New Zealand’s North Island is so ripe with Maori culture, natural wonders and adventurous activities, planning a trip here is no mean feat. Overwhelmed with where to start? We’re born and bred in New Zealand, and the North Island is our backyard.

Picture this: you are in a pretty seaside town, where down-to-earth kiwis greet you like they’ve known you forever. Next minute you’ve travelled back in time – Maori are cooking a hangi in a traditional earth-oven.

It’s the sheer diversity of the North Island that will inspire you to want to explore on foot. From dormant volcanoes to golden coastline and native forests, we’ve put together a few of what we think are the North Island’s best day walks for you to enjoy when you visit.

 

Dubbed ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington City is charismatic, quirky and home to some of the best food and wine in the country. We love Wellington, so we’ve put together this blog on what our favourite capital city is all about.

An island nation, New Zealand’s environment is incredibly diverse for its small size. Both the North and the South Islands are dramatically different in terms of environment, scenic highlights and culture.

Rotorua is a place that captivates the imagination. A stronghold for Maori, it’s pretty lakes, mountains and geothermal wonders are steeped in myths and legends.

Northland is a key part of many of our small group tours and is home to unique New Zealand experiences. Here, there are miles of uninterrupted coastline as well as beautiful forests and waterfalls.