Bay of Islands: Activities

Swim, dive, or sail the Bay of Islands. Find a beach to yourself on Northland’s spectacular coastline. Take a walk through our giant kauri tree forests, or take our walking trails to one of Kerikeri’s five waterfalls. Things to see, do and discover whilst staying at Moon Gate Villa.

Visiting the Bay of Islands NZ on Waitangi Day: what you need to know.

Visiting the Bay of Islands NZ on Waitangi Day: what you need to know.

A guide for international visitors, Waitangi Day is a significant day in New Zealand’s history. Celebrated annually on February 6th, it commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the country’s founding document. The Bay of Islands is a popular destination for visitors on this day, as it is the location where the treaty was signed.

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Teeing Off in Paradise: The Best Northland, New Zealand Golf Courses for Overseas Adventurers

Teeing Off in Paradise: The Best Northland, New Zealand Golf Courses for Overseas Adventurers

If you’re a golf enthusiast planning a trip to the land of the long white cloud, you’re in for a treat, especially if you find yourself in Northland and the Bay of Islands. With its lush landscapes, stunning coastlines, and a golf scene that’s nothing short of spectacular, Northland is a golfer’s paradise waiting to be explored.

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Bay of Islands nature walks

Bay of Islands nature walks

Giant kauri tree forests, gentle rambles alongside waterfalls, spectacular day walks along clifftop overlooking the Islands and Pacific Ocean. For lovers of nature, Bay of Islands New Zealand has walking tracks to suit all ages and levels of fitness.

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Visiting the Bay of Islands NZ on Waitangi Day: what you need to know.

A guide for international visitors, Waitangi Day is a significant day in New Zealand’s history. Celebrated annually on February 6th, it commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the country’s founding document. The Bay of Islands is a popular destination for visitors on this day, as it is the location where the treaty was signed.

Teeing Off in Paradise: The Best Northland, New Zealand Golf Courses for Overseas Adventurers

If you’re a golf enthusiast planning a trip to the land of the long white cloud, you’re in for a treat, especially if you find yourself in Northland and the Bay of Islands. With its lush landscapes, stunning coastlines, and a golf scene that’s nothing short of spectacular, Northland is a golfer’s paradise waiting to be explored.

A little Bay of Islands history

The Bay of Islands is considered the birthplace of modern New Zealand, and events in Kerikeri, Waitangi and Russell shaped the famous Treaty, and early European engagement with Maori.

Life’s a beach

Whether your passion is to stay firmly above the waterline, to surf and swim the surface, or dive deep beneath the waves; you’ll find superb places in the Bay of Islands and surrounds. Travel the coast north from Kerikeri a little, to discover an endless choice of bays and beaches.