The Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region in the North of the North Island, known for its stunning beaches & important New Zealand history. It is paradise for those that love beaches and water activities with a little colonial history thrown in.

The Bay of Islands offers 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri as well as Waitangi, where a very special part of New Zealand history occurred.

There are a number of excellent ways to experience the region. One of the most popular activities is a trip to Cape Brett and the ‘Hole in the Rock’ on Piercy Island. A passenger ferry service runs between Paihia and Russell, while a vehicle ferry provides a link between Opua and Russell.

On land, you’ll enjoy beautiful river and seaside walking tracks or encounter the mighty Kauri Tree in pristine subtropical rainforest. This is a very beautiful and popular part of the country and a favourite with visitors and New Zealanders alike.

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17 Day Signature Festive Season
17 Days, from Christchurch to Auckland
from NZD $7,863 per person twin share
  • Brand: Grand Pacific Signature Medium Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
Experience Christmas like a New Zealander, while visiting both the North and South Island of New Zealand, starting in Christchurch and touring the South Island before heading north through the North Island and departing from Auckland
23 Tage Neuseeland bewusst erleben 2024-25
23 Days, from Auckland to Christchurch
from NZD $10,870 Pro Person im Doppel Zimmer
  • Brand: Terra Nova Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand German Speaking Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 Star Hotel Accommodation
Die außergewöhnliche Rundreise entführt abseits der Touristenpfade in einzigartige Naturlandschaften: uralte Baumriesen beeindrucken ebenso wie aktive Vulkane, schneebedeckte Berggipfel oder eisige Gletscher.
11 Day New Zealand Koromiko – Small Group Tour
11 Days, from Auckland to Wellington
from NZD $6,507
  • Brand: Pure Discoveries Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
A great 11 Day small group tour of the North Island of New Zealand
23 Day New Zealand Kauri – Small Group Tour
23 Days, from Auckland to Christchurch
from NZD $11,637
  • Brand: Pure Discoveries Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
A great 23 Day small group tour of the North and South Islands of New Zealand
19 Day New Zealand Kowhai – Small Group Tour
19 Days, from Auckland to Queenstown
from NZD $10,925
  • Brand: Pure Discoveries Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
An interesting 19 Day small group tour of the North and South Islands of New Zealand
16 Day Rail and Cruise Road Trip
16 Days, from Auckland to Christchurch
from NZD $4,977 per person share twin (low season)
  • Brand: NZ Self Drive tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Self Drive Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 or 4 star hotel or motel
This self drive tour shows off the stunning scenery throughout this beautiful country, experience a Tranz Alpine Rail journey, whale watching, lake cruising and Maori culture.
9 Day Wonders of the North
9 Days, from Auckland to Wellington
from NZD $2,480 per person share twin (low season)
  • Brand: NZ Self Drive tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Self Drive Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 or 4 star hotel or motel
This Self Drive tour takes in all the main highlights of the North Island from the top right through the volcanic plateau and underground Waitomo Glowworm Caves
9 Day Best of the North
9 Days, from Auckland to Wellington
from NZD $2,494 per person share twin (low season)
  • Brand: NZ Self Drive tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Self Drive Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 or 4 star hotel or motel
This Self Drive tour takes in all the main highlights of the North Island from the top right through the volcanic plateau and as well as a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set and geothermal Rotorua
7 Day North Island Discovery Tour
7 Days, from Auckland to Wellington
from NZD $1,940 per person share twin (low season)
  • Brand: NZ Self Drive tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Self Drive Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 or 4 star hotel or motel
On this tour you visit the Bay of Islands, see geothermal wonders, Hobbit homes, experience a traditional Maori hangi and the Art Deco wonder's of Hawke's Bay
10 Day North Island Caves, Coast & Volcanoes
10 Days, from Auckland to Wellington
from NZD $2,603 per person share twin (low season)
  • Brand: NZ Self Drive tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Self Drive Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 or 4 star hotel or motel
This Self Drive tour takes in the breathtaking Waitomo Caves, Tongariro National Park and the beautiful Bay of Islands as it journeys through the North Island.