Visit the historic Bay of Islands with an InterCity bus from Whangarei to Paihia or Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands.  Buses depart daily from The Hub Information Centre at 91 Dent Street, and arrive at the Paihia Maritime Building, adjacent to the wharf, continuing through to Kerikeri, outside Subway at 9 Cobham St.

The bus from Whangarei takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to Paihia or 1 hour 40 minutes to Kerikeri, and fares start from just $1 (+booking fee).

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Things to do in the Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands activities


About Paihia

The sunny holiday hotspot of Paihia is a great base for visitors to the Bay of Islands. From tours and cruises to swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating, Paihia has activities for every taste and budget. Get to know the history of the Bay of Islands, known as the birthplace of New Zealand, by visiting historic sites, or take the ferry across the harbour to Russell for rest and relaxation. Learn more about things to do in Paihia


About Kerikeri

Beautiful Kerikeri sits on an inlet at the northwestern end of the Bay of Islands. Famous for its warm temperate climate and fresh produce, Kerikeri is worth exploring for its cafes, vineyards, galleries, gardens, arts and crafts. Visit the historic Stone Store and Kemp House, home to the early missionaries, or take a walk to Rainbow Falls and enjoy the peace and tranquility.