Easter school holidays

Easter school holidays in New Zealand are coming up and the borders are now open to our Australian family.

You guys are just in time for some epic Fishing, Biking, Kayaking, Snorkelling, Winetasting, Hiking remote Islands and more…

Just incase you have all forgotten what Northland New Zealand is all about, here is a little recap to get your tastebuds going.


  1. Fishing! Yup most people are into this family fun. The Bay of Islands has a bunch of fantastic fishing charters available depending on what pumps your nads. Snapper, Kingfish, family friendly charters etc…you choose.

Some of the awesome ones are Big Fish charters ,  SpotX fishing charters,  Days out fishing charters 


2. Snorkelling & Diving! The water is still absolutely beautiful in Northland. Clear green and blue with amazing visability.


One of divers favourites is the HMNZS Canterbury Canterbury Wreck.

The former Navy Frigate Canterbury F421 now rests in Deep Water Cove near Cape Brett. Upright and intact, she makes for an impressive sight in a great dive location! Divers hit the bow at about 20m and can swim through the bridge to the helicopter hanger at 27m. Diving trips with the guys at Paihia dive.

They also run diving trips to the Rainbow warrior

On 12 December 1987, two years after it was blown up in Auckland Harbour, the Rainbow Warrior was scuttled to become a dive site. The boat was sunk off Matauri Bay, quite close to the Cavalli Islands.

Or take the family on a snorkelling trip with Bay of Islands snorkelling They take you to some epic reefs in the Bay of Islands. Kids absolutely love it!


3. Hire paddleboards or kayaks and paddle your way around the inner islands between Paihia and Russell with Bay Beach Hire 


4. Cycle trails! Bring your bikes and hit the many cyckle trails in Northland (or if you can’t fit the bikes, there are many many hire places too)

5. Urupukapuka Island and Otehei Bay is a fantstic way to end your day out on the water. Their restaurant serve ice cold ciders and great fish N’ chips


There is so much fun to be had in Northland and the Bay of Islands these school holidays so see you there whanau.


Much Aroha,