3 Incredible Adventures on New Zealand's North Island
Let the crowds have the South Island. We found a paddling, trekking, climbing paradise on New Zealand’s North Island, where the adventure density means you can do three life-list trips in a week.
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Most visitors to New Zealand head straight to South Island hotspots, navigating the popular Milford Track or visiting Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park. And you know what? That’s just fine with us.
Over the course of 10 days testing gear on the North Island, our editors hiked through thick, mossy “goblin forest”, climbed a sacred volcano, and paddled a waterway thick with history, without ever having to deal with the crowding of some of the south’s popular treks. Retrace our footsteps on these three world-class adventures.
A Canoe Trip Down New Zealand’s Whanganui
Paddle a wilderness waterway with a soul. Read the Full Article.
Hiking New Zealand’s Egmont National Park
Score the North Island’s best scenery per mile on the Pouakai Crossing. Read the Full Article.
Climbing New Zealand’s Mt. Taranaki
Rise through rainforest to come face to face with a Maori god. Read the Full Article.