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Why Go?

The steaming, bubbling, otherworldly landscapes of the Volcanic Plateau.

Auckland, with its world-class restaurants, hopping bars, and museum celebrating Maori art and culture

Windswept, pristine Northland—especially the spectacular Ninety Mile Beach

What To Skip

The Sky City Casino—unless you're a die-hard gambler

What For:

Active + Adventure, Beach + Island, Family, Food + Wine, Green + Eco-Travel, Outdoors + Nature

When To Go:

February, March, April, May

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