North Island

Find all the hidden gems of the North Island and get off the beaten track! We list all those awesome places worth discovering.

20 Places Off the Beaten Track in the North Island

Discover something special away from the tourist crowds. The great thing about being […]

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The Republic of Whangamomona

Whangamomona: not part of New Zealand. This quirky little town in the […]

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15 Places You Can’t Miss on the Forgotten World Highway

Rediscover New Zealand’s oldest heritage trail. How can you not be intrigued […]

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Guide to Rangitoto Island and Motutapu Island

One of Auckland’s best day trips! Ironically, the youngest island in the […]

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20 Awesome Places to Visit in Rotorua

Where to visit in Rotorua. Never underestimate Rotorua. There’s so much to […]

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The 10 Golden Picture Frames in Auckland

Picture perfect views in the Auckland region. Just in case you didn’t […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Waitomo

What to do in Waitomo, a Subterranean Adventure like no other! Let’s […]

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10 Fun Things to Do in Piopio

What to do in Piopio, a quaint village in the Waikato. Named […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Whangamata

What to do in Whangamata. Surf, sun, sea and sand… This is […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Te Aroha

What to do in Te Aroha, New Zealand’s historic Hot spring town! […]

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10 Excellent Things to Do in Havelock North

What to Do in Havelock North Swap the hustle and bustle of […]

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What to Do for 5 Days in Gisborne

5 Day Gisborne Itinerary Make the most of your venture to New […]

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6 Priceless Things to Do in Piha

Piha activities and attractions you can’t miss! Situated on the rugged coast […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Leigh

Leigh activities and attractions you can’t Miss! Nature, adventure, sports and food: […]

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10 Wonderful Things to Do in Warkworth

Warkworth activities and attractions you can’t miss! It’s a town that everyone […]

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7 Kick-Ass Things to Do in Kawakawa

What to do in Kawakawa. Kawakawa is the gateway to the Bay […]

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10 Damn Good Things to Do in Dargaville

Dargaville activities you can’t miss! Forest, mountains, beach, lakes… Whatever outdoor adventure […]

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10 Outstanding Things to Do in Opononi & Omapere

Explore Opononi and Omapere in the Hokianga Harbour. The Hokianga Harbour is […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Pukekohe

Pukekohe Activities and attractions you can’t miss! Every traveller road tripping around […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Howick & Half Moon Bay

Howick activities and attractions you can’t miss! A southwestern suburb of Auckland, […]

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10 Wonderful Things to Do in Waiuku

Waiuku activities you can’t miss! When heading south from Auckland, don’t leave […]

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6 Magical Things to Do in Muriwai

Muriwai activities and attractions you can’t miss! Want to explore some of […]

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7 Wonderful Things to Do in Wellsford

Wellsford Activities and attractions you can’t miss! Situated on State Highway 1 […]

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10 Outstanding Things to Do in Orewa

Orewa Activities and attractions you can’t miss! Just 25 minutes up the […]

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10 Damn Good Things to Do in Devonport

Devonport activities and attractions you Can’t miss! Just a 12-minute ferry trip […]

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7 Awesome Things to Do in Papamoa

Papamoa Activities You Can’t Miss! Papamoa is the largest suburb of Tauranga […]

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7 Top Things to Do in Te Puke

What to do in the Kiwifruit capital! Just a 25-minute drive from […]

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6 Incredible Things to Do at Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga Activities You Can’t miss! If you really want to say […]

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10 Wonderful Things to Do in Waihi

What to do in Waihi. Waihi is a town of wonder that’s […]

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5 Excellent Things to Do in Kaikohe

Kaikohe activities you can’t miss! Located in between the coast of Hokianga […]

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5 Fantastic Things to Do in Norsewood

Norsewood activities you can’t miss! Norsewood is not your typical New Zealand […]

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5 Epic Things to Do in Whangaroa

Discover the Whangaroa Harbour. The Whangaroa Harbour is a true hidden gem […]

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8 Damn Good Things to Do in Dannevirke

Dannevirke activities you can’t miss! Yes, there is a “Dannevirke” in New […]

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10 Brilliant Things to Do in Waipu & Bream Bay

Awesome activities in Bream Bay! Just south of Whangarei, Bream Bay is […]

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8 Exceptional Things to Do in Eketahuna

Eketahuna activities you can’t miss! It doesn’t get more “rural New Zealand” […]

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5 Kick-Ass Things to Do in Kaitaia

Kaitaia activities you can’t miss! Often described as “The Capital of the […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Pahiatua

Pahiatua activities you can’t miss! Want to experience a piece of classic […]

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10 Magical Things to Do in Mangawhai

Activities in Mangawhai and Mangawhai Heads you can’t miss! If you’re looking […]

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6 Awesome Things to Do in Ahipara

Activities in Ahipara you can’t miss! Situated at the southern end of […]

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5 Great Things to Do in Hunterville

Hunterville activities you can’t miss! The small rural town on State Highway […]

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10 Exceptional Things to Do in Doubtless Bay

Doubtless Bay Activities You Can’t Miss! Beaches! So many beaches! If the […]

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7 Fun Things to Do in Feilding

Feilding Activities You Can’t miss! Feilding couldn’t be more of a farm […]

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12 Fantastic Things to Do at Whangarei Heads

Whangarei HEads activities you can’t miss! Just a mere 20-minutes drive out […]

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7 Wonderful Things to Do in Woodville

