North Island of New Zealand

The North Island of New Zealand is the most densely populated of two main islands. The city of Auckland in the north is by far the largest city in New Zealand and our capital Wellington sits on the south coast.

People are quick to classify the North Island as less visually stunning to the South, but this is a large generalisation that does not always hold true. Discover black, white and golden sand beaches in the subtropical the Far North, climb volcanoes with breath-taking views and geothermal landscapes in the central regions and enjoy the vineyards of Hawkes Bay and Martinborough further South.

What to see and do in North Island of New Zealand?

Must do's include: Tongariro Crossing one day trek, early New Zealand history at Waitangi, a visit to “the coolest little capital in the world” Wellington, and an escape to Kapiti Island to view native birdlife.

Read our travel articles below to learn more about our first-hand experiences travelling in the North Island and plan your itinerary.

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    9 Day North Island Family Holiday in New Zealand

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