A world away from the hustle and bustle of the likes of Auckland and Wellington, the Bay of Islands is a breathtaking holiday destination.
This is a part of the country where the ice cream scoops are still massive, the smiles are warm and welcoming and the weather is almost-always sunny.
What’s not to love about that?
Made up of more than 140 islands, this subregion really is unique in New Zealand. This area is known for its stunning beaches, rolling hills, fantastic fishing, Māori culture and charming towns. It’s well worth a visit!
Home to Russell, New Zealand’s first capital city, the region is still rich in history and attractions. There, you’ll find Waitangi (home to the country’s treaty grounds) and beautiful Paihia.