From the far north where New Zealand’s political history began, journey through landscapes that blend magnificent coast, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders. Maori culture is rich and ever-present in many parts of the North Island.
From the very tip of the North Island at Cape Reinga, the Northland region stretches south for more than 300 kilometres.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Make sure you stop and enjoy the shopping, dining and natural wonders Auckland has to offer.
The Coromandel, with pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations.
Just south of Auckland you enter the Hamilton-Waikato region. A land where lush pasture and fertile soils have made this the centre of the dairy industry.
Rotorua - the place of fascinating Māori culture, hot springs and boiling mud pools. No visit to New Zealand would be complete without stopping here.
The Bay of Plenty region is home to spectacular beaches, juicy kiwifruit and an active island volcano.
Eastland is the place where the first Polynesian canoes landed, Captain Cook made his first landfall and Maori and European first encountered each other.
No region in the North Island has more defined character than Taranaki. Wherever you are the symmetrical cone of Mount Taranaki gazes down at you.
The Ruapehu region is defined by the three volcanoes that stand sentinel over a landscape of tussocked desert, rivers, lakes and thermal springs.
The beautiful Lake Taupo is about the size of Singapore – more of an inland sea really.
There are two words that best describe Hawke’s Bay and they are Wine Country - but there is much more than wine to this sunny region.
The Manawatu is heartland New Zealand. A landscape that sweeps from the sea to the Tararua Ranges, it offers an exciting range of adventure activities.
Whanganui was one of the first cities to be founded in New Zealand. Whanganui, meaning ‘big river’ comes from the great river that flows through it.
Situated at the southern end of the North Island, nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills, Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city.
Wairarapa is an hour’s drive north of Wellington. Visit the vineyards of Martinborough or Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of the North Island.
Experience vibrant cities, serene beaches, geothermal hotspots and our awe-inspiring Maori culture in New Zealand's North Island.