The following map of the Bay of Islands is here to give you a rough idea of the main area and where you can go. Obviously there is so much more to see and do than this if you want to. There are over 100 Islands in the Bay but this is the main group where there are some spectacular beaches, amazing snorkelling and where the campsites are located. This is here so you all have an idea of the area and also so you can plan your trips for those who want to rent kayaks for your adventure. For the Rental Kayaks we drop them off for you in Paihia but if you want to get closer to the islands we can drop off at Long Beach if you email us prior to your trip (drop off fee required).
Please not these times are for nice weather and no wind. Times will obviously increase if wind picks up!
Paihia is located 228 km north of New Zealand’s largest city Auckland. It takes around 3 hours to get to Paihia from Auckland or 2 hours in a rental car (joking drive safe!). This makes the Bay of Islands accessible enough for weekend trips from the Big Smoke. There are daily bus services from most town in the North Island. There is a main airport in Kerikeri which is 22 km from Paihia and has Rental Cars available.