhome hired from Apollo Motorhome Holidays. If you’re visiting from the South Island, we have a branch there too.
Auckland Transfer Information via Aeroparks Shuttle
We offer transfers to/from our Auckland Branch as follows:
From Auckland airport, Domestic Terminal: Pick up is opposite the Jetstar end of the Terminal. Once guests have their luggage, exit through doors 7 or 8 and walk across to the big white control tower to the pick-up point. Phone number for Aeroparks is 0800 237 672 or +64 27 414 4712
From Auckland airport, International Terminal: Once guests clear customs, exit through doors 4 or 5. Walk across the pedestrian crossing into and down the white covered walkway. Follow the ‘All shuttles’ sign. At the end, turn left to the pick-up point. Board the Aeroparks shuttle. Phone number for Aeroparks is 0800 237 672 or +64 27 414 4712