Things to do in Bay of IslandsActivities in the Bay of Islands
Activities in the Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands has so much to offer the visitors with many different things to do, ranging from exciting outdoor pursuits to walking excursions, sightseeing trips and sightseeing opportunities. Bay of Islands sightseeing and activity offerings vary from compliant to relaxing to adrenaline-charged. Chill out with massages, physical or cosmetic treatments, sample fresh sea food in one of the many cafes or diners or fish your own on a Bay of Islands charter, take a round trip over the Bay of Islands, go to the Hole in the Rock, see and swim a dolphin, try para sails up to 1200 ft, sail through the 144 islands or spend the night in the Bay.
On the Waitangi Contracts, take the opportunity to discover the region's historic past and see a Maori arts show... The Bay of Islands has so many opportunities that it is suitable for all types of people. Every city in the Bay of Islands has its own distinct civilization and way of life - from Kerikeri's gardening and wine-growing lifestyles to Paihia, the Bay of Islands' major turnstile that focuses on a great visiting event.
Opposite the bay of Paihia is the beautiful seaside city of Russell, known in its day as the hellhole of the Pacific. This is a great place to unwind for a bite to eat and taste New Zealand wine, either for dinner or in the evenings when the Bay of Islands is bathed in sunshine.
Budgeting activities in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand
First thing you need to do is visit the section about our favorite hiking tours in the area - there are shorter and longer tours. If you feel like continuing, get on the auto-ferry to Russell for $1 and continue the Okiato to Russell part of the trails.
There is a lovely stroll at the end of Waitangi Bay from Waitangi Treaty Grounds through the Mangrove, along the riverbank to Haruru Falls. A number of very inexpensive daily sailing choices are available, including lunches, snorkeling, kayaking and the chance to visit one of the 144 islands in the bay.
Alternatively, drive to Hokianga: go to the lookout at South Heads, Omapere, where you can see the sea and port. There are a number of great youth accommodations for price-conscious travelers to use. The majority are under $30 per overnight and includes your sheets, warm running water and cooking area.