North Island travel ideas: Explore Auckland, the Bay of Islands and Rotorua

Researching a visit to New Zealand's fabulous North Island? Get inspired by this episode of the Tour the World travel TV series as we join Evergreen Tours on a stunning nine-day tour of the North Island. It's a journey full of majestic natural landscapes and wonderful urban experiences...

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Top things to see and do on the North Island – Tour the World TV

Looking for ideas for things to see and do on New Zealand’s North Island? In this episode of the Tour the World travel TV series, we join Evergreen Tours on a fabulous journey around New Zealand’s stunning North Island.

New Zealand’s North Island is the travel destination that really does offer something for everyone.

If you’re planning a visit to the region, this episode of Tour the World with Evergreen Tours — hosted by The Big Bus tour and travel guide’s editor Adam Ford — is packed with North Island travel ideas and inspiration — including culture, food, history, shopping and relaxation must-sees and dos.

Whether you plan to travel with a tour group or independently, in this episode you’ll get information about Auckland, the stunning Bay of Islands, Rotorua and cosmopolitan capital Wellington.

North Island travel ideas

North Island travel ideas: Explore amazing Auckland.

This tour starts in Auckland with the opportunity to explore the magnificent City of Sails, before heading north for Kauri country and the grounds of the historic Waitangi Treaty.

One of the highlights of the magnificent Bay of Islands is a cruise to Cape Brett and through the famous Hole in the Rock.

North Island travel ideas

North Island travel ideas: Bay of Islands

Heading back down south and The Hobbiton Movie Set is a magical experience you’ll always remember. Then discover Rotorua, the heartland of Maori culture and geothermal activity. A gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for a superb champagne buffet breakfast and spectacular views is just one of the many highlights.

North Island travel ideas

North Island travel ideas. Image courtesy of Hobbiton Movie Set

Visit the Rainbow Springs Nature Park and Kiwi Encounter to get up close to the elusive national bird, then explore the Te Puia Thermal Village with its steaming vents, bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers. A long soak in the local thermal hot springs is highly recommended!

This North Island tour finishes in wonderful Wellington, the home of great coffee in NZ and the world-famous Te Papa museum.

North Island travel ideas

North Island travel ideas: Wellington. Image: Photodune

If you have questions about any of the North Island travel ideas or experiences featured in this episode, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do you have any North Island travel ideas to suggest? We would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

Additional images: Bigstock

This episode of Tour the World was produced by Late Night Media Productions, under a co-production agreement with Peppercorn Productions, publisher of The Big Bus tour and travel guide. Copyright © Late Night Media Productions.


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