New Zealand’s North Island is known for its subtropic beaches, volcanic activity, national parks, and cosmopolitan cities. Well … two cities.
Home to about three-quarters of the nation’s population, the North Island hosts the country’s largest city, Auckland – surrounded by warm bays and islands, Auckland is also well-known as the City of Sails.
At the southern-most tip of the North Island sits the capital of well … Wellington, of course. Home to the national museum, Te Papa.