Bay of Islands
North Island
Elephant Rock, Tongaporutu
Hawkes Bay region
Lake Taupo at sunset
Looking towards Mokoia Island from Lake Rotorua
Paku Hill, Coromandel Peninsula
Wellington harbour

Inspiring guides for your holiday to the North Island

Perfect for wildlife lovers, wine aficionados, nature enthusiasts and adventure junkies, the North Island is already an inspiring place.

Our guides below have plenty of recommendations and tips on where to go and what to do. Afterwards, how about giving us a call to start creating your holiday?

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Discover the best of the North Island

The North Island has a variety of sites to offer from the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, beautiful Bay of Islands, the thermal hotpools of Rotorua and the Glow worms at Waitomo Caves.

A beginner’s guide to self-drive holidays in New Zealand

A self-drive tour through New Zealand is a trip of a lifetime. Driving's the best way to see the country's spectacular scenery as you can do it all at your own pace, take photos whenever you want and explore places you might not get to see otherwise.

Exploring Bay of Islands, New Zealand's Winterless North

The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s most popular visitor destinations, renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, delectable seafood cuisine and living heritage.

Exploring North Island's breathtaking Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel Peninsula, a long spit of land that shields the Hauraki Gulf from the stormy Pacific Ocean, is where many New Zealanders come to get away from it all. So, given how laidback and picturesque the rest of the country is, you can imagine what it’s like here.

Head out on one of these day trips from Auckland

Auckland's a haven for nature-lovers, surrounded by volcanic cones, rainforests, vineyards and a coastline fringed with black-and-white-sand beaches. See some top day trips accessible from this city base.

Planning for an incredible New Zealand adventure

Travelling to New Zealand can be the adventure of a lifetime, and when it comes to planning this dream holiday, there’s a lot to consider, but we’ll provide all you need to know to make it happen.

Road tripping New Zealand's North Island

From the world’s second largest wine region and landscapes shrouded in geothermal activity, to contemporary cities and sweeping beaches, there’s much to see on an incredible road trip through New Zealand’s North Island.

Top 10 things to do in Rotorua

Rotorua is a must-see place on any tour of New Zealand’s North Island, so to help you plan your itinerary, here are 10 of the best things to see and do when visiting the area.

Exploring Rotorua, Tauranga and Bay of Plenty

A stay in the bay promises endless silvery strands of beach, watersports galore, and also plenty of fascinating history - the Maori population here remains among the largest in the country.

Head out on one of these day trips from Wellington

Wellington's a compact capital city with a diverse mix of European and Maori culture, shopping, food and a bustling harbour. And a great base for day trips to islands, nature reserves, vineyards and beaches.

Tailor-make the ultimate New Zealand holiday experience

New Zealand ranks highly in top travel spots, with lush rainforests, beautiful mountains and beaches, abundant wildlife and hot springs. Aim for three to four weeks, with options to tailor-make a perfect trip.

New Zealand holiday options: From self-drive, motorhome camping to escorted tours

There are multiple ways to explore the spectacular country of New Zealand. No matter which you choose, a self-drive excursion, exploring by motorhome or an escorted tour, it’s bound to be an experience of a lifetime.

Exploring New Zealand's North Island regions

Little beats the charismatic North Island when it comes to tapping into New Zealand’s native Maori past, blissing out on ravishing white-sand beaches, and marvelling at volcanoes, geysers, and other geothermal wonders.

Exploring New Zealand's Maori culture

Visiting New Zealand? To really understand the country, learn about the indigenous Maori people who settled over 700 years ago. Here’s more about the culture and where to experience it in New Zealand.

From north to south - an unexpected journey in New Zealand

If you’ve been inspired to take a Tolkien-themed holiday to New Zealand, then you’ll be pleased to know that there is a wealth of locations and other points of interest running the length of the country that can be visited.

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