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Why you need to visit New Zealand's North Island

Residing in the North Island of New Zealand's brings with it a variety of opportunities. You see, it really has it all, from picture-perfect beaches, cascading waterfalls and amazing forest right through to mountain ranges and some of the worlds most famous geothermal representatives. Both the capital, Wellington and the big city of Auckland reside in the North, bringing some amazing lifestyle and culture. However, I'd prefer to talk to you more about the endless adventures to be had here and the sublime sights you may be lucky to see along the way.

New Zealand's North Island plays host to some of the most diverse landscapes you will have ever seen, making you wonder how on earth did this all fit on one island... In a few hours you could be driving past famed volcanoes from the Tongariro national park after spending a morning on glorious, quiet sandy white beaches; the diversity of it all is mind-blowing.

I myself, originally from the UK, have chosen Northland as a place to reside for the last couple of years and I have come to admire the place a lot. You see when arriving into Auckland from abroad, most opt to go South straight away, missing out on what sublime coastlines we have here in the Northland region. We have some of the best beaches I've ever laid eyes on, a sub-tropical climate in summer and even a lot of sun hours in winter, making your explorations throughout this region do-able whatever the season may be.

During my time here in the North Island of New Zealand, I've been fortunate enough to explore a fair amount of it through my own explorations and photo assignments, finding out bit by bit more and more reasons as to why this place is so fascinating. I feel like now I just have enough experiences in this stunning realm to share with you a few places which really are a must see. They are in no particular order and chosen by myself purely on the basis that they are my own personal favourites. I hope you can your own journey to this incredible part of New Zealand yourself some day!


The Wairarapa region boats the best of both, stunningly beautiful jagged coastline as well as some of the best back-country hiking the North Island has to offer in the form on the Tararua range. Crystal clear waters in sunken gorges, beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see and peaks that can take you above the clouds, the Wairarapa region has it all.

For more information, please visit:

Destination Wairarapa | @wairarapa

The Waiohine Gorge

Fensham Scenic Reserve, looking out to Masterton