Who wore it better? North or South? We think it’s a pretty close race. Although when you throw in locations like Mount Taranaki, Napier and Auckland it’s pretty hard to go against North Island NZ. Check out a few of our hot tips!

Mount Taranaki

One of the most spectacular sites in the North Island, and that’s saying something! Did we mention Taranaki was voted the world’s 2nd best region to visit in 2017 by the Lonely Planet?


Did you know? Napier has the highest concentration of Art Deco architecture anywhere in the world! Also home to raft fishing, waterfalls and awesome wineries, this is one spot you can’t pass up.

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Not a surprise, but a must try getaway location all the same. We’ve put together the perfect two days in New Zealand’s largest city.


Hamilton is located halfway between Auckland and Rotorua and is the perfect destination for a short getaway!

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There’s so much to see and do in this snappy little city, you’ll forget the definition of boredom.

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