The Bay Of Islands is a tropical paradise encompassing 144 islands. If you’re planning a trip here, you won’t be short of things to do and see. You’ll find everything from dolphin cruises to cycle trails. Whether you want to spend time relaxing on the beach or soaking up cultural history, you won’t be disappointed. In this article we’ll be looking at a few of the best tours and activities you don’t want to miss.
Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruises
Cruising on board a luxury catamaran, you get to see the famous Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island, as well as get the chance to spot dolphins and other marine life. The expert crew will give you a guided commentary as you glide through the waters around beautiful islands. The cruise takes about 3 hours, giving you ample time to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
The Cream Trip
If you’re looking for a longer excursion, you’ll love the Cream Trip. Named after the original route used to deliver milk and post to the islanders, this trip takes a full 7 hours. You’ll be cruising on board a luxury boat, and taking in some of the most spectacular natural beauty the islands have to offer.
Stopping off at Otehei Bay, you’ll have time for a swim, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. As well as being able to spot dolphins and whales, you’ll also get the chance to view underwater marine life through a camera.
View the Bay Of Islands from a Para-sail Flight
If you’re feeling adventurous, take an exhilarating parasail flight over the Bay Of Islands. The activity takes place at Paihia, and lasts for one and a half hours. The flight itself takes 12 minutes giving you incredible 360 degree aerial views. You can either parasail solo, in tandem or triple. This could be the adventure of a lifetime.