Piha Beach, New Zealand
Piha Beach

North Island

New Zealand’s North Island really does have something for everyone. From volcanic thrills to outdoor adventures, exciting wineries and fresh local flavours, it’s a cosmopolitan and diverse destination waiting to be explored, made easy with our travel guides.

Travel guides

Outdoors and adventure

If adventure sports and outdoor activities press all your buttons, get ready for the trip of a lifetime in New Zealand with so many things to experience in the North Island.


You can’t explore the North Island of New Zealand without appreciating the incredible Maori culture. With indigenous locals making up a higher percentage of the population, you’ll be made to feel right at home with their welcoming hospitality. Join in a hangi (Māori feast), catch a cultural performance, watch the world-famous haka (war dance) and head to the Eastern Cape for the most authentic local kiwi experiences.