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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!

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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Salt Air

Salt Air can offer you a unique and memorable experience of the Bay of Islands and Northland from the air with spectacular coastline views and...

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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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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 3. 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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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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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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