Bay of Islands articles

YTH 2117 Day Three

YTH 2117 Day Three

We woke up in beautiful Oke Bay, to a stunning clear calm day. After morning swims and a hearty breakfast, the crew took us through a navigation lesson. We slip, slop slapped on sunscreen and we headed out to Cape Brett using our new found skills. We put the tender in...

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YTH-2117 Tahi Ra

YTH-2117 Tahi Ra

  Kia ora whanau of the good ship R Tucker Thompson   Day one with our young pirates full of enthusiasm and already, it is a success. The weather kinda played with us with some odd shower but it didn’t stop the fun happening. After leaving Opua wharf, we’ve...

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Shakedown Sail

Shakedown Sail

We have officially finished maintenance period, what better way to celebrate than to go out on our first sail of the season with a Shakedown sail. The Good Ship is looking spik and span, and has passed all its' safety and annual maintenance checks. We checked the new...

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Getting here

By Road       The Bay of Islands is approximately 3 hours from Auckland by car and there are several options including self drive car hire, coach services or campervan.       The fastest route is a toll road which is mostly four-lane,...

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Paihia

Paihia Rich in culture, history and natural resources, Paihia is the place of friendly locals, happy cafes and people enjoying life whether it is swimming with dolphins, taking in a spot of retail therapy, bush walking or just lazing on the beach. Known as the jewel...

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Kerikeri

Kerikeri Kerikeri is in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand’s own subtropical paradise. Experience the lifestyle – Birds, Beaches, Food, Fishing and really great people. Kerikeri is a wonderful mix of the new, the old and the exciting. It includes its historic past but...

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Opua

Opua is the Gateway to New Zealand and the main Port of Entry for off shore cruisers and a popular summer destination for many New Zealanders. Opua is located just five minutes by road from Paihia, the heart of Bay of Islands. It is 20 minutes from Kerikeri and Bay of...

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