North Island

North Island Travel Tips

3 Days in Auckland: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbors of staggering beauty. Whether your passion is America's Cup sailing or relaxed harbor cruises, exploring the wilderness or shopping, ...  Read more

Tauranga Cruise Port

By Viator, August 2014

Centrally-located in the Bay of Plenty and home to a deep water harbor, the port of Tauranga is a popular cruise hub with over 85 ships per year. The cruise port itself is actually located in the ...  Read more

Bay of Islands Tours from Auckland

By Viator, July 2014

A verdant archipelago blessed with sun-soaked beaches and turquoise waters teeming with exotic marine life, the Bay of Islands is among New Zealand’s most idyllic destinations. The collection of 144 ...  Read more

3 Days in the Bay of Islands: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

At the northernmost tip of New Zealand is one of the country's best kept secrets: the picturesque Bay of Islands. This is where the locals come for holidays - there is something for whatever strikes ...  Read more

Rotorua Tours from Auckland

By Viator, June 2014

Rotorua and the sacred waters of the Bay of Plenty lie just 230km (140 miles) southeast of Auckland in New Zealand’s North Island. This famously lively geothermal hot spot abounds with spurting ...  Read more

Top 3 Auckland Day Trips

By Viator, May 2014

1. Bay of Islands   Tour the Bay of Islands on a full-day trip from Auckland. You'll see spectacular rural and coastal scenery en route, visit historic Waitangi, cruise from Paihia and have free ...  Read more

Visiting the Waitomo Caves

By Viator, April 2014

The Waitomo Caves are undoubtedly—and justifiably—one of the most popular attractions on the North Island. In addition to millions of stalactites which drip from the ceiling in a fascinating display ...  Read more

Best Day Trips From Rotorua

By Viator, April 2014

Situated smack in the center of the expansive North Island, the city of Rotorua is known for its natural hot springs, Maori culture, and constant odor of pungent sulfur. Though Rotorua is one of the ...  Read more

North Island Tours from Auckland

By Viator, April 2014

New Zealand is simply gorgeous. Lush rainforest, coastal walks, island cruises, snowfields, glowworm caves and bubbling mud – there's plenty to enjoy on a short trip from Auckland! Drive to the ...  Read more

Outdoor Adventure Tours from Rotorua

By Viator, April 2014

Explore 30 million year old limestone formations and a cave full of glowworms in Waitamo Caves . Those who fancy something a little more thrilling don’t have to go too far. Like black water ...  Read more

3 Days in Rotorua: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2014

Rotorua has something for everyone, from geothermal activity and luxurious mud baths to Maori cultural experiences and adrenaline rushes. "The Sulphur City" on New Zealand's North Island ...  Read more

Wine Tasting from Auckland

By Viator, March 2014

For many travelers visiting from North America, Sauvignon Blanc from the region of Marlborough is synonymous with the finest of New Zealand wines. The famous white from the top of the South Island is ...  Read more

Visiting Zealandia

By Viator, December 2013

When it comes to countries that care about conservation, New Zealand has got it right. After all, this is a country where nearly 30% of the total land area is protected as some form of parkland, and ...  Read more

Seeing the Bay of Islands From Above

By Viator, October 2013

With its serpentine coastline, turquoise coves, and empty white sand beaches, the Bay of Islands is a vision of paradise for travelers to the North Island of New Zealand. The allure of this landscape ...  Read more

Lord of the Ring Tours from Wellington

By Viator, October 2013

In the first half of the twentieth century, an English academic called Tolkien dreamed up a world called Middle Earth, largely based on his childhood in Birmingham, Middle England. The result was ...  Read more

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