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Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history. For those that love beaches and water activities, it's paradise. A three hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri.

16 Day Highlights of New Zealand

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights)
From $5249

Explore all the iconic attractions of the North and South islands such as the breathtaking […]

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19 Day New Zealand Rail, Cruise & Coach Holiday

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)
From $6317

Designed for the rail enthusiasts to enjoy the best of New Zealand. Experience the romance […]

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19 Day Ultimate Discovery

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)
From $9279

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes of New Zealand all at a leisurely pace. Visit […]

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19 Day Rail, Cruise, & Coach Holiday

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)
From $7059

The ultimate small group tour combining four spectacular rail journeys and five scenic cruises including […]

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21 Day Discover New Zealand & Australia

Duration: 21 Days (20 Nights)
From $5115

Combine New Zealand and Australia on this 21 day in-depth independent package. Visit the well […]

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5 Day Discover the Bay of Islands

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)
From $799

Only three hours north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands subtropical micro-region is known for […]

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23 Day Best of New Zealand

Duration: 23 Days (22 Nights)
From $7960

Grand Pacific Tours and Celebrity Cruises present this exclusive opportunity. Enjoy modern luxury on a […]

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In the beautiful Bay of Islands you can take a boat cruise, swim with dolphins, dive, fish or just relax in the sun. Be sure to visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds, one of New Zealand’s most significant historic sites. On land, enjoy beautiful river and seaside walking tracks or encounter the mighty Kauri Tree in pristine subtropical rainforest.


Top Things to See and Do: 

  1. Dig for tuatua (a native shellfish) in the sand at low tide
  2. Visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  3. Swim with dolphins
  4. Go sailing, big game fishing or kayaking
  5. Take a cruise or speed boat to the tip of Cape Brett
  6. Walk to Haruru Falls, a horse-shoe shaped waterfall
  7. Take in history, art and fruit in the town of Kerikeri

Travel Tips:

As New Zealand lies in the Southern Hemisphere, it has opposite seasons to those living in the northern half of the world.

Weather/ Climate: 

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius)  Seasonal Comments
Spring  11°C to 18°C
Summer 15°C to 24°C
Fall  13°C to 21°C
Winter 8°C to 16°C
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