Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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New Zealand's ultra scenic Bay of Islands is renowned for being one of the nation's best tourist destinations, with plenty of natural splendour complemented by lot's of activities to keep you active. Top it all off with a historical centre and you have a winning destination indeed.

With its sub-tropical climate, sunshine smiles upon the Bay of Islands for much of the year, so you can understand why the first European settlers chose to land here all those years ago.

Each town in the Bay of Islands has its own unique culture and lifestyle, while the 144 different islands in the bay also present a fascinating challenge. From the bustling town of Paihia to the stunning beauty of the Haruru Falls, there is plenty here to be enthralled by.

Also close by are Kawakawa and its famed Hundertwasser toilets, while Gabriel with its lovingly restored steam train just screams 'quaint'. All in all, you might never want to leave.

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