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The Bay of Islands - the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand - is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand. Located 60 km NW of Whangarei it is close to the northern tip of the country. The bay is the busiest, yet quietest place you'll ever come to. It lies in a subtropical wonderland with an average summer temperature of 24 deg., and has the bluest skies in the world. Read more

(That's official!) This beautiful collection of 144 islands provides plenty of natural and historical places of interest such as the stunning site at Paihia, where the Waitangi Treaty can be examined. Attractions include the historic Treaty House, a giant flagstaff, a unique fully carved Maori meeting house, and the world's largest single-hulled canoe.

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Port Highlights

  • Go for a stroll and see the stunning Rainbow Falls. Take in the beauty of the falls from one of the vantage points at either the top or the bottom of the cascade and keep your eyes out for the rainbows in the mist which is where Rainbow Falls gets it's name from.

  • Take a scenic cruise to discover the Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock. Cruise through the iconic landmark and many schools of fish that call the area home. If you're lucky you may even be able to catch a glimpse of dolphins, whales and seals.

  • Learn of the rich history and stories of the Maori people at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. With two museums, powerful performances, lush native forest, beautiful gardens, carving studio and a cafe there is plenty to see and do.

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