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bay of islands travel guide

Plan your holiday with the Bay of Islands Travel Guide

Bay of Islands Travel Guide, New Zealand

The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s favourite travel destinations. Find accommodation here and explore the area. With over 140 islands and numerous small towns, there is a wide range of activities available or you could consider a guided tour. The Bay of Islands is the home to Waitangi, the birthplace of New Zealand. Enjoy your stay!

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Grand Cru Charters: 40' Capricorn Launch

Grand Cru Charters 

+64 9 402 8003 or +64 21 295 0508

12 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

Big Game Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing and Cruising

Skipper Pete of Grand Cru Charters will tailor a charter to your requirements; whether you wish to “catch a big one” or just cruise the many islands along Northland’s East Coast. Based In the beautiful Bay of Islands, Grand Cru specialises in:
* Big Game Fishing targeting Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish, Hapuku;
* Light Tackle Fishing, targeting Kingfish on 6 & 8kg line;
* Cruising, sightseeing, snorkeling, diving or just relaxing in a Bay;

Grand Cru’s fishing grounds includes Northland’s East Coast of New Zealand
* Bay of Islands including the Hole in the Rock
* Whangaroa Harbour including the Cavalli Islands
* Tutukaka Coast including the Poor Knights Islands


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the parrot place zoo

The Parrot Place 

1 Mission Road, Kerikeri, Northland

Take a Parrot Safari… Wander through the glorious subtropical gardens and enjoy the entertaining antics and colourful plumage of the many exotic parrots from around the world.

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the hanlons

The Hanlons B&B 

+64 (0)9 403 8836

104 Te Wahapu Road, Russell 0272, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The Hanlons is in a spectacular location between the township of Russell and the car ferry from Opua to Okiato (the site of the first capital of New Zealand) and is set in four acres of native plants and trees.

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Marsden Estate

Marsden Estate 

Marsden Estate, Wiroa Road, Kerikeri, NZ

Just a few minutes’ drive from Kerikeri village, Marsden Estate offers wine sales, tastings and tours, with innovative cuisine to complement its award winning wines.

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Food at Wharepuke

Food at Wharepuke 

190 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0230, NZ

Award winning “Food at Wharepuke” located in an American Army Barracks, amongst the beautiful Wharepuke subtropical Garden, on the old stone store road, minutes from Kerikeri.

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A beautiful, historic house in a stunning location

Arcadia Lodge 

Ph 403 7756

10 Florance Avenue, Russell 0202, New Zealand

History, charm, good food and glorious views in the heart of the Bay of Islands.
– TripAdvisor Hall of Fame & Travelers’ Choice 2015
– Free wi-fi
– Stunning water views
– Historic, character filled house
– Delicious, healthy breakfasts included in tariff
– Short, easy stroll to Russell village centre and restaurants – no driving needed

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TRT at Whangarei Harbour

The Round Trip 

Ph +64226354036

53a Abbey Caves Rd, Whangarei, NZ

* Tours for Cruise ship visitors : see ‘The Best of the Bay’ with me. Personalised tours designed for you . 2 hours to 6 hours or longer . Maximum 11 passengers.

* Customised tours ( including overnight tours) of Northland on request.

*Registered guide with ‘ToursbyLocals’ ( Vancouver-based ) . See their website for details. Save $$ and book direct with me.

* Bed and Breakfast accommodation at Abbey B & B ( Whangarei )

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