North Island, New Zealand Articles The Ultimate One Week New Zealand North Island Itinerary & Route!After two & a half weeks on the South island, we crossed the Cook Strait and set foot on the North Island, ready to continue our New Zealand adventure! Here is our guide to the North island, including our route and key things to see and do! Hiking Volcanoes on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New ZealandTrekking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing was easily the best experience of our time in New Zealand! Snow capped mountains and active volcanoes, combined with an 8 hour trek made this the one of the most challenging and reward days of our travels to date. Glow Worm Waitomo Caves, New ZealandTo be honest, we’d not heard about the Glow Worm caves of Waitomo before we arrived in New Zealand, but if you’re heading up the West coast of the North Island of New Zealand, it’s a great place to stop for a couple of days! The caves are beautiful and the Glow Worms are an incredible sight! Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, RotoruaImagine being able to have a free thermal spring bath whenever you want, and be able to steam cook your food over natural vents! This is what the people of Whakarewarewa Thermal Village in Rotorua experience every day, and we went along to check it out! Escape Rentals Campervans, New ZealandReview of Escape campervans in New Zealand! If you’re thinking about hiring a campervan in New Zealand, check out our experience of Escape rentals and some tips for making the most of this beautiful country!