Accessible by road or a short ferry ride west from Paihia, the tranquil coastal town of Russell, or..Mangonui Information
Mangonui is the main centre of Doubtless bay and forms part of a string of small settlements. This..Matauri Bay Information
A short drive north of Kerikeri, Matauri Bay is one of the true coastal delights of the winterless..Omapere/Opononi Information
The settlements of Opononi and Omapere are situated on the southern shore, near the mouth of..Waitangi Treaty grounds Information
Situated in the stunning Bay of Islands, the Waitangi Treaty grounds is New Zealands pre eminent..Poor Knights Islands Information
The Poor Knights islands is a unique marine park situated 25km off the shore of the Tutukaka Coast...Hokianga Information
Hokianga-Nui-A-Kupe means 'the place of Kupe's great return'. Many iwi (Maori tribes) trace their..Doubtless Bay Information
In 1769 Captain James Cook looked in on this expanse of water and declared it was "doubtless a..Hokianga Harbour Information
The Hokianga is 85 kilometres northwest of Whangarei and 25 kilometres west of Kaikohe on the..Cape Reinga Information
Cape Reinga is situated at the far end of the north island, where the pacific ocean meets the..Cavalli Islands and Matauri Bay Info
The Cavalli Islands lie off the coast of Matauri Bay. The main island, Motukawanui, is a nature..Kauri Cliffs Information
Just a short distance from Matauri Bay, the upmarket Kauri Cliffs Lodge delivers panoramic views to..Kerikeri Information
Kerikeri is a bustling, rural township in the Bay of Islands. It was the site of one of the first..Waipoua Kauri Forest Information
Of all New Zealand’s kauri forests, none is more famous than Waipoua Forest on the west coast..Whangarei Information
Whangarei is a subtropical city by the edge of a beautiful harbour. Mount Parahaki watches over the..See all locations in Northlands
The Bay of Islands is a micro-region that includes the towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri, as well as a large area of offshore islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula. A passenger ferry service runs between Paihia and Russell, while a vehicular ferry provides a link between Opua and Okiato.
The best way to discover the beauty of the Bay of Islands is to charter a yacht, join a daily cruise or hire a sea kayak. Many tour operators in the region offer excellent trips to spectacular Cape Brett and the ‘Hole in the Rock’ on Piercy Island.
Once you’re around Tapeka Point, which is just north of Russell, you’ll enter a maritime adventure playground with an abundance of wildlife including penguins, dolphins, marlin, whales, gannets and many other species. Most of the islands in the bay have walking tracks and there is a camping ground on Urupukapuka Island (administered by the Department of Conservation).
Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking..Wellington Region Information
Explore the great outdoors, shop till you drop, sample the culinary delights, and wander..Rotorua Information
The Rotorua region was the birthplace of New Zealand tourism in the 1800s and it remains one of New..Wellington Information
Wellington’s many charms lie in part with it's close proximity to the natural attractions of the..Bay of Plenty Information
Gardens and art are the stars of spring in the Bay of Plenty. The mild climate makes it the perfect..See all locations in North Island