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At just 3 hours from Australia's east coast, you can arrive in Auckland, jump in a car and discover Northland. 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
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By Fraser Clements
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NORTHLAND Endless ocean, timeless beauty and rich history.
AUCKLAND Blending big city excitement & outdoor adventure.
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