We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Top things to do in Bay of Islands

Name
Book a Tour
$115* and up
Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the... more » Owner description: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the indigenous Maori in February 1840. Set on a stunning site overlooking the Bay of Islands, Waitangi is an absolute must-see for all visitors to the North, international and New Zealanders alike. Attractions include the historic Treaty House, a giant flagstaff, a unique fully carved Maori meeting house and the the world's largest single-hulled canoe (waka). Guided tours and cultural performances run at regular intervals throughout the day. Open daily except Christmas. « less
Map | Visitor photos (311)
Pompalier House (Russell)
Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Map | Visitor photos (14)
Rainbow Falls (Kerikeri)
Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (25)
Paihia Harbour (Paihia)
Book a Tour
$115* and up
Ranked #4 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (51)
The Parrot Place (Kerikeri)
Ranked #5 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
..
Map | Visitor photos (32)
Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Explore NZ's Otehei Bay Resort, Urupukapuka Island, in New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands was once home to the famous... more » Owner description: Explore NZ's Otehei Bay Resort, Urupukapuka Island, in New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands was once home to the famous American adventurer and writer Zane Grey. « less
Map | Visitor photos (14)
Book a Tour
$47* and up
Ranked #7 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: With two of the country's oldest surviving buildings sited in a beautiful riverside setting, Kerikeri Mission Station is a... more » Owner description: With two of the country's oldest surviving buildings sited in a beautiful riverside setting, Kerikeri Mission Station is a 'must do' for any visitor. Open for business since 1836, New Zealand's oldest store continues to trade. The Stone Store is one of the best shopping experiences in the country. Kemp House is New Zealand's oldest building and was built amidst turbulence and war. Our experienced tour guides bring these stories to life. Kerikeri Mission Stations Heritage gardens and orchards also offers easy walking options. « less
Map | Visitor photos (50)
Christ Church (Russell)
Ranked #8 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Map | Visitor photos (7)
Flagstaff Hill (Russell)
Ranked #9 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Visitor photos (11)
Action World (Paihia)
Ranked #10 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: A full fun-filled day for the whole family! Unique action games seen nowhere else in the world featuring Flying Trapeze,... more » Owner description: A full fun-filled day for the whole family! Unique action games seen nowhere else in the world featuring Flying Trapeze, Circus High Wire, Climbing Wall - all without a safety harness! This is possible because of our patented air bag technology. There is also a 12m high inflatable slide, a 30m water slide, Mini Golf, picnic/BBQ area and much, much more! Fun and satisfaction guaranteed so come on down! « less
Map | Visitor photos (5)
Ranked #11 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Map | Visitor photos (6)
Ranked #12 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (2)
Haruru Falls (Paihia)
Ranked #13 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors

Haruru Falls is a concave waterfall up the Waitangi River. The name "Haruru" means loud or thundering noise. It is one of New Zealand's oldest river ports. Tall ships used to sail... more »

Map | Visitor photos (64)
Russell Museum (Russell)
Ranked #14 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Russell Museum tells the story of the development of Russell / Kororareka, from a small Maori fishing village, to a port... more » Owner description: The Russell Museum tells the story of the development of Russell / Kororareka, from a small Maori fishing village, to a port of call for visiting ships and whalers to today's tourist town. Among the museum collections is Maori taonga including a small waka (canoe), a one-fifth scale model of Captain Cook's Endeavour, an original whaleboat and mementos of game fisherman, Zane Grey. Enjoy watching the DVD of historic Russell and see the exhibitions that are on display in the gallery. We hope you enjoy your visit. The Museum gift shop features a wide range of special gifts, souvenirs and books. The Russell Museum operates as a registered charity and does not receive any funding for operational expenses. The Museum is self funded by the entrance fee, research charges and profits from the Museum shop. « less
Map | Visitor photos (7)
Palmco Garden (Kerikeri)
Ranked #15 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Owner description: The Award Winning Palmco Garden is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. This oasis of peace and quiet seems miles away from... more » Owner description: The Award Winning Palmco Garden is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. This oasis of peace and quiet seems miles away from any town, yet Kerikeri Township is only a 5-minute drive away. Palmco Garden is a 'Garden of National Significance', and keeps inspiring many professional landscapies and hobby gardeners alike. Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10am to 4pm « less
Map
Culture North (Paihia)
Ranked #16 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Performances; Concerts; Cultural
Visitor photos (1)
Ranked #17 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Performances; Cultural
Owner description: Six nights a week the marae is transformed into a magical setting where performers from the Culture North night show tell... more » Owner description: Six nights a week the marae is transformed into a magical setting where performers from the Culture North night show tell visitors to Northland the real story of New Zealand. A contemporary production combining drama, music and dance, the show relates the traditional story of how two cultures; Maori and European, settled in New Zealand. « less
Visitor photos (2)
Ranked #18 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Rewa's Village (Kerikeri)
Ranked #19 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Specialty Museums; Cultural
Map | Visitor photos (13)
Ranked #20 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Map | Visitor photos (4)
Ranked #21 of 21 attractions in Bay of Islands
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
Visitor photos (1)