The North Island is the place with everlasting summer, especially the further North you go. It's perfect to get away from the colder South Island during winter and great for enjoying the beach lifestyle during summer. The North Island has heaps to offer. From big cities like Auckland and Wellington to cute little (beach) towns like Raglan and Gisborne (both are great places for surfing). Our North Island road trips posts will be your inspiration to see more of this beautiful part of NZ.