What To Do On New Zealand’s North Island


When you image New Zealand, you most likely picture snow-capped mountains, sparkling glaciers, lush forests, and extra sheep than you can count. These are precise scenes from the South Island, which undoubtedly gets extra interest than its northern counterpart. This is not to say that the North Island is any much less fascinating, even so. With our suggestions, we believe you may well just want to make time in your itinerary to love some of the special experiences to the north, as nicely as these extra frequently noted attractions of the South.

Even though Queenstown on the South Island is identified as an adventure capital of the globe, you may possibly want to save some of your taste for adventure for the North Island, exactly where you will uncover a lot of excitement. For 1 point, Lake Taupo may well be 1 of the ideal areas on the planet to go skydiving, supplying excellent views more than a vibrant blue lake and the surrounding hills and fields of varying, spectacular shades of green. New Zealand is also identified for its glow worm caves, and the North Island is a excellent spot to discover them for some further adventure. Meanwhile, an added advantage to activities like these is that with significantly of the interest devoted to the South Island, the North Island sees significantly fewer adventure vacationers, and can as a result be a tiny much less crowded and, in a way, extra accessible.

Lake Taupo. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons.

If you are a Lord of the Rings fan, yet another excellent North Island selection is to verify out 1 of the sets exactly where The Hobbit was filmed. The North Island set – Hobbiton itself – has been transformed into an interactive exhibit exactly where you can discover the fantasy village constructed for the petite hobbit race. Even if you haven’t followed this beloved fictional saga, the set is nevertheless filled with stunning scenery, set in the middle of farm nation with rolling hills and amazing views for kilometres in just about every path. And when you have completed touring the spot, you can also grab a drink at the cozy pub from the film itself!

If you are searching for extra of a city travel knowledge, Auckland on the North Island is the biggest urban centre in all of New Zealand. It is specifically well-known for its unmissable harbour location, which is filled with fantastic shops and restaurants. You can invest some time exploring on foot, or even get out on the water, and take in the amazing skyline, abroad a harbour cruise. Meanwhile, if you want to knowledge components of that skyline itself, the centrepiece is undoubtedly SkyCity, the towering skyscraper comprehensive with its personal reside casino. Even even though New Zealand gives a variety of cost-free pokie play and other casino games on line, receiving dressed up for a evening out at this entertainment complicated is nevertheless a well-liked and extremely advised activity for your time in town. In portion this is simply because even if you are not interested in the casino’s games, the luxurious restaurants, bars, and amenities of the complicated can make for a terrific evening out.

Artists Palette. Photo courtesy: Leyo/Wikimedia Commons.

A final recommendation special to the North Island is to go to 1 of the geothermal parks. Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is 1 of our favourites, household to neon-green sulfur springs and bubbling mud pools, amongst several other attractions. If you do not want to spend the entry ticket for this park, even so, you can nevertheless love some of these organic wonders in neighborhood public parks all through the North Island. Some of the thermal pools are even made use of by locals as public hot tubs, so if you are interested, bring a towel and adjust of garments and uncover a spot to hop in!

Guest post by Maya Andrews.

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Amrita Das

Amrita is a freelance travel writer and experienced travel blogger. She has been contributing to some of the major publications in India and internationally. She propagates female solo travel and shares her experiences from off-beat, culture and adventure travel by means of her writing.

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