New Zealand’s vibrant North Island is home to the nation’s largest city, Auckland, its capital city, Wellington, and possesses over three-quarters of the country’s population. In short, there’s a lot happening on this ancient volcanic landmass. From its thriving cultural scene to the innovative restaurant and shopping sector, the North Island is a hub of activity that will keep you going from morning to night.
The dazzling natural scenery, with its weathered coastline, temperate forests and vast mountain ranges are never far away either. To truly appreciate New Zealand, all one has to do is get out and explore these great outdoor attractions. Remarkably, the island’s unique geological history can be witnessed too. After thousands of years of volcanic activity, the earthly wonders can be enjoyed on winding hiking trails that take you through volcanic stone fields and past explosive geysers and hot mud pools. In short, there’s no other place on earth quite like New Zealand’s North Island.
INSPIRATIONS FROM THE BLOG
Auckland is a place where big city style and stunning natural beauty go hand in hand.
New Zealand’s natural wonders often steal the limelight for tourists venturing to the land of the long white cloud. Though the country’s cities are far from lacking.
On my first night in Auckland the mission was clear: to try some of New Zealand’s finest seafood. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it would also include a taste of the world’s best oysters.
The trans-Tasman rivalry has always been fierce. Whether it’s cricket, rugby or pinot noir, our Kiwi cousins have consistently punched above their weight across so many fields of endeavour.