Things to do in Bay of Islands

Top Things to Do in Bay of Islands

Things to Do in Bay of Islands

Top Attractions in Bay of Islands


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  • Gay G
    Auckland, New Zealand92 contributions
    What a stunning place to visit. Excellent new museums and updated information in the Treaty House. Very wonderful cultural experience in the Te Whare Runanga, followed by lovely hot drink and food in Whare Waka Cafe All in all a great experience.Recommend everyone to visit especially New Zealanders who have not been here for a time. You will be impressed and well informed
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand438 contributions
    There is a good sized car park and a toilet block on site. A nice easy walk to multiple view points of the falls. A lovely water fall set in lush bush. Really thought this one stood out.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Kate
    2 contributions
    Denise was a fabulous guide - brought the whole experience alive. Would highly recommend the guided tour
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • Merg_5
    Auckland, New Zealand72 contributions
    A must visit with outstanding vies if the Bay of Islands
    Easy access by car or a 30 minute walk from Russell.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand438 contributions
    I bet this gets crazy busy in summer season. Great views and on a nice day you could easily spend a couple of hours here soaking it up.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand438 contributions
    Quite a bit of parking and I thought it was work a walk around. Loved the floor inside and some of the older stuff they sold was quite cool. Quite expensive (purchase of items in store), but I can imagine the upkeep of the building would not be cheap.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Mark L
    Hastings, New Zealand16 contributions
    This was part of our 25th anniversary celebration and we wanted to go somewhere special. Paroa Bay Winery did not disappoint. The food was top shelf and service to matched! Highly recommend going to Sage restaurant if you're looking for a fine dinning experience when staying/visiting in the winterless north
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Kailee M
    9 contributions
    5/5 - so fun!! I took my two year old among all of the adult crew we had. Everyone had a great time from 70 year old grandpa to our youngest who is 2. If you go, buy the extra food to feed them. It’s not very expensive and makes the whole thing 10x more fun.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand438 contributions
    What a beautiful spot. We were lucky to be there before it was crowded and it was amazing. Large jetty and walking paths, beautiful beach and a cafe...what more can you ask for. Worth a trip out.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Oamaruvian
    Oamaru, New Zealand277 contributions
    Highly recommend this walk. There are two walks. One is the 10 minute board walk around a number of very large Kauri trees, then you can drive about 1.5kms to the Motor Camp to do a 1 hr loop walk. It actually took us about 40 minutes and we were not hurrying. Again some great Kauri trees. Well worth the effort. There are some stunning views over the surrounding district as you drive there and back due to the elevation of the park.
    Written 20 July 2021
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand438 contributions
    Lots of parking and if the wind is in the right direction, this beach is a lovely spot for a dip. Not a lot of shelter from incoming winds, but a nice walk along the beach.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • SaraNz
    NZ19 contributions
    Take the time to wander outside and read the headstones. The stories they tell will engage and give you a real insight into early settler life (and death) in Russell.
    Written 31 July 2021
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  • annepharm8
    Bridge of Allan, UK92 contributions
    A lovely relaxing place for an excellent platter lunch, good views, friendly and attentive staff and very good wines. Would highly recommend.
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • SaraNz
    NZ19 contributions
    A good example of a small provincial museum, with a fair entry fee.
    Well worth a visit to get a better understanding of local history.
    Written 31 July 2021
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  • DianaNewPlymouth
    New Plymouth20 contributions
    We had a fabulous 2 day ride, lovely weather helped. The farmland along the riverside between Okaihou and Horeke was my favorite part.
    Written 30 March 2022
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