Coromandel region

Beach at Whangapoua Harbour, Coromandel Peninsula. Photo: Sietse Bouma.

Learn about some of the places you can visit in the Coromandel region, including Kauaeranga Valley and Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve.

Waikato region

Mount Pirongia.

Discover the places of the Waikato region, including Pureora Forest Park, Pirongia Forest Park and Ruakuri Caves and Bush Scenic Reserve.


Wairere Falls, Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. Photo: DOC.

Favourite destinations in the Tauranga area include Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park and Tuhua/Mayor Island Marine Reserve.

Rotorua Lakes

Boats,  Lake Tarawera. Photo: C Rudge.

Thirteen major lakes and a variety of geothermal areas and scenic reserves can be found in the Rotorua district.

Eastern Bay of Plenty

Eastern end of the northern side of Moutohora (Whale Island). Photo: J.Kendrick.

Explore the places to visit in the Eastern Bay of Plenty region.

New Zealand places to visit

Visitors on Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast. Photo: Melissa Perrott.

From forest parks to scenic reserves, alpine areas to protected coasts, there are hundreds of special conservation places.

East Coast region

Anaura Bay, East Coast. Photo: C Rudge.

The East Coast is home to Te Urewera, including Lake Waikaremoana. Other popular places include Anaaura Bay and Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park.

Central North Island region

Aerial view of Mount Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park. Photo: DOC.

There are plenty of places to visit in the Central North Island including Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa and Tongariro Forest Parks and Lake Taupo. If fishing is your thing Lake Taupo and its tributaries are world famous for the size and vigour of the Rainbow Trout.


Find out more


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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