Culture and Heritage
Step back in time and experience the Bay of Islands as it used to be at the Culture North show in Waitangi. Then explore the museums, take a historical tour and walk the early Maori pa sites. Bring yourself back to the present with a trip around some of Northland’s wineries.
There is wealth of cultural and heritage activities on offer that will give you the full flavour of life in the Far North. Learn about the Treaty of Waitangi (there's a little bit about this on our history page) and explore how our Maori and European descendents gradually came together to form today's Kiwi identity.
* Experience hands-on fun in the only surviving pioneer printery in New Zealand.
* Stunning heritage gardens and Bay views offer an amazing spot for quiet enjoyment.
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Catch the breeze and set sail for the day from Russell on board the unique tall ship "R. Tucker Thompson", built in the tradition of 100 year old schooners by...
Marsden Road, Paihia
'The Bays best night out'
Enjoy a leisurely two and a half hour cruise up the Waitangi River as you dine in style and enjoy our award winning service aboard...