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PAIHIA IS WELL KNOWN AS A TRAVEL DESTINATION - it is centrally located in the Bay of Islands, making it the ideal jump-off point from which you can engage in numerous activities and recreational pursuits.

THE 144 ISLANDS IN THE BAY offer a diverse array of native flora, fauna and marine life and spectacular natural scenery. A broad range of tours operate directly from Paihia and cover not only the Bay but regions further north such as Kerikeri and Cape Reinga.

WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS - Visit the historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed between Maori and the British Crown. Cultural performances, guided tours, the Waka (canoe) House, audio-visual shows, and much more..

EXPLORE NZ - BAY OF ISLANDS - Offering a broad range of cruises and tours - Cape Brett 'Hole In The Rock', Swim with the Dolphins, Dune Rider to Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach, Otehei Bay, and Urupukapuka island.

Paihia - A Jewel of the Bay of Islands, Whether your interest is culture, fine dining, adventure, or the enjoyment of our shimmering waters, superb beaches and abundant wildlife, you will find it here in Paihia, the friendly centre of your Far North experience.

Bay of Islands Travel Guide, The Travel Guide site provides excellent information on the Bay of Islands. The 'Activities' page is well worth a look - categories include Adventures, Fishing Charters, Museums/Books, Overnight Trips, and Tours.

Kerikeri, "So nice they named it twice". Kerikeri was the winner of NZ's Top Small Town in 2000 and it's not hard to see why. Blending Historic Attractions, Arts & Crafts, Horticulture, and modern lifestyles it established the framework for New Zealand's bi-cultural society.

Russell, Can you hear Russell calling? Russell (Kororareka) is a small, historic seaside village and has provided a haven for visitors since the 1700s. It reflects the tranquility of earlier times and with it's vibrant cosmopoliton community, attracts visitors from New Zealand all over the world.

Cape Reinga Adventures, Let adventure tour specialists, Cape Reinga Adventures offer you a unique opportunity to explore the Far North/Cape Reinga region. Fishing, Kayaking, 4 Wheel Driving, Hiking, Snorkeling, Horse trekking and Dune Surfing in the Far North is the best way to experience 100% pure New Zealand.

Hundertwasser Toilets - Kawakawa, Experience first hand these truly unique toilets - a work of art, from the grass roof to gold balls, ceramic tiles, bottle glass windows, mosaic tiling, copper handwork, cobblestone flooring, individual sculptures and a living tree integrated into the design structure.

Scenic Flights & Tours, - Enjoy spectacular scenic flights over New Zealand's maritime playground with Salt Air. Fly by either plane or helicopter and experience Northland "Best seen from above".

Waipoua Forest, - A superb Forest Sanctuary abounding with rare New Zealand flora and fauna, mighty kauri, kiwi and ferns amongst a sub-tropical rainforest. Home of Tane Mahuta "Lord of the Forest" - the largest kauri tree in NZ.

Dive the Rainbow Warrior, - Sunk as a recreational diving wreck, the Rainbow Warrior sits upright on a white sandy bottom in around 25 metres of water. The wreck plays host to a myriad of marine life from the beautifully coloured jewel anemones to many species of fish in all shapes and sizes.

Food and Trail, - Taste and sample what's grown and produced in the North - quality and freshness. The Trail delivers a truly worthwhile visitor experience.

The Bay of Islands

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  • The Bay of Islands

    The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealands great holiday destinations - enjoyed by 'Kiwis' and international visitors alike. This is authentic New Zealand - both stunningly beautiful and historically significant.

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    With a sub-tropical climate, you can enjoy beach and water activities, go exploring one of the many nature walks, swim with dolphins, charter a boat to go fishing or to explore the 144 different islands in our bay.

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    The Bay of Islands was where the first European settlers arrived, and where they forged the first relationships with local Maori - not always a friendly experience!

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    The famous Treaty of Waitangi became the founding document for our new nation, and is celebrated every year here in the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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    Each town in the Bay of Islands has it's own unique culture and lifestyle - from the more up-market lifestyle focus of Kerikeri, to bustling Paihia with its focus on providing a great visitor experience, to the calming historic atmosphere of Waitangi and the Haruru Falls, and the beautiful and sometimes quirky sea-side town of Russell.

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    Further afield is Kawakawa with its famed Hundtertwasser toilets and Gabriel, its lovingly restored steam train. And you will gain a completely different perspective in Kaikohe, which is the farming and commercial 'hub' for the district and has its own Pioneer Village museum.

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    The Puketi Kauri Forest is a conservation estate just a few minutes by car north of the Bay of Islands. Here you can walk through our Kauri Forests looking as they did when the settlers first arrived. After the loss of much of the native bird life as the result of introduced pests, our native birds are once again returning to thrive in their natural habitat.

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    The Bay of Islands is a great base for exploring all of the Far North. Further west is the Waipoua Kauri Forest, home of Tane Mahuta - often described as the 2,000 year old 'Lord of the Forest

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    You can travel north to Cape Reinga - the light-house where the Pacific ocean and the Tasman sea are in collision - the place the 'spirits' in Maori legend depart to return to their ancestral home in Hawaiki

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    Kerikeri has a rich and colourful history. The Stone Store is New Zealand's oldest building. Rewa's Village will take you back to a time before European settlement. And a visit to the Kerikeri Mission Station and Pete's Pioneers Transport Museum is not to be missed.

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    KKerikeri is widely known for its successful horticulture, niche food products, fabulous chocolates, boutique vineyards, art galleries, cafes and crafts. Foodies everywhere come to stock up on an abundance of fresh local foods at the Farmer's Market every Sunday morning. Explore the Vineyard Trail and taste some of our great wines.

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    Kerikeri has two 'Gardens of National Significance': Palmco and Wharepuke Gardens - both places to enjoy a quiet walk and discover plants you may not have seen before

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    Only slightly more challenging is a 1 1/2 hour round trip bush walk up the river to our spectacular Rainbow Falls. Or do it in style, and take the steamboat ride at the historic Stone Store Basin, chuffing along past New Zealand's oldest historic buildings

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    Thats all for our quick trip of the scenic and tranquil 'Bay of Islands', we hope this has given you alittle insight into all our small part of Zealand has to offer, perhaps now you will be contemplating your next holiday with us at Sullivans beach?

    Your hosts - Theo & Sopha Diepeveen

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We Look forward to meeting you - Your hosts - Theo & Sopha Diepeveen

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