Fun Places to See on the North Island

Fun Places to See on the North Island

Written by mighway

Are you planning your next trip to New Zealand? Well, there are so many incredible places to go in New Zealand. It can be hard to choose where to go next. So, if you need help picking some destinations to visit while you’re in New Zealand with your campervan hire, read our favourite places to visit in the North Island.

Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is an eclectic getaway. It is a popular vacation spot for locals and visitors from around the globe. This area has something for everyone in the family. Spend your days visiting the large farmers markets, go hiking and biking, experience world-class dining, vineyards and coffee shops. Hawke’s Bay is a place that you can’t overlook on your camping trip to New Zealand.


If you are flying into the North Island, Auckland is most likely going to be the airport you land in. Auckland has all the best parts of life in the city. You can explore the outdoors as well with opportunities for hiking, take a walk through their parks, and visit their black sand beaches.

Auckland is a culinary hub for the North Island as well. You can stop into any one of their restaurants and get an authentic taste of a different parts of the globe.


Millions of visitors visit the North Island of New Zealand every year. Many of them come to see their favorite filming locations from The Lord of the Rings movies. The production team from the films built Hobbiton and left the movie set just outside of Matamata. It has become one of the most popular tourist locations in the country, bringing fans in from all over the world to see the charming set.


At the southern point of the North Island you can find yourself in New Zealand’s capital. Wellington is a city that has largely contributed to the deep roots in New Zealand’s culture and history. Whether you like history, food, exploring the city, walking along the beach, or checking out the nightlife, Wellington is a great place for varied tastes.


If you love the outdoors you are going to love Taranaki. Here you can find some of the best hiking, skiing and even surfing on the west coast of the North Island. Take a walk through their beautiful botanical gardens, or if you would rather do some exploring indoors you can visit their museums and art galleries.

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