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North Island

North Island

The North Island of New Zealand serves as the gateway to this picturesque and exciting country and is home to the capital city of Wellington. This is a destination to be considered from every perspective: The magnificent Waitemata Harbour that surrounds Auckland, to the charming harbor-side towns sprinkled throughout the waterways of the Bay of Islands and the Bay of Plenty. From deep in the famed glowworm caves near Coromandel to the bubbling sulfuric mud baths of Rotorua.

The landscape of the North Island ranges from lush rainforests beckoning those eager to trek, to the marinas of charming coastal hamlets and holds something in store for every traveler, regardless of personal interest. There is a rich history and heritage to be discovered such as the arrival of the first Maori canoes and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. There is also abundant wildlife waiting to be explored, including the rare kiwi and white heron, seal and penguin colonies and a unique variety of fauna. For wine enthusiasts, the North Island has no shortage of award-winning wineries to visit, including those producing the distinctive Pinot Noirs of the Martinborough wine region, or the world-class Cabernets and Merlots of Hawke’s Bay.

Locations


Sample Itineraries

A Journey through New Zealand
A Journey through New Zealand
13 Nights From $17,555
Auckland, Rotorua, Wairarapa, Queenstown, Christchurch
All Over Australia and New Zealand
All Over Australia and New Zealand
18 Nights From $4,120
Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Christchurch, Melbourne, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Sydney
All Over New Zealand
All Over New Zealand
17 Nights From $3,325
Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Dunedin, Christchurch
All Over New Zealand
All Over New Zealand
17 Nights From $12,195
Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Dunedin, Christchurch
Boutique New Zealand
Boutique New Zealand
10 Nights From $1,800
Auckland, Napier, Martinborough, Blenheim, Christchurch
Discover New Zealand and Australia
Discover New Zealand and Australia
14 Nights From $3,085
Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Christchurch, Cairns, Sydney
Kiwi Adventure
Kiwi Adventure
10 Nights From $2,375
Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Christchurch
Kiwi Adventure
Kiwi Adventure
10 Nights From $6,930
Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Christchurch
Kiwi Culture
Kiwi Culture
12 Nights From $3,905
Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Queenstown
Luxury in New Zealand
Luxury in New Zealand
11 Nights From $14,065
Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch, Wairarapa
Middle Earth Explorer
Middle Earth Explorer
10 Nights From $3,235
Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch
Middle-earth and Beyond
Middle-earth and Beyond
10 Nights From $3,235
Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch
Natural New Zealand
Natural New Zealand
14 Nights From $10,075
Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, Christchurch, Arthur's Pass, Franz Josef, Queenstown

Tours and Activities

Auckland City Sights
Auckland City Sights
Auckland
Length: Half-day, Full-day
Auckland Highlights and Cruise
Auckland Highlights and Cruise
Auckland
Auckland to Rotorua (via Waitomo)
Auckland to Rotorua (via Waitomo)
Auckland
Length: Full-day
Coast and Rainforest Walk
Coast and Rainforest Walk
Auckland
Length: Full-day
Coromandel Day Tour
Coromandel Day Tour
Auckland
Length: Full-day
Pride of Auckland Harbor Sailing
Pride of Auckland Harbor Sailing
Auckland
Length: Half-day
Waiheke Island Explorer
Waiheke Island Explorer
Auckland
Length: Half-day
Waitomo Caves Tour
Waitomo Caves Tour
Auckland
Length: Full-day
Wilderness Experience
Wilderness Experience
Auckland
Length: Half-day
Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise
Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise
Bay of Islands
Length: Half-day
Cape Reinga Tour
Cape Reinga Tour
Bay of Islands
Length: Full-day
Swim with the Dolphins
Swim with the Dolphins
Bay of Islands
Length: Half-day
A Twilight Odyssey
A Twilight Odyssey
Napier
Length: Half-day
Gannet Safari
Gannet Safari
Napier
Length: Half-day
Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour
Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour
Rotorua
Length: Half-day
Polynesian Spa
Polynesian Spa
Rotorua
Length: Half-day, Full-day
Riverjet Volcanic Tour
Riverjet Volcanic Tour
Rotorua
Length: Half-day
Rotorua Highlights
Rotorua Highlights
Rotorua
Length: Half-day, Full-day
Te Puia Guided Tour and Cultural Performance
Te Puia Guided Tour and Cultural Performance
Rotorua
Length: Half-day
White Island Volcano Landing
White Island Volcano Landing
Rotorua
Length: Half-day
Waiheke Wine Tour
Waiheke Wine Tour
Waiheke
Length: Half-day
Maori Treasures
Maori Treasures
Wellington
Length: Half-day, Full-day
Martinborough Wine Tour
Martinborough Wine Tour
Wellington
Length: Full-day
Middle-earth Film Locations
Middle-earth Film Locations
Wellington
Length: Half-day
Walking Gourmet Tour
Walking Gourmet Tour
Wellington
Length: Half-day
Wellington City Highlights
Wellington City Highlights
Wellington
Length: Half-day, Full-day