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North Island Holidays

A captivating blend of natural wonders

It’s no wonder most people begin their exploration of New Zealand with the North Island. A captivating destination with the perfect balance of household names and hidden gems, this region really is something special. From Auckland to Wellington, Hawkes Bay to the Bay of Islands, you’ll be overwhelmed by the choice and diversity of the North Island.

Lake Taupo is a must-see, as is the picturesque Coromandel Peninsula which is rich in Maori history, has gorgeous beaches and offers up one of the most scenic journeys in the world along the East pacific drive. The cities of Auckland and Wellington provide a contemporary contrast to the natural side of the island, or you can head to Rotorua for a glimpse into the geothermal landscape of this country.

The best way to see this part of New Zealand is by hiring a car or motorhome and exploring at your own pace – with so much to experience, you’ll want to take your time to enjoy it to the full. Alternatively, take an escorted tour to ensure you don’t miss any of the breath-taking highlights along the way.

Top 5 things to do in North Island

  1. Take a yacht cruise of Auckland Harbour
  2. Visit the must-see Bay of Islands area
  3. Drive along the famed Ninety Mile Beach
  4. Go trout fishing on Lake Taupo
  5. Witness the hot thermal pools of Rotorua

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Driving distances

In the North Island

New Zealand Sky have provided a distance chart to help you calculate your self drive tour journey. All distances are measured in kilometres(km), over highways and major roads but not necessarily by shortest route. To convert distances to Miles please use the following calculation: Kilometres x .625 = Miles

Auckland
Cape Reinga 441
Gisborne 950 509
Hamilton 400 567 126
Kaitia 451 834 116 325
Masterton 962 521 448 1088 647
Napier 233 751 300 215 867 426
New Plymouth 415 346 693 242 609 809 368
Paihia 609 667 888 116 367 750 232 241
Palmerston North 779 237 178 109 863 412 393 979 538
Rotorua 341 476 319 229 450 560 109 291 676 235
Taupo 82 259 520 289 147 368 594 153 334 720 279
Thames 213 159 472 346 350 360 581 441 108 415 450 114
Wanganui 436 231 131 74 695 163 252 181 779 328 467 895 454
Wellington 461 591 378 460 143 898 356 332 99 982 531 547 1098 657

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