Bay of Islands - North Island

Bay of Islands - North Island

Lying close to the northeastern tip of New Zealand, this beautiful archipelago of 144 islands is home to myriad wildlife such as marlin, whales, penguins, dolphins and gannets. The charming resorts of Paihia and Russell are steeped in colonial history and set against a gentle backdrop of undulating farmlands. The famous Hole in the Rock at the tip of Cape Brett is a 67-metre natural formation best approached by boat.