Welcome to Woodville, New Zealand! There are many Woodvilles in the world […]

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6 Amazing Things to Do in Ashhurst

Ashhurst Activities You Can’t miss! The quaint little countryside town of Ashhurst […]

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6 Amazing Things to Do in Apiti

Apiti Activities you Can’t miss! Want to experience a true rural town […]

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10 Terrific Things to Do in Tutukaka

Activities you Can’t miss on the Tutukaka Coast! With more beaches, surf […]

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14 Best Things to Do in the Pohangina Valley

Pohangina Valley activities you Can’t miss! Want to see the New Zealand […]

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7 Terrific Things to Do in Taihape

Taihape activities you can’t miss! Seeing the giant gumboot sculpture at the […]

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7 Brilliant Things to Do in Rangiwahia

Rangiwahia activities you can’t miss! Rangi-where? Rangiwahia is a small rural town […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Mangaweka

Mangaweka activities you can’t miss! Thousands of people drive past the little […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Shannon

Shannon activities you can’t miss! A prime example of a charming New […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Foxton

Activities in Foxton and Foxton Beach. Foxton and Foxton Beach are only […]

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10 Fun Things to Do in Levin

Levin activities YOU Can’T miss! Levin is a large characterful town that’s […]

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10 Unforgettable Things to Do in the Whanganui National Park

Awesome Whanganui National Park Experiences. You will have seen mind-blowing photos of […]

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9 Must-Do Stops on the Whanganui River Road

Amazing sights along the Whanganui River Road! Extending between Punahou, just north […]

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5 Super Things to Do in Paekakariki

Paekakariki Activities You Can’t Miss! Welcome to Paekakariki, the southernmost village on […]

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8 Excellent Things to Do in Paraparaumu

Activities in Paraparaumu and Paraparaumu Beach. As the main hub of the […]

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10 Epic Things to Do in National Park Village

National Park Village activities. As the name suggests, National Park Village is […]

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8 Great Things to Do in Waikanae

Waikanae activities you can’t miss! On Wellington’s coastal district of the Kapiti […]

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10 Thrilling Things to Do in Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt activities you Can’s miss! Get the best of city life […]

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20 Incredible Things to Do in Wellington

Wellington activities to beat the boredom! How can you possibly get bored […]

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10 Great Things to Do in Miramar

Miramar activities you can’t miss! Whether you’re based in Miramar for work […]

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11 Excellent Things to Do in the Hutt Valley

Things to do in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt! Wellington’s story began […]

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14 Outstanding Things to Do in Ohakune

Things you can’t miss in Ohakune! Ohakune is a small town with […]

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11 Amazing Things to Do in Whakatane

Try these Whakatane Activities! On the coast of the Bay of Plenty […]

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10 Unmissable Things to Do in Wairoa

What to do in Wairoa. It’s Hawke’s Bay’s coolest little town! Wairoa […]

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8 Awesome Things to Do in Hastings

Hastings activities you can’t miss! In the heart of the wine region […]

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15 Super Fun Things to Do in Napier

Napier Activities you have to try! Some amazing experiences await in Napier! […]

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12 Things to Do in Matamata (That Doesn’t Involve Hobbits)

What to do in Matamata New Zealand Let’s be honest. You’re here […]

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9 Glorious Things to Do on Waiheke Island

What to do on Waiheke Island? One of the top day trips […]

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5 Fun Things to Do at Goat Island Marine Reserve

Make the most out of Goat Island! New Zealand’s first and most […]

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10 Alternative Things To Do in Auckland

Done it all before? What about these? Auckland is the biggest hub […]

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Te Urewera Rainforest Route: 9 Epic Stops!

Sights you can’t miss on the Te Urewera Rainforest Route. Travel from […]

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Opotiki to Gisborne via The Waioeka Gorge: 8 Epic Stops!

Stops you can’t miss in the Waioeka Gorge! Eastland is not just […]

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10 Awesome Things to Do in Kerikeri

Kerikeri activities you can’t miss! There’s no such thing as being stuck […]

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6 Towns You Can’t Miss in South Taranaki

The towns to visit on your South Taranaki Road trip! A road […]

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5 Auckland Road Trips You Can’t Miss

Take an Auckland road trip! Sailing, surfing and city life: that’s generally […]

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10 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Auckland

The summer city! When is the best time to be in Auckland? […]

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8 Ways to Make the Most of Summer in Hawke’s Bay

Awesome Things to do in Hawke’s Bay in Summer! Life in Hawke’s […]

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5 Fun Things to Do Katikati

What does New Zealand’s mural town have to offer? Katikati is best […]

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10 Features That Make The Coromandel Unique

Peninsula paradise! There is no better word to describe the Coromandel region […]

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10 Damn Good Things to Do in Wairarapa

The great escape! Too often do backpackers drive right through Wairarapa without […]

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10 Reasons to Stop in Hokianga

Don’t miss some awesome things to do in Hokianga! Sea, sand and […]

18 Places to Stop at on Taranaki’s Surf Highway 45

THE BEST STOPS ON THE SURF HIGHWAY. Any road called “Surf Highway”, is […]

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9 Places You Can’t Miss on the Matakana Coast

Road trip on the coast of Auckland. One of the great things […]

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10 Fun Things to Do in Porirua

A quick city escape! Tucked alongside two harbours, parks and scenic reserves, Porirua […]

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10 Token Tourist Photos You Have to Take in the North Island

The photos on the North Island that everyone takes. Well, there’s no […]

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