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Weekend Packages

Just a quick 3 hour drive (or 45 minute flight) from Auckland is the perfect weekend break. Whether its a special occasion or just a spur of the moment escape the Bay of Islands offers something for everyone, from rest and relaxation to adventure abound. 

To fit everything in to a 22 hour window jump aboard The Rock Adventure Cruise, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, island exploring, meals and accommodation all rolled into one convenient great value package. And you are sleeping on the water it doesn't get too much better than that.

Book your accommodation at Allegra House and enjoy all the home comforts of a bed and breakfast for a weekend. After a hearty breakfast we recommend heading to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds a must do when in the Bay of Islands. After learning about our history head out on the water for a cruise, under sail or motor the choice is yours to explore the islands. In the evenings relax with a drink and enjoy some live music in one of the many local venues.

The weekend kicks off with a local market at the Kerikeri Packhouse Market. Purpose built this area is full of local treasures, food and drink and of course some local musicians too. Our local vineyards are dotted around the region and are the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday, with wine and good food.    

 

Freedom Fridays: A concept proven to decrease stress levels, and remind your bosses that it increases workplace morale too!

A recent survey found that:

  • 83% of Kiwi workers believe that finishing work early on a Friday would decrease stress levels and increase workplace morale
  • 70% admit to being most easily distracted on a Friday afternoon
  • Over half owned up to giving priority to their social arrangements over work tasks on a Friday afternoon
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So... you may as well have a Freedom Friday (or if you are a boss give your team one!) and head to the Bay of Islands for a weekend break! It’s only a three hour drive from Auckland, so you can be there for dinner even if you can’t escape work early.

There is something for everyone and every budget in the Bay of Islands – lots to do or the perfect place to do nothing at all. Check out the options below and create your very own weekend package or head on over to our packages page and check out the great Freedom Friday deals on offer there. 

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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YHA, Bay of Islands, Paihia

The YHA Bay of Islands Paihia is located in the heart of Paihia and is a purpose built two level backpacker lodge with 50 beds ranging from shared...

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Get Reel Charters Limited

Get Reel charter fishing from Russell and Paihia costs start from $110.00 Target snapper, kingfish and marlin. Being based out of Russell and...

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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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Aarangi Tui Motel

Location, Close to Town, Flat, Next to RSA

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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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The Parrot Place Limited

The Parrot Place is a Bird Display and Breeding Centre set in the heart of Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands. We have approx 300 birds from all over...

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Cook's Lookout Motel

JUST 4 MINUTES DRIVE to Paihia Town Centre & Wharf. ONLY 3 MINUTES DRIVE to the Beach & Supermarket. Our elevated, Ridge-Top position gives us...

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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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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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Swan Air

Discover Bay of Islands' coastline view and island scenery with SwanAir scenic flights. We have over three different flight routes to choose from,...

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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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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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Admirals View Lodge Motel

Spacious self contained accommodation in Central Paihia. Quiet location with sea views, sunny terraces and patios. Air conditioned 2brm...

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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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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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Dune Rider

This full day tour in our unique Dune Rider vehicle is the best way to explore the Far North. Let our drivers immerse you in the culture and...

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Bay of Islands Kayaking

We take Small Tours..... Usually 8 or Less! A True Adventure. See Nature up Close. Stop on Multiple Islands to Walk and Snorkel in a Day.

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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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The Old Packhouse Market

The Old Packhouse Market is a great place for locals and visitors to source fresh, local produce; meet for coffee, breakfast or brunch, and enjoy...

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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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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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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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Romance

Escape to the Bay of Islands for some romance with your special someone

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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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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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