Jaw-dropping views of rolling countryside, lakes and jagged mountains slip past during trips on the Glenbrook Vintage Steam Train and the Northern Explorer Train.
The North Island is a hub of fascinating culture and friendly people. Discover the warmth of Maori hospitality in Rotorua’s Te Puia, where you’ll learn about traditional arts and share a hearty meal cooked in a hangi pit oven. Appreciate ancient rituals during a cultural performance including the fierce haka war dance.
The sub-tropical surrounds of the Bay of Islands make for a superb destination on any New Zealand North Island adventure. Watch out for sea life on a cruise at the tip of the Cape Brett Peninsula and pass through the iconic Hole in the Rock. Relax on the beach or hit the coastal walking trails.
Descend into the caves, sinkholes and deep dark rivers beneath the lush Waitomo hills and look up to see a canopy studded with thousands of stars. The phenomenon is the work of glow worms that are unique to New Zealand. While exploring the labyrinth of tunnels you’ll also see stalactites, stalagmites, fossils and cave-dwelling critters.
New Zealand's farming heritage comes to life at the Agrodome. Explore this 64-hectare working cattle and sheep station – a New Zealand classic. You’ll see sheep-shearing demonstrations and dog trials. Walk through the orchard and meet the baby animals in the nursery.