Far North District Council

  • 16 September 2016

We look forward to seeing you in the Bay of Islands, an island paradise comprising of 144 Islands and a handful of historic towns. The stunning scenery, golden beaches and awesome activities make it a fantastic destination for people to enjoy what’s on offer here. Paihia and Russell offer quality accommodation to suit all budgets and is the place to base yourselves and experience it all!

Easy to get to by road, the ‘winterless north’, provides year-round warm weather to provide an excellent base for fun for the whole family! Perhaps a spot of fishing, some water sports, parasailing, stand up paddle boarding, biking in the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park or the Twin Coast Cycleway to name a few of the activities! With many opportunities to get amongst it out on the water and experience the marine animals that call the Bay of Islands their home a perfect place for water lovers to stay a while!

Take a journey to the top of New Zealand from here – either with your own vehicle or a tour – the majestic sand dunes offer stunning scenery and some hair-raising fun for all members of the family!

The Bay of Islands is also home to several historical attractions such as the Pompallier House in Russell and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the birthplace of the nation.

No matter what you’re looking for, adventure, fun or relaxation the Bay of Islands is a place to stay a while.