Explore the 144 islands of the Bay and see dolphins and whales.

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Explore the birthplace of our nation with a Bay of Islands bus tour.

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Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Enjoy the views from our catamaran Dolphin Seeker as we journey right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula, to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. Family passes now available!

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Welcome to the Bay of Islands, the birthplace of our nation, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Explore this subtropical area, known for its stunning beauty and fascinating history, on the sheltered east coast of Northland. Discover the hidden secrets of the Bay of Islands, see marine wildlife at play and experience New Zealand's warmest waters.

The Cream Trip

Adult $110.00 | Child $55.00

Day in the Bay

Discover some of the key historical and geographical sights in the Bay of Islands as you cruise through the inner islands. Available from October 2022.

R. Tucker Thompson Cruises

Adult $159.00 | Child $79.50

R. Tucker Thompson Day Sail

Set sail on this iconic ship for a unique Bay of Islands experience.

Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Bea

Adult $165.00 | Child $82.50

Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach

Journey to the top of New Zealand and uncover a region of stunning landscapes and a rich history.

Discover Russell

Adult $32.00 | Child $16.00

Discover Russell

Take a mini tour of this historic town uncovering the secrets of its wild past.

Travel Info

Getting to the Bay of Islands

Bus and coach info, driving directions and more transport options.

Getting to the Bay

Ferry info

Our passenger and vehicle ferries connect Paihia and Russell.

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Native wildlife

Meet dolphins, whales and other wildlife in the Bay of Islands

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