The North Island of New Zealand offers an exhilarating mix of adventure sport, easy going culture and Maori tradition – endless opportunities for entertainment and discovery. While the South Island’s reputation for all things extreme may seem intimidating to the average thrill seeker, the North Island provides a more balanced mix of adrenaline inducing landscape and calm inducing cities, with airy sidewalk cafes to sit in and slow yourself down to island time.
Along with the dramatic landscapes New Zealand is famous for, the North Island houses some of New Zealand’s most important cultural institutions. The Auckland Museum’s exhibitions explore not only New Zealand’s Maori culture, with traditional crafts and art forms, but the city’s current cultural pulse as well.
We know a total of 65 attractions in North Island. See all North Island attractions.
New Zealand's South Island is an extreme sportsperson's playground of mountains, fjords and glaciers best seen by car or bike.
A visit to New Zealand's North Island is about culture as well as perfect scenery. Driving from Auckland to Wellington you'll see the highlights.
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