Aqua Cove Local Attractions

Bay of Islands Holiday – Opua, Paihia, Waitangi and Russell

Local area amenities include cafés, great dining at local restaurants, gift shops and other supporting retail outlets. These and the phenomenal Bay of Islands attractions make the area a world class holiday destination.

Paihia Activities

Maori Cultural

The Ngapuhi people, New Zealand’s largest Maori tribal group, are the historical custodians of the region, including the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. A visit will illustrate the rich history and key events that shaped New Zealand as it is today. This is a “must see” for international travellers.

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Deep Sea Fishing

There are a number of tour operators providing deep sea fishing and dive tours out of Paihia. “Hook and Tag” a marlin, dive on the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior or one of the many reefs in the area. Fish Spot – X and Paihia Dive can make these experiences come alive.

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Bay of Island Tours

Explore the Bay of Islands region from both the air or sea, visiting some of 140+ remote islands including the world famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. Watch majestic leaps of whales, swim with bottlenose dolphins or immerse yourself in magnificent landscapes; options abound. Salt Air operates scenic helicopter flights giving another perspective of the region’s magnificence. There are many booking agents and tour operators based in Paihia that will organise your requirements.

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Parasailing

It is an experience not to be missed. You get a very different perspective of the inner bay being towed across calm waters on the end of a 380m tow-line. Flying Kiwi Parasail, operating from the Paihia wharf, will ensure you get the best.

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Jet-ski Tours

A trip organised by Tango Jet Ski Tours, also operating from the Paihia Wharf, is another experience not to be missed. While not for the faint-hearted, instruction by experienced tour guides will enhance and ensure real enjoyment.

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Kayaking

Sea kayaking adventures provide a more “grounded” experience of the local bays. Coastal Kayakers offer half day, full day and multi-day tours that cater to all levels of experience.

Waitangi

Golf Clubs

The Waitangi Golf Club is the local course, with many clubs within an hour’s drive. Visit the world famous Kauri Cliffs Golf Club if you want a professional quality challenge coupled with outstanding scenery.

From Aqua Cove the beautiful Bay of Islands is at your fingertips

She’s a Lady Island Sailing
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She’s a Lady Island Sailing Adventures

Experience a day you will never forget. Sail in the beautiful Bay of Islands, fish, snorkel, swim, use the “see through bottom” kayaks and simply lay back and relax – your choice. Get in touch with David, a skipper with world-wide experience. An early booking is advised.

Web :    www.sailingbayofislands.com

Email:   shesaladycharters@gmail.com

Free Phone: 0800 724 584

Flying Kiwi Parasail
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Flying Kiwi Parasail

See the Bay of Islands from another perspective…1200ft in the air, safely secured to a boat cruising around the sparkling inner-bay waters – exhilarating to say the least. Suitable for the whole family with the skipper guaranteeing no-one will get their feet wet – and he delivers.

Web:     www.parasail-nz.co.nz

Email:   info@parasail-nz.co.nz

Freephone:   0800 359 691

Waka Tours
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Waka Tours

The Bay of Islands is home to the Ngapuhi tribe, whose traditional knowledge and storytelling skills are legendary. Paddle together in their 50’ Waka (Maori War Canoe) and enjoy the perfect combination of eco and interactive experiences. This is undeniably the best Maori cultural experience in Northland, New Zealand.

Web:     www.taiamaitours.co.nz

Phone:  09 405 9990

Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Visit the spot where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in February 1840, the document that forged the land we know as Aotearoa New Zealand. Visit the historic Treaty House, the magnificently carved Meeting House, the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe and the new Museum of Waitangi – all experiences not to be missed.

Web:     www.waitangi.org.nz

Email:   info@waitangi.org.nz

Free Phone: 0800 9248 2644

Horse Trek’n
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Horse Trek’n

Ride through the Waitangi pine forest to the top of Mount Te Puke, an extinct volcano. From this position you will enjoy the breath-taking views of the Bay as you ride down to a stunning beach for a swim with your horse. After a picnic in the bay you ride back to base where you learn about the owners important conservation efforts in the area.

Web:     www.horsetrekn.co.nz

Email:   gclaire@xtra.co.nz

Phone:  027 2333 490

Waitangi Golf Club
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Waitangi Golf Club

“Where the tee meets the sea” is a very apt description of this open and expansive 18 hole course. Panoramic views of the Bay and surrounding area is a feature of each of the tees, with the groomed fairways and greens catering for all handicaps. Equipment hire, club professional, pro-shop and an expansive club-house complete the picture. Play and enjoy.

Web:     www.waitangigolf.co.nz

Email:   waitangigolf@xtra.co.nz

Phone:  09 402 8207

Dolphin Eco Experience
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Dolphin Eco Experience

An intimate eco cruise you will never forget. Swim with Bottlenose and Common dolphin in New Zealand’s warmest and cleanest waters with expert guides giving insight into this historically and ecologically significant region. Get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures travelling on the purpose-built vessel Tutunui. Do not miss this experience.

Web:     www.dolphincruises.co.nz

Email:   info@dolphincruises.co.nz

Freephone:  0800 653 339

Fish Spot-X
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Fish Spot-X

Snapper, kingfish, marlin & shark, all hard-fighting species that abound in the Bay of Islands’ clear, clean waters. These guys know their business and the special “spots” with everything provided to maximise your luck. Do not miss this truly “Kiwi” experience.

Web:     www.fishspotx.co.nz

Email:   fishspotx@xtra.co.nz

Phone:  09 4027 123

Swanair Scenic Flights
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Swanair Scenic Flights

Another perspective of the beautiful Bay of Islands and adjacent regions is from 5,000ft with Swan Air. Derek and his team ensure maximum enjoyment travelling from Kerikeri to Cape Reinga, Great Barrier Island and back to Kerekere.

Web:     www.swanair.co.nz

Phone:  09 401 6565

Tango Jet Ski
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Tango Jet Ski

An exciting way to see what the magnificent Bay of Islands has to offer, with the thrill of riding your own jet ski. From island hopping, blasting through the world famous Hole in the Rock to snorkelling in crystal clear lagoons this is truly exhilarating. All tours are guided with personal video footage available – book with Anna.

Web:     www.tangojetskitours.co.nz

Email:   info@tangojetskitours.co.nz

Phone:  0800 253 875