travel42 Professional Cruise Port of Call Review

As many as 150 islands are scattered around the Bay of Islands in Northland, New Zealand, 150 mi/240 km north of Auckland. In addition to the Far North, the region merits a three- to four-day visit. We like the area's fabulous beaches, sport fishing, scuba diving and gigantic kauri trees.

The village of Waitangi (not to be confused with the tiny town on the Chatham Islands) has a carved Maori meeting lodge, a shipwreck museum, the world's largest war canoe (made from the trunks of two kauri t...

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