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.
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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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.
Maori tribe Ngatiwai also share in the rich
history of the water a lands of water of the Bay
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/
that you need to enjoy our rich cultural
heritage and our beautiful land and water
resources. Tourism Operators in
the Bay of Islands Region»
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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