Coromandel Region

Published by - Nov 17, 2005
The Coromandel is a 100 kilometre (62 mile) long peninsula on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island that juts northwards from the Bay of Plenty to the Hauraki Gulf. Its centre is a forested, mountainous region, flanked to the east and west by a series of harbours, inlets and sandy beaches. Cathedral Cove, CoromandelCaptain Cook... Read More

Waikato Region

Published by - Oct 14, 2005
The Waikato is in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. It is the fertile basin that straddles the Waikato River, and stretches from Raglan on the rugged west coast to Paeroa in the east. The region is amongst the richest farmland in the world, and is noted chiefly for its dairy farming and its thoroughbred racehorses. Hamilton is the... Read More

Bay Of Islands Region

Published by - Sep 12, 2005
Situated on the north eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, on a bay of 144 islands, the area has a warm climate, beautiful bays and sheltered beaches. It is also an area rich in history, being one of the first parts of New Zealand to be settled by Maori and Europeans alike. The main towns in the Bay of Islands are Paihia and Russell,... Read More

East Coast Region

Published by - Aug 10, 2005
The East Coast lies on the central eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is the area of land that juts out into the Pacific Ocean, stretching from Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty to Gisborne in Poverty Bay. At its most eastern point is the East Cape. It is a remote land of rugged mountains, spectacular coastline, and sandy beaches.... Read More

Central Region

Published by - Jul 21, 2005
The central region of New Zealand’s North Island is home to the country’s tallest mountains and it’s biggest lake. Mt Ruapahu and its neighbouring Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe are snow capped volcanoes; the stunning Tongariro National Park that extends over them is a paradise for adventure lovers. The park has a network of walking tracks... Read More

Taranaki Region

Published by - Jun 7, 2005
Taranaki is the region that surrounds Mt Taranaki, a towering snow capped volcano that sits on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Originally named Mt Egmont by Captain James Cook in 1770, the mountain is now usually referred to by its Maori name, Taranaki. The region is one of New Zealand’s largest dairy farming areas and is... Read More