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Beautiful Bay of Islands

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Located north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands provides some of the warmest weather in New Zealand, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and a wealth of history and culture. Sailing is a popular pastime here, and there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water – sail an 80 foot yacht, take an excursion to see the ‘Hole in the Rock’ and go dolphin watching, or take an extended one or two night trip out in the Bay – enjoying sheltered coves and secluded islands whilst kayaking, swimming or snorkelling.

A short and incredibly scenic flight takes visitors up to Cape Reinga – the northwestern tip of New Zealand, and to Ninety Mile Beach (which is actually only 55 miles long) – where activities include swimming, bodyboarding down the sand dunes, digging for shellfish in the sand at low tide, and fishing.

The Bay of Islands is also home to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. It was here on 6th February 1840 that the treaty was first signed between Maori and the British – the birthplace of the nation. The treaty grounds are steeped in Maori culture and history – with a fully carved Maori meeting house, and one of the world’s largest Maori ceremonial war canoes. This is a ‘must do’ if visiting the region.

A stay in this area can be easily incorporated into a wider New Zealand holiday – either by hire car or even by local bus.

For more information on the Bay of Islands or New Zealand in general, please email us at info@experienceholidays.co.uk, call our office on 01323 446550 or pop into our office in Hailsham.



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