The experts have voted, and yet again our beautiful shores have come up trumps! Need any more convincing?
It’s not uncommon to spot a spectacular “whoosh” sprouting out of the deep when you’re exploring the coast. Many whales call the Bay home & migratory species will pop in on route south
Forget the snow or waves – sandboarding is where it’s at. Experience the epic Te Paki sand dunes – the highest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Whether you only have one day to play, or more time to spend on the back nine, our guide will help you plan your dream golfing getaway.
Journey through the Pou Herenga Tai – Twin Coast Cycle Trail & make sure to visit the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park. Or hire a road bike, mountain bike or e-bike now. Our guide has you covered!
As a tourist hot spot, there are plenty of places to eat out. But like any town or city, not all restaurants are made equal. Here’s a helpful guide to the top establishments to eat and drink in the Bay
Delicious artisan food, local wine, organic produce, arts & crafts and more. Get to know our community through our farmers markets
Three days is just long enough to get a taste of some of the top sights and activities in the Bay of Islands that showcases nature, some history, and a splash of outdoor adventure.
Conditions in the Bay of Islands are perfect for ripening grapes. We guide you on the varieties available, top wineries to sample and their delicious restaurants to try while you’re here.
Where to hire kayaking gear for a short paddle, & how to book an all-day or night kayaking adventure, perhaps even mixing it up with fishing, waterfall gazing or dolphin spotting.