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Countless Things to Do and Sights to See

Kauri forests meet beautiful beaches, endless miles of walking/biking trails, rich in Maori culture, wine, gourmet food, adventure and wildlife all await you in The North Island with our New Zealand vacation packages! New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland and the country’s capital city, Wellington, are on the North Island. Auckland, located in the Island’s Northern region, is New Zealand’s major point of international arrivals and departures; the city is a popular destination for trips to New Zealand. Auckland offers:

  • Stunning coastal views
  • A thriving nightlife
  • An international community
  • A fantastic restaurant and coffee shop scene
  • Endless weekend trips
  • Family-friendly environment
  • Relaxed atmosphere

To the North of Auckland is the Bay of Islands resort town area where the lush forest meets the gorgeous beaches, a common theme that encourages many trips to New Zealand. The subtropical micro-region is a prime holiday hot spot known for its incredible beauty and is home to the country’s most important historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Enjoy a Rich Culture Steeped in Tradition

No trip to New Zealand’s North Island would be complete without a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set! In the heart of the Waikato region, on a massive sheep farm, partake in a truly Middle‑earth™ adventure on a fully guided tour around the 12-acre set. Rotorua, the cultural capital of New Zealand, is a small town located to the Southeast of Auckland, just a 2-hour drive. 

The city is rich in history and tradition while also surrounded by many natural wonders to discover—this makes it a unique experience in our New Zealand vacation packages. Part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, the city of Rotorua draws in visitors for its:

  • Geothermal field location
  • Volcanic crater lakes
  • Shooting geysers
  • Bubbling mud pools
  • Incredible natural hot springs
  • Māori culture
  • Stunning forests
  • 100% spring water

These distinct attributes create that truly natural thermal bathing experience! And Napier, on the central east coast, is the start of the North Island wine trail and an immaculately-kept Art Deco City.  Partaking in an Art Deco Trust 2-hour walking tour is a must-do in this area. The city is distinguished for its beautifully preserved 1930s architecture following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Hawke’s Bay in 1931. Once rebuilding began, it retained its architectural look of that decade.

Adventures From Top to Bottom

Wellington is located at the bottom of the North Island, at the ferry port that leads to the South Island (a 3.5-hour journey across the Cook Strait). Wellington is home to the unique Bee Hive-shaped parliament buildings and the nation’s largest museum, Te Papa. On your trip to New Zealand, we recommend a minimum of 10 days on the North Island to discover the unique sights. With a thriving art and culture scene, Wellington is known for its many treats, comprehensive tours, and many galleries and theatre performances. Our New Zealand vacation packages offer you a North Island adventure you’ll never forget!

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New Zealand is known as the land of many options for all kinds of adventure for all different types of travellers. Looking to explore the country’s fascinating landscapes? The breathtaking coastlines? Be on some great cycling and walking trails… or partake in aquatic activities like kayaking, sailing or diving. Whatever you fancy, this is the destination that will never be dull.

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