Points of Interest
Bay Of Islands Dolphin Cruises And Tours
Regarded as the birthplace of New Zealand, Northland is rich in both culture and early Maori and European history – from Kupe, believed to be the very first Maori voyager to arrive in New Zealand over 1,000 years ago, to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between Maori and the Crown.
The Bay of Islands is a stunning region consisting of 144 islands, abundant in natural wonder and marine life. Experience it to the full with a visit to the awe-inspiring Hole in the Rock, swim with dolphins in their natural environment or journey to the cultural and historic Hokianga. Travel further north and experience the thrill of driving along Ninety Mile Beach, sandboarding down the giant sand dunes and standing on the windswept tip of New Zealand, while watching the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide.
With some of the warmest waters in New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is a natural wonderland where you can encounter bottlenose and common dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and a diverse range of birdlife. Northland's subtropical climate makes it the perfect destination to explore throughout the year. With plenty to do, great local wine, exquisite food, warm hospitality and outstanding scenery, it is a region immersed in history and culture and not to be missed.
We're proud to showcase this beautiful region to visitors from around the world. We welcome you to the birthplace of our nation.