If you want to enjoy your holiday on the Bay of Islands at a slower pace, you’ll find plenty of activities. Not everyone is a thrill-seeker, or needs to see everything in one day! Whether you want to enjoy a lazy afternoon on the beach or take a leisurely tour around the islands, you’ll find something to suit your taste.
Bay of Islands Cruise With BBQ Lunch and Dinner Cruise
What better way to relax and soak up the spectacular scenery than a cruise around the islands on a warm sunny day. You’ll get to see the famous Hole in the Rock, spot dolphins in the deep blue waters, and visit beautiful Otehei Bay. Spend time on the beach exploring, then enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Alternatively, take a dinner cruise along the beautiful Waitangi river after sunset and view spectacular floodlit falls. Haruru Falls is an area of stunning beauty, enhanced by ambient floodlighting.
Enjoy a Relaxing Day on the Beach and Dolphin Spotting
Make the most of your holiday in paradise by soaking up the sun on the golden sands of Long Beach. Go for a swim in the crystal clear waters, or try snorkelling. You’ll get to see plenty of colourful marine life. Also you’ll uncover beautiful shells and pebbles scattered in the sands. Enjoy a dolphin-spotting cruise around the Bay of Islands. You may even spot whales and some of the many seabirds that are native to the islands.
Pamper Yourself at One of the Island’s Spas
No relaxing holiday is complete without a pampering session at a spa. Enjoy neck and back massages with scented oils followed by a relaxing facial. Visit Ngawha Springs for a soak in a natural hot pool. You’ll be able to choose from cooler, healing mud pools, to warmer waters in the Bulldog pool. These natural pools are rich in minerals, and bubble up from the ground into wooden tubs.