Travel to the North Island in Winter

At just 3 hours from Australia's east coast, you can arrive in Auckland, jump in a rental vehicle and set off on your winter holiday in the Central North Island. Read our practical travel advice before you depart.

At just 3 hours from Australia's east coast, you can arrive in Auckland, jump in a car and discover the North Island. Read our practical travel advice before you depart.

Getting around the North Island

There's a lot to do on a winter holiday in the North Island. Starting in Auckland, head towards the central volcanic plateau of the North Island to experience caves that glimmer, geothermal wonders, adrenaline-pumping activities and an expansive snow terrain. Need more inspiration? Check out the Top 10 North Island winter experiences.

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