Discovering Bay of Islands Airport will be a breeze once you've organized your rental car. But before you hit the tarmac in a new and unfamiliar place, it's always good to know some background info about the area.
Once you've collected your suitcase from the baggage claim area of Bay of Islands Airport, get ready to jump into the driver's seat of your rental car and make your way into Whangarei. The downtown area is situated 35 miles to the southeast of the airport.
The wider area is known for having some great mountain biking and mountain climbing. Why not jump in a rental car, fill your lungs with fresh air and get close to nature?
If you've got a prolonged stopover, don't spend the entire time browsing the shops of Bay of Islands Airport. Head out and explore the awesome attractions of Whangarei, 35 miles away. Whangarei Falls, Waipu Caves and the Claphams National Clock Museum are our top suggestions.