In Maori tradition, Cape Reinga is regarded as the departure place for the spirits of the recently deceased
The Bay of Islands is the perfect central base for you to explore the rest of the region: west to the Hokianga, north to the Cape and south towards the Tutukaka Coast. Obviously, we're biased - we love the Bay of Islands. But that's not to say that we don't cherish trips to some of the stunning beaches and harbours scattered around Northland's coast. In fact, that's partly why we love it here!