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Russell, Bay of Islands.
Russell, Bay of Islands.
Kerikeri, Bay of Islands.
Location of the Bay of Islands.
Location of the Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand. Located 60 km north-west of Whangarei, it is close to the northern tip of the country. Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Historic Kerikeri buildings -- Stone Store, St James, and Kemp House. ... Historic Kerikeri buildings -- Stone Store, St James, and Kemp House. ... Image File history File links NZ-B_of_Islands. ... Image File history File links NZ-B_of_Islands. ... The Bay of Islands is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... This article is about the Northland region of New Zealand. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Whangarei (the initial consonant is pronounced F as in fa-nga-ray) is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. ...


It is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country, and has been renowned internationally for its big-game fishing since American author Zane Grey publicised it in the 1930s. Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. ... Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ...


The bay itself is an irregular 16 km-wide inlet in the north-eastern coast of the island. A natural harbour, it has several arms which extend into the land, notably Waikare Inlet in the south and Kerikeri and Te Puna (Mangonui) inlets in the north-west. The small town of Russell is located at the end of a short peninsula that extends into the bay from the southeast. Several islands lie to the north of this peninsula, notably Urupukapuka Island to the east and Moturoa Island to the north. The Purerua Peninsula extends to the west of the bay, north of Te Puna Inlet, and Cape Brett Peninsula extends 10 km into the Pacific Ocean at the eastern end of the bay. Kerikeri, the largest town in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 kilometres north of Whangarei. ... Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand Russell, formerly known as Kororareka, was the first permanent European settlement in New Zealand. ... Cape Brett is a promontory on the northern North Island coast in New Zealand. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ...


The first European to visit the area was Captain Cook, who named the region in 1769. The Bay of Islands was the first area in New Zealand to be settled by Europeans. Whalers arrived towards the end of the 18th century, while the first missionaries settled in 1814. The first full-blooded European child recorded as being born in the country, Thomas King, was born in 1815 at Oihi Bay in the Bay of Islands. (There have been unsubstantiated claims that a European girl was born earlier at the Dusky Sound settlement in the South Island. British explorer James Cook is most noted for having discovered Australia and Hawaii. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A whaler (or whale catcher) is a specialized kind of ship, designed for catching whales. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... A missionary is a propagator of religion, often an evangelist or other representative of a religious community who works among those outside of that community. ... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... April 5-12: Mount Tambora explodes, changing climate. ... Dusky Sound is a fjord on the south west corner of New Zealand, in Fiordland National Park. ... The South Island The South Island is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the more populous North Island. ...


The bay has many interesting historic towns including Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri. Russell, formerly known as Kororareka, was the first permanent European settlement in New Zealand, and dates from the early 1800s. Kerikeri contains many historic sites from the earliest European colonial settlement in the country. These include the Mission House, also called Kemp House, which is the oldest wooden structure still standing in New Zealand. The Stone Store, a former storehouse, is the oldest stone building in New Zealand, construction having begun on 19 April 1832. Paihia is the main tourist town in the Bay of Islands in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand Russell, formerly known as Kororareka, was the first permanent European settlement in New Zealand. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... Kerikeri is a popular tourist destination in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 60 kilometres north of Whangarei. ... Kerikeri is a popular tourist destination in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 60 kilometres north of Whangarei. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In a 2006 study, the Bay of Islands was found to have the second bluest sky in the world, after Rio de Janeiro.[1] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ...

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Getting There

InterCity and Newmans Coach Lines operate daily services from Auckland to the Bay of Islands and throughout Northland


Activities

Kings Dolphin Cruises & Eco Tours operate a wide range of marine and land based activities. Officially licensed by the New Zealand Department of Conservation all Kings cruises are permitted to actively seek dolphin and whales in and around the Bay of Islands.


References

  1. ^ Dumé, Belle (2006-08-02). World's bluest sky revealed. Optics.org. Retrieved on 2006-08-14.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Coordinates: 35°12′S, 174°10′E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Bay of Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (433 words)
The Bay of Islands is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand.
The bay is an irregular 16 km-wide inlet in the north-eastern coast of the island.
Several islands lie to the north of this peninsula, notably Urupukapuka Island to the east and Moturoa Island to the north.
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