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 well as forest and wildlife galore.
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.
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 dining experience.
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 animals there is something for every member of the family.
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 see some of our native wildlife.
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 are a number of places where you can enjoy dinner and drinks while gazing out over the Waipekakoura River.
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.
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
The Cape Brett Track is one of New Zealand’s most spectacular yet lesser known treks, packed with panoramas, wildlife, beaches and history
As a lifelong explorer, I’ve been on whale-watching tours before where the anticipation that has built since the booking of my excursion was sadly squashed, only to find nothing in the sea.