Discover the Bay of Islands

07 November 18

The Bay of Islands is a paradise of pristine, sandy beaches encompassing 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula located three hours drive north of Auckland.

Explore spectacular Cape Brett on a three-hour cruise in search of dolphins and other marine life. Journey to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ on Motukokako Island and learn about it’s symbolism within the Maori community.

According to legend, Maori warriors would paddle through the hole before leaving for battle and drops of water from the cave roof above were good omens.

Visit the picturesque towns of Paihia and Russell, teeming with European colonisation as well as pre-European Maori History.

Enjoy a scenic adventure full of history, culture and stunning coastal highlights on board your Hole in the Rock cruise, included on most North Island Itineraries.

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