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The North Island of New Zealand is a largely gentle landscape of rolling farmland and forest, punctuated by the imposing volcanic peaks of Tongariro and Egmont National Parks. The coastline varies from the wild and remote beaches on the west coast to glorious stretches of golden sand on the east. The coastal islands north of Auckland provide a beautiful marine playground whilst the geothermal centre couldn’t be more different – quite literally a hotbed of activity, with steam pouring out of the ground and, in places, an atmospherically bleak landscape. The North Island also has a much higher Maori population than the South and the best places to learn about their culture are here. This self-drive itinerary takes you on a full circuit of the island giving you a chance to experience the best of this half of the country.
2 nights Auckland – 2 nights Bay of Islands – 2 nights Coromandel – 2 nights Rotorua – 2 nights Napier – 2 nights Wellington – 1 night Tongariro – 2 nights New Plymouth – 1 night Waitomo