New Zealand North Island Trip

Romantic
Romantic
9 - 12
days

From Auckland in the north to Wellington in the south, explore the North Island from top to bottom with stops in Paihia to see the Bay of Islands, Rotorua to see the geysers, the rocky shores of Wellington, and the gorgeous resorts of Taupo.

In this trip

  • Night LifeNight Life
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • BeachesBeaches

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2

    Paihia, New Zealand

  • 3

    Rotorua, New Zealand

  • 4

    Napier, New Zealand

  • 5

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • 6

    Taupo, New Zealand

  • 7

    Auckland, New Zealand

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Things to do in and around Auckland

  • Auckland skyline
  • Auckland view
  • Sky Tower above the CBD
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • New Zealand 2011
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Twin Oak Drive - Cornwall Park - Auckland - New Zealand
  • Rangitoto
  • Friday Ride
  • Waitakere Ranges
  • Bethells Beach
  • Ponsonby
  • Giraffes at Auckland Zoo
  • Bridge, Auckland Botanic Garden
  • Auckland, Queen Street P1210421
  • Layered Sunrise
  • Oneroa Bay
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

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Famed for its cultural diversity and vibrant energy, this metropolis boasts parks and museums, two harbors, and great restaurants.

Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,454,300 - 32 percent of New Zealand's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,570,500 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Maori, Auckland's name is Tamaki Makaurau and the adaptation of Auckland, to suit Maori phonetic rules, is Akarana.
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Things to do in and around Paihia

  • Paihia
  • Whangarei Falls
  • Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri
  • Sea Arch
  • Altaic Warrior
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  • Schooling Koheru, Poor Knights, NZ. I love scuba diving!
   
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Paihia

New Zealand, Bay of Islands region

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The best town for exploring the Bay of Islands, this town is known for its stunning scenery and array of water sport opportunities.

Paihia is the main tourist town in the Bay of Islands in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located close to the historic towns of Russell and Kerikeri, 60 kilometres north of Whangarei. Missionary Henry Williams named the mission station Marsden's Vale and eventually the Paihia became the accepted name of the settlement. Nearby to the north is the historic settlement of Waitangi, and the residential and commercial area of Haruru Falls is to the west. The port and township of Opua, and the small settlement of Te Haumi, lie to the south. The population of Paihia was 1770 in the 2006 Census, a decrease of 69 from 2001.
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Things to do in and around Rotorua

  • Looking Down At Rotorua
  • Rotorua - Hells Gate
  • Maori Performers, Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua
  • Geyser, Te Puia, Rotorua
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rotorua
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
  • Rotorua Government Gardens
  • Mountain Biking in Rotorua, New Zealand (c) TRAILSOURCE.COM
  • Kuirau Park, Rotorua
  • museum
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  • green & blue
  • Rotorua
  • Ohinemutu Maori meeting house
  • St. Faiths church, Rotorua
  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
  • Craters of the Moon Thermal Area, Wairakei, North Island, New Zealand
   
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Rotorua

New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

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Famed for its geothermal activity, this city is favored by travelers and offers an array of geysers, hot springs, and mud pools.

Rotorua, ("The second great lake of Kahumatamomoe") is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island. Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists; the tourism industry is by far the largest industry in the district. It is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. This thermal activity is sourced to the Rotorua caldera, on which the town lies. Rotorua is home to the Waiariki Institute of Technology. The Lakes of Rotorua are a collection of many lakes surrounding Rotorua.
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Things to do in and around Napier

  • Napier Nov 2011
  • Mission Estate Winery, Napier.
  • Napier
  • Ahuriri beach near Perfume Point
  • Napier Botanic Gardens
  • Te Mata Peak
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Pania of the reef Napier New Zealand 3
  • bluff hill lookout
  • Under the New Zealand National Aquarium
  • Museum Theatre, Gallery, Hawke’s Bay, Napier
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  • Cape Kidnappers
   
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Napier

New Zealand, Hawke's Bay region

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Full of Art Deco architecture, this city offers an array of cultural attractions, from museums, to monuments, to verdant gardens.

Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was razed in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. It also has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country, a statue on Marine Parade called Pania of the Reef. Thousands of people flock to Napier every February for the Tremains Art Deco Weekend event, a celebration of its Art Deco heritage and history. Other notable tourist events attracting many outsiders to the region annually include F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic events, and the Mission Estate Concert at Mission Estate and Winery in the suburb of Taradale.
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Things to do in and around Wellington

  • Monastery on the hill
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) in Wellington
  • 200510 museum of wellington
  • Antique shops and others shops in main street of the heritage town of Carcoar New South Wales.
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens in spring.
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • Cuba St Mall
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  • Gainfully “employed”: cycling to the beach counts, right?
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  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Northern Walkway
  • Oriental Bay, Wellington
  • carter observatory
  • Meercats @ Wellington Zoo
  • Otari-Wilton's Bush
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  • Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand, 14 May 2006
   
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life2 nights

New Zealand's capital is a city with upbeat energies, boasting a thriving nightlife, rich museums, historic buildings, and more.

Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, and is the world's southernmost capital city of a sovereign state. Wellington is marketed as the 'coolest little capital in the world' and its popular tourist attractions include Museum of Wellington Museum, Wellington Zoo, Zealandia and Wellington Cable Car. Cruise tourism is experiencing a major boom in line with nationwide development. Cafe culture is prominent and restaurants offer cuisines including from Europe, Asia and Polynesia.
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Things to do in and around Taupo

  • Tongariro & Lake Taupo
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  • Aukland botanical gardens, New Zealand
  • Taupo Museum & Art gallery
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
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  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
   
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Taupo

New Zealand, Waikato region

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This town offers a multitude of adrenalin-raising activities, as well as a lovely lake and incredible views over the volcanoes.

Taupo is a tourist center, particularly in the summer, as it offers panoramic views over the lake and to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south. It offers a number of tourist activities including sky diving, jet boating and paragliding. Taupo services a number of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the largest man-made forest in the world, and related industry. A large sawmill is sited approximated 3 km to the north east of the town on Centennial Drive. The Wairakei geothermal power station is a few kilometres north of the town.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Things to do in and around Auckland

  • Auckland skyline
  • Auckland view
  • Sky Tower above the CBD
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • New Zealand 2011
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Twin Oak Drive - Cornwall Park - Auckland - New Zealand
  • Rangitoto
  • Friday Ride
  • Waitakere Ranges
  • Bethells Beach
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric1 night

Famed for its cultural diversity and vibrant energy, this metropolis boasts parks and museums, two harbors, and great restaurants.

Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,454,300 - 32 percent of New Zealand's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,570,500 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Maori, Auckland's name is Tamaki Makaurau and the adaptation of Auckland, to suit Maori phonetic rules, is Akarana.
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