Bay of Islands

New Zealand’s amazing natural diversity reaches new highs in this subtropical paradise in Northland.

Top off your New Zealand road trip by taking a cruise from the Paihia marina or the Russell jetty in Northland. Between swimming with dolphins, spotting orcas, hooking big game fish and sailing to the Hole in the Rock, the dazzling blue-and-green waters of the Bay of Islands add some truly epic options to New Zealand’s already crazy range of outdoor adventures. Back on dry land, visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for valuable insights into the country’s Māori and settlers’ history.