We here at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands can arrange bookings for a variety of activities and here are a few suggestions from our team on the ground.

Discover the Bay Cruise

This half day tour includes a trip to the almighty Hole in the Rock, which if your timing is right, your team will experience a sail right on through the massive arch, carved out by the ocean over thousands of years. Also included is a stop at the beautiful Otehei Bay at Urupukapuka Island where your group will have time to explore, swim and grab a bite to eat!

Cycle Tours

Discovering Northland on two wheels is a fantastic way to cover ground a little faster and explore rich culture and hospitality. There are some great cycle trails that take you from Paihia to Hokianga Harbour. Suitable for all levels of fitness, the trails and cycleways are a mixture of smooth rail trail, country roads and board walks. You’ll also be treated to suspension bridge crossings and you’ll visit significant heritage sites along the way! We can arrange bike hire for you too.

Dolphin Eco Tour

Fancy a bit of dolphin spotting? Whales? Penguins? The Bay of Islands boasts an array of sea life and we can arrange half day tours that may give you the chance to spot these wild animals!

Salt Air

Why not see the Bay of Islands from a different perspective and take to the air! Salt Air offer a range of scenic flights by plane or helicopter which can take you all the way to Cape Reinga or have you land on the iconic Hole in the Rock!

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

An absolute, don’t miss when visiting Northland! Take a guided tour through the historic treaty grounds and learn about New Zealand’s story! The tour includes a cultural performance and takes roughly two hours and is located a short drive from Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands.

Afternoon Tea Cruise

Take to the seas with Wildlife Cruises “Afternoon Tea Cruise” – sail around the beautiful islands while you relax and enjoy beautiful scenery and spot local wildlife like dolphins and penguins. A stop off in calm cove is the perfect place for some refreshments and a chance to swim or relax on the yacht.