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Best of the North Island: Culture

With historic and modern culture aplenty, hit up these top North Island cultural attractions, featuring art; film; architecture; and historic ...

 

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Top 50 things to do in the North Island

Gold and black beaches, pristine diving and snorkelling, mind-blowing views, world-class museums and some of the best craft breweries on the ...

 

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Best of the North Island: Adventure

Get your thrills high in the sky or deep underground, race at high speeds over water or on two wheels. Te Ika-a-Māui, the North Island, has ...

 

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Best of the North Island: Sights

Get a load of this subtropical treasure trove of lush native bush, pristine beaches, volcanic monoliths and geothermal wonders that is Te ...

 

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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 ...

 

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North Island best of: golf

Take your pick of ocean or lake views, native bush filled with birdsong or rolling green hills and buckets of sunshine, and enjoy a round on ...

 

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Tūroa Ski Area

Tūroa Ski Area offers varied terrain and features both Australasia’s longest vertical descent and New Zealand’s highest lift, the six-seater ...

 

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Tukino Ski Field

Nestled on the eastern slopes of Mount Ruapehu, Tukino offers the combination of adventure and lack of crowds, coupled with the friendliness and ...

 

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The perfect summer destination: Whitianga & The Coromandel

If you’ve never spent a summer holiday in one of the North Island’s favourite getaway spots, what are you waiting for? With a history as a ...

 

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Taranaki catches the eye of Lonely Planet

The tranquil, beautiful Taranaki region has joined such locations as The Azores in Portugal, Choquequirao in Peru and The Tuamotus, French ...

 

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North Island Itinerary

The South Pacific’s largest city, Auckland, is the arrival point for many to the North Island, a place of endless natural beauty and fascinating ...

 

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Exploring Whanganui

Whanganui is a pleasant town on the banks of the Whanganui River. A busy main street lined with rustling green trees and colourful flower ...

 

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Exploring Wellington

Wellington is not only the nation’s political centre but in many ways the cultural centre. It contains numerous museums, galleries and theatres, ...

 

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Exploring Waikato & Waitomo

At the heart of the Waikato is Hamilton, a riverside city that’s close enough to Auckland for some commuters. The Waikato River bisects the ...

 

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Exploring the Wairarapa

The Wairarapa is increasingly known as a gourmand's little paradise. Modern Wairarapa has embraced wine in a big way, and enthusiasts will find ...

 

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Exploring The Coromandel

A rustic and unspoilt landscape, The Coromandel boasts rich heritage, rainforest and a spectacular coastline. Built on gold, it's now a famous ...

 

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Exploring the Bay of Plenty

Separated by a glistening harbour, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui offer an idyllic lifestyle in a region bathed in sunshine. Tauranga Harbour is a ...

 

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Exploring Taupō

The main centre of the Central North Island is Taupō, a lakeside resort offering an excellent range of accommodation, dining and activities. ...

 

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Exploring Taranaki

Presided over by the majestic, conical Mount Taranaki, the region combines the gentle charms of rural New Zealand with the surprisingly ...

 

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Exploring Ruapehu

Thrust up by the Earth’s powerful forces, the active volcanic triumvirate of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe watch over the central North ...

 

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Exploring Rotorua

You’ll smell Rotorua before you see it – a distinctive sulphur smell identifies this as an active geothermal area. The geothermal activity ...

 

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Exploring Northland & Bay of Islands

Northland offers a spectacular coastal and marine environment with excellent beaches, truly world-class diving and hundreds of islands to ...

 

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Exploring Manawatū

Manawatū's main centre, Palmerston North, houses the cultural home of New Zealand rugby, but adventure also awaits outside the city itself. Do ...

 

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Exploring Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay’s Art Deco capital of Napier is a sophisticated coastal town full of fascinating architecture. The abundance of Art Deco-style ...

 

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Exploring Gisborne & Eastland

Attractions and activities around Gisborne and Eastland make the most of the region’s natural charms, deep cultural history and seaside ...

 

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Exploring Auckland

Straddling two harbours and draped over 48 volcanic cones, Auckland occupies a stunning natural landscape. Known as the ‘City of Sails’, when ...

 

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Rotorua – there’s a lot to do!

This week I have been checking out Rotorua. This Kiwi city is well known for its mud pools and unique sulphurous aroma, but the place is much ...

 

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Whitford and the Pohutukawa Coast: Auckland's rural treasures

Next time you're visiting Auckland, don't limit yourself to the urban areas – New Zealand's largest city is surrounded by off-the-beaten-track ...

 

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Bay of Islands & Northland

Discover the roots of New Zealand’s human history in Northland, a region blessed with a spectacular range of coastal scenery and bathed in ...

 

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Dunedin & Coastal Otago

The city of Dunedin and the coastal Otago region offer an unforgettable blend of natural and human heritage – world-class wildlife encounters on ...

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