Experience the spectacular natural beauty of the Bay of Islands and its abundant wildlife while we cruise the sheltered waters and discover whales, dolphins, seals, birdlife, and more. There are different ways of getting out there and exploring the marine life of the Bay of Islands.
Cruising - Explore the 144 picturesque islands that dot the bay. Take a ferry or cruise to popular spots like Urupukapuka Island or the iconic "Hole in the Rock" on Motukokako Island. Explore the Bay of Islands, a range of unique experiences that showcase the beauty of this natural playground from marine wildlife and dramatic landscapes to quiet islands with regenerating ecosystems...
Sailing - Set sail in the calm waters of the bay. Charter a yacht or join a sailing tour to experience the beauty of the coastline and immerse yourself in the natural beauty. So many options to choose from!
Kayaking - Paddle your way through sheltered coves, exploring hidden beaches and marine life up close. Self Hire Kayaking
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling - Dive into the clear waters to discover underwater wonders, we have a unique environment. The Cape Brett Peninsula is washed with the East Auckland Current. This is a branch of the East Australian Current and brings tropical fish to a temperate zone. We see fish like Lord Howe Coralfish, Gold Ribbon Grouper, and Toadstool Grouper. We are also lucky that we get Stingrays breeding in our caves and archways. During the summer months large schools of fish can be seen feeding on the surface around the Hole in the Rock. Deep Water Cove is now a marine reserve and has an abundant amount of fish life inhabiting the wreck of the Canterbury.
Fishing - Enjoy world-class fishing opportunities. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, you can try your hand at catching snapper, kingfish, or marlin.
Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach - Journey to the top of the North Island – Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach (Te Rerenga Wairua) and uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region, rich in Māori culture and legend.Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach tour
Cycle the Twin Coast Cycle Trail - A scenically spectacular cross-country journey from the Bay of Islands to Hokianga Harbour, Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail serves up an irresistible mix of relaxing riding with some seriously significant heritage sites and stories. Suited to all riding abilities, different options for all family members. Top Trail Offer Bike hire and shuttles along the cycle trail - Ebikes or standard bikes or BYO bikes (we have bike washing facilities).
Waitangi Mountain Bike Park provides the perfect introduction to mountain biking with lots of easy, scenic trails that you can take at your own pace. It offers 30 trails of varying difficulty with great flow and features, from introductory downhill riding, jump trails, cross country, and beginner trails, up to harder more challenging trails - something for everyone. Waitangi mountain bike park
There are several options to get a birdseye view of our stunning region.
The Old Packhouse Market 505, Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri
The Market is open, rain-or-shine, every Saturday from 8:00am – 1:30pm and Sunday 9:00am – 1:30pm
The Old Packhouse has become a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. The Saturday market is all about Northland made products and produce with anywhere between 60-100 vendors including local produce, artisanal products, street food, plants, baked goods, seafood, cheeses, health & wellbeing products etc. Sunday's market is smaller with more of an eclectic mix. The Markets include live entertainment, a fabulous variety of ready-to-eat food choices, The Old Packhouse Cafe, Bakery & Butchery are all open.