Our guides to the ultimate long weekend

Looking for R&R, culture or a shot of pure adventure? Take all the hard work our of your planning with our holiday itineriares. We’ve put together three itineraries with a focus on adventure, rest and relaxation, or culture. These are ideal for a long weekend. Or if you’ve just got one day in the Bay, we show you how to make it count on shore. This is perfect for you if you’re arriving by cruise ship.

We cover off everything you need to know, where to stay and how long everything will take. It couldn’t be any easier for you to have the time of your life here.

4 day adventure

Looking for a long weekend to leave you sandy, breathless, excited and wide-eyed? Check out this action filled programme and start packing!

A day on the shore

Take advantage of the proximity of the Bay’s favourite places and activities to make the most of your time. Whether you’re an adventurer, history buff, or foodie, or just want to go with the flow, you’ll find plenty to see and do in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Relax at the Bay

If you need a little R&R in beautiful surroundings with top notch food and wine, you’ve come to the right place. Book yourself a long, luxurious weekend in some of the Bay of Islands’ premier destinations and forget the world for a while.

Take in the culture

The Bay of Islands has some of New Zealand’s earliest historic sites. The first capital city of New Zealand was Russell, also known at one point as the Hellhole of the Pacific! There are plenty of stories to learn, including the history of New Zealand as we now know it. You’ll be fascinated and charmed by the people and tales alike.