Bay Of Islands Overview

The Bay of Islands is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand and for umpteen reasons! Apart from boasting unparalleled natural beauty, the Bay of Islands is also rich in culture and history. There are 144 islands that you can explore and major activities done here include fishing, boating, snorkelling, paddleboarding, sailing, and kayaking.

With a superb collection of 144 majestic islands, the Bay of Islands is one of the most spectacular places to visit in New Zealand. The region is known as the birthplace of New Zealand and is a great place to learn about ethnic Maori culture and history.

The Bay of Islands features calm waters and a perfect setting to witness a wide variety of fascinating marine life. Here, you can spot dolphins, whales, penguins, marlins, gannets, seals and many more exotic fishes in their natural habitat.

Opt for a cruise, kayak, or charter to explore the gems of the Bay of Islands and feel amazed and thrilled. Not only water attractions, but the region also offers options like hiking along island trails or undisturbed forests.


• Admire the beauty of the Bay of Islands by visiting the largest island of this group - Urupukapuka island.
• This island is renowned for its surreal beaches, spectacular views, and birds.
• Explore any of the 144 islands that are a part of the Bay of Islands which are rich with natural beauty.
• Fitness freaks who love to go for cycling expeditions can avail of cycling experiences at the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast cycle trail or Waitangi Mountain bike park.
• Visit as many as five waterfalls in the Kerikeri region including the popular Waianiwaniwa rainbow falls.
• Take incredible hikes like Te Maiki Flagstaff Hill, Cape Brett Track, or the iconic Bay of Islands coastal walkway.

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