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. We’ve put together the best New Zealand North Island itinerary to get you inspired.

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moatrek

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. Now it’s like you’re in the middle of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, where threatening dark waters mirror snow-tipped mountains. Born & bred in New Zealand, we know that a top-notch New Zealand vacation includes experiencing all of these things, and more. To help you plan your trip ‘down under’, we’ve put together what we think is the Ultimate NZ Itinerary. 

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moatrek

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.

 

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moatrek

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. Read on for our top picks on where to go, what to see and the best places to indulge your taste buds.

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moatrek

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. Below, we’ve put together a bit of a guide to what the North Island is all about – it will help you to get a feel for New Zealand and the parts of the country you might like to visit.

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moatrek

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.

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moatrek

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. But, time after time, we find it’s the people that make this place so special – relaxed, down-to-earth and passionate about the lifestyle they live. This magical combination of stunning natural features, early history and friendly locals makes Northland a uniquely kiwi place to include in a New Zealand vacation.

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moatrek