The Bay of Islands
a beloved destination in New Zealand
, attracts backpackers and locals with its stunning beauty and diverse activities. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life, it offers opportunities for sailing, snorkeling, and dolphin watching. The Bay’s of Islands is also rich in history, with sites like Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Russell showcasing the region's cultural heritage. Visitors can explore charming coastal towns, hike through lush forests, or relax on secluded beaches. The area's vibrant atmosphere, combined with its natural wonders and outdoor adventures, make the Bay of Islands a must-visit destination for those seeking an unforgettable experience in New Zealand.
Top Place To Visit Bay of Islands
- Waitangi Treaty Grounds
- Urupukapuka Island
- Motukokako Island / Piercy Island
- Cruise to the Hole in the Rock
- Haruru Falls
- Cape Brett Peninsula
- The Stone Store
- Pompallier Mission
- Motuarohia Island / Roberton Island
How To Reach
A pleasant three-hour drive north of Auckland via the east coast
highway. Alternatively, you can take the less-travelled Kauri Coast route via the Hokianga on the way there or back.
Flights are a quick 40 minute journey from Aucklan.
quick and hassle-free. The closest airport is at Kerikeri, 23km northwest of Paihia and airport transfers can be arranged at the airport or via most hotels.