Luxury holidays in North Island

Destinations in North Island

  • Surrounded by volcanic peaks and water, it’s hard to ignore the natural beauty of New Zealand’s largest city, situated on the North Island.
  • ‘Easy does it’ is the mantra in this subtropical sanctuary where you can frolic amid 144 islands, craggy coves and crystalline waters on the breathtaking north-east coast of NZ’s North Island.
  • Does a cab sauv in hand, sea lapping at your toes sound a tempting scene? Then make tracks for the floodplains and foothills of one of NZ’s fêted grape-growing regions.
  • You won’t be able to stop staring. This is some of the most eye-popping, jaw-dropping landscape in NZ. On the North Island’s Central Plateau, extending south-west of the town of Taupo, you’ll see the country’s largest lake and source of its longest river.
  • Wind through the jaggedy, treeless Rimutaka Range and the two-hour drive from Wellington may feel like more of an adventure than you bargained for; but grip the steering wheel and descend into benevolent villages and vineyards which provide weekend gold.
  • New Zealand’s capital, at the Southern tip of the North Island, has it all – cosmopolitan living, a vibrant arts scene, cutting-edge boutiques and fine regional dining – all against a backdrop of some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes.

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