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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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UB40 Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour Sunday Session - Craft Beer/Wine Release Party Che Fu Concert Fathers Day Market, Music & more!
UB40 Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour
Kainui Road Vineyard, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Wednesday 6 January 2016
"it!" Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival
Village Green, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Saturday 24 October 2015
Sunday Session - Craft Beer/Wine Release Party
Kainui Road Vineyard, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Sunday 25 October 2015
Che Fu Concert
The Duke Tavern, Russell, Bay of Islands
From Saturday 26 September 2015 to Sunday 27 September 2015
Fathers Day Market, Music & more!
Alongside, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Sunday 6 September 2015

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Hananui Lodge and Apartments
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Discover Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach
Discover Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach - Day Tour - Starting from NZ $145.00 per adult - Paihia. Journey along 90 Mile beach and stand on the tip of New Zealand where the Tasman Sea collides with the Pacific Ocean.
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