New Zealand North Island is well worth a holiday on its own. Explore the off the beaten nature and adventure highlights with this sample itinerary. You will be amazed how much the North Island has to offer. Some of the best secret North Island highlights are included. Go off the beaten track and find some of New Zealand's best hidden travel spots. Sea kayaking in the clear waters off the Hahei Beach coastal reserve. Walk the Tongariro Crossing Track, either guided or unguided. Travel on the "Forgotten Highway" through the heartland of the North Island. The Taranaki / Mt. Egmont region is a true treasure often missed even by New Zealanders! Experience the Ruakuri glowworm caves in Waitomo and join a small-group Hobbiton film-set tour in Pio Pio..