Champagne Pool, Rotorua  © Jopetsy via Flickr

North Island of New Zealand

New Zealand’s North Island is an island of diverse landscapes and scenery.

Known as Te Ika a Maui (Maui’s fish) in Maori, the North Island of New Zealand offers a full spectrum of sights and experiences. From the velvety-green hills of Wellington to the metropolitan atmosphere of Auckland; the smoking craters of the Ruapehu Region to the sub-tropical rainforest of the Bay of Islands. The North Island of New Zealand is constantly captivating.

North Island Destinations

Northland & Bay of Islands

Northland & Bay of Islands are maritime playgrounds, home to some of NZ's best scenery and key historical sites.

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Auckland

New Zealand's largest city, Auckland is known for its cultural diversity and superb maritime experiences. International events, thrilling activities and scenic excursions abound in Auckland - so get out there and enjoy NZ's big city buzz!

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Waikato

The Waikato region is a varied and surprising destination, rich in farmland, Maori heritage and outdoor adventures aplenty.

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The Coromandel

The stunning Coromandel Peninsula is a sensational coastal getaway primed for outdoor adventure or laid-back living.

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Bay of Plenty

Known for its sun, sand and surf, the Bay of Plenty is also a region rich in horticultural production and explosive volcanic history! It contains the beautiful spots of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.

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Rotorua

One of New Zealand’s first and most fascinating tourist destinations Rotorua never fails to enthral and excite. This geothermal wonderland treats guests to bubbling mud-pools, gushing geysers and captivating culture with a healthy serving of thrilling adventure activities and indulgent beauty therapy treatments on the side!

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Eastland

Boasting natural beauty and a rich Maori history, Eastland is serene, striking and largely undisturbed. First place in the world to see each new day, Eastland is known for its sunrises, surf and seafood! Check out the main town of Gisborne.

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Hawke's Bay

Known for its Art Deco architecture and exceptional wine and food, Hawke's Bay is a gourmet destination, as pleasing on the eye as it is on the taste buds. Outdoor opportunities and unforgettable wildlife encounters make Hawke's Bay an ideal family destination as well. With a multitude of locations visit, such as Napier, Hastings and Havelock North, you won't run out of things to do!

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Taupo

Taupo is a hub of adventure and intrigue, with ski areas, lake activities, volcanic history and exceptional walking all rolled into one vibrant region.

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The Ruapehu Region

The Ruapehu Region is a hub of adventure and intrigue. With ski areas, a rich volcanic history and unparalleled natural wonders, this is one area of the country that you need to visit! Mt Ruapehu contains the only ski areas in the North Island.

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Taranaki

Dominated by the iconic peak of Mount Taranaki, this region promises unspoilt scenery, iron sand beaches, a warm climate and stunning gardens and parks. Strongly rural, but sporting the best in both surf and alpine recreation, Taranaki quite possibly has it all!

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Whanganui & Manawatu

From the bush-clad banks of one of New Zealand’s great rivers, to the steep ravines of the Manawatu Gorge, the regions of Whanganui and Manawatu have long fascinated visitors with their opportunities for exploration and adventure. Visit the main centres of Palmerston North and Whanganui, or go rural and head to smaller towns such as Fielding or Levin.

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Wairarapa

The beautiful Wairarapa is only a stone's throw away from the bustle of Wellington, but promises the best in rural tranquillity, relaxation and wine! Check out the hidden gems of Greytown and Martinborough for some great wine and boutique shopping.

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Wellington

One of the most compact cities in the world, Wellington is a bustling urban paradise surrounded by a glistening harbour and rolling green hills. Small in size, but bursting with attractions, this is one city you definitely do not want to miss!

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 Cape Reinga , Northland - The lighthouse at Cape Reinga marks the extreme North Western point of New Zealand  Destination Northland

 

 Auckland cityscape, central Auckland, New Zealand.  Tourism Auckland

 

 
 

 Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Waikato  Tourism Waikato

 
 

 Cathedral Cove coastline, Coromandel  Tourism Coromandel

 

 Main beach, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.  Tourism Bay of Plenty

 
 

 

 Mokoia Island in Lake Rotorua was the setting for the country's best-known love story.  Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

 

 

 

 East Cape - Eastland  Tourism Eastland

 

 

 

 Art Deco Weekend, Napier, Hawkes Bay  Venture Hawkes Bay

 

 

 

 Fishing on the lake - Lake Taupo  Destination Great Lake Taupo

 
 

 Emerald Lakes Mt Tongariro - Ruapehu Region (courtesy of Destination Great Lake Taupo)  Destination Great Lake Taupo

 

 

 

 Mt Taranaki in winter.  Josh Woskett

 

 

 

 Biking - Whanganui and Manawatu Region  Destination Manawatu

 

 

 

 Whakataki Beach - Wairarapa  PhillipC (Flickr)

 

 

 

 Civi Square, Wellington Tourism  Positively Wellington Tourism

 

 Cold Water Hut, Nelson Lakes National Park.  Nelson Tasman Tourism

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 Skydiving at Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.  Lake Wanaka Tourism

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