With over 140 beautiful islands and countless bays and coves, much of the Bay of Islands extensive coastline remains untouched.
To the north of Auckland lies the Bay of Islands - an aquatic playground for adventure activities. Head over to the west to stand in awe of the majestic kauri tree forests then continue north and experience the splendour of two oceans colliding.
In the beautiful Bay of Islands you can swim with dolphins, take a boat cruise, go diving or fishing, or simply settle back for some hard earned relaxation in the glorious sun. One of New Zealand's most important historical sites can also be visited here. Waitangi is the seat of Maori culture where New Zealand's founding document was signed so be sure to take time out to visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
To see the biggest kauri tree in existence, head to the west coast for an encounter with the magnificent Tane Mahuta. Follow this with a trip north to Hokianga Harbour and Ninety Mile Beach to see vast white sand dunes and to experience the laid-back beach communities in the area. Venture on and at the northernmost tip of New Zealand, Cape Reinga, you will have the opportunity to watch the seas of the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea collide.