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Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2017

Entries are OPEN and NOR is available here for BOISW 2017. Registration will take place on on Tuesday 24 January, followed by three days of racing from 25 to 27 January, 2017.

The Old Packhouse Market – Jan 28 2017

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Feb 4 2017

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Feb 11 2017

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Feb 18 2017

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Feb 25 2017

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – March 4 2017

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – March 11 2017

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

BDO Cycle Tour

2017 will be the 17th edition of the Northland Event after 2001 saw a keen group of riders take part in the very successful inaugural event.

$249

Bay of Islands Ocean Swim 2017

Enjoy a summer break in the ‘eternally sunny’ Bay of Islands with our crowd favourite ‘Bay of Islands Classic’ on Saturday 18 March.

FROM $22.50

The Old Packhouse Market – March 18 2017

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – March 25 2017

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – April 1

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

Upsurge Festival

Across the Bay of Islands Marsden Road, , Paihia

Nau Mai Haere Mai WELCOME TO THE 2017 UPSURGE FESTIVAL! We are thrilled to present this year’s performance programme to you all. This year we bring to you a fabulous selection of highly acclaimed International performances from all over the world, with guest artists from as far as the UK, Ireland, New York and Germany […]

The Old Packhouse Market – April 8

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

Archaeology Week – Lecture by Ian Smith

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

New Zealand Archaeology: A view from the Bay of Islands Free for Friends of Waitangi and Day Pass holders Ian Smith is a University of Otago archaeologist who has been researching in New Zealand for more than 30 years, making important discoveries about subjects ranging from early Māori seal hunting to the first missionary settlements […]

The Old Packhouse Market – April 15

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

Easter Egg Hunt

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Hunt through the Treaty Grounds for colourful plastic eggs. Once you’ve found as many as you can, bring them back to the table on the boardwalk outside the Visitor Centre to trade them in for chocolate. Hunt times are 10.30am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm

Evening Easter Egg Hunt

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Adults enjoy being kids too! Entry via the Hobson Memorial behind the Treaty House. Adults only Easter Egg hunt on the Treaty Grounds after hours. Come as a team or come by yourself – find as many colourful plastic Easter eggs as you can and trade them in at the end of the night for […]

The Old Packhouse Market – April 22

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – April 29

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – May 6

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – May 13

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – May 20

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – May 27

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – June 3

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – June 10

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – June 17

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – June 24

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Jul 1

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – July 8

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market- July 15

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Jul 22

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – July 29

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Aug 5

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Aug 12

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Aug 19

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Aug 26

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Sept 2

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

Tastes of the North

Copthorne Hotel & Resort 1 Tau Henare Dr, Waitangi, Bay of Islands

A fabulous new festival will be held in Waitangi! There will be a variety of stalls there - showcasing food, wine and craft beer from all over Northland. Look for the wow factors in this celebration of Tastes of the North festival with local hero dishes, indigenous food and all that Northland has to offer […]

$20

The Old Packhouse Market – Sept 9

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Sept 16

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Sept 23

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

Bay of Islands Walking Weekend

Russell Bowling Club Church Street, Russell, Bay of Islands

Based in Russell, the walking weekend has 18 walks to choose from – from a Cultural History tour around the Russell Village to an Island Ramble – heading out on the famous R. Tucker Thompson to Otehei Bay, there is something for everyone who loves to walk! Again we are expecting a great week not […]

NZD10 – NZD190

The Old Packhouse Market – Sept 30

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Oct 7

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

“It” Festival, Bay of Islands

Village Green 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands

  Featuring Top Kiwi Musicians - Avalanche City, Tiki Taane, 5k and more. This Boutique Food and Wine Festival is in its 8th year in the Bay of Islands. This is “it!!” - the event not to be missed - Love it! Cook it! Drink it! Bite it! Sing it! A successful recipe of fantastic […]

$55

The Old Packhouse Market – Oct 14

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

Coastal Classic

Russell Wharf The Strand, Russell

Coastal Classic - The Great Race North If there is one race that you do this year, make it the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. This challenging coastal race is one of the biggest of its type in the world, and it's long marked the opening of the summer sailing season for many hundreds of […]

The Old Packhouse Market – Oct 21

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Oct 28

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Nov 4

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Nov 11

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Nov 18

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Nov 25

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Dec 2

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Dec 9

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

Bay of Islands Classic – Ocean Swim Series

Russell Wharf The Strand, Russell

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 Old Packhouse Market – Dec 23

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

The Old Packhouse Market – Dec 30

The Old Packhouse 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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.

Concerning Nurture – Artworks by Nigel Brown

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders. The centrepiece of this exhibition, ‘Concerning Our Earth Nurturing’, spells out the theme of these paintings and Brown’s current focus, a point he has reached through the decades of his work.

