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You're already in New Zealand and considering the best way to reach the Bay of Islands or maybe how to get around once you get here? By road, by air and even by water, we list the options and offer a few bits of advice too to help smooth your journey.

By road, the Bay of Islands is about 3hrs north of Auckland on State Highway 1 which runs into State Highway 11 at Kawakawa - follow the signs to the Bay of Islands and Twin Coast Discovery Highway. Browse through the options below and hire a car or a campervan if driving yourself appeals. If you want to make the most of the landscapes rolling by without driving grab yourself a bus. And of course if you are time poor grab a quick flight with Air New Zealand. It’s just 45 minutes from Auckland to our local airport.


Cruise across the Bay of Islands via foot or car ferry

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Car and Campervan Hire

Explore the Bay of Islands with your own car or campervan for flexible plans

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Bus and Coach

Sit back and relax while someone else takes care of the driving

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Just 45 minute flight time from Auckland is your Bay of Islands Holiday

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Taxi Operators

Grab a lift in and around the Bay of Islands with our local taxi operators

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