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Bay of Islands Best Beaches

Oke Bay The Bay of Islands is known as a coastal paradise. When it comes to beaches you are really spoilt for choice. Whether you have a car, campervan, boat or kayak, you are bound to find the perfect spot that suits your needs.


Bay of Islands Jet Ski Hire

Jet Ski Hire Don’t take just another holiday. Plan a high octane adventure! If you’re looking for a unique way to see the Bay of Islands, a jet ski tour is exactly the thrilling experience you are looking for!


Help Prevent Kauri Dieback

Kauri Tree The Bay of Islands is known for it’s lush greenery and towering forests. But kauri dieback is threatening our giant kauris with imminent extinction.


Directions from Auckland to Paihia

Paihia Market Find out how to get from Auckland to Paihia in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Tips for travel options and what to see along the way.


Directions from Auckland to Russell

Find out how to get from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Tips for travel options and what to see along the way.


Directions from Auckland to Kerikeri

Find out how to get from Auckland to Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Tips for travel options and what to see along the way.


Directions from Auckland to the Bay of Islands

Waewaetorea Island, Bay of Islands NZ Driving directions from Auckland to the Bay of Islands. Find out what to see as you enter sunny Northland, New Zealand.


Bay of Islands Sailing Charters

Sailing Charters Bay of Islands NZ Enjoy an unforgettable sailing charter in the Bay of Islands. A sailing and boating paradise, the region offers calm waters, sheltered ports and breathtaking vistas.


Backpacking in the Bay of Islands

backpacker bay of islands NZ The Bay of Islands turquoise waters have long been a drawcard for backpackers travelling to New Zealand. Scenic hikes, sailing trips, game fishing, watersports and island-hopping are among many of the ways to enjoy this colourful region.


Zane Grey

Zane Grey Fishing Despite the global threat of overfishing, the subtropical waters of northern New Zealand are, still…


Waewaetorea Island

Waewaetorea Island, Bay of Islands NZ Whether it’s history, culture, hiking, water sports or sunbathing that most captures your imagination, there is something on Waewaetorea Island for everybody. It is difficult to believe that a location as captivating as this simple, unspoilt little island could be quite so peaceful, and not heaving with other tourists all clamouring to enjoy their own day in Heaven at the same time.


Game Fishing

Game Fishing For just about as long as there have been humans in New Zealand, there has been game fishing, but our equipment and techniques have been somewhat refined over the centuries! Time has moved on since the days of catching swordfish with hand lines from waka and knuckle duster wooden reels. Now, catching the most impressive big game species relies on the far more user-friendly launches, whippier rods, geared wheels with brakes, trolling and berley trails.


Ruapekapeka Pa

ruapekapeka pa Ruapekapeka Pa offers a fascinating view into the conflict between the British colonising forces and Maori warriors defending their sovereignty! Find out how Māori warriors invented and used trench warfare to successfully defend against the British cannon fire.


Urupukapuka Island

Otehei Bay Kayaking Urupukapuka Urupukapuka Island is one of the most popular islands in the Bay of Islands with great walking tracks, camping and a licensed cafe! Try out the archaeological walking tracks, take a guided tour or relax in the pristine waters of Otehei Bay.


Moturua Island

Moturua Island Moturua Island is simply divine. It is paradise and offers something for everyone with a variety of beaches, crystal clear, turquoise waters, stunning panoramic views, rich, green forests, abundant with native vegetation, rare wildlife and a plethora of fascinating archaeological secrets.


Roberton Island

Roberton Island Bay of Islands Have you been to Roberton Island? It’s one of the most beautiful spots in the Bay of Islands but it has a bloody history of murder leading to the first hanging in New Zealand!


Kawakawa: The Bay of Islands steam train town

A charming town in the Bay of Islands region of New Zealand, Kawakawa is a traveller’s paradise. Unique and timeless, Kawakawa is a magnificent place from which to explore the whole of the Bay of Islands, from your own slice of peaceful heaven.


Kerikeri: New Zealand’s hidden haven

The small town of Kerikeri, New Zealand, lies on the Northern shore of the Bay of Islands, a beautiful area, steeped in history, culture, and the astonishing seascape of the Bay Of Islands. Kerikeri holiday information, suggestions for what to do and attractions in Kerikeri.



Visiting Opua, New Zealand. Information on Opua Marina, town and region. If you are thinking of visiting Opua, New Zealand, whether for the sailing, fishing, nature or simply to escape your hectic life for a few days, nowhere could be more relaxing.


Paihia, New Zealand, the hub of the Bay of Islands

Paihia, famous for its beaches, dolphins and nightlife, Paihia is the social and sporting centre of the Bay of Islands; the ideal place for a family holiday in New Zealand’s Northland. Year round sun setting on stunning scenery – Paihia is the place to be.