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All the adventures you need to do on the North Island
Take into account some of these fantastic rides on your North Island route and your journey will fill to the brink with all the brilliance in between. Cruise, sailing or kayaking around the many easily accessible isles, from the legendary Rangkitoto with its stunning peak vistas to the Tiritiri Matangi protected area and the yielding Waiheke Island with its exquisite cuisine.
You' re the magistrate on this voyage up and over two volcanos in the Lord of the Rings' area. Explore this astonishing labyrinth of lime caverns - fringed by glowworm storms, storactites and glaciers - on a walking or boating expedition or on an exciting Black Water River Raping cruise through underground inlets.
Only a few roads are as magic as the Twin Coast Highway of Northland, which runs through an apparently never-ending parade of wonderful sandy spots and ports and reaches the secluded extreme of Cape Reinga. On this section of the Coromandel coast bordered by gold sandy and grandiose calcareous rock formation, Madonna shows a particularly sparkling spectacle.
The Cathedral Cove with its magnificent arc is a must and a good pretext for a bushwalk, a kayaking excursion or a round tour. Auckland' s wilderness western coastline is far from the city centre, with dramatic sandy shores, mythical surfs, craggy rock formations and classical kiwi sandy cultures. Dive into the wave, hike, observe animals and cascades or simply unwind on breathtaking dark sandy shores like Muriwai, Karekare and the famous lion rock Piha windsurfinghoot.
Sparkling sludge, yellows of sulfur, chimneys that roar with eyewatering gasses and a frightening sea of vaporous sourness? Man could never have lived in this strange place? You' ll want to keep your sights open - the memorable free fall into one of the most dramatically skydiving drop zones in the game. Bungee diving, para -sailing, jetboating and white water canoeing are just a few of the other escapades you can climb up to.
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