Central North Island, there’s nothing like it
If New Zealand were a cinema, Central North Island would be its blockbuster film, starring some of the country’s biggest attractions – Great Lake Taupo, Rotorua, Tongariro National Park and Mount Ruapehu. As one of the world’s most lively fields of volcanic activity, the region is abundant with crystal clear lakes, bubbling mud pools and geysers and snow-capped mountains. Take your pick from one of the many heart-racing adventure activities in the region, immerse yourself in the Maori culture or soak in a naturally-heated thermal pool to rejuvenate your body.
- Rotorua is home to the famed Pink and White Terraces, once considered the eighth wonder of the world, but were destroyed by Mt Tarawera eruption. Parts of these were recently discovered.
The Huka Falls is the most visited natural attraction in New Zealand.
Visit Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Womderland in Rotorua to see the Lady Knox Geyser that erupts daily.
Walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Cast a line and wait for a big one in Turangi, home to the world’s largest natural trout fishery.