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North Island

New Zealand's North Island, with the country’s main gateway Auckland, offers a fascinating blend of sophisticated cities and magnificent scenery. Its northern coastline, within easy reach of Auckland, is dotted with lovely islands and sweeping peninsulas. Its bush areas are mostly sub-tropical, with mangrove swamps and hardwood rainforests, and home to an astonishing array of wildlife. At its centre are the hot springs and geysers of Rotorua, Lake Taupo, beautiful national parks and a range of volcanic mountains. On its southern tip lies New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington.


Regions in North Island:

Auckland

Auckland

The City of Sails sits in a spectacular position on a narrow volcanic isthmus between the Pacific Ocean a [...]

Northland

Northland

Northland is a large region connected by the Twin Coast Discovery Highway route, which starts and finishe [...]

Coromandel

Coromandel

The Coromandel is known for its scenic beauty. It is a much sought after holiday destination for New Zeal [...]

Waikato

Waikato

The Waikato is a region of lush, green hills, bush and farmland, with exceptional surf on the West coast. [...]

Rotorua

Rotorua

The tourism capital of New Zealand and spiritual home of New Zealand’s Maori people is an easy 3 ho [...]

Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

One of the country's premier holiday destinations, the Bay of Plenty has long been popular with locals an [...]

Eastland

Eastland

Gisborne, the first city to see the light is a playground for sport fishing, surfing, diving, marine and [...]

Taranaki

Taranaki

This fiercely independent region is located on the west coast of the North Island, midway between Welling [...]

Ruapehu

Ruapehu

At the southern end of Lake Taupo is the dual World Heritage listed Tongariro National Park with its maje [...]

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is the largest fresh water lake in Australasia created by the world's largest volcanic eruptio [...]

Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay

The twin cities of Napier and Hastings are renowned for their architecture, mediterranean climate, variet [...]

Manawatu

Manawatu

The Manawatu region, conveniently located half way between Rotorua and Wellington, combines the charm of [...]

Whanganui

Whanganui

The serene, green heart of the North Island. Explore gardens, gorges, dune lakes, beaches and the wild Wh [...]

Wellington

Wellington

New Zealand’s capital city is the artistic and cultural heart of the country. It stands on the shor [...]

Wairarapa

Wairarapa

Just 1.5 hours from Wellington over the Rimutaka Ranges is the Wairarapa Valley, fringed by mountains to [...]