North Island

The North Island of New Zealand is warm, with scenery ranging from sandy beaches, through rolling farmland to active volcanic peaks. Although it is smaller than the South Island, it is much more populous, with half of New Zealand's population living north of Lake Taupo in the middle of the North Island.
Popular destinations: Auckland, Wellington and Rotorua

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The Greater Wellington region is the southernmost part of the North Island of New Zealand, governed by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Popular destinations: Wellington, Hutt Valley and Lower Hutt
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The Auckland Region is in the North Island of New Zealand. Centred on the Auckland metropolitan area, it also includes a large rural area, stretching as far north as the Wellsford district.
Popular destinations: Auckland, Waiheke Island and Auckland Airport
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Northland is the northernmost region in New Zealand. Whangarei is the only city in the area; the next biggest towns have a few thousand people.
Popular destinations: Kerikeri, Paihia and Whangarei
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Hawke's Bay is a region on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
Popular destinations: Hastings, Napier and Taradale
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The Waikato is a region of the North Island of New Zealand that lies to the south of Auckland and is named for the Waikato River that traverses its length.
Popular destinations: Waitomo, Thames and Hamilton
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The Bay of Plenty is a region on the north-east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
Popular destinations: Rotorua, Tauranga and Te Puke
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The Central North Island region of New Zealand features the Lake Taupo area and the mountain volcanoes of Tongariro National Park, all situated on a volcanic plateau in the middle of the North Island.
Popular destinations: Taupo, Tongariro National Park and Ohakune
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Taranaki is a region of the North Island of New Zealand that is dominated by its volcanic mountain, Taranaki, also known as Mount Egmont.
Popular destinations: New Plymouth, Hawera and Stratford
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The Manawatu is a broad flat river plain on the south-west side of the North Island of New Zealand.
Popular destinations: Palmerston North, Feilding and Vinegar Hill
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The East Coast, also known as Eastland or the Gisborne Region, lies around and south of the East Cape of the North Island of New Zealand.
Popular destinations: Gisborne, East Cape and Matawai
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The Whanganui region is on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
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