What shall we do if...
We're into nature
The Bay of Islands is located in the subtropical north of New Zealand. This warm climate boasts rich and diverse wildlife year round.
camping and walking on Urupukapuka and learn about some of the conservation groups that are working in the area, such as Project Island Song, which is celebrating 16 months of pest free islands.
Drive out to Rangitane and visit the Aroha Island Ecological Centre, or . You could join Adventure Puketi for a forest walk, or head out towards Rawhiti and enjoy the beautiful half-day track to Whangamumu Whaling Station. For the ultimate nature experience, join the Ecocruz for a three day on-the-water experience combining sailing, kayaking and snorkelling with an emphasis on appreciating the marine environment. Back on land, you shouldn't miss the opportunity for a guided night walk in the forest with Adventure Puketi.
Dune Rider or a Salt Air Scenic Flight will give you a great experience of the Cape.
Back on the east coast, be sure to get out on the water and discover the dolphins - the thrill factor of seeing these beautiful creatures in their natural environment never fades, even for locals!
Then take the coastal road down to Mimiwhangata to soak up Northland's rugged and isolated beauty. You should also head on to Tutukaka and take a trip out to the Poor Knights islands for a dive experience that will change your life!