Sun, sand, and history await the person on holiday who books a trip to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. To get to the Bay of Islands, book a flight to the Auckland airport, and then hire a car to drive the three hours north to the Bay of Islands. This oasis is a welcome retreat from city life, as most of the islands are untouched and natural.
The Bay of Islands is seeped in history, as this is where the famous English explore James Cook first dropped anchor in New Zealand, opening up both New Zealand and Australia to eventual English settlement. The area is named for the nearly 150 islands scattered in the Bay, many of which are not inhabited, making an ideal location for a day of resting and enjoying the sea. Boats are available for hire to use to explore the many remote islands in the Bay. As you tour the region, you will want to book a hotel in Kerikeri, where many luxury resorts await the traveller.
Fare to Auckland from Australia can be expensive if you do not shop carefully. Be sure to us the Internet to compare prices between the many airlines that offer flights from Australia to New Zealand. You can find a cheap deal if you watch for last minute fares and comparison shop online, using sites like bestfares.com.au as you plan your trip.