Venture to the North Island for spectacular scenery, rich Maori culture and exquisite dining. With volcanic plains, lush rainforests and world-class vineyards, the smaller of the two islands is just as extraordinary as its southern sister.
Begin your road trip at one of the North Island’s thriving hubs - Experience the buzz of sprawling Auckland, cruise through the charming capital of Wellington, or explore Hamilton with its waterways and rolling hills. No matter which city you choose, you’ll enjoy finger-lickin’ food, state of the art museums, quirky markets and more.
Beyond the city lights, cultural and outdoor adventures await you at every turn. With hundreds of opportunities to discover the heritage and traditions of the Maori people, our favourites include ‘Te Puia’ - the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua - and the ancient rock carvings at Mine Bay.
You’ll also find adrenaline sports around every corner. Tick parasailing and bungy jumping off your bucket list before hiking the Lake Waikaremoana Track or Tongariro Northern Circuit. Go heli skiing on Mt. Mangaweka or fly-fishing at Lake Taupo. For a taste of van life on the coast, its pebbly coves and sandy stretches offer some awesome diving and snorkelling. Legend has it that the North Island was hauled out of the ocean on a wildly successful fishing trip - So it’s no surprise that its shores are a hotspot for saltwater catches of all sorts, from tarakihi to kingfish.
For a more relaxing camping trip, this is the perfect place to unwind in the wonders of nature. With geothermal activity speckled across the island, you’re never far from a soak under the stars in soothing hot springs. And for a peaceful holiday in the sunshine, set up camp at the paradisal Bay of Islands as you watch wild dolphins leap from its turquoise waters.
Discover the great range of campervans, motorhomes and caravans available for hire in the North Island below.