Islands are scattered all around the edges of New Zealand's coastline. Some are no bigger than a tennis court, others are the size of a small country. They're hideaways for rare bird species or escape hatches for city dwellers. Many are protected from development or habitation, so that they can be enjoyed in their most natural state.
Rangitoto Island - Auckland
Rangitoto Island, one of Auckland's most unforgettable features.
Waiheke Island - Auckland
The forever-summer lifestyle of Waiheke Island, situated in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.
Tiri Tiri Matangi Island - Auckland
Tiri Tiri Matangi Island, is a genuine open wildlife sanctuary featuring many species of endangered New Zealand bird life.
Kawau Island - Auckland
Kawau Island mixes history and wilderness with an historic mansion and museum, walking tracks and Māori pa sites.
Great Barrier Island - Auckland
Beautiful Great Barrier Island has unspoiled beaches, native bushland and is home to several unique plant and bird species.
White Island - Active Volcano - Bay of Plenty
The active volcano of White Island is very accessible and one of the most amazing natural experiences in New Zealand.
Cavalli Islands - Northland
The Cavilli Islands, one of the top dive sights in Northland.
Poor Knights Islands - Northland
The Poor Knights Islands, Northland New Zealand, are often called one of the world's top dive locations.
Stewart Island - Southland
Stewart Island has an abundance of wildlife and scenic walks in New Zealand's newest national park, Rakiura.
Kapiti Island Nature Reserve - Wellington
Kapiti Island Nature Reserve is one of New Zealand's premier conservation sites.