"Lovely spot in the north" Top 5 Page for this destination Bay of Islands by vtveen

Bay of Islands Travel Guide: 115 reviews and 296 photos

Bay of Islands is one of the most popular regions in New Zealand, due to a lovely climate, great scenery, lots of activities and places of historical importance.

We didn't like Paihia too much, because it is more or less overcrowded (at least during summer season). Russell is much nicer and still rather quiet.

An absolutely must see tip is Waitangi: birthplace of a Nation. February 6 in 1840 was the so called Waitangi Treaty signed by Maori's and the British resident. And that was the birth of modern New Zealand.

Kerikeri has its own charm and historical buildings around the town basin.

To get a better idea of the placement of the various towns in the Bay of Islands see website: http://www.bayofislands.net/maps/

  • Last visit to Bay of Islands: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 13, 2009
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  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Wonderful Bay of Islands page with lovely photographs! It certainly brings back fond memories of our trip to New Zealand many years ago. Cruise to Hole-in-the-rock was certainly the highlight of our trip to Bay of Islands. ~ho & pang

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2007 at 5:42 AM

    Nice useful tips, thanks for sharing. (I think you are supposed to lower your trousers when you go to the toilet!)

  • Apr 15, 2007 at 4:51 AM

    Dear vtveen the name of the road is McDonell, not Mc. Donnell. Thanks for your nice comment on the Swiss owners. Felix

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2006 at 11:19 AM

    the most beautiful toilet in the world, definitly the most interesting, don't you think? fine place that Bay of Islands

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2005 at 11:56 AM

    Jaap, those toilets were making me dizzy! Sounds like a nice area in New Zealand - quaint and by the sea!

  • Amanda.greenlee's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2005 at 9:45 PM

    You link is down. Maybe it is typed wrong? Nice page though!


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