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Bay of Islands & Northland

Bay of Islands & Northland Holidays

The rugged unspoilt Northland boasts beautiful kauri forests, giant sand dunes and fascinating Maori heritage. The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s most picturesque holiday spots boasting spectacular, white sand beaches and stunning coastline. Relax in the tranquil surroundings or explore the area’s 144 islands on a fantastic cruise.

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Trailfinders is the UK & Ireland’s No.1 Tour Operator to New Zealand and most of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here. What we specialise in is tailormade holidays in New Zealand and with us, in every part of the country, you can pick and choose how you’d like to get around, where you’d like to stay and how you’d like to experience the attractions.


Bay of Islands & Northland Extension
6 days / 5 nights
from £582
  • Omapere
  • Bay of Islands

  • Unique & Boutique New Zealand
    23 days / 22 nights
    from £5,089
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Arthur's Pass National Park
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Lake Pukaki

  • New Zealand Wonderland
    17 days / 16 nights
    from £4,945
  • Bay of Islands
  • Rotorua
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
  • Te Anau
  • Dunedin
  • Mount Cook

  • New Zealand Getaway
    15 days / 14 nights
    from £3,295
  • Hole in the Rock and marine wildlife watching cruise in Bay of Islands
  • Tour of Waitomo glowworm caves
  • Join a traditional Maori hangi feast
  • Visit to the Te Puia Thermal Reserve in Rotorua
  • Visit to Huka Falls
  • Cruise through the Marlborough Sounds
  • See the west coast glaciers
  • Cruise spectacular Milford Sound
  • Sheep shearing demonstration at the Agrodome

  • Kakapo
    21 days / 20 nights
    from £6,288
  • Milford Sound cruise and scenic flight
  • See beautiful Franz Josef Glacier
  • Valley walk at Mount Cook
  • Explore the magical Waipoua Forest
  • Private cruise on Lake Rotoiti
  • Explore the Kawiti Glowworm Caves
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise of Abel Tasman National Park
  • Tour Marlborough’s premier wine and food region

  • Spirit of New Zealand
    21 days / 20 nights
    from £4,125
  • Overnight cruise on Milford Sound†
  • See Franz Josef Glacier
  • Explore the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua
  • See the Pancake Rocks & Blowholes at Punakaiki†
  • Cruise Marlborough Sound & the Cook Strait
  • Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Cruise to Cape Brett & the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’
  • City tours of Auckland and Christchurch
  • Enjoy a traditional hangi feast and concert
  • See the Agrodome Farm Show
  • Tour of Art Deco Napier


    The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands
    Bay Of Islands & Northland
    from £132
  • Dining room
  • Bar
  • Small infinity pool
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
    Bay Of Islands & Northland
    from £87
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Duke of Marlborough Hotel
    Bay Of Islands & Northland
    from £48
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Gym
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Eagles Nest
    Bay Of Islands & Northland
    from £363
  • Personal chefs available
  • Massage treatments
  • State of the art kitchens
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands
    Bay Of Islands & Northland
    from £42
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Tennis court
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga
    Bay Of Islands & Northland
    from £43
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi


    Bay of Islands Catamaran Cruise
    Approx 6 hours
    from £93
  • Catamaran Cruise
  • Chance to see dolphins
  • Peaceful coves

  • Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach
    Approx 11 hours
    from £85
  • Beautiful Northland
  • Cape Reinga
  • Ninety Mile Beach

  • Secrets of Waipoua Forest
    Approx 4 hours
    from £58
  • Maori guided tour
  • Lord of the Forest
  • Twilight encounter

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    Visa Required?

    £20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Recommended Immunisations

    Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio booster

    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Trailfinders Travel Insurance

    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Bay of Islands & Northland from just £65 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

    Visa information given is given for British citizens holding a valid UK passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. Immunisation guidelines assume routine UK childhood immunisation has been given and will not apply to all situations. Medical advice should be sought. Your Trailfinders consultant will advise you of the specific visa and immunisation requirements for your trip.


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