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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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Sons of Zion - Vantage Point NZ Tour Omata Estate Vineyard - Walk 5 Rakaumangamanga – Cape Brett Lighthouse Overnight Walk Jam Night Moturua French Connection - Walk 7
Sons of Zion - Vantage Point NZ Tour
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Saturday 1 September 2018
Omata Estate Vineyard - Walk 5
Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
From Friday 12 October 2018 to Saturday 13 October 2018
Rakaumangamanga – Cape Brett Lighthouse Overnight Walk
Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
Friday 12 October 2018
Jam Night
Thirty30, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From Sunday 24 June 2018 to Sunday 1 July 2018
Moturua French Connection - Walk 7
Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
Sunday 14 October 2018

Bay of Islands News

 14 Jun 2018 

New Zealand Herald
Injured turtle found on Whangārei footpath has surgery and new home
New Zealand Herald
A turtle found injured on a Whangārei footpath has undergone surgery and is planned to make a new home with four other turtles. Northland Regional Council biosecurity officer Ashlee Lawrence said a member of the public called in a turtle on the ...

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