New Zealand’s North Island is a treasure trove of natural wonders, each one more astounding than the next: with Tongariro National Park, Waitomo Caves, the Bay of Islands, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Huka Falls, and Lake Taupo just some of what’s on offer, it is clear that the North Island is the place to be for a nature getaway. The majestic mountain ranges that define the rest of the landscape offer miles of peace, serenity, and adventure. Choose one of the mountain cottages on the North Island and wake up to glorious mountain views, crisp air, and miles of terrain to explore. Take woodland strolls through soaring trees, or tough hikes up mountainsides for rewarding views. The dramatic volcanoes and national parks, forests and lakes, and beaches and fjords make it a mecca for those who want to experience the best of nature.