North Island Travel Tips
A full exploration of the North Island's volcanic, river-swept landscape doesn't always occur to visitors, but a circumnavigation of this ragged island's secluded beaches and secret forests won't disappoint.
Depart Auckland for a snorkel off Goat Island Beach. Continue on to the iconic Bay of Islands to peruse the historic confines of Russell and to see where a landmark treaty was signed at Waitangi. After sprawling on the gorgeous sands of Matai Bay, swing north to the desolate dunes of Ninety Mile Beach.
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 ...
With its stunning coastal scenery and languid waters, the Bay of Islands is a picture-postcard New Zealand destination. The bay is dotted with around 150 islands, reached from the mainland towns of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wellington is at the heart of New Zealand – it’s the southern-most city on the North Island, and the country’s capital. It is compact, wrapped around a beautiful harbor, with those beautiful ...
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 ...
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 ...
Okay, Wellington is not flat! But if you want to get out and about, then I can recommend a stroll, a cycle, or even a roller-blade along Wellington's waterfront. On a good day (when the wind is not ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Written by Kyle, USA, November 2012
The Northland of New Zealand is
a vast expanse of rolling green pastures, windswept sand dunes and
sheltered turquoise coves which all help to create one of the most
scenic regions of the ...
Written by Emma, Australia, November 2011
Here's the rest of our list of some the must-sees on New Zealand' s North Island . Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our New Zealand Things To Do blog . Visit the original post ...
Written by Emma, Australia, February 2012
The world’s first white kiwi was born at the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre last May and, just before Christmas, she was joined by a sibling! Kiwis are nearly always brown in color, so ...
Written by Kyle, USA, August 2012
Relaxing in the sand and watching a volcano erupt is just one of the many things to do on Ohope Beach on the North Island of New Zealand .
Situated in the eastern Bay of Plenty the volcanic White ...
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