Lower North Island Attractions

Te Papa

55 Cable Street Wellington

The Museum of New Zealand right on the Wellington waterfront only a scenic train ride away from TOP 10 Wellington.

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Te Mata Park

400 Te Mata Peak Road Havelock North

Welcome to Te Mata Park and its famous Peak, one of the most loved and visited places in Hawke’s Bay. Gifted in perpetuity to the community in 1927 and managed by a small group of volunteer...

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Paddle Steamer Waimarie

Waimarie Centre, 1a Taupo Quay Whanganui

Salvaged from the bottom of the Whanganui River after 50 years, the Waimarie Paddle Steamer was re-launched in 2000 and is now New Zealand’s only authentic coal-fired paddle steamer in operation....

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Cape Palliser

Cape Palliser Road

Follow this wild coastline, rich in Māori legend and archaeological sites, once populated by European whalers, to the southernmost point of the North Island.

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Mount Taranaki

2879 Egmont Road New Plymouth

As you drive into New Plymouth, the first thing you'll notice is the magnificent peak of Mount Taranaki, our 2518-metre-tall volcano.

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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Marine Parade

The National Aquarium of New Zealand is located on Napier's Marine Parade in sunny Hawke's Bay – a scenic 15-minute walk from Napier's city centre or a brisk 5-minute cycle along the waterfront....

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Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

85379 State Highway 2 Masterton

At Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre we have plenty of activities and attractions for our visitors. Your entry fee covers seven daily wildlife talks and feeds as well as entry to the nocturnal...

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Len Lye Centre / Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

42 Queens Street New Plymouth

The Len Lye Centre will inspire the mind and engage the senses. New Plymouth will be the world centre for the care, display, access to, research and development of the works and ideas of Len...

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Tawhiti Museum and Traders & Whalers

401 Ohangai Road Hawera

The Tawhiti Museum is a truly unique enterprise. The creation of artist Nigel Ogle, its attention to detail is simply stunning. Widely acclaimed as the best private museum in the country, the...

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Kayak on the Whanganui River

Whanganui River

Take a trip out onto the river with kayak hire at Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park.

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Parliament Buildings

Molesworth Street Wellington

Check out the hive of politics in Aotearoa by visiting the iconic Parliament Buildings.

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Durie Hill Elevator

42 Anzac Parade Durie Hill Whanganui

One of the two earthbound elevators in the world, it was built in 1916 and rises 66 meters to the top of Durie Hill where the War Memorial Tower is located. Get some great shots of the sun setting...

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Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

Clemow Road New Plymouth

The 83m long Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is reminiscent of a breaking wave or a whale skeleton. It is one of the focal points along the coastal walkway.

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Weta Cave & Workshop

9 Manuka Street, Miramar Wellington

Exhibits of props for "Lord of the Rings" & other films, plus a documentary & studio souvenirs.

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New Zealand Glassworks

2 Rutland Street, Whanganui

Whanganui has loads of fantastic art studios, but this is something different. Visit the national centre for glass art, promoting the work of NZs leading glass artists. An open access studio...

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Mount Victoria

Alexandra Road, Wellington

Spectacular panoramic views of the Capital City and harbour.

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Greytown

Greytown Greytown

Good looking Greytown is a Victorian gem. Stop for good food, great coffee and sensational Schoc chocolate. Retail therapy in the distinctive stores is highly recommended. Just an hour from Wellington...

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Remutaka Cycle Trail

Cross Creek Road Western Lake

From the head of Wellington Harbour, the Remutaka Cycle Trail cuts through the bush-clad Remutaka Mountain Range, passing through tunnels on an old rail trail, and skirting around the wild southern...

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Pukekura Park

10 Fillis Street New Plymouth

The world renowned park right in the heart of New Plymouth. With a diverse range of landscape, formal gardens, lakes and walkways this is a must for a visit to the city.

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Martinborough Wine Village

Martinborough

Martinborough's boutique wineries are easy to explore by bike or on foot, or sit back and let Martinborough Wine Tours take you on a small group shuttle tour with an experienced local host. The...

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Wellington Cable Car

Cable Car Lane, 280 Lambton Quay Wellington

Best views in Wellington!

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Windwand

New Plymouth Coastal Walkway New Plymouth

The wind wand stands on the foreshore of New Plymouth. The 45-meters Red Pole standing tall, it sways mesmerizingly in a gentle breeze & leans over in the strong wind.

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Gordon Park Scenic Reserve

Kaimatira Road Whanganui

Home to a diversity of birds, Gordon Park Scenic Reserve is located only 15 minutes from our holiday park and offers a small remnant of lowland bush with a 10 to 15 minute walking track between...

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