At the Bay of Islands Old Packhouse Market you will find good, honest, farm fresh products plus value added produce, fabulous artisan breads & pastries, delicious “street” food, great coffee and music.
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BAY OF ISLANDS CLASSIC - Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series Enjoy a summer break in the ‘eternally sunny’ Bay of Islands with our crowd favourite ‘Bay of Islands Classic’. For the first time in the event’s 9 year history, the 3.3km ‘I’m Going Long’ course will be in reverse (starting at Paihia Beach, […]
The Bay of Islands Music Festival is serving up an amazing mix of international and New Zealand roots, soul, funk and blues this Easter. The event takes place on Sat 31 March 2018 at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort, a stunning waterfront location adjacent to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Gates open at 12pm.
The Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival features good music and friendship in the stunning setting of the Bay of Islands of New Zealand - one of the top tourist spots of the country. Each year the festival features more than 50 acts from New Zealand and Australia performing at multiple venues. Street music and line dancing are also popular features.
The Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands BEAST on Saturday, 7 July 2018 is a super tough 7km course course over rolling countryside; navigating swamps, river crossings, a little bit of mud, some very steep hills and traverse rugged uneven terrain .The Bay of Islands Beast is designed to be tough but FUN, so have some […]
The two embroidered samplers made by Jane Holloway King and her sister Elizabeth Marsden King acknowledge the lives and activities of women in the early Bay of Islands Mission stations. Join Vivien Caughley as she reveals some of the long-silent voices of women at this pivotal moment in New Zealand history.
The festival - 10th, 11th and 12th August 2018
Every year jazz and blues musicians gather from all over New Zealand and overseas for the annual Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.
The venues in Paihia and Russell host over 150 hours of quality jazz and blues during the three-day event. There are more than 45 acts featured. Street performances each morning add to the atmosphere of the festival. Find out more about our great line up of performers here and our venues here.
This years headline act is iconic Kiwi Band Flying My Pretties who will be led by frontman Barnaby Weir, who will be bringing a 12-person strong cast to Paihia for this performance. The full cast will be confirmed in the coming weeks." Leading up to Fly My Pretties we have all day entertainment with Troy Kingi, Automatic 80’s and JPG!
Daily performances 2:00pm – Zane and Degge 7:00pm – Biggest Little Circus 9:00pm – Dream Garden Zane and Degge Zane and Degge combine their world class juggling skills with their unique flavour of comedy! They have been performing side by side as a brotherly duo since the were small bald and round. Since hitting 6ft […]
Since 1976 the annual Tall Ships’ Regatta has been held in early January. It is a great day out for the family, finishing off back at the Russell Boating Club for the Prize giving and a Hangi with Music around the Marquee. Tall Ships, Classics and All-Comers make up a large fleet which is always […]
The Kaikohe A P and H show is a forum for competitors of all ages to showcase their skills – in raising and handling animals, in gardening fruit and vegetables and flowers, in baking and preserving fruits and vegetables, in sewing, knitting and other crafts. It provides our community and visiting competitors with the opportunity […]
Bay of Islands Sailing Week is the biggest event of its kind in New Zealand – a multi-day sailing regatta primarily for keelboats, trailer yachts and multihulls. Established in 2003, this annual regatta is now a highlight of the sailing calendar for New Zealand sailors and a growing number of overseas sailors from Australia and […]
The Cicada chorus is loud, the Pohutukawas have bloomed, our Kai Gardens are lush, the Kingys, Stripey & Snaps are on and the Kinas are fat! Help become a Kaitiaki, or Guardian, of our Kainga, Whenua and Moana (Home, Land, & Sea) by coming together as a community and celebrating Rehua Season with self-sustainable practices, […]
Rā o Waitangi New Zealand's national day. Every year on 6 February – Waitangi Day – people of all communities and backgrounds gather at Waitangi to commemorate the first signing of New Zealand’s founding document: Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi, on 6 February 1840. On the 6 February the Treaty Grounds closes […]
Foil Bay of Islands March 2nd - 5th save the dates . Have we got something in store for you !! The best weekend to the Bay Of Islands you could ever imagine.! 4 days of Foil Bay Of Islands. Southern Hemispheres largest foiling event, Viewing from the Bay of Islands Yacht Club. https://www.facebook.com/foil.bayofislands […]
Experience this two night and three day Conscious Visionary Festival, inviting men, women and children to return to the land, to the love, to the family. Welcome to the sub tropical North, only 20 minutes North of Kerikeri, and 8 minutes from Matauri Bay. This earthy and tribal Festival, is also lush, quality, and cosmic!
