North Island Regions

A complete travel guide to the North Island regions of New Zealand. Check out the activities, accommodation, sights and attractions for budget travellers.

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Tararua – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Tararua. Untouched coastline, bush-cloaked ranges, sparkling fish-filled rivers, […]

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Great Barrier Island – Guide for Backpackers

Jurassic Park just 90km from Auckland! Whether you arrive by air or […]

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Waitakere Ranges – Guide for Backpackers

Auckland’s rugged side! You may have seen the pretty white sand beaches […]

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Wairarapa – Guide for Backpackers

Mountains, pinnacles, seals and lighthouses! Swap windy Wellington for a few days […]

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Kapiti Coast – Guide for Backpackers

Explore the Kapiti coast and Kapiti Island. 40km of unspoiled beaches backed […]

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Hutt Valley – Guide for Backpackers

Stay in the Hutt! Conveniently located in the north Wellington Region, The […]

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Manawatu-Wanganui – Guide for Backpackers

New Zealand’s most kiwi towns! Once you’ve seen the towns of the […]

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Te Urewera – Guide for Backpackers

A land before time. Te Urewera has a real Jurassic Park feel […]

Auckland Region – Guide for Backpackers

It’s much more than a city! Welcome to the Auckland Region, a […]

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Coromandel – Guide for Backpackers

The Coromandel: Peninsula Paradise! From brilliant beaches to marvellous mountains, the Coromandel […]

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Ruapehu – Guide for Backpackers

Be an Explorer of volcanoes! Volcanoes and a rugged landscape are what make […]

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Northland – Guide for Backpackers

The place where Sand gets everywhere! “The Winterless North”, long stretching sandy […]

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Bay of Islands – Guide for Backpackers

The adventure is on the water! 144 islands await to be explored […]

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Taranaki – Guide for Backpackers

Take a trip to Taranaki! Where can you ski on the mountains […]

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Auckland Hauraki Gulf – Guide for Backpackers

Fantastic day trips from Auckland! 50 islands are dotted around the Hauraki […]

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East Cape – Guide for Backpackers

Go East And start your day before everyone else in the world! […]

Lake Taupo – Guide for Backpackers

Rapids, hot pools, giant lakes: have a water adventure in Lake Taupo. […]

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Bay of Plenty – Guide for Backpackers

Plenty of sand, sea, kiwifruits and geothermal activity! The Bay of Plenty is […]

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Hawke’s Bay – Guide for Backpackers

Golden landscape, golden sun and gold-medal wine! Known for its wine, Hawke’s […]

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Waikato – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Waikato. Behind picturesque green scenery and soft hills, […]

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