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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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"it!" Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival Tastes of the North - Garden Party! Battle of the Bands 2019 Halloween Disco
"it!" Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival
Village Green, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Saturday 5 October 2019
Tastes of the North - Garden Party!
Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Saturday 30 November 2019
Nga Taonga Korero ō Puketi - Treasured stories of Puketi
Puketi Recreation Area, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Saturday 21 September 2019
Battle of the Bands 2019
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Friday 20 September 2019
Halloween Disco
Bay Sports Grounds Waipapa, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Saturday 2 November 2019

Bay of Islands News

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 15 Aug 2019 
Fullers GreatSights catamaran hit reef in Bay of Islands while following dolphins  Stuff.co.nz

A tourist boat with more than 50 people on board ran aground while the captain gave commentary as he pursued a pod of dolphins, an investigation has found.

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