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The North Island (Ma-ori: Te Ika-a-Ma-ui) is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, separated from the much less populous South Island by Cook Strait. Twelve cities are in the North Island: Auckland, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Gisborne, Napier, Hamilton, Hastings, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Wanganui, Whangarei and Wellington, the capital, located at the southern extremity of the island.

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Popular Destinations: AucklandGisborneHamiltonNapierNew Plymouth
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• Auckland

Auckland Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

One of Auckland's nicknames, the City of Sails, is derived from the popularity of sailing in the region. 135,000 yachts and launches are registered in Auckland, with about one in three Auckland households owning a boat …

• Rotorua

Rotorua Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

The charming, small city of Rotorua is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the North Island. Rotorua is known for it's geothermal wonders - volcanoes, geysers and sulpher pools - and stunning natural beauty with lakes, and lovely parks …

• Wellington

Wellington Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, and easy to explore on foot at only 2 kms wide. The beatiful city is set between the port and green hills. The city itself is dynamic and lively, offering great shopping, theatres & restaurants. Ideal for nature lovers and culture vultures …

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» Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

The Bay of Islands, is in the north of the North Island of New Zealand. The main center is Paihia, a busy destination with many places to eat, drink and sleep. Kerikeri, often called the Cradle Of The Nation, nestled among orchards and gardens, is a favourite destination …

» Gisborne

Gisborne Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

Gisborne is a sunny seaside town on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is a popular summertime destination as it has a relatively warm, dry and sunny climate, swimming and surf beaches with a more relaxed pace of life than the larger cities …

» Hamilton

Hamilton Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Ma-ori) is the centre of New Zealand's fourth largest urban area. Hamilton is in the Waikato Region of the North Island, approximately 130 km south of Auckland. It sits at a major road and rail nexus in the centre of the Waikato basin …

» Napier

Napier Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

Napier is an important port city in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. It has a population ov over 50,000. Ten kilometres further south lies the slightly smaller town of Hastings. The two are often regarded as twin cities …

» New Plymouth

New Plymouth Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

New Plymouth is the port and main city in the Taranaki region on the west coast of the North Island. Being a coastal city with a mountain within one hour's drive away, the more adventurous residents of New Plymouth can snowboard, ski, water ski and surf all in the same day …

» Paihia

Paihia Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

Paihia is the main tourist town in the Bay of Islands in the far north of the North Island. It is located close to the historic towns of Russell, and Kerikeri. Missionary Henry Williams and his wife Marianne settled in Paihia in 1823 and built the first church in New Zealand there the same year …

» Palmerston North

Palmerston North Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

Palmerston North (Ma-ori: Te Papaioea) is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. Palmerston North is located in the eastern Manawatu Plains near the north bank of the Manawatu River …

» Taupo

Taupo Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

Taupo is a town in the central North Island. It lies at the northern end of Lake Taupo, at its outlet into the Waikato river. The name Taupo comes from Maori, the full name is Taupo-nui-a-Tia which: literally translated means The great cloak of Tia, who discovered the lake …

» Tauranga

Tauranga Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

Tauranga is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the seventh largest city in the country, and is 105 km east of Hamilton and 85 km north of Rotorua, and is the city with the fastest growing population in New Zealand …

» Whanganui

Whanganui Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

Whanganui, also Wanganui, is an urban area and district on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is part of the Manawatu-Wanganui region. Whanganui is located on the South Taranaki Bight, close to the mouth of the Whanganui River …

» Whitianga

Whitianga Hotels, North Island, New Zealand

Whitianga is the main settlement of Mercury Bay on the North Island of New Zealand. Whitianga has been continuously occupied for more than a thousand years since Maori explorer Kupe's tribe settled here after his visit in about 950 AD …

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According to Ma-ori mythology, the North and South Islands of New Zealand arose through the actions of the demigod Ma-ui. Ma-ui and his brothers were fishing from their canoe (the South Island) when he caught a great fish and pulled it from the sea …

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The North Island of New Zealand is warm, with scenery ranging from sandy beaches, through rolling farmland to active volcanic peaks. Although it is smaller than the South Island, it is more populous, with half of the New Zealand population living north of Lake Taupo, in the middle of the island …

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