North Island best of: nature
Lush rainforests harbour a wide variety of native animals, and the warmer waters around the North Island’s coast are home to some of the world’s ...
Discover New Zealand, a world where nature flouts all sense of restraint, a place of extraordinary diversity inhabited by unique wildlife, an island nation with natural wonders enough for countries many times its size – this place is unique!
With New Zealand a country known the world over for its spectacular natural heritage and assets, you may already have considerable expectations of a natural New Zealand experience – but even the highest of expectations are rarely disappointed by New Zealand’s wilderness areas and their remarkable majesty and considerable diversity, as well as the recreation and scenic opportunites offered by its great outdoors lifestyle.
In this section you can learn more about Natural New Zealand. Pick one (or many more!) of the country’s truly spectacular national parks – with World Heritage Areas amongst them – to explore, or get up close to its unique wildlife, much of which evolved in complete isolation for millennia, and is often very accessible due to an excellent range of wildlife sanctuaries and parks, tours, and other guided (and unguided) experiences.
Before you come to New Zealand, it’s worth learning a bit about the emphasis on looking after the environment and travelling through and enjoying the country in a sustainable way.