North Island Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
As diverse as it is beautiful, New Zealand’s North Island is a holiday destination for every taste. For friends, for couples and families, for action and adventure, for fun or for rest and relaxation, let your imagination be your guide as you explore the island’s rich culture and incredible landscape.
Whatever your holiday style, you’re bound to find your ideal itinerary here. Up for some sun and fun at the beach? Take to the sophistication of the cities on the east coast or kick back and chill out in the soulful simplicity of the west. In the subtropical Northland, the two combine in an aquatic playground where adventure and relaxation are expertly balanced.
You’ll find the fascinating culture of New Zealand woven through an array of experiences, making your stay even more special. Away from the cities, see how traditional artists and craftspeople have made the Coromandel Peninsula their home while making it a haven for travellers. Make sure to drop into their studios – they’d love to share their work. A tour around nearby beaches and a snorkel off the coast gives an insight into their creative inspiration.
The North Island’s cities offer everything you’d expect in terms of heritage buildings, museums and galleries, but with the added bonus of stunning harbour scenery in Wellington and proximity to beaches, hiking trails and islands in Auckland. Split your time between cultural pursuits and fun in the sun amid a scene of world class shopping and restaurants.
Throughout the centre of the North Island volcanoes and geothermal activity make for a unique experience. Bubbling mud pools, hot springs and the erupting geysers of Rotorua are quintessentially New Zealand. Immerse yourself in Maori culture and learn about the proud traditions and heritage before you head further south and join the locals for a spot of fishing on Lake Taupo or skiing and hiking in Tongariro National Park. Travel to Waikato and discover the iconic Waitomo Caves, before heading to Matamata for a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie set.
With so many unique sights just waiting to be discovered and experiences to be had, it’s easy to make your North Island holiday whatever you want it to be.