• Waiwhapuku Bay, at Moturua Island

Cruising Captain Cook’s Bay of Islands

October 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

The Bay of Islands is a slightly unimaginative name for a bay of islands on the east coast, 250km north of Auckland, a bay made famous by Captain Cook who, earlier in 1769, stepped foot on Aotearoa promptly claiming it for the Crown. The whole area is outstandingly beautiful and gets incredibly busy during the [...]

  • Iconic Buzzy Bee at the entrance to Bay of Islands Honey Shop

Beyond Breakfast

August 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Honey would have to be one of the most versatile natural products in the world and since ancient times there have been references to its use as a currency. In recent years the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of manuka honey in particular have raised both awareness and the price of the product. Honey is widely [...]

Biking the Bay

February 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Thoughts of Paihia and the Bay of Islands evoke images of golden sands, swimming in and sailing on pristine blue waters, and hey, perhaps a place to party under summer night skies. And you won’t run out of things to do – most months, sometimes most weeks, and occasionally in summer most days, there’s [...]