Omata Estate Vineyard credit David Kirkland

Experience what the Bay of Islands has to offer

Discover a Slice of Heaven in the Southern Hemisphere

Welcome to the Bay of Islands, a breathtakingly beautiful destination located in the Far North region of New Zealand's North Island but only a 3 hour drive North of Auckland. Nestled in the heart of the South Pacific, this idyllic paradise is a haven for anyone seeking the perfect blend of adventure, culture, marine and bird life and relaxation.

Explore the Bay of Islands

With its stunning coastline, 144 picturesque islands, and crystal-clear waters, the Bay of Islands is a playground for water lovers. From sailing and kayaking to swimming with dolphins and diving in pristine marine reserves, there are endless opportunities to experience the marine wonders of this region.

Discover Rich History

The Bay of Islands is not only renowned for its natural beauty but also for its historical significance. It was here that the first European settlers arrived in New Zealand, and you can explore their heritage in the charming town of Russell and the historic Treaty Grounds in Waitangi. Immerse yourself in the captivating stories of the early Maori and European encounters that shaped the nation.

Adventure Awaits

Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or prefer a more leisurely pace, the Bay of Islands offers something for everyone. Hike through lush forests, go on thrilling fishing expeditions, or take a scenic cruise through the famous "Hole in the Rock." The region's diverse landscapes and activities cater to all interests and ages.

Indulge in Culinary Delights

After a day of adventure, savor the flavors of the Bay of Islands. Fresh seafood, farm-fresh produce, and world-class wines are on offer at local restaurants and wineries. If possible try New Zealand's signature dish, the Hangi – a traditional Maori feast cooked in an earth oven.

Plan Your Trip

Explore our website to discover more detailed information on the Bay of Islands, including suggested tours, and must-see attractions. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, we're here to help you make the most of your visit to this incredible destination.

Join Us in Paradise

The Bay of Islands beckons with its natural beauty, rich history, and endless adventures. Come and experience a slice of heaven just 3 hours North of Auckland. Start planning your journey today and get ready to create lasting memories in this truly remarkable part of New Zealand.


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The Bay of Islands, is a treasure trove of activities that promise to delight travellers of all interests and passions. With its stunning natural landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and a myriad of outdoor adventures, this region offers something for everyone. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or a seeker of tranquility, the Bay of Islands has it all.


Opua Cycling


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The Bay of Islands is steeped in culture, Maori as well as New Zealand European, historical sites as well as experiences. Pioneer Apartments is positioned within walking distance or a very short drive to the majority of these New Zealand iconic cultural experiences!

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Free family activites

 There is so much to do, explore and enjoy!



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Paihia Waterfront