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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 Otehei Bay New Year's Eve Party Bay of Islands Music Festival The Feelers - All The Hits Summer Tour ZED: 20 Years of Silencer
Fat Freddy's Drop
Kainui Road Vineyard, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Monday 30 December 2019
Otehei Bay New Year's Eve Party
Otehei Bay, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From Tuesday 31 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020
Bay of Islands Music Festival
Waitangi Sports Grounds, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From Saturday 25 January 2020 to Sunday 26 January 2020
The Feelers - All The Hits Summer Tour
Zane Greys On the Dock, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From Tuesday 31 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020
ZED: 20 Years of Silencer
The Duke Tavern, Russell, Bay of Islands
Saturday 28 December 2019

Outrigger MotelOutrigger Motel - Motel.

Located in Paihia, the tranquil Outrigger Motel is 200 metres from the beach and a range of cafes and restaurants....

Bayview Scenic HorserideBayview Scenic Horseride - Adventure Tour - Paihia. Starting from $75.00 per person.

Join us for our Bayview scenic ride and experience some of the best views looking out over the Bay of Islands New...

 

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