Driving directions from Auckland to the Bay of Islands. Find out what to see as you enter sunny Northland, New Zealand.
Discover the beautiful Bay of Islands
New Zealand was first discovered about 1000 years ago by the great Polynesian navigator Kupe who sailed here from his homeland Hawaiki. He named the islands Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud. Kupe returned to Hawaiki and left instruction on how to get here.