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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]