The Bay of Islands is a stunning region made up of 144 island formations just north of Auckland. Not only is it famous for its vibrant marine life and incredible scenery, it is also New Zealand’s most treasured historical gem. The sub-tropical Northland region holds a special place for the New Zealand people and accommodates its most cherished historical buildings and artifacts.
The Bay of Islands is one of the most popular holiday destinations for New Zealanders so you know you must be on to a good thing! Adventure and eco tourism attractions are abundant in this area offering plenty of things to do for those who love the outdoors, boating and cultural activities, cruises or sightseeing, all are designed to showcase the natural and historical wonders of this beautiful region. A must-see attraction while visiting the Bay of Islands is a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, known as 'The Birthplace'. Here you will have the chance to truly understand how New Zealand’s historic bi-cultural union marked the beginnings of a nation. The Bay if Islands has it all - peaceful relaxation to extreme adventuring, this sunny destination is perfect for both young and old, couples, families and backpackers alike!