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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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The Amazing Dinosaur Discovery Wayne Taylor Band - Gig at Memorial Park, Kaikohe Chinese Blossom String Music Group Te Tupua the Goblin Open Mic/ Jam Night
The Amazing Dinosaur Discovery
Kerikeri Domain, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
From Saturday 20 April 2024 to Sunday 28 April 2024
Wayne Taylor Band - Gig at Memorial Park, Kaikohe
Memorial Park, Kaikohe, Kawakawa, Bay of Islands
Sunday 5 May 2024
Chinese Blossom String Music Group
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Tuesday 7 May 2024
Te Tupua the Goblin
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Saturday 11 May 2024
Open Mic/ Jam Night
Russell Boating Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
From Saturday 4 May 2024 to Tuesday 4 June 2024

Paihia ApartmentsPaihia Apartments - Apartment.

Boasting a patio with garden views, and a garden and barbecue facilities, Paihia Apartments can be found in Paihia,...

3-Day Bay of Islands, Waitangi Treaty Grounds from Auckland with Accommodation3-Day Bay of Islands, Waitangi Treaty Grounds from Auckland with Accommodation - Multi-day Tour - Auckland. Starting from $865.00 per person.

Join this spectacular 3-day tour for the chance to see Auckland and the Bay of Islands conveniently. Pickup from...


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