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The Bay of Islands is known internationally for the beauty of its 114 pristine islands, sparkling waters, winterless climate and its pivotal role in the historical development of the New Zealand nation.

The land and waters form part of the tribal ancestral areas of the Ngapuhi Maori tribe who are descended from the ancestor, Rahiri. Ngaphui were involved foremost in the evolution of relationships with early European. These relationships were both friendly and in conflict but at all time were strategically based.

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Many of our whanau and families are descended from Maori Chiefs and European ancestors associated with the historic signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the founding document of the New Zealand nation.

The Maori tribe Ngatiwai also share in the rich history of the water a lands of water of the Bay of Islands.

When you visit the Bay of Islands, our whanau and families will ensure you have full access to all the services including accommodation, land and water activities, attractions to visit, café/ restaurants, that you need to enjoy our rich cultural heritage and our beautiful land and water resources. Tourism Operators in the Bay of Islands Region»

The Bay of Islands is just 3 hours north of Auckland on State Highway 1 and a 40-minute flight from Auckland to Kerikeri airport.



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