North Island, New Zealand

The land of the long white cloud is a land of incredible natural contrast, rich culture and local charm. For a small country, New Zealand has plenty of wow factor. Wherever you go, nature is at play from the geothermal wonderland of the North to the grand alpine scenery of the South. Explore North Island with its endless coasts, pristine forests and geothermal valley, visiting cities that resound with a friendly welcome normally felt in small towns.

Travel into the rustic, unspoilt coastal regions of the Coromandel and the Bay of Islands, where dazzling white beaches and historic villages are the norm. Then unearth cultural treasures as you travel into the Māori heartland of Rotorua. Experience the wonder of a meal cooked underground in a traditional Māori hangi, uncover a part of New Zealand’s war history, and even spot a kiwi bird at Rainbow Springs.

On an AAT Kings holiday, you’ll do more than just see the sights; our friendly and engaging guides will share their knowledge and stories with you, bringing New Zealand and your holiday to life. All you need to do is choose where you’d like to go.

Explore the North Island with AAT Kings, the Guided Holiday experts. Tours range from 9 day Guided Holidays to a full experience of both the North and South Islands of up to 21 days.


  • South Island 

    South Island Larnach Castle

    New Zealand is a place high on everyone’s must-see list. But it’s not just about seeing – it’s about experiencing. On an AAT Kings’ holiday, you can explore this great country from top to bottom and experience all its iconic natural beauty and ancient cultures.

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  • Lake Taupo

    Lake Taupo

    Lake Taupo is a spectacular freshwater lake covering 616 square kilometres of the centre of New Zealand's North Island. The lake was formed by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago and is renowned for its geothermal features including steaming geysers, boiling mud pools and silica terraces.

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  • Napier


    Napier is New Zealand’s ‘art deco city’ world renowned for its Art Deco architectural style. In 1931 the coastal city of Napier in Hawkes Bay was struck by an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale.

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  • Te Puia Springs

    Te Puia Springs

    Te Puia is a place to experience and immerse yourself into New Zealand’s living Maori culture. Located just 5 minutes away from Central Rotorua Te Puia Springs is easily accessible. Te Puia Springs offers visitors a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools.

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