Kerikeri & the Bay of Islands

What to see and do
Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands is considered ‘the cradle of the nation’ and the site of the earliest European settlement – and boasts New Zealand’s oldest buildings.  Kerikeri is the perfect location for exploring the Far North of New Zealand.  Coaches collect guests from our front entrance for tours to Cape Reinga and the Bay itself. We offer complimentary transfers for adventure air tours departing from Bay of Islands airport – only minutes away. At the end of the day; take a pleasant stroll to our nearby restaurants, or simply enjoy food and wine overlooking our superb gardens. There are so many wonderful activities in the Bay of Islands!
Waka at Waitangi

Discover Maori culture & history

The Bay of Islands is considered the birthplace of modern New Zealand. The Far North is one of the best places to explore Maori culture.
Matauri Bay

Explore the Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands sailing and cruises.  Activities for all ages – swim, dive, surf, parasailing, kayak or watch the sun set from the deck of a tall ship.
Wairere boulders

Nature walks for young and old

Spectacular cliffs walks, native Kauri forests, waterfalls, endless beaches. If you enjoy forest and bush walking , there’s a nature walk for all ages in the Bay of Islands.
Waka at Waitangi

Play NZ's finest golf courses

Blessed with New Zealand’s finest golf courses, we also enjoy weather and temperatures that makes them playable all year round.
Marsden Estate winery

Discover our Wine and Food

The Bay of Islands ‘little vineyards’ offer unique regional wines. Take time out to sample our award-winning Chardonnay and Chambourcin.
Cape Reinga

Explore the top of New Zealand

Take a trip up to the most northern tip of New Zealand, to the place where Maori believe the souls of the departed leave the earth…
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