Bay of Islands & Northland

Explore stunning scenery and key historical sites in this sunny maritime playground.

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 Kerikeri Inlet, Northland  Destination Northland



From luxury waterfront apartments to scenic camping and everything in between - Northland & the Bay of Islands has the right accommodation for you.

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 Diving in the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, Northland, New Zealand.  Destination Northland



Whether you're into marine activities, history, scenic attractions or food & wine, Northland has an activity for you. Browse Northland activities now.

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About Northland & Bay of Islands

The Northland region - particularly the settlements of Waitangi and Russell - is of historic importance to New Zealand. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to learn of New Zealand's founding Treaty of Waitangi agreement. Explore Russell's museum and historic buildings, and visit the country's oldest buildings in picturesque Kerikeri.

The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand's top visitor destinations due to its spectacular scenery, mild climate and seemingly endless maritime activities. With hundreds of islands, beaches and coves just waiting to be explored, the Bay of Islands offers fishing, diving, boating, dolphin swimming and kayaking year round.

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How do you get to Bay of Islands & Northland?

  • Travel by Plane
    • Northland has three domestic airports – at Whangarei, Kerikeri and Kaitaia - with regular services to and from Auckland.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Northland.
  • Travel by Bus
    • Several bus, coach and tour operators transport passengers throughout Northland, or offer day trips from Auckland to some of the region's top spots, and back.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • International car rental brands and motorhome or campervan hire companies are available at Whangarei Airport and Kerikeri Airport. You can also arrange a car rental pick up from Kaitaia Airport.