Craig's Investment Partners in conjunction with the Kerikeri Jazz Club and Our Kerikeri Community Charitable Trust invites you to the inaugural Kerikeri Summer Jazz Festival on Sunday 5th March 2023 12.00pm to 6.00pm Sit and listen on a summers day to some wonderful music performances by International artists from Cuba, Chile, Peru, Scotland, London and […]
An extensive tournament package includes 4 rounds of spectacular golf playing one of New Zealand’s best courses, Kauri Cliffs in carts (#37 in Golf Digest World Top 100 Greatest Golf Course Rankings), Waitangi, Bay of Islands Kerikeri and Whangaroa. The 4 rounds of golf will be played over 5 days, Monday to Friday with a […]
The 2023 BOI Country Rock Festival welcomes back multi award winning Australian recording artist Michael King plus Donealla Waters (Australia), Kevin Greaves (NZ), Kylie Austin (NZ), Eddie Low (NZ), Carson Taare (NZ) plus many more acts. Located in the beautiful Bay of Islands townships of Paihia and Russell. Festival HQ is at the Kingsgate Autolodge […]
Sail Inc is proud to be offering day sailing sessions to teenagers! We run single day sessions and multi-day courses where we teach teenagers basic sailing skills and knowledge promoting learning from mistakes, persistence, resiliance and confidence! Sail Inc operates with qualified teenagers teaching teenagers, creating a safe environment where teenagers can truly be themselves as […]
Join us at the Northland Rugby Clubrooms at Pohe Island for a unique long lunch event and game day celebration of RFL at the Taniwha’s vs Hawkes Bay home game. A multi-course food journey with local wines matched to perfection hosted by Anton Haggh, Duke of Marlborough. Expert panel discussions with amazing legends such as Sir Graham Lowe, […]
The focus is on local - the festival showcases Northland’s artisan food producers, craft beer makers, cocktails and vineyards. There are exciting new additions this year, including the Wine & Cocktail Pavilion where you can meet the makers, taste award-winning wines and sip on sensational cocktails designed with locally produced spirits and ingredients. The Beer […]
The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend has a huge variety of walks. We walk many of the islands and remote spots on the peninsula that are hard to access as individuals – the walking weekend makes it cost effective and hassle free. The walks are spectacular with breath taking scenery, amazing flora and fauna, but […]
Beautiful regions and places have attracted and inspired artists for centuries, including Constable, Cezanne, van Gogh and of course Monet’s own gardens. The Bay of Islands and the Far North in Northland New Zealand, is well known for its stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, lovely walks and its citrus and kiwi fruit orchards.There’s so much more to […]
The maritime industry of the Bay of Islands will be under the spotlight in a fun event being held over five days in Ōpua. The Bay of Islands Marina and Ōpua Business Association has brought back, bigger and better, the Bay of Islands Cruisers Festival. The hugely popular festival is back next month, bigger and […]
Hello, trivia enthusiasts and sailing historians! It's that time of the year again when we come together for an unforgettable evening of fun, camaraderie, and maybe a dash of friendly competition. Join us at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club for Trivia Night! 📅 Date: Wednesday 15th of November 2023 ⏰ Time: 6:30pm - […]
This Half Marathon is an iconic feature on the Northland events calendar. Starting in Okaihau the 21.1km course makes its way through rolling countryside to finish in the centre of town at the Kerikeri Domain. The race is largely downhill, so good for a PB, and perfect if you're new to running and ready to […]
The Barfoot & Thompson Kerikeri Street Party is guaranteed great fun, a fantastic way to unwind if you participated in the Kerikeri Half Marathon and chance to get your friends and whanau together to celebrate! The event has become an iconic night out for Northlanders and visitors to the region and was sorely missed in […]