Bay of Islands

All information about Bay of Islands Cruise Port. Timetable for the arrival of ships, the time of their stay and the number of passengers. Bay of Islands Port news. Weather forecast and historical weather, as well as water temperatures around Bay of Islands.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Bay of Islands, New Zealand | © sean santana

Bay of Islands: tourist information

The Bay of Islands is the finest Maritime Park in New Zealand with 144 islands, secluded bays and an abundance of marine life. It is the cradle of European civilisation in New Zealand and has fine examples of Maori culture for you to experience.

The scenery is nothing short of spectacular and can only be fully appreciated by cruising through the area. The area is the warmest part of New Zealand.

The Maritime Park is a natural wonderland with an abundance of wildlife including marlin, whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets and many other species.

The towns of Paihia and picturesque Russell are perfect places to wander amongst the many shops and restaurants along the waterfront. There are endless activities too - fishing, forest and beach walks, all kinds of water sports and great golf courses.

The Bay is the perfect base from which to explore further North. See the magnificent Kauri forests, Cape Reinga - the top of New Zealand, 90 Mile Beach and the craft shops of Kerikeri.


  • Country: New Zealand
  • Capital: Wellington/New Zealand
  • Government: New Zealand
  • State/Region: Northland
  • Time Zone: +13 GMT
  • Language: English, Maori
  • Latitude: -35.2000000
  • Longitude: 174.1667000
  • Est. Population: 148470
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar
  • Fire: Paihia Volunteer Fire Service - Address: Williams Road, Paihia; Phone: (09402) 7388
  • Police: Kerikeri Police - Address: 102 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri; Phone: (09407) 9211
  • Hospital: Paihia Medical Services - Address: Selwyn Road, Paihia; Phone: (09402) 8407
  • Ambulance & Rescue: St Johns Ambulance Service - Address: Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri; Phone: (09407) 8131
  • General: General Emergency Phone: 111
  • Bay of Islands, New Zealand
    Bay of Islands, New Zealand | © Mr Krueger

    Bay of Islands Cruise Port Schedule

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    Bay of Islands, New Zealand
    Bay of Islands, New Zealand | © Heiner Große-Lindemann

    Bay of Islands in the News

    Port rating and occupancy

    Port of Bay of Islands ranks 236th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.

    Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 54.

    The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Bay of Islands in the next 12 months is 134743.

    According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Bay of Islands ranks 99.

    Weather in Bay of Islands

    Feb 3
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Feb 4
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Clouds (broken clouds), no wind
    Feb 5
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Rain (light rain), no wind
    Feb 6
    Min/Max temp: 63°F (17°C) / 68°F (20°C)
    Rain (light rain), no wind
    Feb 7
    Min/Max temp: 59°F (15°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Clouds (scattered clouds), no wind
    Feb 8
    Min/Max temp: 57°F (14°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Rain (light rain), no wind
    Feb 9
    Min/Max temp: 59°F (15°C) / 70°F (21°C)
    Rain (light rain), no wind
    Feb 10
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 70°F (21°C)
    Rain (light rain), no wind

    Current water temperature in Bay of Islands now is 69°F (20.6°C)

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    Annual Weather

    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 66°F (19°C)
    Min/Max temp: 63°F (17°C) / 66°F (19°C)
    Min/Max temp: 59°F (15°C) / 61°F (16°C)
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 59°F (15°C)
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 57°F (14°C)
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 59°F (15°C)
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 59°F (15°C)
    Min/Max temp: 57°F (14°C) / 61°F (16°C)
    Min/Max temp: 57°F (14°C) / 63°F (17°C)
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 68°F (20°C)
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