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Opua (Anchorage)

Port of Entry for visiting yachts.

nce a bustling commercial port, Opua has retired into a quaint fishing village
Bareboat charter base.
Seafood restaurant, provisioning and local yacht club. 

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 02-Mar-2009


Home of the "Treaty House" this being the site where the Maoris and Pakehas signed the treaty agreement of New Zealand.

The Treaty House along with much of New Zealand's cultural heritage is displayed at the Waitangi Visitors Centre, well worth a visit.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Waitingi Treaty Grounds (Point of Interest)

Where the Mauri treaty was signed.

Entry $20 for foreigners.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Roberton (Motuarohia) Island (Anchorage)

 Attractive anchorage sheltered from the north.
Good snorkelling trail set in a natural lagoon lies near the middle of the island.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Russell (Anchorage)

Site of the first European settlement in New Zealand and was its first capital.

Once a bustling whaling town, Russell is home to The Captain Cook Memorial Museum which is well worth a visit to get a true taste of the Bays colourful history. 

Provisioning and good restaurants.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Deep Cove

Deep Water Cove

Popular day time anchorage where you can anchor
virtually on the shoreline.
Superb diving, spectacular marine life and some of the worlds best big game fishing.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Moturua Island (Anchorage)

Scenic reserve with several beautiful anchorage's and sandy beaches this island is steeped in history. Explorers such as Captain Cook and Marion de Fresne have visited this island, a bottle claiming New Zealand for the French is said to be buried somewhere on Moturua. The pretty anchorage of Honey Moon Cove is a favourite amongst many visiting yachtsmen.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Cape Brett

Look for the famous Hole in the Rock

The hole runs NW – SE and can only be seen from certain angles.


Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Urupukapuka Island (Anchorage)

Dock at the charming Otehei Bay and dine ashore in the restaurant.

Sandy beaches and island walks provide magnificent views of the Bay Of Islands.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Paradise bay (Anchorage)

Otehei Bay (Anchorage)

Good lunch time cafe.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Indico Bay (Anchorage)

Paihia (Anchorage)

Fabulous restaurants many specialising in serving fine cuisine based on local seafood and produce.
Souvenir shops and good local shopping centre near the water.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Te Hue Bay (Anchorage)

Ideal overnight stop. A small wharf at the upper end of the cove provides fresh water for yachts at high tide.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Whale Bay (Anchorage)

Rangihoua Bay (Anchorage)

The Marsden Cross at the northern end of the bay, was the site of the first Anglican Mission in New Zealand. The cross ashore commemorates the first Christian service on the shores of New Zealand.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 26-Apr-2009