Ten Amazing Things to Do on a North Island Road Trip, New ZealandWelcome to The Big Bus tour and travel guide's YouTube channel. In this video, we bring you ten amazing things to do on a road trip around New Zealand's fabulous North Island. Our list includes the chance to take in the epic views from Auckland’s Sky Tower, cruise the tranquil waters of the Bay of Islands, visit the village of Hobbiton in Middle Earth, meet the kiwi in Rotorua, immerse yourself in New Zealand’s culture and history at Te Papa in Wellington, and much more.
Here are our ten must-dos covered in this video:
1:01 Auckland War Memorial Museum and Sky Tower
2:33 Hole in the Rock Cruise, Bay of Islands
4:09 Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of Islands
5:22 Dune Rider to Cape Reinga
7:33 Tāne Mahuta and The Kauri Museum, Matakohe
8:49 Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata
9:24 Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rotorua
10:47 Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Rotorua
13:09 Huka Falls, Taupo
13:37 Te Papa, Wellington
We travel from Auckland up to the Bay of Islands, then down the centre of the island to Rotorua, Taupo and Wellington. To do all of these activities, you'll need around eight to ten days. This list only scratches the surface, and there are hundreds of other amazing things to see and do along the way.
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Additional footage courtesy of Tourism New Zealand and WellingtonNZ
Note: This video was filmed prior to the COVID-19 shutdown. Some attractions may not be operating and travel restrictions may apply.
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