Your New Zealand vacation begins as you arrive in Auckland and take a brief and scenic flight to the Northland Region of New Zealand to visit the Bay of Islands. From the air, enjoy the incredible waterways of the North Island as they sparkle in the sunshine below. The lush green gives way to beautiful beaches as the water laps along the sand. The light blue of shallow water merges with the dark blue of deeper water as sailboats are interspersed through the bay. This is the land known to be the “Birthplace” of New Zealand life, where the first Maori sailed to in traditional migratory canoes from Hawaiki, the mythological origin of the Maori people. The beauty of the boats wading in the sea shows how much a part of the culture sailing remains to be. Arrive at your accommodation and settle into the luxurious comfort of the Bay of Islands.