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Discover hidden gems alongside major North Island highlights on this super-scenic circuit taking in Waitomo Caves, The Bridge to Nowhere, Taranaki Falls, World Heritage Area Tongariro National Park, and Lake Taupo.

New Zealand
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand

By Graeme Murray

Lake Taupo
Lake Taupo Boat Cruise, Lake Taupo

By Alistair Guthrie

Hamilton - Waikato
Labyrinth, Hamilton - Waikato

By THL

Lake Taupo
Lake Taupo, Lake Taupo

By Destination Great Lake Taupo

Whanganui
Whanganui River Jet Boating, Whanganui

By Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand
Kayak or ferry to Rangitoto, Auckland's iconic island volcano, New Zealand

By Tourism New Zealand

Ruapehu

Ruapehu

Tongariro & Whanganui – two unique national parks.

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Highlights

  • Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Jetboat or kayak the Whanganui River
  • Walk or bike Ohakune's Old Coach Road
Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo

TAUPO A fresh lakeland resort with energy to burn.

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Highlights

  • Cruise or sail to Mine Bay rock carvings
  • Face off against the mighty Huka falls
  • Soak in natural geothermal hot pools
Hamilton - Waikato

Hamilton - Waikato

HAMILTON - WAIKATO A rural heartland with unreal secrets.

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Highlights

  • Go black water rafting in Waitomo
  • Experience some Middle‑earth movie magic
  • Bike the Timber Trail Great Ride
Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo

TAUPO A fresh lakeland resort with energy to burn.

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Highlights

  • Bag an adrenaline buzz like skydiving
  • Soak in natural geothermal hot pools
  • Cruise or sail to Mine Bay rock carvings
Ruapehu

Ruapehu

Tongariro & Whanganui – two unique national parks.

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Highlights

  • Jet boat to the Bridge to Nowhere
  • Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Ride the Forgotten World rail trail
Auckland

Auckland

AUCKLAND Blending big city excitement & outdoor adventure.

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Highlights

  • Visit the island volcano of Rangitoto
  • Swim, surf or hike the wild West Coast
  • Tour Waiheke, Matakana & Kumeu wineries

Start Planning Your North Island Tour

  • Getting around

    Easy journeys, scenic highways, clear signage and convenient vehicle rental make road-tripping a breeze.

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  • Weather and Seasons

    Spring & Autumn are top times for a New Zealand trip, with no crowds, vibrant colours, and plenty of winning weather.

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  • Where to stay

    Expect plenty of warm welcomes in accommodation ranging from budget backpackers to luxury lodges & hotels.

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  • Visa

    The good news is that you won't need a Visa to travel to New Zealand if you have an Australian passport.

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