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Bay of Islands

Welcome to Bay-of-Islands.NZ.com, a website dedicated to providing information about the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Find your perfect hotel or other accommodation for your stay, or book something to do in the tours or activities section.

The Bay of Islands is one of the most picturesque and popular holiday sites in New Zealand, combining great outdoor experiences with some of New Zealand's most significant historic sites. Cruise from Auckland, or start your holiday in Paihia, the hub of the Bay of Islands, where many tours by both land and sea begin.

The Bay of Islands was the site at which the earliest contact between the indigenous population and European settlers took place. Visit Waitangi to see the treaty house, where New Zealand’s founding document was signed by Maori and Pakeha leaders. Russell, once the rowdy and bustling capital of New Zealand, today maintains a lively and casual island feel due to its isolation from the mainland. From here walk north to Flagstaff Hill, a reserve that was once the scene of a historic confrontation between Maori leader Hone Heke and the British Colonials. The flag pole flying the Union Jack was severed four times before war settled the dispute. Kerikeri, the earliest permanent settlement in New Zealand, houses some of the country’s oldest buildings, bush walks, arts and crafts and local cuisine.


Cape Brett Hole in the Rock Paihia Wharf

As well as the peace and relaxation of the beaches and fishing and sailing opportunities, the Bay of Islands provides for the thrill seekers; one of the most popular attractions is the Hole in the Rock, off Cape Brett. You can take a boating trip through the hole in a huge rock outcrop. Here you can also swim with the local common and bottlenose dolphins, or take a diving trip to see the final resting place of the Rainbow Warrior wreck.


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Fat Freddy's Drop Holiday Train Runs Bad Company, Foreigner: Rock Steady Supergroup Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail (KOAST) The Winery Tour 2018 - Songbook - Together In Concert
Fat Freddy's Drop
Kainui Road Vineyard, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Saturday 6 January 2018
Holiday Train Runs
Kawakawa Railway Station, Kawakawa, Bay of Islands
Today only at 10:45 a.m.
Bad Company, Foreigner: Rock Steady Supergroup
The Duke of Marlborough Tavern, Russell, Bay of Islands
Tuesday 2 January 2018
Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail (KOAST)
Bay Sports Grounds Waipapa, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Today only at 10:00 a.m.
The Winery Tour 2018 - Songbook - Together In Concert
Kainui Road Vineyard, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Sunday 28 January 2018

Bay of Islands News

 16 Oct 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Bus tours will showcase Waipa's role in the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s
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Council is offering five free Waipa Discovery Tours in early November to help locals understand the district's history and its wider place in the history of the country. A growing interest in the history of Waipa and its role in the New Zealand Land ...

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