Cape Reinga, Bay of Islands

New Zealand

North Island – Things to do

North Island (NZ) Attractions

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand

Translated as “container of treasures”, Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s national museum, is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the country’s colonial, Maori and recent history and culture. It’s home to art exhibitions and interactive displays, which make it ideal for both adults and children. See the colossal squid and learn about its life and habitat and witness some of the award winning immersive displays and exhibits.

Wine Tasting

New Zealand is known around the world for its excellent wines and spectacular scenery, making it an ideal destination for wine tasting tours. Learn how the grapes are planted, grown and harvested before trying various bottles and picking up tips from expert sommeliers. Many of the vineyards also have gourmet restaurants where you can enjoy menus featuring excellent local dishes.

Te Puia

Te Puia is a geothermal park located just outside of Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island. It’s home to beautiful landscapes featuring live geysers and boiling water pools which are still used by the resident Maori to cook their traditional dishes. You can also see New Zealand’s natural bush, which is home to the country’s national icon, the flightless kiwi bird. Learn about these endangered birds and the ways they are being protected.

Maori Village

New Zealand’s Maoris have retained their original culture, with fascinating villages where you can learn more about their way of life. Learn to weave and woodwork with expert artisans or join in with a spectacular feast, featuring food cooked in pits dug into the warm earth surrounding the geothermal springs. Watch the famous Maori Haka war dance and visit their shrines and buildings.