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Romance

If you're looking for some time out together you have landed in exactly the right spot - this article offers some ideas for things that are very much designed to be done "a deux".

Sailing in the Bay of Islands is one of the most exquisite ways to spend a day. Relaxing, yet active and usually offering kayaking, snorkelling and a picnic lunch on one of the islands. To keep it personal, you can charter a yacht for just the two of you for the day. Try She’s A Lady, Gungha or the Zig Zag charters for a catamaran experience.

Sailing is not the only way to experience the beauty of the 144 islands. You can mix and match to create the ultimate trip with an Island Heli Cruise - hop on a chopper out to Urupukapuka, then get dropped on a private beach for some quiet time and then get picked up and return to the mainland on a fast boat. All without getting your feet wet...

Afterwards, an evening in the romantic town of Russell is a guaranteed way to end a wonderful day. Enjoy the sunset walking along the beach and then finish up with dinner at one of the many restaurants along the waterfront. If you are staying in Russell, then relax with a nightcap at the Duke of Marlborough before retiring toFlagstaff Lodge for a bit of luxury. For those who are staying on the other side, don’t forget to check what time the last ferry goes!

Barefoot Sailing Adventures

Looking for a unique, kiwi experience? Take a boat trip with Barefoot Sailing Adventures

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Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals

Welcome to Paihia Mountain Bikes! Official Rental, Shuttle and Guiding Company for both the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park and the Twin Coast Cycle Rail Trail.

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Bay of Islands Sea Shuttle

Join us for an Island Getaway! Scenic cruising, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkelling, island walks and wildlife, experienced on a small personalised tour in the Bay of Islands

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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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Chalet Romantica

Chalet Romantica, luxury Paihia accommodation, is located in central town above Paihia Beach, with spectacular unsurpassed views over the sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands.

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Abri Apartments

Abri's two Deluxe Studio Chalets are individually set apart for total privacy featuring wonderful sea views, King bed, open plan living, double...

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Salt Air

Best seen from above! Fly over the Bay of Islands or up to Cape Reinga

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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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The Rock Adventure Cruise

Come aboard The Rock Overnight Cruise for an action-packed, scenic tour of the Bay of Islands. The Rock is a tour of the Bay of Islands with...

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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

TOTAL TOURS can take you on one of our tried and true tours or we can personalise a tour for your group, come with us and explore this spectacular region of New Zealand.

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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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35 South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar

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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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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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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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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R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust

DAILY SAILINGS Catch the breeze and set sail for the day from Russell on board the unique tall ship, R. Tucker Thompson, built in the tradition...

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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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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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Skydive Bay of Island

Come fly with us! Skydive Bay of Islands is New Zealand’s number one destination for skydiving at the beach. Blue skies, clear blue waters,...

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Family Holiday

A traditional holiday destination for Kiwi Families the Bay of Islands has loads to entertain the young and young at heart.

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Adventure

Jet Skis, Skydiving, Scuba Diving, Kayaking and more are all available in the Bay of Islands

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Relaxation

Chill out on a white sand beach or watch the world roll by with a glass of wine

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Budget Activities

Great value activities are on offer all over the Bay of Islands

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Rainy Day Activities

No matter the weather the Bay of Islands has something to keep you entertained

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Weekend Packages

Escape for a weekend to the islands with these great offers

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Luxury

Indulge yourself with some 5 star treatment from accommodation and spas to private yachts or helicopter rides

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Cruise Ship options

Make the most of your day in the Bay of Islands with our tailored options for cruise ship visitors

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