Waitangi Summer School Holiday Programme 19/01/2020

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Bring the kids along for some creative activities with our Education team!
Morning session: 9.30am – 11.30am / Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
Ask our staff on the day where the activities will be taking place. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Waitangi Summer School Holiday Programme 20/01/2020

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Bring the kids along for some creative activities with our Education team!
Morning session: 9.30am – 11.30am / Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
Ask our staff on the day where the activities will be taking place. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Waitangi Summer School Holiday Programme 21/01/2020

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Bring the kids along for some creative activities with our Education team!
Morning session: 9.30am – 11.30am / Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
Ask our staff on the day where the activities will be taking place. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Waitangi Summer School Holiday Programme 22/01/2020

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Bring the kids along for some creative activities with our Education team!
Morning session: 9.30am – 11.30am / Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
Ask our staff on the day where the activities will be taking place. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Waitangi Summer School Holiday Programme 23/01/2020

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Bring the kids along for some creative activities with our Education team!
Morning session: 9.30am – 11.30am / Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
Ask our staff on the day where the activities will be taking place. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Waitangi Summer School Holiday Programme 24/01/2020

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Bring the kids along for some creative activities with our Education team!
Morning session: 9.30am – 11.30am / Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
Ask our staff on the day where the activities will be taking place. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Waitangi Summer School Holiday Programme 25/01/2020

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Bring the kids along for some creative activities with our Education team!
Morning session: 9.30am – 11.30am / Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
Ask our staff on the day where the activities will be taking place. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Waitangi Summer School Holiday Programme 26/01/2020

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Bring the kids along for some creative activities with our Education team!
Morning session: 9.30am – 11.30am / Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
Ask our staff on the day where the activities will be taking place. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Waitangi Day Festival – 2018

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Bring the kids along for some creative activities with our Education team!
Morning session: 9.30am – 11.30am / Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
Ask our staff on the day where the activities will be taking place. All children must be accompanied by an adult

FREE

Bay of Islands Music Festival 2018

Copthorne Hotel & Resort 1 Tau Henare Dr, Waitangi, Bay of Islands

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.

Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival

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.

Photographic Exhibition: Puaki

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Photographer Michael Bradley has spent over two years photographing New Zealanders with tā moko using both modern digital, and wet plate collodion techniques. Puaki features well known New Zealanders in an exhibition about expression and the reclamation of tā moko.

2018 Bay of Islands 4 Course Golf Classic

This new multi-course tournament combines playing one of the world’s best courses, Kauri Cliffs, along with some of Northland’s best club courses including, The Bay of Islands Golf Club, Waitangi Golf Club, and Whangaroa Golf Club.

$470

Running Festival & Paihia Half Marathon

We are very excited about the Paihia Half Marathon and Bay of Islands Festival for 2018. The Team at MaD Running have been hard at work to bring you the biggest and best event using the whole Queens Birthday weekend and we have something for everyone.

Paihia Power Paddle 4 June 2018

Coastal Kayaks Te Karuwha Parade, Paihia, Bay of Islands

We are very excited about the Paihia Half Marathon and Bay of Islands Festival for 2018. The Team at MaD Running have been hard at work to bring you the biggest and best event using the whole Queens Birthday weekend and we have something for everyone.

$30

Winter Quiz Nights at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Whare Waka Cafe 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands

Monthly quiz nights during winter! Come and enjoy a pub-style quiz and special menu at Whare Waka Café with your team of four once a month during winter. Win some prizes, have some fun, and have some great food.

Matariki – Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

The Human Rights of Young People Vs. Old People

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

What score would we give New Zealand for its human rights on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Professor Judy McGregor, a former human rights commissioner, discusses New Zealand’s human rights triumphs and current failures in light of recent research.

Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Beast

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 […]

Winter Quiz Nights at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Whare Waka Cafe 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands

Monthly quiz nights during winter! Come and enjoy a pub-style quiz and special menu at Whare Waka Café with your team of four once a month during winter. Win some prizes, have some fun, and have some great food.

Russell Birdman Festival

Its wild, wacky and so much fun. Take your family, mates and go to the Russell Birdman 2018. This year the festival is a 2 day event as we celebrate 12 years of people falling off the Russell wharf. This festival is a perfect environment for families with kids. There is corflute boat building, The Drag Race, spaghetti eating, cooking competitions, a beach dig, the Birdman Jump and squillion of crazy other activities to do!

School Holiday Activities

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

To coincide with the Puaki exhibition, July’s school holiday programme is all about the language of marks. Each day take part in a different activity and have fun learning about using language and images for communication.

Free

The King Family Samplers – Lecture by V. Caughley

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

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.

Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival

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.

Winter Quiz Nights at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Whare Waka Cafe 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands

Monthly quiz nights during winter! Come and enjoy a pub-style quiz and special menu at Whare Waka Café with your team of four once a month during winter. Win some prizes, have some fun, and have some great food.

Introduction to Chocolate Decorating

Whare Waka Cafe 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands

Join Kayla Jonas from Piece of Cake and decorating enthusiast Bernice Dingwall for an introduction to decorating using everyone’s favourite ingredient – chocolate! Enjoy a free drink on arrival and watch the demonstration, then try the techniques yourselves and eat your creations

$30

Winter Quiz Nights at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Whare Waka Cafe 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands

Monthly quiz nights during winter! Come and enjoy a pub-style quiz and special menu at Whare Waka Café with your team of four once a month during winter. Win some prizes, have some fun, and have some great food.

“it!” Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival 2018!

Village Green, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands Village Green, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands

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!

$60

Jewellery Making Workshop – Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2019

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

Book launch and seminar – Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

Raw food class – Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2019

Whare Waka Café 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

Raranga Matihiko – Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2019

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition Gallery 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

Tastes of the North – Garden Party

Waitangi, Bay of Islands Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Waitangi

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

$40

The Biggest Littlest Circus

Village Green, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands Village Green, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands

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 […]

Free

Paihia New Years Eve Fireworks!

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

Free

The Feelers – All The Hits Summer Tour Paihia 2019

Zane Greys On the Dock 69 Marsden Rd, Paihia

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

$54.25

The Great Paihia Gnome Hunt

We need you the track down all the gnomes, take a festive photo of you and the all the gnomes (from outside the window), upload to #gnomesofpaihia, tag @discoverpahia and tag the location and to be into win great prizes.

Free