The North Island of New Zealand, being closer to the equator, has the warmer climate of the two islands with around 15,000 kilometres of coastline and more than 25 marine reserves. The Pacific Ocean on the east coast offers tranquil bays with white and golden sandy beaches, while the Tasman Sea and the west coast are notoriously wild, with amazing stretches of black sand.
Active volcanoes and geothermal wonders, island sanctuaries, Maori culture and history top the list when visiting New Zealand’s North Island.
The two main cities of Auckland and Wellington offer a plethora of arts, culture, restaurants, cafés and nightlife. Road journeys, cycle trails, wine tours, natural conservation reserves with the many walkways, sporting activities and relaxing scenery throughout the north Island are world renowned.
Take a video tour by clicking on the map to plan what you would like to see and do in the North Island of New Zealand.