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    Exploring the North Island of New Zealand

    WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN THE NORTH ISLAND ⇷☓⇸ This is an extensive to guide to exploring the Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga, Paihia, Oke Bay and Russell. New Zealand would be most notably known for its tourist images of the dramatic scenery of the South Island, but for me the North is just as beautiful and even more interesting. Many places have majestic mountains, but the North Island is loaded with attractions that are more New Zealand-esque – most notably the bubbling’s and boiling’s of geothermal activity, and a highly visible Māori culture. These are some of my favourite places to visit and can be done in a…