North Island

Photo gallery of New Zealand North Island pictures, showing you some of the beautiful vacation spots, photographed by professional photographer Rolf Hicker.

The North Island of New Zealand (Maori: Te Ika-a-Māui) is more populated than the South Island of New Zealand. Here you find the two largest cities of New Zealand, Auckland and further south Wellington. Some of the most popular vacation spots on the North Island of New Zealand are the Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga, the beautiful vineyards of Hawkes Bay, the famous thermal area around Rotorua and the rich Maori culture at i.e. Wairakei Terraces Village. Other not so known destinations includes the amazing Garnett Colonies at Muriwai Beach and Cape Kidnappers, Castlepoint Lighthouse, Mount Taranaki in the... (... more information below the photos)



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photo of Te Werahi Beach Sunset Picture New Zealand
Te Werahi Beach Sunset Picture New Zealand

From the hills of Cape Reinga in New Zealand, visitors have stunning views of Te Werahi Beach and the Tasman Sea. During a typical west coast sunset, the scenery is ignited and the grasses glow in the golden light.
photo of Mt Taranaki Sunset NZ
Mt Taranaki Sunset NZ

A look across the North Taranaki Bight during sunset to the North Island's second highest peak - Mt Taranaki, New Zealand.
photo of Colorful Sunset Castlepoint Lighthouse New Zealand
Colorful Sunset Castlepoint Lighthouse New Zealand

The view from the Castlepoint Lighthouse on the North Island of New Zealand is very colorful as the sky is highlighted in an array of hues at sunset.
photo of Dolphins Swimming New Zealand
Dolphins Swimming New Zealand

Tourists love to get the thrill of a lifetime and spend their day swimming with the dolphins off the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Ocean Picture Wairarapa Coastline NZ
Ocean Picture Wairarapa Coastline NZ

A dramatic coastline of rugged rocks, the Wairarapa is shaped by the rough Pacific Ocean as it surges up and down the shoreline and through the Cook Strait of NZ.
photo of Mission Estate Vineyards New Zealand
Mission Estate Vineyards New Zealand

Acres of lush green vineyards are the main source for the making of some of the best wines produced at the Mission Estate Winery in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
photo of Auckland City Night Picture
Auckland City Night Picture

The bright night lights of Auckland sparkle in the after sunset light over the city situated on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Black Reef Gannet Colony
Black Reef Gannet Colony

An Australasian Gannet prepares for take off at the Black Reef Colony on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunset New Zealand
Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunset New Zealand

Standing from Castlepoint Lighthouse in New Zealand, the brilliant hues created by the sunset is a vision of beauty.
photo of Champagne Pool Wai O Tapu Rotorua
Champagne Pool Wai O Tapu Rotorua

The piping hot, steaming Champagne Pool always attracts visitors to Wai-o-tapu in Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand.
photo of Northern Vancouver Island
Northern Vancouver Island

An elevated view of Northern Vancouver Island after sunset looking Cormorant Island, and Malcolm Island to the Mainland of British Columbia.
photo of Cape Palliser Lighthouse
Cape Palliser Lighthouse

This lighthouse at Cape Palliser is easy to reach via road on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Cape Reinga Lighthouse
Cape Reinga Lighthouse

One of the many Lighthouses found around the coasts of New Zealand, Cape Reinga is at the northern tip of the North Island.
photo of Castle Point Lighthouse
Castle Point Lighthouse

The Castle Point Lighthouse is located on the Wairarapa Coast on the North Island in New Zealand.
photo of East Cape Lighthouse
East Cape Lighthouse

The East Cape Lighthouse is located on the North Island of New Zealand
photo of Waitemata Harbour Auckland City Sunset New Zealand
Waitemata Harbour Auckland City Sunset New Zealand

Waitemata Harbour seen at sunset in Auckland, the city that is the largest and most populated in New Zealand. This view was taken from the Mt. Victoria Reserve and Lookout in the suburb of Devonport on the North Shore.
photo of Beautiful Bird Picture Australasian Gannets Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Beautiful Bird Picture Australasian Gannets Hawkes Bay New Zealand

A picture of a pair of beautiful adult Australasian Gannets as they reunite at the Cape Kidnappers bird colony in the Hawke's Bay of New Zealand. Tapping bills is part of their ritualistic greeting.
photo of Beautiful Mount Taranaki Coastal Scenery West Coast North Island NZ
Beautiful Mount Taranaki Coastal Scenery West Coast North Island NZ

Dusk paints an orange glow over beautiful Mount Taranaki or Mount Egmont, which sits at the heart of Egmont National Park and dominates the coastal scenery of North Island, West Coast, New Zealand.
photo of Hippopotamus Behavior Auckland Zoo Auckland North Island New Zealand
Hippopotamus Behavior Auckland Zoo Auckland North Island New Zealand

