Swallows Nest - Apartment

"Stylish with a View from the Top"

Bay of Islands Trips & Tours

Paihia, a jewel in the Bay of Islands, is centrally located, making it the ideal stop over point from which you can engage in the many activities and recreational pursuits that the bay has to offer.

Consisting of a group of 144 islands, the Bay offers diverse examples of native flora, fauna and marine life and spectacular natural scenery. A broad range of tours operate directly from Paihia. These range from active pursuits such as "swim with dolphins", to the leisurely tours and excursions that the local operator offer. The choice is all yours ...

WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS - Visit the historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed between Maori and the British Crown. Cultural performances, guided tours, the Waka (canoe) House, audio-visual shows, and much more..


FULLERS - BAY OF ISLANDS - Fullers have operated in the Bay since 1886. They offer a broad range of cruises and tours - Cape Brett 'Hole In The Rock', 'Best Of The Bay' Supercruise, 'Dolphin Adventures' Swim with the Dolphins, 'Excitor' High Speed Adventure, Sunset Cruise, Cape Reinga Wanderer via Ninety Mile Beach, Russell Mini Tour, Kerikeri & Craft Tour.


Paihia - A Jewel of the Bay of Islands, Whether your interest is culture, fine dining, adventure, or the enjoyment of our shimmering waters, superb beaches and abundant wildlife, you will find it here in Paihia, the friendly centre of your Far North experience.


Bay of Islands Travel Guide, The Travel Guide site provides excellent information on the Bay of Islands. The 'Activities' page is well worth a look - categories include Adventures, Fishing Charters, Museums/Books, Overnight Trips, and Tours.


Russell, Can you hear Russell calling? Russell (Kororareka) is a small, historic seaside village and has provided a haven for visitors since the 1700s. It reflects the tranquility of earlier times and with it's vibrant cosmopoliton community, attracts visitors from New Zealand all over the world.


Scenic Flights & Tours, - Enjoy spectacular scenic flights over New Zealand's maritime playground with Salt Air. Fly by either plane or helicopter and experience Northland "Best seen from above".



Your hosts: Janet and Jim

We look forward to hosting your stay and sharing our extensive knowledge of this remarkable region of New Zealand with you whilst you are in the ‘Bay-of-Islands’.
We would recommend a minimum stay of three nights in order to fully explore all that the Bay of Islands and Northland has to offer.
Your Hosts, Janet and Jim.