Make planning your trip a breeze
There’s a lot to see in the Bay of Islands. And quite a fair distance to cover if you want to get everywhere. Whether you’re meandering over a couple of weeks, or have a tight schedule, let us help you with the nuts and bolts of your trip. If you’re looking for holiday itineraries for suggestions on how to see some of our favourite places, read on.
There’s also information on driving distances and ammenities avaliable in the Bay. We’ll have your holiday planned in no time.
About the Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is made up of a cluster of small towns positioned on or near to a stunning coastline rich in natural beauty and resources. A popular holiday destination for locals and international visitors alike, there’s a vast range of accommodation, cafes, restaurants, activities, history and culture to suit all tastes – all on offer in this magical region.
Getting there & around
Drive from Auckland to the Bay of Islands in about three hours and take in the beautiful landscapes. If you prefer simply to sit back and enjoy the scenery, book a coach and be here in about five hours. If you want to get straight into your visit, you can fly from Auckland to Kerikeri in less than an hour.
Take all the hard work our of your planning for the ultimate long weekend. We’ve put together three three-day itineraries with a focus on adventure, rest and relaxation, or culture.
Or if you’ve just got one day in the Bay, we show you how to make it count. This is perfect for you if you’re arriving by cruise ship.