Top 6 must-visit places in North Island, New Zealand

The North Island is full of contrast. Awaiting you are the vibrant and multicultural city of Auckland, the world’s “coolest little capital” Wellington, rich Maori culture along with magnificent beaches!

There’s so much to do as well! Go whale watching, visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, zipline, see the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, heli-hike, jet boat, wine taste, encounter penguins and lots more.

How to get there: Fly from Singapore to Auckland (AKL) or Wellington (WLG).

Find out what are the top things to do in the South island too!

#1 Auckland

More than just a city, multi-cultural Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do! The city centre’s world-class shopping, restaurants, bars and galleries are encircled by wine regions, stunning beaches, lush rainforest and the islands of the magnificent Hauraki Gulf.

#2 Bay Of Islands

The region north of Auckland has got so much to offer! See 2 oceans collide in a spectacular visual feast at Cape Reinga. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where our founding document was signed in 1840, take a leisurely cruise or swim with the dolphins in the Bay of Islands.

#3 Waitomo and Hobbiton

Millions of years in the making, Waitomo’s visually iconic cave network draws people looking for adventure and those looking for a sense of wonder. Another highlight of the Waikato region is the Hobbiton Movie Set. Take a tour to discover the magic behind the phenomenon.

#4 Rotorua & Central Plateau

Rotorua is known for its awe-inspiring geothermal wonders, including colourful crater lakes and geysers. It is also the heart of Maori culture. Further south, the Central Plateau awaits outdoor lovers with great lake Taupo and the majestic volcanoes of Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe.

#5 Napier

Considered the Art Deco Capital by many, Napier offers some of the finest examples of 1930’s architecture in the world. Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s oldest wine region, is home to over 70 wineries as well as to the world’s largest Gannet Colony, and extensive cycle trails.

#6 Wellington

Called the world’s “coolest little capital”, Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, world class café and restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. A creative, cosmopolitan city, Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital with the warmth and personality of a village.

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