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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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Kerikeri International Piano Competition Puff & Pull Carnival Beatlemania On Tour Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival Explore Paihia Half Marathon & 12km
Kerikeri International Piano Competition
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
From Thursday 30 June 2016 to Sunday 3 July 2016
Puff & Pull Carnival
Kawakawa Railway Station, Kawakawa, Bay of Islands
Sunday 22 May 2016
Beatlemania On Tour
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Saturday 7 May 2016
Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From Friday 12 August 2016 to Sunday 14 August 2016
Explore Paihia Half Marathon & 12km
Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Sunday 5 June 2016

Absolute Bliss ApartmentsAbsolute Bliss Apartments - Apartment.

Located in central Paihia, Absolute Bliss Apartments offer wonderful sea views and free WiFi. Set in a quiet and sunny...

Bay of Islands Day Tour from AucklandBay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland - Day Tour - Auckland. Starting from $220.00 per person.

Explore the Bay of Islands on a full day trip from Auckland and discover the historic sites of Waitangi and Russell....

 

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