North Island

The North Island of is warm, with scenery ranging from sandy beaches, through rolling farmland to active volcanic peaks. Although it is smaller than the , it is much more populous, with half of New Zealand's population living north of Lake in the middle of the North Island.

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is the largest city in at 1.7 million citizens, and the main arrival point for visitors to the country.

is the capital and second largest urban area of .

Wellington is that part of the urban area of in New Zealand that is administered by Wellington Council.

is the geothermal wonderland of , with easily experienced Māori culture, and a range of outdoor adventure activities.


The region is the southernmost part of the of , governed by the Regional Council.

The is a region of the of that lies to the south of and is named for the River that traverses its length.

The is a region on the north-east coast of the of .

is a region on the east coast of the of .

The region of features the Lake Taupo area and the mountain volcanoes of , all situated on a volcanic plateau in the middle of the .

The is a broad flat river plain on the south-west side of the North Island of .

is a region of the North Island of that is dominated by its volcanic mountain, , also known as Mount Egmont.

The , also known as Eastland or the Gisborne Region, lies around and south of the of the of .

The region is on the west coast of the of .

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French: Île du Nord, German: Nordinsel, Italian: Isola del Nord, Maori: Te Ika-a-Māui, Portuguese: Ilha Norte, Spanish: Isla Norte
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