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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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Ben Hurley's Best New Things 2020 Bay of Islands 4 Course Golf Classic The Big Bike Film Night: POSTPONED Lynn Pirrie Smith Art Exhibition, Further On Caitlin Smith and ARO are coming to Kaeo: CANCELLED
Ben Hurley's Best New Things
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Friday 3 April 2020
2020 Bay of Islands 4 Course Golf Classic
Bay of Islands
From Monday 25 May 2020 to Friday 29 May 2020
The Big Bike Film Night: POSTPONED
Cathay Cinemas, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Tuesday 31 March 2020
Lynn Pirrie Smith Art Exhibition, Further On
Little Black Gallery, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
From Tuesday 31 March 2020 to Saturday 4 April 2020
Caitlin Smith and ARO are coming to Kaeo: CANCELLED
Whangaroa Memorial Hall, Kaeo, Bay of Islands
Friday 3 April 2020

Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday ParkRussell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park - Holiday Park.

Situated across the road from Orongo Bay, Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park offers accommodation with 3 BBQ areas. Guests...

The Entire North Island Flexible Pass - Auckland to Wellington ReturnThe Entire North Island Flexible Pass - Auckland to Wellington Return - Adventure Tour - Auckland. Starting from $795.00 per person.

This pass is valid for travel from October 2018

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