Hot Water Beach Hahei, North Island New Zealand

What to do on New Zealand's North Island

New Zealand's North Island offers an abundance of experiences, suited to all ages and preferences.

Across the island, beautiful beaches beckon alongside cultural and modern history. See dolphins play in their natural habitat and taste wine from some of the countries most distinguished vintners. Take a thrill ride on the Luge in Rotorua and watch live geysers hiss with steam and mud pools bubble with the heat of the earth's core. Soak in Taupo's nourishing mineral hot pools as you gaze at the clear night sky and absorb the beauty of your surrounds. Drink coffee in "coolest little capital in the world" - Wellington, and take in the vast metropolis that is Auckland.

Wherever you choose to go, the North Island of New Zealand has something to offer. 

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Planning your New Zealand Road trip or Holiday is easy. We have over 100 ideas on our website to inspire you and to give you some great starting ideas. You can even get an indicative cost immediately. However our speciality is creating tailor-made itineraries because we know that everyone is different. And it doesn't cost any more to have the perfect Road trip designed just for you.
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North Island

New Zealand's North Island is incredibly diverse. Cities buzzing with life, deserted beaches, rainforests, volcanic plateaus and tons of great activities to enjoy. From the cafe quarters of Auckland city to the rugged coast line of the Wairarapa region, the North Island is a great place to explore.
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South Island

Home to much of New Zealand's iconic scenery from the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park to the rugged West Coast and its glaciers to the majestic Southern Alps and the world heritage area of Fiordland National Park
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