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Relaxation

In an ever complicated and stressed world here in the Bay of Islands we like to take things easy, work on 'island time' and enjoy the important things in life; family, friends, our land and sea.

Whether you want time to relax by yourself and spend quality time unwinding with your loved ones the Bay of Islands is the place for you. Keep things simple and throw a picnic in a bag and enjoy one of our many walks both on the mainland or out in the islands. After taking your own small adventure book a massage in one of our many local spas and let yourself unwind while thinking about the vistas you saw our your walk.

Of course finish you day by unwinding with a glass of wine or a cold beer at The Duke of Marlborough for a taste of Russell history or on the deck at Alongside for a more modern take on the Bay of Islands

Being out on the water is how us Bay of Islands locals love to relax so grab a spot on a sailing boat, lie back and enjoy the quiet while an experienced skipper takes the helm to help you see the islands. Take a moment to dive right in and take a snorkel around our reefs or for the more active relaxers see the team at Paihia Dive for a stunning day below the surface.

Looking for something else? Explore the options below as our suggested ways to relax or stress-free places to stay while you rediscover those important things in life with us here in the Bay of Islands

Russell Tours

Russell mini tours has been established in Russell for over 40 years and has become an icon of the Town, watched over by its present custodians...

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Alongside Restaurant

Alongside is an exciting social space situated over the water in the stunning bay of islands. There is no place quite like it in Northland and we...

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Waimanu Lodge Northland NZ

Waimanu Lodge, is purpose built luxury boutique accommodation, providing self contained studio accommodation in Northland, New Zealand. We...

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Abri Apartments

Unique Chalets individually set apart for total privacy featuring awesome sea views, King bed, open plan living, double spa bath & full kitchen...

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Lush Beauty Paihia

Located Down the Alleyway between Amazing Thai Restaurant and the BNZ Bank. Lush Beauty Paihia is located right in the heart of Paihia township. ...

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Carino Sailing And Dolphin Charters

Come Sailing with Carino Sailing and Dolphin Adventures.
A peaceful way to explore the Bay of Islands. On board lend a hand to hoist the...

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Bay of Islands Beachhouse

NESTLED AMONGST native trees on the golden sands of Sullivans Beach (central Paihia), is a secluded and luxurious Beach House with a secured gated...

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Decks of Paihia B & B

Bed and breakfast with stylish comtemporary rooms luxuriously furnished. Complimentary in room wifi, Smart TV's, tea and coffee making facilities...

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Total Tours

Our groups are small and personalised. Our comfortable vehicles have air conditioning and driver microphone. Minimum number 4. Not suitable for...

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Ecocruz Bay of Islands

Welcome to Ecocruz, the original Bay of Islands multi day sailing cruise - enjoy the Bay the way the locals do! Join our friendly crew...

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Explore Group Limited

Specialists in Hole in the Rock cruises, day trips to Cape Reinga and dolphin cruises in the Bay of Islands. Explore incredible places, take...

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Allegra House

Bed and Breakfast accommodation and one self contained apartment, all with Spectacular Views. Located just above central Paihia. Friendly...

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Allure Lodge Apartment

This modern, spacious three bedroom apartment is set in 3/4 acre natural bush with fully equipped kitchen, your own private deck and barbecue....

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Bay of Islands Holiday Homes

Bay of Islands Holiday Homes was established in 2005 and has been operating in the immediate Russell area, we are specialists in Holiday Homes...

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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Refreshing Rascals and Reprobates since 1827. Located on the waterfront of Russell in the Bay of Islands, the Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers an...

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Escape 2 90 Mile

Need a break to recharge your batteries?? Why not book a stay at Escape 2 90 Mile and sit back and watch the world go by while enjoying a chilled...

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Tapeka Del Mar Beachfront Holiday Home

Tapeka del Mar is the perfect base to relax, explore the Bay of Islands or use as a base to visit Northland. Set up for international family...

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35 Degrees South & Alongside - Deals & Events

Come join us right on Paihia's waterfront at 35° South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar for a taste of Bay of Island's life. Enjoy dining above the...

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It Festival - Bay of Islands Food & Wine

Featuring Kiwi Icons - The Black Seeds! This Boutique Food and Wine Festival is in its 6th year in the Bay of Islands! This is “it!!” - the event not to be missed - Love it! Cook it! Drink it! Bite it

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Swiss Chalet Motel Ltd

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of our unique European styled motel right in the heart of Paihia. We are just 5 minutes walk from all the...

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Ake Ake Vineyard

Boutique Winery and Top Class Restaurant. Wine Tastings and Exceptional Food. Weddings, Parties and Events.

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Food at Wharepuke

Award Winning Restaurant. Sub tropical garden. Free Range, Spray free and Organic Produce used. Lunch and Dinner 10am until 10pm. Tuesday to...

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Sanctuary in the Cove

Choice of only two waterfront cottages. Maximum occupancy 4 couples in total on the property. Secluded waterfall gardens, electronic gates,...

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Allure Lodge Cottage

This self contained two bedroom cottage is set in 3/4 acre of natural bush with kitchenette, private deck & barbecue and commands spectacular...

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