Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Relax, explore and revive yourself discovering the hidden treasures of Bay of Islands in Northland. Whether you are en route to Oke, Oteihei or one or other of our awesome Bay of Island spots; playing in Paihia, or seek to simply surf the sands of the Hokianga and enjoy the wilder west coast beaches, it’s all here!

Hold on for the Hole in the Rock; book boat trips, dive or snorkel the Poor Knights, get reel ready for some of the finest fishing you can find; or if you’re simply looking for a day away, a weekend or short break; Northland’s got it all?

On the way, you’ll find special places and spaces, secrets of the coastal route like Whangarei Heads will open up to you, there are waterfalls, crazily cool inlets, ocean beaches and magical places to pit stop. Further on, Kawiti Caves, and battlegrounds too, like Ruapekapeka, will enlighten and brighten you.


Bay of Islands Northland


Active, passive, whatever your vibe, ours is a place that will match your pace; whether relaxing in Russell, cruising the coastline, connecting with our combined cultures, wining and dining out, or in, on our cracking cuisine; it’s all here!

If you are wondering about Waitangi or what to do next, muse on our many museums and heritage sites, the Stone Store, oldest in NZ, Waipu, Marsden too; that will all intrigue and delight you. We welcome you to Northland, to experience our natural wonders, contrasting coastlines, our people and our very special places; we love it here, and we think you’ll love it too!

Waitangi Treaty Grounds


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