Saturday, February 4, 2017

Exploring the North Island of New Zealand

Exploring the North Island of New Zealand

The New Zealand offers practically everything you could ask for in a vacation destination. Golf course designed by nature, world-class wine and one kitchen, authentic cultural experiences, superb beaches and iconic landscapes. So putting together the perfect vacation, where to start?


Auckland is the international gateway from the United States. Three ports, Auckland offers endless adventures on the water: help yacht Cup of sailing, kayaking on a nearby island or find the perfect on a fishing Charter take. Visit the vineyards, exploring the rainforest and learn about Maori culture. You base in Auckland and spend a day at Waiheke Island, for a day tasting. Get close to marine life at the Aquarium SEA LIFE of Kelly Tarlton - 30 pieces of live animals, including most large Penguin Antarctic colony room in the world or perhaps a rise of 48 city volcanic cones that not only offer a unique landscape, but also really spectacular views.

Discover the Bay 1

Auckland, you can head north to the Bay of Islands, renowned for ecology, the subtropical climate and the wonderful variety of flora and fauna, not to mention the breathtaking setting. The area is a popular place for locals, holiday, so it tends to get very busy during local school holidays. For those who love the beaches and water sports, there are a myriad of Active available. Rent a sea kayak, the famous 'hole in the rock' cruise, swim with the dolphins or take the road to the Cape Reinga, at the top of the North Island. A visit to the historical reserve of Waitangi is a must, where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and Maori. There is a big meeting Maori, the colonial House of mission House, a historic flagstaff, as well as a taua very long waka (Māori war canoe).

Coastal Walk
Coastal walk 

Cathedral Cove Coastline
Cathedral Cove coast

Tthe Coromandel is located about 0 minutes from Auckland and offer of the pristine beaches of vacationers, misty forests and lost sources. Come many riding a bike, walking and hiking opportunities offered on the Rail of Hauraki trail, Kauaeranga Valley, coastal walk from Thames and Goldmine walk Rocky. Dig into the sand to the hot spring water to hot water Beach and make your own spa pool. See the massive rock arch to Cathedral Cove, to surf in Whangamata or explore one of the many tracks market in forest park of Coromadel and the forest of Tairua.

Rotorua's geothermal centre of the North Island, rich in character and Maori culture. When you enter Rotorua, the slight smell of sulphur in the air, and the curls escaping from the stream are the first notes of dramatic geothermal history of the region. Look at the famous Pohutu Geyser, the undisputed star of Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, burst up to 20 times a day at the height of 30 meters to Te Puia. See the brilliant colors to Wai-O-Tapu, or visit the gates of hell and the biggest hot waterfall in the southern hemisphere and the only geothermal mud baths in New Zealand. Take a trip back in time in a Maori village and make a clear idea of the Maori way of life and traditions - by singing, dancing and a traditional hangi feast to do.

by Hawke's Bay Tourism

Further along the coast is the city historical art deco Napier and the New Zealand ancient wine region, Hawkes Bay. Fate of Hawke Bay has been shaped by a devastating earthquake of 1931 and the remarkable result was the birth of Art deco and Spanish Mission style architectural dazzling Napier and Hastings. Take a tour on foot around Napier to see some of the best buildings of style Art Deco in the city and architecture. Join a wine tour or visit a coffee to enjoy one of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah wines, so that the region is famous. There are 82 miles of dedicated off-road cycle paths that guide you through stunning landscapes, including the sides, vineyards and orchards.

Weta Cave Museum, Wellington
Weta cave Museum Wellington

Tto the South of the North Island is the capital, Wellington. Recently the names of 'coolest little capital in the world' by the Lonely Planet, the city is known for its arts and heritage, culture native beauty. A visit to the national Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is a must. This innovative and interactive museum offers six floors of the commitment of the screens, including Maori and cultural treasures of the Pacific, a "House of earthquake", where you can get jostled so a colossal squid 3D. Ride the cable car to the top of the Hill at Kelburn for a breathtaking view of the city and enjoy a cream at the top. For movie buffs, a visit to Weta highlights some of the characters, props and displays of the blockbuster "Lord of the rings" and the "Hobbit" trilogies