If you going to visit North Island, which is one of the 2 main island’s of New Zealand. About three quarters of New Zealand’s population are living in North Island. Do you like to see active volcanoes, island sanctuaries & many more tourist places in North Island, you can also find New Zealand’s history while visiting North Island?
Why to visit North Island only?
1. Looking for warmer weather and beautiful beaches, then you should visit North Island. North Island climate is warmer and you will enjoy beautiful sub tropical climate during winter months.
2. More interested in Geothermal activity? Why not visit volcanoes at Tongario National Park in Ruapehu , bubbling mud spa and enjoy hot pools in Rotorua specially winter time. Visit world famous hot water beach at Coromandel.
3. Kia Ora to Maori Culture: If you will visit North Island, experience Native Maori population. Enjoy Maori cultural performance while visit Northland at Waitangi.
4. Wellington where you can visit New Zealand’s National Museum – Te Papa and know more about Maori culture
5. Looking to visit big cities of New Zealand? Then you came to the right place. More than 70% of New Zealand’s 4 million populations is living on North Island only. While 30% living in Auckland biggest city of New Zealand
6. North Island is famous for its mountain bike. You can experience the beautiful mountains to sea cycle trail, the timber trail or more. Explore Rotorua and Taupo with best mountain biking.
Visit some of the North Island cities:
1. Auckland – has to offer plenty of activities, locations and more.
Visit Sky Tower, Auckland Zoo, Ecozip Adventure, Mount Eden, Rainbows End Adventure Park, Sheep World or many more. And how can we forget to visit Eden Park, our cricket ground.
2. Hamilton – Waikato- If you drive south from Auckland, you can find beautiful city Hamilton.
Matamata Hobbiton movie sets, Hamilton garden , experience the hot air balloon in Hamilton.
3. Bay of Plenty – Paihia- home to wonderful beaches, juicy kiwis and avocados, and volcano
Visit spectacular beaches, swim with dolphins, hot pools or more.
4. Whanganui– Just drive few hours from Wellington to Whanganui, which is home for around 43000 people. You can visit Whanganui Opera House, the Sarjeant Art Gallery or National Park.
5. Hawke’s Bay– one of the driest and warmest regions of New Zealand. The region is first stop on the classic New Zealand wine trail. Visit bird watching, art deco, museums.
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Photo Credits to – Chris-McLennan & Tourism New Zealand