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 on the […]

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The 10 Golden Picture Frames in Auckland

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

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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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. Like 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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11 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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20 Awesome Places to Visit in Rotorua

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

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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 […]

Pseudopanax at English Wikipedia

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 […]

Karora on Wikipedia

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 […]

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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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