New Zealand's North Island offers island sanctuaries and lively cities with a large helping of culture and history for a truly diverse holiday experience.

From the far north where New Zealand’s political history began, journey through landscapes that blend magnificent coasts and beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders. Māori culture is rich and ever-present in many parts of the North Island.

The North Island is the country's fertile heartland, showcasing lush forests, rugged mountains, and steep gorges. 

The top places to visit in the North Island

Whether you prefer mountains or beaches, you'll find beautiful places to fall in love with in the North Island.  

Hobbiton

Visit Middle‑earth™ for the day when you stop by Hobbiton. 

Cape Reinga

Travel to the Northernmost point of New Zealand and see two seas colliding. 

Rotorua

Marvel at colourful geothermal wonders and bathe in natural hot springs. 

Wellington

Embrace the coffee culture and excellent cuisine scene in New Zealand's hip little capital.

Tongariro National Park

Visit one of New Zealand's two UNESCO World Heritage sites to get up close to mountains with cultural and religious significance.