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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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"it!" Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival Rereata Mahika: Maramataka and Recapturing Ancient Knowledge Fullers Great Sights Bay of Islands Beast Troy Kingi with Delaney Davidson - 'Black Sea Golden Ladder' Kerikeri Adventure Film Festival
"it!" Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival
Village Green, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Saturday 6 November 2021
Rereata Mahika: Maramataka and Recapturing Ancient Knowledge
Haratu - Kororareka Marae, Russell, Bay of Islands
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Fullers Great Sights Bay of Islands Beast
Haruru Falls, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Saturday 28 August 2021
Troy Kingi with Delaney Davidson - 'Black Sea Golden Ladder'
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Saturday 7 August 2021
Kerikeri Adventure Film Festival
Cathay Cinemas, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Wednesday 4 August 2021

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