Heavy on the Wonders

The South Island may be spectacular, but the North Island’s got its share of amazements too according to International Business Times’ travel writer Mark Johanson. “The North Island is the spot to soak in traditional Maori culture, bathe in geothermal wonders, and sun along the country’s best beaches. Dominated by towering volcanoes at its centre, the coastal regions boast some of the world’s best wine. You can ski, swim, and sip your way across this four seasons island any time of year. Hike through wild microclimates, catch shows in two of the country’s bustling urban centres, or gape at stunning natural beauty from the window of your car — this whale-shaped island has got something for everyone.”

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