About Northland & Bay of Islands
The Northland region - particularly the settlements of Waitangi and Russell - is of historic importance to New Zealand. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to learn of New Zealand's founding Treaty of Waitangi agreement. Explore Russell's museum and historic buildings, and visit the country's oldest buildings in picturesque Kerikeri.
The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand's top visitor destinations due to its spectacular scenery, mild climate and seemingly endless maritime activities. With hundreds of islands, beaches and coves just waiting to be explored, the Bay of Islands offers fishing, diving, boating, dolphin swimming and kayaking year round.