The first European to visit the area was Captain Cook and the region was named in 1769. The Bay of Islands was the first area in New Zealand to be inhabited by Europeans and the Whalers arrived towards the end of the 18th century, while the first missionaries settled in 1814. Some of the city’s top sights include; Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Mission House, Haruru falls, Cruise to the hole in the rock, The Stone Store and several others.
Tourists can explore the city's historical sites and museums on sightseeing tours and cultural and historical tours and would also enjoy the spectacular views and scenic sights of the city en route walking and biking tours through the best city pathways. Visitors can also explore the city’s food culture on food and wine tasting tours and enjoy other eccentric moments on the city’s beautiful water bodies with boat-cruises and several water sport activities.
With convenient airport transfers and other city transfer, visitors will enjoy convenient rides to their destinations in the city at ease and can also expand their touring activities to Bay of Island’s neighbouring cities and towns on day trips and excursions. The tour agency, Tripindicator is fully dedicated to giving the best touring experience to visitors, carefully selected from tours with the best user's feedback and made available to customers at affordable prices compared to other top tour agencies.
Embark on a magical day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands.
Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran and set sail amongst the bay's 144 islands to a remote island destination. • Discover the Bay of Islands the "Kiwi" way on a day sailing adventure • Set sail on a comfortable catamaran, with bean...Read more
Departing Paihia beachfront at 5pm. The boat pulls right up to the beach where you can step aboard from the shore line. Enjoy a relaxed sail aboard a smooth sailing catamaran in a peaceful setting, while the sun is going down. For those who want to enjoy the beauty of an evening cruise taking...Read more
This is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia or Russell and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motuk-kako, or as it is...Read more
Take an action-packed day trip from Paihia to the tip of New Zealand’s North Island on a guided tour of the north including Cape Reinga where the Pacific and Tasman seas collide. Your purpose built coach that offers free Wi-Fi will take you in comfort along 90 mile beach to Te Paki sand stream where you can try your hand at sand boarding one...Read more
Enjoy this full-day tour visiting the best of the Far North in a unique Dune Rider vehicle. Let our drivers immerse you in the culture and history of the Far North while taking in the amazing scenery of places like the 90 Mile Beach and Cape...Read more
Visit the historical town of Kerikeri — home to the country’s first permanent mission station and some of its oldest buildings — on this afternoon tour from Paihia. With a guide, visit the Mission House and Stone Store to learn about the town’s Maori and European settlement history. You’ll also get a taste of the area’s delights with...Read more
Explore the main attractions in the Bay of Islands on this 6-hour, small-group tour with a local guide. Visit the historic Waimate Mission Station, the Kawiti Glowworm Caves, Haruru Waterfall, and more. Your tour will include port pickup and drop-off as well as a chocolate tasting at Makana...Read more
Spend the day exploring the Waitangi Treaty Grounds while soaking up the scenery and story of New Zealand’s most important historic site.
Your Waitangi Experience Pass includes admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, entry to the brand new Museum of Waitangi, an informative (50-minute) guided tour, cultural performance (30-minutes),...Read more
Discover dolphins in their own world. Get to know these majestic and intelligent creatures as you cruise the sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands. Watch as these mammals leap and dance over the waves. Take the plunge and join them for an unforgettable...Read more
This Jet Boat ride is sure to keep you on your toes with speeds of up to 80km on the water and twists, turns and spins that will make you scream with laughter! This is a great activity for both the old and...Read more
The only overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands, offering snorkeling, kayaking, island walks and the opportunity to catch or collect seafood. Come aboard The Rock for a truly unique experience - with a homely atmosphere, a warm welcome from our...Read more
Mullarkey tours – Cape Reinga Full day trip – offers a comfortable small group tour – maximum 11 passengers, with knowledgeable, humorous tour leaders – that will make sure you get to see and hear about all the best bits of the Far North and won’t forget the best photo...Read more
This tour offers clients an unique opportunity to ride on 90 mile beach, while enjoying the outstanding scenery. Our guides offer full audio commentary for the duration of the tour. On route clients will learn about local history and Maori culture while discovering the Aupouri Peninsula region. This tour will be the highlight of your trip and will...Read more
Embark on this scenic cruise through the picturesque Bay of Islands where we'll search for dolphins living in the wild. The skipper will also choose a spot to snorkel in the beautiful clear waters of the Bay of Islands! Enjoy full commentary on-board as you learn about the local marine and wildlife and the conservation efforts being made to...Read more
Go Parasailing in a tandem or triple flight with your friends NZ's HIGHEST Parasailing at 1300ft of towline. Enjoy fantastic sceneries over the Bay of Islands with views over Russell, the outer Islands and even to the "hole in the Rock". More than 30 years experience within the Parasailing industry Suitable for all ages, no...Read more
We only take 10 guests and offer a unique personal experience with 20 years taking guests on our beautiful live-aboard yacht and we still love it!! We share our passion for what we do and love meeting people from all over the world and sharing stories from our travels and lifestyle. We have sailed to many countries on many different boats,...Read more