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Travel Notes: Oceania: New Zealand: North Island

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North Island is the main island; as it's home to the capital Wellington, and the larger city of Auckland.

New Zealand's North Island

In the extreme west of the North Island of New Zealand stands Mount Taranaki, or Mount Egmont. This extinct volcano towers to 2,518m.

There are also three active volcanoes on North Island: Mount Ruapehu (at 2,797 m the islands highest), Mount Ngauruhoe, and Mount Tongariro.

Lake Taupo

Located in the heart of New Zealand's North Island, no visit to the Lake Taupo region is complete without visiting the mighty Huka Falls; the largest falls on the Waikato River, and one of the most visited natural attractions in New Zealand.

You can also find many geysers, boiling mud pools, and hot springs around Rotorua.

North of Auckland, is sandy beach territory, and the glorious Bay of Islands.

Hawkes Bay:
Located on the eastern side of North Island.

Kerikeri Visitor Guide:
Kerikeri is central to Paihia, Waitangi and Matauri Bay, for all the Tourist and Water-based activities of the Bay of Islands. Come and expect to lose your heart.

Northland - Birthplace of a Nation:
The narrow peninsula of New Zealand's northern most region is the home of New Zealand's first inhabitants; pointing as it does towards Polynesia. Northland and the Bay of Islands includes all of the country north of greater Auckland.

Pacific Coast:
The Pacific Coast Highway runs from Auckland to Hawkes Bay.

Wairarapa:
Wairarapa is in the south-east of New Zealand's North Island, close to the capital, Wellington, with its international airport and Interisland ferry terminal.

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