Journey through rich landscapes of the North Island, New Zealand. A land that blend beaches, farmlands, national parks and geothermal wonders. Experience the Maori culture that is ever-present in many parts of the North Island and explore the countless things to do in Auckland.
Auckland is your starting point for most international flights and a cosmopolitan city. Based on the harbour, make sure to enjoy the sights of the waterfront, take in the award-winning Auckland museum, and catch a ferry over to nearby Waiheke Island for a day trip to relax on the beach and enjoy some local wine.
Beyond Auckland you have many difficult choices in terms of which direction to head. North you will find the stunning Bay of Islands, and some fantastic diving/snorkelling at Poor Knights Islands marine reserve. The Coromandel Peninsula to the east is not-to-be-missed with native forests, and the famous Hot Water Beach. Travel south to visit Hobbiton at Matamata and then journey on to Rotorua with a multitude of attractions. Other locations to consider are: The Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Tongariro National Park, the art deco city of Napier, the nation’s capital Wellington and of course, the caving adventures to be had in Waitomo.