A Hippopotamus opens its mouth wide, and shows off its teeth at the Auckland Zoo in Auckland, on the North Island of New Zealand, a wide open mouth is typical behavior which signals that the animal feels threatened in some way.
photo of Gannet Sea Birds West Coast North Island New Zealand
Gannet Sea Birds West Coast North Island New Zealand

A colony of Gannets gather at Muriwai Beach, which is situated on the West Coast of the North Island near Auckland, New Zealand. The Gannet is a species of seabird found along the coast of New Zealand and lives in colonies.
photo of Pacific Ocean Lighthouse Picture Castlepoint Wairarapa New Zealand
Pacific Ocean Lighthouse Picture Castlepoint Wairarapa New Zealand

Facing the various moods of the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis, the Castlepoint Lighthouse situated along the Wairarapa coastline of New Zealand's North Island has been guiding mariners since 1913.
photo of Adult Gannet Picture Muriwai Beach Sunset
Adult Gannet Picture Muriwai Beach Sunset

A solitary adult Australasian Gannet perches on a rock cliff overlooking the rest of the colony at Muriwai Beach near Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand during the sunset hours.
photo of Australasian Gannet Profile Muriwai Beach New Zealand
Australasian Gannet Profile Muriwai Beach New Zealand

A beautiful profile picture of an Australasian Gannet at its nesting grounds at Muriwai Beach near Aukland on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of New Zealand Native Trees Coastal Shores North Island
New Zealand Native Trees Coastal Shores North Island

Along the coastal shores of a cove at Matai Bay on the North Island of New Zealand, Pohutukawa Trees native to New Zealand show off their beauty while blossoming.
photo of Bird Family Australasian Gannet Picture
Bird Family Australasian Gannet Picture

An adult Australasian Gannet amongst all the other birds, is very attentive to her chick and tends to her family with great care at the Cape Kidnappers Colony on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of East Coast Lighthouse New Zealand
East Coast Lighthouse New Zealand

The bright light of the Castlepoint Lighthouse guides the way for ships along the East Coast of New Zealand.
photo of Russell Town North Island New Zealand
Russell Town North Island New Zealand

Historic but intriguing buildings line the waterfront in the town of Russell in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Sunset Auckland City NZ
Sunset Auckland City NZ

The largest city of NZ, Auckland has a dense CBD (central business district) with a unique skyline of high rise buildings. The cityscape, which is punctuated by the iconic sky tower, is almost silhouetted against the bright sky during sunset.
photo of Dolphin Swimming New Zealand
Dolphin Swimming New Zealand

To be swimming with a dolphin is an experience of a lifetime and something that tours in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand offer.
photo of White Island Helicopter Tour New Zealand
White Island Helicopter Tour New Zealand

A helicopter with passengers aboard a tour, lands on an active volcano known as White Island in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand.
photo of Auckland Harbour Bridge New Zealand
Auckland Harbour Bridge New Zealand

The 1021 metre long Auckland Harbour Bridge is a 'landmark' in the City of Sails situated on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Muriwai Gannet Colony Sunset
Muriwai Gannet Colony Sunset

A single gannet situs upon the rock cliff at the Muriwai Gannet Colony near Auckland, New Zealand as the sunset turns another day into a magical evening.
photo of Rocky Point Coastline North Island
Rocky Point Coastline North Island

As evening approaches the coastline near Rocky Point on the North Island of New Zealand glistens in the sunset.
photo of Kaka Bird Picture
Kaka Bird Picture

An endemic bird to New Zealand, the Kaka dwells mostly in the depths of the forest throughout the country.
photo of Maori Games Wairakei Terraces
Maori Games Wairakei Terraces

A demonstration of Maori games at the Wairakei Terraces near Taupo on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Pohutukawa Trees North Island
Pohutukawa Trees North Island

Brilliant red flowers blossom on the Pohutukawa trees that flourish along the banks of Maitai Bay on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Beach Trips New Zealand
Beach Trips New Zealand

Trips with Gannet Beach Adventures is an interesting way to explore Hawkes Bay on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Stratovolcano Ngauruhoe Tongariro National Park
Stratovolcano Ngauruhoe Tongariro National Park

New Zealand is home to Mount Ngauruhoe which is a type of volcano known as a stratovolcano.
photo of Waikato Marokopa Falls New Zealand
Waikato Marokopa Falls New Zealand

The Marokopa Falls in Waikato on the North Island of New Zealand cascade over the rocky ledges.
photo of Australasian Gannets Colony
Australasian Gannets Colony

Adult and their young are part of the colony of the Australasian Gannets in Hawkes Bay on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunset Photo
Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunset Photo

Castlepoint Lighthouse shines at sunset as the sky turns incredible colors over the Wairarapa Coast on the North Island of New Zealand.
photo of Pictures Of Volcanoes New Zealand
Pictures Of Volcanoes New Zealand

Pictures of the snow covered volcanoes of Mount Egmont-Taranki in New Zealand are spectacular at sunset.
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