4 Places to Add to Your North Island Itinerary

LimoAre you planning a trip to North Island in New Zealand? This area has many things to do and see. Before anything else, however, you might want to get limousine hire. Doing so provides you with flexibility when moving from one place to another. Most of the must-visit spots are far from each other, and the most effective way to see them is by hiring a car. This not only saves you time, but also allows you to enjoy each place without rushing through them.

Travel experts have weighed in and cited the following places you need to add to your itinerary:

The Bay of Islands

This group of islands is also known as ‘the birthplace of New Zealand’. It provides holiday seekers with a distinct amalgamation of beautiful seascapes and a look back into the country’s past. Go on a trip to the Hole in the Rock to swim with friendly dolphins. After enjoying nature and swimming, explore the colonial waterfront in Russell, the country’s first capital.

Tongariro National Park

This park is one of the most popular and beautiful in New Zealand that you will often see pictures of its snow-capped mountains and lake when you do a quick search of the country online. Hike up the mountain or go skiing on its smooth slopes. The day or two out is rewarding; enjoy nature, fresh air and take in the spectacular views.

Lake Taupo

This lake is a caldera, meaning it’s a volcanic crater formed by a powerful explosion. This area is a popular destination because of its beautiful and distinct features. This is the place to go for adventure activities, such as rock climbing, skydiving, and bungee jumping. If you’re visiting, you will also get a chance to see the spectacular Huka Waterfalls.

Rotorua

Rotorua’s geothermal landscape will make visitors think they are on another planet. The mud pools, the smell of sulphur and the multi-coloured rocks are wonders of nature. Rotorua is not only about beautiful and natural attractions; it is also historically and culturally important to the Maori people.

These are only some of the places you should visit. If you’re planning to extend your visit, you might want to add more places to maximise your stay.