New Zealand tourism is slowly evolving, yet there is so much in this country that is yet untouched. Travellers come to its abound natural beauty and rightly so, yet they sometimes miss out on certain finer aspects of culture, history and urban life that is growing with its beaches and landscapes. The North Island of New Zealand provides an opportunity to get a little closer to the real New Zealand, the people, the cities, the culture, the history and the biodiversity.
New Zealand is hardly a place for luxury travel, by which my mean 5 star hotels, expensive transport, pre-planned itinerary etc. It is a place for adventure, by which I mean picking your backpack and going where the road takes you. In New Zealand, following the road won’t be disappointing. In fact, the road will reward you will a rare sight/place that hasn’t been encountered by most other tourists, and probably even locals yet. This is very possible in this country that needs more enthusiastic explorers to bring to light the hidden bonanzas.
New Zealand is divided into two halves, North Island and South Island. North Island is the smaller of the two, yet it where you will find the urban culture of the place mixed gently with the breath-taking geographical features. It is more populated than the South Island. If South Island is the rugged, country side of New Zealand, North Island is the developed, urban side. This trip to North Island states some of the place I found fascinating and would probably recommend. But, as I mentioned before, you are free to discover more!