The North Island has loads going for it – a little in the shadow of the South Island in the scenery department, but unique for different reasons…
We ended our amazing journey through NZ on the North Island. It’s very different from the South Island, but unique in its own right! We did some amazing rafting (above and under ground…), and most probably the most epic hike of our lives… The North Island certainly didn’t disappoint!
Check out our travel film with highlights of the North Island.
Planning to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing DAY HIKE? Don’t know where to start? Read on.
The i-Site in Taupo is amazing, and can help you with any information you would possibly need to know about the hike. They can book your transportation, they give you a pamphlet describing the route and the different ‘legs of the hike’, and answer any other queries you might have. Continue reading
Upon setting ‘wheels on ground’ in Wellington, our first mission was to find the i-Site to go plan our day. Like all, they were very helpful, and we quickly got a map with all the sites marked that we wanted to go check out.
Quick Tip: parking isn’t free anywhere here, and can work out quite expensive! This is what you do. Next door to the i-Site, visit the city council building (think that’s the name), and just ask them for the ‘Coupon Parking’ voucher. This entitles you to park in any ‘coupon parking zone’ for free for whichever period you got. We paid $7.50 for the whole day. Continue reading