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View of Auckland at night from Mount Eden.

Auckland, the Most Pleasant City in the World?

A day to visit the city of sails from the Mount Eden volcano to the Sky Tower. Enjoy a cycling tour of the beaches, learn the Maori culture or stroll through the bohemian district of Ponsonby.

  • North Island
  • Cities
  • Auckland

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Tongariro Crossing is the most famous hike in New Zealand.

The Emerald Lakes of Tongariro Crossing.

Discover the emerald lakes of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. An extraordinary day of hiking in the Lord of the Rings' Mordor. The 19.6 km of deserts, volcanoes and forests offer many surprises.

  • North Island
  • Treks
  • Tongariro Crossing

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Rotorua, a trip to the thermal town of New Zealand.

Rotorua, the Volcanic City of the North Island.

Lakes of all colors and powerful geysers. The region that witnessed the birth of Maori culture offers spectacular activities in a geothermal environment.

  • North Island
  • Cities
  • Rotorua

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Wellington is the capital of New Zealand.

Wellington, Capital of New Zealand.

A fascinating city with Peter Jackson's studios and the most beautiful museum devoted to Maori culture. Not to mention the nature reserve of Zealandia, the Cuba Street cafe and the Oriental Bay Beach.

  • North Island
  • Cities
  • Wellington

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The coast of Bay of Islands and its turquoise sea.

Bay of Islands, the Dolphins' Paradise.

Enjoy the subtropical weather, swim with dolphins and explore on of the 144 desert islands of the bay. Russell, former pirates den, and Waitangi where was signed the treaty of peace with the Maori are places full of history.

  • North Island
  • Beaches
  • Bay Of Islands

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Travel in December and you will arrive in full New Zealand summer.

Cathedral Cove and the Chronicles of Narnia.

Imagine a beach of fine white sand, an emerald sea and a colossal arch carved in the rock. A stunning natural scenery which appears in the second part of the Narnia Chronicles.

  • North Island
  • Beaches
  • Cathedral Cove

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Travelers visit the Waitomo caves lit by glowworms.

Explore Waitomo's Glowworms Caves.

Have you ever explored caves filled with glowworms? Discover the extraordinary stalactites of Ruakuri Cave and abseil the waterfall to follow rivers to the center of the Earth.

  • North Island
  • Caves
  • Waitomo Caves

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Bag End is the home that Frodo heritates from Bilbo.

Hobbiton, the Village From the Lord of the Rings.

Explore the Hobbiton Village and find the house of Bilbo under the hill. The extraordinary visit ends with a beer tasting at the Green Dragon Inn.

  • North Island
  • Shooting Locations
  • Hobbiton

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The trip to Cape Reinga takes you to the lighthouse on the northern tip.

Cape Reinga, at the End of the World.

Drive on the beach toward the lighthouse of the Cape Reinga, where the souls returns to the sacred land of the ancestors. Go down the sand dunes on a surfboard and enjoy the best Fish'n Chips of New Zealand.

  • North Island
  • Beaches
  • Cape Reinga

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The Huka Falls are very powerful.

Contemplate the Power of the Huka Falls.

Its turquoise color will amaze you, but its power is terrifying. The earth trembles near the Huka Falls, capable of filling two Olympic swimming pools in few seconds!

  • North Island
  • Falls
  • Huka Falls

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Hot Water Beach has a hot spring flowing under the sand.

Hot Water Beach and the Sand Spas.

Find the hidden hot spring that flows under the beach and dig your own spa in the sand to enjoy hot water in all seasons.

  • North Island
  • Beaches
  • Hot Water Beach

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Visit the active volcano of White Island in New Zealand.

Explore the White Island Volcano!

The island off the Bay of plenty is actually a huge active volcano. You can explore it with a guide, up to the smoking lake of the central crater.

  • North Island
  • Volcano
  • White Island

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Whangarei Falls in Northland

Whangarei and the Treasures of Northland.

Discover a magnificent city and its marina, a legendary waterfall and the famous Mermaid Pools where you can swim. Explore tropical forests and white sandy beaches before you try your scuba diving at the Poor Knight Islands.

  • North Island
  • Cities
  • Whangarei

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