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Get a bird’s eye view of the Bay of Islands

October 28, 2021
View the Bay of Islands in a different way! There are so many options for exploring the sights in the Bay.

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Tried & True Accommodation Options in the Bay of Islands!

September 30, 2021
Our top picks for a relaxing stay in the Bay of Islands. Nothing better than a restful sleep to end the day's activities.

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Exploring the Bay of Islands

August 30, 2021
Crystal-clear water, gently swaying palm trees, islands dotted with picturesque beaches and marine life spotted playing just offshore.

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Family-friendly restaurants in the Bay of Islands

August 6, 2021
The Bay of Islands has no shortage of entertaining, delicious, kid-friendly friendly restaurants to keep your tribe’s tummies happy when you’re adventuring around the region

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Paihia Profile: Sarah Greener from The Rock Houseboat

July 22, 2021
The Bay of Islands is a place of adventure, passionate locals with a zest for life, and one-of-a-kind experiences.

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One-day itinerary for Bay of Islands: Rural Cycle and Mineral Pools

June 29, 2021
Cycling through gorgeous Bay of Islands countryside – followed by a soak in hot springs – what’s not to love about this combination?

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6 Day Walks in the Bay of Islands

April 20, 2021
The Bay of Islands was made for walking: it has abundant native forests, glorious coastlines, wildlife sanctuaries on islands, and beautiful vistas.

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Choose Your Perfect Bay of Islands Sailing Charter

February 16, 2021
Sailing in the Bay of Islands is one of those must-do’s in life: there are 144 islands to explore, with pristine waters, stunning sheltered inlets and peninsulas to discover, as ...

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6 Places to Spot Birds on a Trip to Urupukapuka Islands

February 3, 2021
A day trip to Urupukapuka Island is a chance to stretch your legs but also see and hear some of our weird and wonderful native birds, which are thriving.

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Top 10 Restaurants in Paihia

December 16, 2020
Paihia has no shortage of gorgeous food and top-notch atmosphere when dining out. We’ve put together a list of 10 of the best restaurants in Paihia to help you find that perfect ...

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Bay of Islands Activities for Under-5s : What to Do with Your Toddler/Baby in Tow

November 15, 2020
The Bay of Islands is an epic destination for families with toddlers and babies. From pohutukawa-lined beaches, ferry rides, ice creams, nature walks, farmers markets and ...

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Russell Walks

September 23, 2020
Planning your stay in Russell? There are plenty of walking tracks right on your doorstep. Picking any of these amazing tracks, you’ll enjoy stunning views and an opportunity to ...

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Kerikeri beaches

September 23, 2020
The Bay of Islands is world renowned for blue skies and sandy beaches, so it’s natural to ask, ‘Where are the best beaches in Kerikeri? Kerikeri is a waterfront town, and there ...

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Things to do at Matauri Bay

August 31, 2020
Perfect for a day-trip, or a relaxing getaway from the more popular tourist hotspots in the Bay of Islands, Matauri Bay is one of Northland’s most beautiful, best kept secrets.

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Guide to Bay of Islands Fishing Charters – What you need to know

July 31, 2020
The Bay of Islands is world famous for fishing – since the early 1900s. If you’re heading out to drop a line, a fishing charter is your best option. Read our Guide.

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Best Bay of Islands’ Forest Walks

July 30, 2020
New Zealand is world famous for its towering forests and natural beauty. If you’d love to wander around ancient forests, there is no better place than the Bay of Islands.

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Haruru Falls walk

May 19, 2020
If you’re looking for walking tracks around the Bay of Islands, you are truly spoiled for choice. If you love a sheltered track, bird-watching, local history and stunning views, ...

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Things to do in Paihia when it’s raining

May 8, 2020
There's plenty of things to do in Paihia when it's raining. Still a great place to visit in winter.

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Northland’s Te Paki Coastal Track: What you need to know

April 15, 2020
Introduce yourself to Cape Reinga via the Te Paki Coastal Walk, 48kms of stunning coastal scenery, native bush and birds, and 150m high giant sand dunes

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Northland’s Cape Brett Walk: Everything you need to know

March 25, 2020
The Cape Brett Track is one of New Zealand's most spectacular yet lesser known treks, packed with panoramas, wildlife, beaches and history

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11 things to do in Paihia for free

March 25, 2020
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 ...

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