New Zealand’s volcanic North island has lots to offer and is unique from NZ’s South Island. It is home to New Zealand two most populated cities, Auckland and Wellington as well as the famous Tongariro Crossing the backdrop to Lord of the Rings, Rotorua and it’s amazing sulphuric bubbling landscapes, the popular Bay of Islands, and Coromandel Peninsula.
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Tongariro National Park
New Zealand is famous for its four seasons in one day. Trecking the Tongariro Crossing is quite often a perfect example of this. I’ve had to walk through snow blizards and slushy ice cold water (all in the name art!) only to get sunburnt on the way down. The Tongariro Crossing is one of the best day walks out there and has many visitors.