Bay of islands New Zealand

Things to do in The Bay of Islands New Zealand

The Bay of islands New Zealand is a scenic collection of 144 islands on the North East coast of the North island.

Known as the birthplace of New Zealand and for its varied sea life, big game fishing and Maori cultural artefacts.

Friendly Dolphins, Whales and Seals are a common much loved sight and a huge draw for tourists and travellers alike.

Boasting subtropical beaches & well maintained walking trails you can be certain you will see a fantastic view or find an awesome chill out spot.

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What is there to do in the Bay of Islands New Zealand?

The options for fun and entertainment are endless in and around the bay of islands particularly in the summer.

With something to suit everyone we are sure you will find a suitable activity some examples are below:

Visit Rainbow Falls
Visit Haruru Falls
Fishing
Visit The Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Water sports activities
Sailing
Bus tours
Boat trips
Scenic Flights
Museums
Camping on the Urupukapuka Island
Cycling

Many of the activities in the bay of islands are focused around a boat or the sea.

We have lots of tours and day trips that combine activities.

This means that you  can make the most of your trip to the stunning bay of islands.

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Feeling adventurous?

Here are some of the must do’s in the bay of Islands New Zealand

Diving a ship wreck, this is top of the list for keen divers.
Ride a Speed boat – buzz around the islands with one of the many tours on offer.
Sea Kayak get out and about under your own steam, perfect on a sunny day.

With loads of tours available combining activities you can make the most of your trip to the stunning bay of islands.

Get in touch with our travel experts and see what we can offer you.

Any Free stuff in the bay of islands New Zealand?

Scenic, historic & archaeological walking
Lay on a beach
Go Swimming or snorkelling
Check out some of the wildlife including penguins, dolphins, marlin, whales, gannets

Urupukapuka Island

The largest island in the Bay of islands New Zealand is Urupukapuka Island.

Urupukapuka has a long history for both Maori and European settlers alike.

Of the 144 islands this is the only island open and accessible to the public (which is possibly why you are able to camp there) and has been protected by the department of conservation since 1970.

There is plenty to explore in the bay of islands which is well set up for the traveller.

Make sure you grab a free map in the tourist office to help you navigate around.

The scenery can be truly stunning on the right day and this makes the Bay of Islands the type of place you could easily while away the hours.

I think the pictures say enough!

How do i get to the Bay of Islands New Zealand?

Auckland to the bay of islands takes around 3 hours and is a very common day trip.

Many companies running tours there varied in length and in what they offer ypu when you arrive.

We have several options for you to consider so get in touch with a travel expert and let us build you the perfect package at the best price.

If you have a bit more time we would recommend taking on the Bay of Islands, 90 mile beach and cape Reinga in one trip.

This way you would have plenty of time to absorb all that these spectacular destinations have to offer.

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