Bay of Islands Region
This is a place of significant natural and cultural heritage so take your pick from a variety of captivating ways to get out and experience it all. Use the Bay of Islands as your base and go north, all the way to the top.
Visit Ninety Mile Beach, the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds and browse the Sunday markets at Kerikeri. Above all, explore the beaches and islands. Go diving, sailing and kayaking. Swim with dolphins and cruise through the Hole in the Rock.
Paihia is a bustling seaside town right in the heart of the Bay of Islands. A place where the local people enjoy a great lifestyle, and take delight in sharing it with the thousands of visitors who come here each summer.
Haruru Falls today is a small residential settlement, about three kilometres inland from its larger neighbour, Paihia. But, in the days of early European settlement, it was the scene of many firsts.