Northland, New Zealand
New Zealand's north island is beautiful and very much underrated when compared to the splendour of the south island's mountains, glaciers and lakes. However, if you're willing to get off the beaten track, you're guaranteed to be very surprised by what you might find lurking in the far north of this tiny island. I certainly was.
Just a few short hours north of Auckland is a gateway to tropical beaches, lush rainforests and little-known land formations. Here, I've picked my personal highlights to share with you I hope you'll be inspired to visit for yourself one day.