How long does it take to drive around the East Cape NZ?

Along the east coast of the North Island, and often overlooked by tourists, East Cape NZ juts out into the ocean. A piece of real New Zealand, an East Cape road trip is nature, history, and culture. The dramatic coastal drive from Gisborne to Opotiki is 334 kilometres, a 5.5-hour drive over mostly paved roads.

Is 5 days in New Zealand enough?

Five days may seem short, but allows for an eventful adventure through New Zealand. Since there is not much time, it is ideal to travel within the South Island or the North Island—which budgets for a successful road trip with a few scenic stops.

How many days do you need to see South Island New Zealand?

The short answer is 14 days as a minimum time frame for visiting both the North Island and South Island of New Zealand.

What can you see in New Zealand in 14 days?

Tour overview – 14 day New Zealand Grand

  • Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your accommodation and rest of day at leisure.
  • Day 2: Collect your rental car then head south to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.
  • Day 3: Travel to the Maori cultural capital of Rotorua.
  • Day 4: Rotorua to Taupo to Napier.

Is East Cape road sealed?

The road is sealed and pretty empty, but you’ll want to stop lots!! You walk to the East Cape Lighthouse. From Hwy 35 at Te Araroa, the lighthouse can be reached by a 25 minute drive on East Cape Road to the carpark. Here you face a 20 minute climb up 500+ steps to the lighthouse.

Is it worth visiting Gisborne?

Steeped in Maori culture and history, it is worth a visit. We spent our limited time here hiking, relaxing in hot pools, hand-feeding stingrays, walking through the national arboretum, drinking coffee, or at a waterfall. Gisborne has something for everyone.

Is New Zealand North or South Island better?

Generally speaking, if you want to engage with city culture or explore Maori history, the North Island is for you. If you want to deep-dive into nature, the South Island has plenty of lakes, mountains, fjords, and glaciers to discover.

What can you do in one week in NZ?

2.1 Day 1: Arrive in Christchurch & hike the Sugarloaf.

  • 2.2 Day 2: Road trip to Lake Tekapo.
  • 2.3 Day 3: Drive to Mount Cook National Park & hike the Hooker Valley Track.
  • 2.4 Day 4: Hike in Wanaka & drive on to Queenstown.
  • 2.5 Day 5: Adventure activities in Queenstown.
  • 2.6 Day 6: Milford Sound cruise.
  • How long is 90 Mile Beach NZ?

    88 kilometres
    90 Mile Beach, Northland & Bay of Islands Ninety-Mile Beach is the fabled strip of sand that stretches from Ahipara to Scott Point, five kilometres south of Cape Maria van Diemen. Truth be told, it is actually 88 kilometres long.

    How long is Ninety Mile Beach NZ?

    55 miles
    Ninety Mile Beach, western coast of Aupori Peninsula, the northernmost extension of North Auckland Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand. It stretches for 55 miles (88 km) from Scott Point (northwest) to Ahipara Bay (southwest) and is bordered by scrubland and sand dunes.

    How much money do I need for 2 weeks in New Zealand?

    A reasonable budget for two for a week in New Zealand is around NZ$2,350. This is based on staying in good, mid-range accommodation and having a few meals out per week, while preparing some yourself.

    Why choose an East Cape tour?

    The western side of the peninsula is part of the Bay of Plenty region. more East Cape tours offer unique experiences to help make your vacation perfect. Take an East Cape tour and let your tour guide show you the very best of New Zealand, while combining it with your chosen tour activity.

    What is the East Cape?

    The East Cape region takes its name from the cape at the north-eastern end of Eastland, New Zealand. The western side of the peninsula is part of the Bay of Plenty region. more East Cape tours offer unique experiences to help make your vacation perfect.

    Why book an African safari with East Cape tours?

    At East Cape Tours all things are considered when creating your ideal African safari holiday. We specialise in organising holidays to suit your needs, budget and time frame. From families and couples to honeymoons and destination weddings, corporate getaways and thrilling safaris, we do it all.

    Where are the best places to visit in New Zealand?

    Just along the coast is Te Araroa, where we can see New Zealand’s oldest Pohutukawa tree – a magnificent sight, especially if the seasonal bloom is in flower. Then on to another iconic building, the ornately carved church at Tikitiki. This amazing building is full of history.