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East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Travel Guide

East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Top Experiences

Want to learn more about East Coast and the Volcanic Zone? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


Top Reasons to Go

Hiking and Walking: The eastern coast of the North Island has several excellent bushwalking trails, including the Tongariro Crossing, which...


Te Urewera National Park

The remote Te Urewera National Park is rugged and mountainous. Lake Waikaremoana formed more than 2,000 years ago when a massive landslide blocked...


The Elusive Te Kooti

Of all the Māori leaders who opposed the early Pâkehâ settlers in New Zealand, Te Kooti was the most elusive and most awe inspiring. He was...


Hāngi: A Traditional Māori Feast

Rotorua, the cultural home of the Māori, is the best place to experience a hāngi, a traditional Māori feast for which the meal-to-be is cooked...


The Hinemoa Legend

One of the great Māori love stories has a special local connection, because it takes place on Mokoia Island in Lake Rotorua—and it's a true...

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