Category: North Island

Secret beaches of New Zealand

MikkiBee is an avid traveller and loves to share her NZ experience: New Zealand is all about getting off the beaten track. It is full of uninhabited, rugged wilderness that is begging to be explored. My favourite thing to do

Mount Tongariro volcano erupts in New Zealand

The volcano erupts on New Zealand’s North Island for the first time in over 100 years.

Los Angeles Times Visits Napier – Capital of Art Deco

The Los Angeles Times recently visited Napier New Zealand, famous for it’s Art Deco Architecture. Here’s an excerpt: At 10:47 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1931, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale shook the town of Napier, onNew Zealand’s

Gadling Sends a Reporter to Travel Around New Zealand in a Campervan

An unfortunate Gadling writer has been given the task (sarcasm intended) of wandering around New Zealand in a Campervan. Here’s an excerpt: Well. It’s official. For the next three months I am officially living in my car. No, this vagabond

National Geographic Plans out the Perfect North Island Road Trip

We’re beginning to plan our own trip to New Zealand for next year and one thing we’d like to do is rent a car and drive the North and South Islands. Thankfully, we came across a great guide for the

Tips: How to Travel Between the North and South Islands of New Zealand

Though New Zealand consists of about 38 islands, it is mainly made up of two large ones, the North Island and the South Island. The two are separated by the Cook Strait and are about 25km apart, though the route

Guide: Top Things to do in Wellington New Zealand

Voted by Lonely Planet as one of the best capital cities in the world, Wellington lives up to its reputation. While most capital cities are set apart from the social scene and consist primarily of monuments, politicians and monuments of

Top 10 Things to See and Do in the North Island of New Zealand

While all of New Zealand is defined by its natural beauty, and acts as a playground for the adventurer, the North and South Islands have different strengths and drawcards. True, they are both mountainous and captivating, and popular, but for

Pictures: Pictures of New Zealand in HDR – High Dynamic Range

Some say the New Zealand is the perfect country for HDR photography because of it’s dramatic landscapes and calming cityscape – you be the judge in our roundup of some beautiful HDR pictures from all over New Zealand.    

A Travel Guide to Hawke’s Bay New Zealand has an excellent travelogue on Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand. Here’s an excerpt: Hawke’s Bay is home to some of New Zealand’s grandest homesteads, some with spectacular gardens. Most of them off the beaten track, but Ann Packer finds