At just 3 hours from Australia's east coast, you can arrive in Auckland, jump in a car and discover the Volcanic Loop Highway. Read our practical travel advice before you depart for your North Island holiday.
Discovering the North Island is easy when you rent a car.
Hire a campervan and sort your transport and accommodation in one go.
Flights are easy to catch from city to city, and no flight is longer than two hours.
Discover one of the four touring routes below and discover a huge range of experiences, from swimming with dolphins to hiking an active volcano.
By Alistair Guthrie
By Destination Great Lake Taupo
By Graeme Murray
By Tourism New Zealand
By Tourism NZ
By Sanctuary Mountain
TAUPO A fresh lakeland resort with energy to burn.
Tongariro & Whanganui – two unique national parks.
Tongariro & Whanganui – two unique national parks
AUCKLAND Blending big city excitement & outdoor adventure.
RUAPEHU a landscape of desert, rivers,
HAMILTON - WAIKATO A rural heartland with unreal secrets.