Bay of Islands Discovery Voyage
Things to do
The Bay of Islands is not only a place of stunning scenery, but rich in stories. It is a place of first arrivals from Polynesia and significant Māori settlement, home to early encounters with European explorers, a place of trade and industry, colonisation and subsequent wars. This turbulent past is barely visible today. Nowadays the focus is on recovery and restoration, with landscapes being restored and native birds returned to the islands. What better way to discover this beautiful place and explore the Bays than on board Taitokerau Northland’s own tall ship, the traditional gaff rigged schooner R. Tucker Thompson. Who knows, you might discover something about yourself too.