Like Iceland’s idiosyncratic, breathtaking, almost untouched beauty, so, too, are New Zealand’s natural terrains, developed in relatively secluded circumstances, tended by the indigenous Māori who know well the shape of its wild, looming mountains; decadent, steamy hot springs cropping out in surprising formations; and unbelievably diverse creatures.

It’s a truly a other-worldly kind of beauty that can only really be explained by experiencing.

Download your full copy of Guide to the North Island; Top Tips, Road Trips & Destinations from the team.

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Download your full copy of Guide to the North Island; Top Tips, Road Trips & Destinations from the team.

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Like Iceland’s idiosyncratic, breathtaking, almost untouched beauty, so, too, are New Zealand’s natural terrains, developed in relatively secluded circumstances, tended by the indigenous Māori who know well the shape of its wild, looming mountains; decadent, steamy hot springs cropping out in surprising formations; and unbelievably diverse creatures.

It’s truly an other-worldly kind of beauty that can only really be explained by experience.

Today, one of the best ways to truly experience this incredible landscape and partake in its undeniable beauty, doing every moment justice, is to pack your bags, pack a campervan, pack the dogs, pack the kids — put your life on a brief pause! — and commit to a long journey through New Zealand’s North Island.

If you’re a believer of bucket lists and a hoarder of stunning landscapes that are quiet but larger than life, this is one trip you simply cannot miss.

And since you’re here reading this, we’ll assume that you get it — the North Island is its own adventure and experience. ‘Nuff said, right?

Except that this guide is designed to show you exactly what you need to make your campervan journey across the North Island truly unforgettable — but, like, in a good way.

In this guide, you’ll learn all about:

  • Top Tips before You Start Your North Island Adventure
  • 5 Best Campgrounds to Stay at in the North Island
  • Best National Parks to visit on your North Island Road Trip
  • Most Breathtaking Views on your North Island Road Trip
  • Most Scenic Routes to Take in the North Island
  • Road Trip Itinerary: Auckland to Cape Reinga
  • Road Trip Itinerary: Auckland to Wellington