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Destination guide

The friendly city of North Island awaits you

Learn about the unique charm of North Island with a stay in a holiday home rental. Travellers especially like the shopping, cafes and local tours in this welcoming and romantic city. For a bit of culture, visit Auckland War Memorial Museum, SheepWorld or Te Papa. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, Vrbo has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around North Island

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes North Island a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mangakino Golf Club (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Te Waihou Walkway (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Monavale Blueberries (21.8 mi / 35 km)
  • Hobbiton Movie Set (21.9 mi / 35.3 km)
  • Kiwi House Native Bird Park (22.2 mi / 35.8 km)
  • Avantidrome (22.8 mi / 36.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of North Island

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in North Island. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Lake Moana-Nui (13 mi / 21 km)
  • Dunham Park (13.8 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Mangakino Recreation Reserve (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Lake Karapiro (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Founders Park (27.4 mi / 44.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around North Island

Fly into Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.), the closest airport, located 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), which is 38.2 mi (61.4 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Pukekohe Station, Papakura Station and Takanini Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around North Island?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 8,167 vacation rentals near North Island. From 6,598 houses to 674 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near North Island for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.