The seaside town of Russell is one of the most popular destinations in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands. The area teems with a mash-up of indigenous and European history, evident in its architecture and historic sites. Sail around the bay on a chartered yacht or iconic tall ship or explore the multiple personalities of The Gables 1847, which has served as a bakery, bordello and shelter for AWOL sailors on the lam.
Opua is a locality in the Bay of Islands, in the sub-tropical Northland Region of New Zealand. It is notable as the first port for overseas yachts arriving in the country after crossing the Pacific Ocean. In the original 1870s plans for the town, it was named Newport. The town of Paihia is nearby, and the small settlement of Te Haumi is in between.
Discover the best top things to do in Bay of Islands, New Zealand including Pompallier Mission and Printery, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Rainbow Falls, The Parrot Place, Urupukapuka Island, Paihia Harbour, The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, Christ Church, Flagstaff Hill, Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.
Northland Region in New Zealand, from South Pacific region, is best know for Sports Complexes. Discover best things to do in Northland Region with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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