Top 10 North Island 'must sees'
Check out our list of top ten things to see in New Zealand's stunning North Island.
|Auckland||Explore the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, sail on an America’s Cup boat or on a luxury launch, visit Waiheke wineries, view endangered native birds on Tiritiri Matangi.|
|Wellington||New Zealand’s cultural capital is the home of Peter Jackson, café culture, the national museum - Te Papa, and an innovative inner city nature reserve, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary.|
|Rotorua||Check out the mud pools and geysers before relaxing in hot pools and mud baths.|
|Pacific Coast Highway||Hot water beaches of the Coromandel, volcanic White Island, and explore the wine region of Hawkes’ Bay by bike.|
|Twin Coast Discovery Highway||Discover New Zealand’s history and Maori culture, while exploring the beautiful beaches and majestic forests of the Northland region.|
|Surfing on west coast beaches||Learn to surf in Raglan where you’ll find one of the world’s longest left-hand breaks, or on one of the beaches on Taranaki’s Surf Highway.|
|Tongariro Crossing||Known as the finest one day hike in the world, this walk is not for the faint-hearted but you are rewarded with fantastic views across the North Island, and the turquoise crater lakes are unforgettable.|
|Waitomo Caves||Explore Waitomo’s labyrinth netherworld by abseiling and floating on an inner tube, or on a boat trip through the caves with only glowworms to guide your way.|
|Whanganui River Journey||Relaxing three day canoe trip along historic Maori waterways, with overnight stay in a traditional Marae.|
|Taupo adventures||One of the best places in the world to skydive, you can also bungy, jetboat, white water raft and kayak around New Zealand’s largest lake. For those looking for a more gentle adventure Taupo is also renowned for its trout fishing.|