Bay of IslandsThe Bay of Islands
Activities, Attractions & Dining at Best Bay of Islands
Its breathtaking landscape, gold sandy shores and crisp sea food make it one of New Zealand's best-known travel attractions. Just over three hrs from Auckland, in the'winterless north', the year-round hot climate is a favourite spot for big-game fishermen and aquatic activities from kayak to para-sail.
There are also several historic sites in the Bay of Islands, including the Mission House and the Waiting Treaty site, the country's cradle. Whatever you are looking for, adventures, entertainment or recreation, you will remember here for a life time.
Bay of Islands is an area on the eastern shore of the Far North District of New Zealand's North Island. One of the country's most sought-after angling, yachting and tourism spots, it has been famous for its big game fisheries since its publication by the 1930s by the American writer Zane Grey.
The city of Cape Reinga, at the tip of the countryside, is about 210 km to the northwest. There are 144 islands, of which the biggest is Urupukapuka, and countless peninsula and bays. Waikare Inlet in the southwest and Kerikeri and Te Puna (Mangonui) in the northwest are the three coves.
Kerikeri is the main city, followed by Paihia. The Mataatua, one of the great M?ori migratory channels that travelled from Hawaiki to New Zealand, was sails into the Bay of Islands (from the Bay of Plenty) about 700 years ago by Puhi, an ancestor of Ng?puhi ( The Mataatua, one of the great Ng?puhi migratory channels that travelled from Hawaiki to New Zealand, was sails into the Bay of Islands (from the Bay of Plenty) about 700 years ago by Puhi, an ancestor of Ng?puhi ("iwi" tribe), which is the second biggest in the state.
4 ] M?ori established itself and proliferated throughout the bay and on several of its many islands to form different strains such as the Ng?ti Miru at Kerikeri. A lot of remarkable M?ori were borne in the Bay of Islands, among them Honehone Heke, who felled the flagstaff at Koror?reka (Russell) several occasions to begin the Flagstaff war.
Several of the M?ori colonies later play an important role in the evolution of New Zealand, such as Okiato (the first capitol of the country), Waitangi and Kerikeri (an important starting point for the journey into the interior M?ori and later the location of the country's first standing outpost.
Several of the islands also became remarkable, such as Te Pahi Island, where 60 of Te Pahi's men were murdered in vengeance after he was falsely charged with being guilty of the Boyd massacre in Whangaroa. New Zealand's Bay of Islands was the first area to be populated by Europeans.
The whaling came towards the end of the eighteenth centuary, while the first settlers came in 1814. Thomas King, the first full-blooded young man from Europe to be bred in the land, was borne in Oihi Bay in the Bay of Islands in 1815. There were unfounded allegations that a young woman was once borne in the Dusky Sound housing estate on the South Island.
It has many interesting historical cities like Paihia, Russell, Waitangi and Kerikeri. Russell, formerly known as Koror?reka, was the first New Zealand settled in Europe and was built in the early nineteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The Kerikeri contains many historical places from the early days of the early days of the Roman colonies in Europe. One of them is the Mission House, also known as the Kemp House, which is New Zealand's oldest preserved timber construction.
New Zealand's oldest brick house, The Stones Store, a former warehouse, began to be built on 19 April 1832. Albert Ernest Fuller started the Undine in the Bay of Islands in 1886 to supply the islands within the Bay with carbon. By installing an engine at the beginning of the twentieth-century, Fuller was able to supply the charcoal and vital needs of the community as far as Cape Brett.
Fuller purchased the Fuller Creme Trip from Eddie Lane in 1927 - with the equipment on the ship to carry whipped milk from the islands, and in the 1960' the new Bay Belle began this run. Untown-Hutt, New Zealand: Historical Island Urupukapuka". Census 2006 - QuickStats About M?ori (revised)". New Zealand Statistics.
Letter from the Bay of Islands. New Zealand, pp. 219-230. The Cream Trip. Fuller GreatSights Bay of Islands.