Bay of Islands is a natural harbor on the east coast of the North Island in New Zealand. It is famous for sailing, fishing and one of the favorite tourist destinations of New Zealand. The Bay of islands contains 144 islands, several inlets, and peninsulas. Kerikeri is the biggest town, and Russell is the smallest town in the Bay. Stretching upwards from Auckland to the very top of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is an iconic holiday destination with magnificent coastline, the Far North, the Kauri Coast, and Whangarei. No winter kind of atmosphere in the North Island facilitates visitors to enjoy vacations whole year. . Urupukapuka Island, a pest-free island is the largest island in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand. A gateway to the Poor Knights Marine Reserve offers colorful diving options. The Bay of Islands is the must-visit place for forest lovers. Trounson Kauri Forest, ancient Kauri forests, or Waipoua Forest attract visitors to explore many unseen trees and animals. In the Waipoua forest, travelers enjoy watching the world’s most massive Kauri tree, Tane Mahuta, also known as ‘Lord of the Forest.’ Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of New Zealand, is a must-see place of New Zealand. The Tasman Sea meets the enormous Pacific Ocean. Ninety Mile Beach is a seemingly endless stretch of sand stretching along the western tip of the North Island, New Zealand. Guided tours are available through which you can explore the beach in the best way it can be. From Kaitaia or Paihia, visitors can join the Ninety Mile guided tour.
East Coast of North Island
February, March or April
Explore a wonderland of islands, Maori legends and myth, marine life and Kauri forest. Dolphin watching, Mountain biking at Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, Twin Coast Cycle trail, Enjoy drinking wines at the Duke of Marlborough in Russell
Paihia Wharf, Hole in the Rock, Rainbow Falls, Tutukaka, Whangarei, Mangawhai, Waipu, Whangarei Heads, Kerikeri, Waitangi, Russell, Kawakawa, Matauri Bay, Kaikohe, Okaihau, Ninety Mile Beach