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
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.