New Zealand's North Island is brimming with secret spots and incredible scenic views discover some of these treasures on our tours. 


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1. Cathedral Cove

Located near Hahei beach on the Coromandel Peninsula, this hidden gem is accessible only by boat, kayak, or on foot. Its naturally formed rock arch is picture perfect and the Cathedral Cove marine reserve is abundant with marine life and coral reef systems. This beautiful natural attraction features on a number of our tours and is not one to be missed.

2. Waiotapu, Rotorua

Just a short drive from Rotorua or Taupo, Waiotapu is an active geothermal area and is one of the most unique attractions on New Zealand’s North Island. The volcanic craters, bubbling pools of mud, and impressive geysers that erupt with heights up to 20 metres make Waiotapu a bizarre yet unforgettable experience.

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3. Cape Reinga

Offering spectacular views of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean, Cape Reinga is another North Island gem that has to be seen to be believed. A day trip to this spiritually significant site is featured on our 25-day complete Auckland to Auckland tour and is one that you’d definitely want to have your camera ready for!

4. Lake Waikaremoana

Surrounded by rugged mountains, lush rainforests and spectacular walking trails, Lake Waikaremoana has something special to see no matter where you’re looking! It has the largest area of native forest in the North Island and is another spiritual site not to be missed.

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5. Hokianga Harbour

A visit to this gem means you’ll have plenty of time to take in the beautiful surroundings of the harbour, relax on the sandy beaches, or even have a go at sand duning! On our accommodated tours you’ll stay at a stunning resort that looks across the harbour to the impressive sand dunes on the other side.

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