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Welcome to, 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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Exit Summer - Stage Right Jennian Homes Bay of Islands Run/Walk 2020 ASB Kerikeri Half Marathon NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Universal Friends! The Musical Parody
Exit Summer - Stage Right
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
From Friday 17 July 2020 to Saturday 18 July 2020
Jennian Homes Bay of Islands Run/Walk 2020
Village Green, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Sunday 18 October 2020
ASB Kerikeri Half Marathon
Kerikeri Domain, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Saturday 21 November 2020
NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Universal
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Sunday 6 September 2020
Friends! The Musical Parody
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Tuesday 29 September 2020

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Marlin MaisonMarlin Maison - Holiday Home.

Featuring a balcony with garden views, and a garden and barbecue facilities, Marlin Maison can be found in Russell,...

Kawiti Glow Worm Cave TourKawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour - Private Tour - Paihia. Starting from $85.00 per person.

This tour is for Cruise Ship customers only, it is not available on any other days. We visit the Kawiti Glow...


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