Kerikeri - What to see and do!

Kerikeri is a thriving, historic and culturally diverse town in the hub of the Bay of Islands, located only 5 minutes from the Bay of Islands airport with regular daily flights to and from Auckland.

With Kerikeri being a key town in the Bay of Islands it is a perfect location to explore what this beautiful area has to offer. It is a pleasant 20 minute drive to Waitangi and Paihia that offer a wide range of water based and historical activities.

You can also easily explore the coastline north of Kerikeri to stunning beach locations such as Matauri Bay, TeNgaire Bay, Tauranga Bay, Opito Bay – just to name a few or venture inland to the Puketi Forest to view impressive native bush and Kauri trees, Wairere Boulders or the Kawiti glow worm caves.

Blue skies, blue waters, golden sands and sunshine is what we’re all about. Oh, and we LOVE skydiving! The thrill, the buzz and the pure adrenaline of skydiving is something everyone should experience. Skydiving in the Bay of Islands is an awesome way to experience all of that and more! Choose from our four skydive heights – 9,000ft, 12,000ft, 16,500ft and of course, NZ’s highest skydive at 20,000ft! Soak up the scenery of all 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands, the view is guaranteed to take your breath away! The exhilaration of free fall will have you buzzing long after your feet touch the ground! Skydiving in the Bay of Islands is truly an incredible experience.

Take a day (or more) and come and enjoy the World-Class Waitangi Mountain Bike Park with the help of Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals. We are based right at the entrance to the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, which is only a 4km drive from Paihia. We stock high-quality Front and Full Suspension Mountain Bikes, as well as Kids Bikes and the super popular Full Suspension Electric Mountain Bikes. Our range of bikes are perfect for exploring the 50km+ of professionally built tracks, as well as being ideal for beginners, right through to seasoned mountain bikers. During Weekends, School and Public Holidays we also run the Waitangi MTB Park Uplift Shuttles. This service allows you to skip the uphill ride and get straight into the fun of the downhills

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. The upper deck, bridge and first floor levels are easily within recreational diving range.The lower levels are for more advanced divers with the stern resting at approximately 36m. Fish are already making themselves at home aboard the Canterbury, with resident schools in the bridge and around the funnel. This is just beginning as the location of this Frigate will ensure it quickly becomes a haven for dozens of fish species. We are an official dive operator for the Canterbury. Check it out now and watch the fish life grow!

Fancy an evening cruise? Sail the inner area of the Bay of Islands, making the most of our beautiful sea breeze on our Sundowner Evening Cruise. A great start to a night out with friends and family, a romantic getaway, or just the perfect way to end the day! Watch the wind fill the sails, kick back and enjoy the tranquility.

Explore the Bay of Islands on the cruise that started it all! Stop on a secluded island and travel to the famous Hole in the Rock. View dolphins or boom net alongside the vessel. The Cream Trip is the perfect cruise for families and nature lovers, and the most extensive historical cruise in the Bay.

Kerikeri is a place to indulge and have fun. On this tour experience some of New Zealand’s finest quality wines, craft beers and chocolates. $125 per person

Xtreme Jet Bay of Islands is the Bay’s newest and fastest thrill ride. With speeds of up to 80km/h you’re in for an absolute trip of a life time while viewing the best parts of the Bay of Islands!