Getting here

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, features clearer sight lines, smoother turns...
Paihia

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...
Russell

Russell

Russell Russell is a small historic seaside village surrounded on 3 sides by water. It is the site of one of the first European settlements. The town is rich in history with a variety of shops and services that do not spoil the old charm. Hours can be spent in the...
Kerikeri

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...
Opua

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...
Haruru Falls

Haruru Falls

Haruru Falls today is a small residential settlement, about three kilometres inland from its larger neighbour, Paihia. But, in the days of early European settlement, it was the scene of many firsts. Haruru Falls was New Zealand’s first river port and an aramoana (sea...