Adventurous excursions in North Island must-see destinations

New Zealand’s North Island is one of the top holiday destinations in New Zealand. From its island sanctuaries and breathtaking vistas to its exciting cities and peaceful bays, the North Island must-see destinations offer something for every age and traveller. With our travel guide, you can find the top holiday destinations and find accommodation options near the best places to visit in North Island.

Top articles to explore the North Island

Fishing around the Coromandel

North Island

Beautiful scenery and coastline, plus fantastic fishing - the perfect combination.

Hokianga Harbour

North Island

Visit this beautiful harbour, kauri forests and picturesque villages.


North Island

With surf, safe swimming and a marina, Whangamata is always a popular holiday destination.

Auckland City

North Island

Auckland mixes stunning natural beauty with the buzz and eclectic culture of the big city.

Matakana off the beaten track

North Island

There’s heaps to do around Matakana. Here's the inside word on where to go.

Rainy day adventures in Rotorua

North Island

Rotorua in May means mountain bike trails through forests, lounging in hot pools and watching the lions being fed.