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The Fish of Māui
Home to both New Zealand's capital city and its most populous one, North Island remains the more urbane and modern of the country's two main islands. With a wealth of museums and places of historical importance, the island tells the story of New Zealand's inhabitants, from the native Maoris and European settlers to the cosmopolitan and inclusive population of the modern era. Away from the industrial and cultural centers, a tour of North Island can take you through the impressive and world-renowned landscape of deep gorges, rolling rivers, enormous lakes, and areas of volcanic activity--home to an amazing biodiversity of terrestrial and marine animal and plant life. Active vacationers on North Island may appreciate the extreme sports, and don't miss a chance to relax in its hot water springs. Plan your visit to North Island and other destinations in New Zealand using our New Zealand trip itinerary website.
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Top North Island tours
Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $189
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Places to visit in North Island
Rotorua BEST FOR: Hot Spring, Zipline, Nightlife Taupo BEST FOR: Waterfall, Geologic Formation, Landmark Paihia BEST FOR: Historic Site, Swim with Dolphins, Dolphin / Whale Watching Tongariro National Park BEST FOR: World heritage site, Hiking Trail, Ski Area Waitomo Caves BEST FOR: Cave, River Rafting / Tubing, Nature / Wildlife Tour
Regions of North Island
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