Waka Tours

The Bay of Islands is home to Taiamai Tours heritage journeys and the Ngapuhi, New Zealand’s largest tribal Maori group. This interactive Waka experience provides a rare and unique insight into our ancient customs, rituals and traditions. It is only through involvement in our culture that you will gain a deeper understanding of who and what we really are. Our ancient histories and stories we share with you as we paddle our 40 ft Waka Taua (War Canoe) together on the tidal estuaries of the Waitangi River.

Guided Forest Walks

Puketi boasts some of the most spectacular scenery that Northland has to offer. Your guide, Ian Candy and his team take pleasure in showing visitors through the tranquil natural beauty of the ancient Puketi rain forest in the Bay of Islands. These are Department of Conservation approved guided tours of the Puketi Rain Forest.
It is a must see, must do experience! The guides will share with you stories, history, culture and a high standard of educational information to take away.

Dive North

Not only is the Bay of Islands home to two amazing wreck diving sites; the Rainbow Warrior and HMNZS Canterbury, but we also have hundreds of incredible reefs with countless aquatic species on our doorstep.

Dave and Sue are recognised for their great customer service and awesome dive trips and PADI training, so whether you’re looking for a specialist dive on a pinnacle or intrigued to see what the underwater world has to offer – Dive North is probably the Bay’s best full service dive centre and charter operator.

Hole in the Rock

Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on Dolphin Seeker, the purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock – hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls, which soar above you.

Swim with the dolphins

Dolphins are some of the earth’s most fascinating creatures and we are blessed with their presence all year round. The Bay of Islands has the warmest waters in New Zealand, perfect for swimming with dolphins. This tour includes FREE SWIM with Dolphins!

Bus Tour to Cape Reinga via 90 mile beach

A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region that is rich in Maori culture and tradition. Pick up from motel daily.

Sky diving

Skydive Zone Bay of Islands offer 16500ft, 12000ft and 8000ft tandem skydiving for your first jump experience. Instruction begins with a short briefing, then you and your instructor share a tandem harness, freefalling from up to 16,500 feet at speeds of 120 mph (200kph) or more. After about a minute or more of free-fall, your instructor will open the dual-sized parachute, and together you’ll fly back to the ground for a soft landing.

Fishing charters

Dotted with 144 islands and a myriad of secluded beaches, the entire region offers a fantastic opportunity to fish in waters that are rich with an abundance of sealife!

Horse trekking

Fabulous horse riding (horse trekking) in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. From the volcano to the sea, you’ll ride through the forest while enjoying beautiful farmland and ocean views.

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