Bay of Islands - Where New Zealand Was Born

Explore the sights and sounds of one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations.

The spectacularly beautiful Bay of Islands was where the first missionaries and settlers established and where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. But there is so much more here. Explore the sights and sounds of one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations.

A chain of 144 breathtaking islands and secluded bays – this maritime reserve, teeming with penguins, dolphins, gannets and myriad other rare aquatic species is a real treat for nature aficionados.

From game-fishing to organic farming, boutique shopping to gourmet dining and much more … the Bay of Islands is a holiday getaway with something for everyone! 

Comfortable accommodation to suit every taste & budget, beautiful beaches, an immaculate coastline and a range of exciting outdoor activities… The breathtaking Bay of Islands, New Zealand, is a must-visit!

For a true Bay of Islands retreat, stay at one of Mainstay New Zealand Hotels:

Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel

This boutique hotel is located just a short stroll from the waterfront and is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Well-appointed rooms ensure your comfort and in the Oasis Restaurant on-site you can enjoy Volcanic Hot Rock Dining, an interactive dining experience thats very popular with guests and locals alike. A swimming pool with poolside bar, spa and sauna is a great spot for some relaxation and a bit of fun. Plenty of local knowledge amoung staff will ensure you experience all that the Bay of Islands has to offer.

Tanoa Paihia Hotel

Surrounded by attractive native bush and just 400 metres from the shopping centre and waterfront, the Tanoa Paihia Hotel is located in the perfect setting. The hotel offers 67 rooms with all facilities and spacious bathrooms. A 2-bedroom apartment also available. Restaurant and swimming pool on-site and the friendly staff would be delighted to assist in booking sightseeing and other activities.