Things to Do in the North Island

A beach on the Bay of Islands
Piha Beach

Our top tips for seeing New Zealand’s North Island

Want to choose your own adventure in New Zealand's north? Then buckle up because we have plenty of things to see and do to inspire you. Below are just some ideas and tips to help you plan your New Zealand holiday. For more ideas, or to tailor one of these ideas into an itinerary, talk to our New Zealand Experts today.

A must-do for Lord of the Rings fans...

" as the barren and rugged terrain changes around you, following the trail around mountainous peaks, along the shores of startlingly blue volcanic lakes and past bubbling geothermal hot springs," Emma Brisdion on The Trongariro Alpine Crossing, one of the best walking trails in New Zealand.

Top New Zealand North Island Journeys

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Round the World Expert Kaye Waapu

If you’re visiting the Bay of Islands, I recommend adding a day trip up to Cape Reinga. It’s where you can see the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea meet, and one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand.

- Kaye Waapu, Expert
Steph Eagell standing infront of Hobbiton
Our Expert @stepheagell looking for Hobbits in Hobbiton. The charming Lord of the Rings movie set is in the Waikato region on the North Island #expertfinds #waikato #lotr #newzealand #hobbiton