There's a heap of Bay of Islands activities
to keep everyone happy throughout the year. Why not go on for a sail around the bay, try your hand at some of the legendary fishing, or have a round of golf? There's also regular trips to stunning Cape Reinga (the most northerly point of NZ) and the famous 90-mile beach.
To see the best of the Bay you need to get out on the water - if a day-long sailboat trip doesn't tickle your fancy, there's a few motor-cruise options (and some fun high-speed rides which'll have you back on land within about 90 minutes)...