Activities & Things to do in the Bay of Islands

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The Bay of Islands offers the visitor so many things to do with lots of activities, short walks, tours and attractions to choose from.

One of New Zealand’s great holiday destinations..stunningly beautiful and historically significant and enjoyed by domestic and international visitors alike.

The range of things to see and do in the Bay of Islands varies from the indulgent to the relaxed to the adrenalin pumping activities. Relax with a massage, body or beauty treatment, enjoy locally caught seafood at one of the many cafe’s or restaurants, or catch your own with one of the local Bay of Islands fishing charters, take a scenic flight over the Bay of Islands, cruise to the Hole in the Rock, view and swim with dolphins, try parasailing to 1200 feet, go sailing through the 144 islands or experience an overnight cruise in the Bay. Take the time to explore the regions historical past of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and experience a Maori cultural show…. the Bay of Islands offers so many things to do to suit all visitors.

Each town in the Bay of Islands has it’s own unique culture and lifestyle – from the horticultural and vineyard lifestyle focus of Kerikeri, to bustling Paihia the main hub of the Bay of Islands with its focus on providing a great visitor experience. Across the Bay from Paihia is the attractive sea-side town of Russell once known in its whaling days as the ‘Hell Hole of the Pacific’. Today it is more commonly known as ‘Romantic Russell’ and offers a relaxed atmosphere with lots of history, with the oldest licensed pub in New Zealand the ‘Duke of Marlborough’ and many other bars and restaurants along its foreshore. A great place to relax for a meal and sample New Zealand wines be it for lunch or in the evening as the sun sets over the Bay of Islands.


Ensure you have allowed enough nights to experience all that the Bay of islands has to offer with a host of activities from wine tours, sailing trips, the famous hole in the rock or cruise for the day on the famous Cream trip numerous walking trails and Northlands coast to Coast cycle trail there is something to see and do to suit everyone.
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Things to do in the Bay of Islands