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.
Written by Tighthead Prop, Australia, November 2011
If you are in Auckland, and all that sightseeing is making you thirsty, I can recommend Brew On Quay as a great little pub in downtown Auckland. It's located on Quay St in an old bank building, and ...
Written by MrTheposter, October 2011
Most enjoyable island for its bird life in the world!
It is also a very stunning island to walk throguh while listening and watching the birds.
New Zealands birds are known for their beautiful ...
Written by Kyle, USA, October 2012
Just because the Wairarapa region only produces 1% of New Zealand ’s
wine harvest doesn’t mean it can’t throw one of the country’s largest
festivals. Held on the third Sunday of November ...
Written by Emma, Australia, December 2011
New Zealand ’s biggest city has plenty to keep you entertained. Once you’ve explored the city center and gaped in disbelief at the super yachts in the harbour, here are a few more ideas to give you ...
Written by Viator, August 2011
Nestled between two harbors, Auckland
is surrounded by more sandy beaches and attractive islands than any
other city in the world. It's bordered by terraced volcanic hills where
Maoris once ...
Written by Kyle, USA, July 2012
As the site of some of the best beaches, boating and weather found anywhere in New Zealand , the Bay of Islands is a highlight of any North Island holiday. A sheltered bay which ...
Written by Kyle, USA, March 2013
The subterranean Waitomo Caves are justifiably one of the most popular visitor attractions on the North Island. It’s believed that local Maori knew of the caves’ existence, although no one would dare ...
Written by Kyle, USA, December 2012
The Wellington Cup Carnival
is a three-day celebration held each January which centers around the
Wellington Cup horse race, one of the premiere racing events for Kiwi
jockeys, gamblers and ...
Written by Emma, Australia, September 2011
Auckland is at the center of the action during the Rugby World Cup 2011 ,
and to celebrate the city is hosting a series of events as part of the
REAL NZ festival. Here’s just a taste of some of ...
Written by Emma, Australia, April 2012
Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Islands
harbor more than a few surprises. Make sure you arrange a day trip to
at least one of these incredibly diverse and fascinating islands. Just
don’t forget your ...
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Doing what: Auckland Highlights combined with Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour