A vibrant island of colourful contrasts.
Everything you need to know.
Warmer and more
populated than South Island, with bigger cities and arguably better
beaches, North Island harbours two thirds of New Zealand's people,
many of whom live in the vibrant cities of Wellington and Auckland.
Home to some of the country's most obvious extremes of scenery,
active volcanoes, tranquil lakes, steaming geysers and cooling
waterfalls exist here in New Zealand's oldest National Parks.
Even its multicultural cities - melting pots of language, culture
and cuisine - are characterised by their contrasts, where Maori
culture is alive and accessible, as are fascinating museums and
modern art galleries. But visitors who make the effort to reach
North Island's wilder and more isolated landscapes, away from the
bustling towns and cities, will be rewarded.
- Take a boat trip through Waitomo Caves
- Explore the Hawkes' Bay wine region
Flight time from the UK (London) Approximately
Arrival AirportAuckland International Airport.
Transfers take approximately 35 minutes.
Entry details (for British passport holders) A
visa is not required for stays of up to 6 months. Passports need at
least 3 months validity beyond your exit date. Before you depart,
check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk.
Time difference GMT +13 hours.
Currency New Zealand Dollar.
Language English and Maori.
Here to help If you have prebooked a private or
shared transfer, or hired a car, the details will be in your travel
documentation. It will also contain the contact numbers for the
local and UK support office should you need assistance whilst you