What To Do

From Blue Pacific Apartments, take every opportunity to explore and experience Paihia, Russell and the Bay of Islands.

There are a wide variety of leisure activities in the Bay of Islands and the Blue Pacific Apartments are conveniently located close to it all. Come and enjoy game fishing, island cruising, diving, golf, historic sites, craft centres, unique museums, wine tours and walks in the Maritime Park - or you can just relax and soak up the stunning view from your patio deckchair.

The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand's finest Maritime Parks, with 144 islands, scores of secluded bays and an abundance of marine life. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular. The area is the warmest parts of New Zealand with temperature average 24° C/75° F in summer and 16° C/61° F in winter. The Maritime Park is a natural wonderland with an abundance of wildlife including marlin, whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets and many other species. The bay is the cradle of European civilisation in New Zealand and has fine examples of Maori Culture for you to experience. The town of Paihia provides many places to wander including a multitude of shops and restaurants along the waterfront.

  • Book a boat trip to the Hole in the Rock and explore the many Islands of the bay on the way.
  • Book a Cape Reinga bus or scenic flight to the northern tip of the North Island, where the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman seas meet
  • Take a ferry across the bay and visit the historical township of Russell
  • Take a ferry to Urupukapuka island and explore its many bays and walks or just relax at the island bar
  • Discover the bay on an all day sailing charter
  • Experience kayaking in the Bay of Islands.
  • Board a tall ship from Russell and sail around the Bay of Islands.
  • Visit Waitangi Treaty House and grounds and view the seas of the Bay of Islands.

Also, easily accessible from The Blue Pacific Apartments, are golf courses, walking tracks, restaurants, village shopping centre, weekly farmer markets in Paihia, Kerikeri or Kawakawa, cycling trails, Kerikeri Stone Store and its walking tracks.