<p>Mount Ngauruhoe, on New Zealand's North Island, served as Mount Doom in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy.</p> <p><b>Did You Know?</b> Sir Edmund Hillary was a beekeeper in New Zealand before becoming one of the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Learn more about <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/new-zealand-north-island-quiz/" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> with our ten-question quiz.</p>

New Zealand's North Island

Mount Ngauruhoe, on New Zealand's North Island, served as Mount Doom in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Did You Know? Sir Edmund Hillary was a beekeeper in New Zealand before becoming one of the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Learn more about New Zealand with our ten-question quiz.

Photograph by Hideo Kurihara, Getty Images

International Road Trips

Journey around the world with these international road trips.

Read This Next

An icy world is in meltdown, amid penguin population shifts
This sacred valley could become the next national monument
This 50-year project is tracking the Cascades' melting glaciers

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet