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Welcome to, 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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Waipapa Lions Club Family Fun Day Moondog Blues The Old Packhouse Market Upsurge Bay of Islands Arts Festival Four Flat Whites In Italy
Waipapa Lions Club Family Fun Day
Bay Sports Grounds Waipapa, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Saturday 25 February 2017
Moondog Blues
Alongside, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From Friday 24 February 2017 to Friday 28 April 2017
The Old Packhouse Market
The Old Packhouse, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
From Saturday 25 February 2017 to Saturday 1 April 2017
Upsurge Bay of Islands Arts Festival
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
From Wednesday 5 April 2017 to Sunday 9 April 2017
Four Flat Whites In Italy
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Thursday 11 May 2017

Bay of Islands News

 15 Feb 2017 
Drought forces Northland kiwi out during daylight
New Zealand Herald
A shortage of food caused by the drought is forcing some of Northland's normally nocturnal kiwi to forage in broad daylight. Kerikeri woman Laura Parke was walking on Purerua Peninsula, in the northern Bay of Islands, when friend Liam Davis spotted a ...

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TaranakiTaranaki - Bed and Breakfast.

Taranaki is situated in Waihaha, 18 km from Russell. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private...

Bay of Islands Tour with Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise (from Auckland)Bay of Islands Tour with Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise (from Auckland) - Day Tour - Auckland. Starting from NZ $246.00 per adult.

A popular day tour from Auckland to Paihia, including a spectacular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands.


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