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Visit The Bay of Islands | Bookme's Travel Guide for The Bay of Islands

Visit The Bay of Islands | Bookme's Travel Guide for The Bay of Islands

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The Bay of Islands has been regarded as “the birthplace of New Zealand” and is one of New Zealand’s most spectacular destinations. Home to stunning beaches, charming towns and historical attractions – you’ll be spoilt for choice! Try your luck at some fishing or take advantage of the year round warm weather with some water sports, kayaking or parasailing. Take a cruise to “Hole in the Rock” and see the abundant wildlife or visit the iconic Cape Reinga Lighthouse at the very top of the North Island. You can even experience New Zealand’s most historical location – the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This peaceful and pristine spot is a must do for anyone visiting New Zealand!

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Discover the Bay - Hole in the Rock Cruise

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Otehei Bay Ferry to Urupukapuka Island - Half Day Experience

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1.5 Hour Horse Trek - Waipu Horse Adventures

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Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach

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Kawau Island Super Cruise - Royal Mail Run Return Cruise

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Rare and huge collection Packard Motor Museum - Entry & Guided Tour

Rare and huge collection
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We were very impressed with the personal tour we received at this car museum. There were some rare finds and an overwhelming number of not only cars but other vehicles, farm equipment, bicycles and motorcycles, rifles and more. Well worth going out of you way to find this gem.

Amazing!!!!!!! Jump Off a Cliff - Abseiling Experience Whangarei Heads

Amazing!!!!!!!
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We had the most fantastic time at “Jump of a Cliff”. You drive up to the visitor centre where you are greeted with a 360 degree view of Whangrei Heads. The instructor was so lovely, it was just me and my friend so we had a very professional and informative session where he dedicated his time to each of us so we felt safe. Both of us never abseiled before and we both was nervous about how high it would be, but with the expertise of the instructor we felt completely safe we started on a small rock to get a feel for how it works then gradually we went on the bigger rocks. I loved every minute of it and would recommend this to anyone, especially those who may be worried before booking! You do NOT need to worry at all, enjoy every minute of it! I want to do it again!

Fantastic 2hr Surf Lesson - NZ Surf Academy Northland

Fantastic
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My 12 year old had an awesome time at his surf lessons. Dale was great. Really personable and got him standing up and gave him HEAPS of confidence. Would recommend to anyone!

Great time, intimate settings Northland 90 Minute Horse Trekking Experience

Great time, intimate settings
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Amy was a wonderful host. Was pleasantly surprised when I discovered I was the only one on the trip as her policy is to provide a personal experience to every guests and that we shouldn't have to share the experience with a large group. Ernie my horse was just a sweetheart. Very gentle and forgiving to inexperienced riders but I was told that he could be a great ride for experienced riders too. Delighted to get a little trot on the beach. Been a while since I rode! Amy always made sure I was safe and comfortable and wouldn't push anything past my riding abilities. All on all, great experience and would recommend a ride with them.

Dream Ride 1.5 Hour Horse Trek - Waipu Horse Adventures

Dream Ride
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Beautiful horses, lovely people. I am an experienced rider must say it was one of the best rides I've had. 👍👍👍

Awesome Experience 1.5 Hour Horse Trek - Waipu Horse Adventures

Awesome Experience
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Thank you for such a great experience. The coach was really good in explaining what to do and the horses were really friendly and gentle.

Nice ride 1.5 Hour Horse Trek - Waipu Horse Adventures

Nice ride
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Lovely staff and it was a really nice day all around. This ride is definitely for beginners and you don't get to do a lot of trotting or canters (about 1 min of trotting 3 or 4 times on the ride). Beach was lovely, took my younger sister (12 Yr old) and she really enjoyed the ride, think it's the perfect one for first time riders! If you want to do more trotting or cantering I would recommend booking a more advanced trek (staff recommend the 2 hour ride)

Best day 1.5 Hour Horse Trek - Waipu Horse Adventures

Best day
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It was such an amazing experience and i loved every minute, and even though we were so amateur they made us feel comfortable the whole time, loved it!🤗

Great experience 1.5 Hour Horse Trek - Waipu Horse Adventures

Great experience
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Both of us are novice riders, Vanessa, was very friendly, helpful and patient, after giving us the safety chat and showing us how to get on and off the horses, we got on and started our adventure. There are 2 rides, we went on just the beach one, after getting used to the motion of the horse, it was an amazing experience. I would advise that you wear jeans, because the stirrup straps can dig in to bare legs

Simply stunning Northland 90 Minute Horse Trekking Experience

Simply stunning
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Amy really took her time to explain us everything. The horses are so well trained, it feels very safe even for beginners. The scenery is gorgeous, one of my highlights in New Zealand. When we were there, it was really quiet. We couldn't have had a better experience. The time with the horses is plentiful. Amy is very generous with her time. We had a great time. I recommend it 200%!!!

It was amazing 1.5 Hour Horse Trek - Waipu Horse Adventures

It was amazing
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It was perfect for a beginner like me as this is my first ever horse riding. The staff was super friendly and helpful. And the beach they took us on were amazing. Had a super great time and will recommend to everyone to have a go.

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