Fly into Auckland and you’ll be perfectly placed to explore New Zealand's North Island.
Head north to discover the stunning scenery of the Bay of Islands where you can get out on the water, immerse yourself in Maori culture, and take a guided tour of a glow worm cave. South of Auckland you'll find the town of Rotorua, famous for its geothermal activity, bubbling mud and geysers. Stunning Lake Taupo is also on the cards if you keep driving in this direction. If food and wine is your thing, don’t miss the scenic Hawke's Bay wine region which is famous for its award winning wines. The nearby town of Napier, which has one of the world’s largest collections of Art Deco architecture, is also worth a look. Keep going to the very bottom of the North Island and you’ll end up in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington. Overlooking sparkling blue water and packed with fantastic museums, restaurants and bars, you won’t want to miss this lively cultural and culinary hub.
New Zealand North Island highlights
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