North Island

Dramatically different from New Zealand’s South Island, the North Island stretches from windy Wellington, the capital, on the southwestern tip to the beautiful Bay of Islands in the northeast. Highlights in between include massive Lake Taupo (the size of Singapore) and Rotorua, an epicenter of geothermal activity.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Families | Romantics | Ultimate Indulgers
  • When to go
    December-February | March-May | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

Where To Stay

We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.

Indagare's Eliza Harris
“In the bird sanctuary at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers, I tracked an endangered baby kiwi through a forest of white pines with a biologist. Later, I explored the undulating hills of the 6,000-acre property on a quad bike and was blessed by a singing Maori tribeswoman. Another day in New Zealand, another unforgettable experience.”
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