Bay of Islands Holidays

North Island, New Zealand

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The Bay of Islands is the most popular attraction in the Northlands region, with over 144 forested islands surrounded by stunning aquamarine waters brimming with wildlife. You will see bottlenose and common dophins, penguins, seals, whales and a large variety of birds. The islands are an excellent place to spend a few days relaxing, with many charming beachside lodges, restaurants and cafes.

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The Bay aof Islands is popular amongst New Zealanders for a holiday and especially on a long-weekend break. There is plenty of accommodation in the Bay of Islands area especially motels and holdiay cottages. Please search for our favourite accommodations in bay of islands to find current availability and get the best room rates from over 100 booking sources:

Bay of Islands Travel Info
The Bay of Islands are 260 km (160 miles) from Auckland. A car journey takes 3-4 hours or there are 40 minute flights to Kerikeri Airport. Ferries operate between the mainland and the islands. Th Bay of Islands has a sub-tropical climate with mild winters and warm humid summers. The Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival is held in late October each year and features the best of the region's produce, as well as music and entertainment.