New Zealand’s North Island, also known as Te Ika-a-Māui and Te Waipounamu, is where you’ll find the country’s capital city, Wellington, as well as some of the country’s most beautiful nature sites.

The North Island is full of adventure, stunning coastal beauty, rich Māori culture, and smelly geothermal wonders.

Things to Do on New Zealand’s North Island

But if you’re not sure what to do in North Island New Zealand, then here are some of the top attractions you cannot miss!

Go Sailing in the Bay of Islands

For a very scenic and relaxing experience, go sailing in the Bay of Islands. Located in the Northland Region, the Bay of Islands is close to the northern tip of the country.

Enjoy the Hot Thermal Springs in Rotorua

“In Rotorua all you can do here is eat, sleep, and spa,” our waiter told us one evening. Indeed, when you visit Rotorua, the thermal experience is everywhere. It steams up from the pavements; there are geysers fields,  mud pools, fumaroles and hot springs.

Go White Water Raft the Tongariro River

In between conquering each rapid, you will witness ancient beech forests, rainbow trout swimming upstream, breathtaking gorges, limestone and volcanic cliffs, and water so clean and fresh you could drink it.

Go Beer Tasting at Hallertau Brewery in Auckland

Hallertau, with it’s combination of brewing and epicurean lifestyle, will allow you to sit back and enjoy for a couple of hours. And the food is damn good too. Order the pumpkin risotto.

Sky Dive

When I went Sky diving in New Zealand it was the first time that I have ever jumped. I faced my fears in the Northland’s region, near Whangarei, and it was awesome.

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