One of New Zealand’s most popular destinations, the Bay of Islands is located just a few hours north of Auckland. The Bay of Islands is home to 144 islands and some of the country's most beautiful scenery. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds - where in 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Māori and representatives of the British Crown. Then take a short ferry ride across the bay from Paihia to the township of Russell. Learn about its interesting history on a one-hour Russell mini-tour. After returning to Paihia by ferry, you'll have time to explore before rejoining your coach for the return journey to Auckland.