"Lovely spot in the north" Top 5 Page for this destination Bay of Islands by vtveen
Bay of Islands Travel Guide: 115 reviews and 293 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/
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