With its scenic rocky coastline and sandy inlets, the Bay of Islands is one New Zealand’s “top tourist drawcards,” according to Lonely Planet. The Bay of Islands is in the far north of New Zealand’s North Island, 140 miles from Auckland, in the Northland region. You’ll spend most of your time on the mainland because the Bay’s collection of 150 islands is largely uninhabited. Swim with dolphins, sail, snorkel, dive and hike on your visit to this tourist attraction on the Pacific Ocean.
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