Visit Busby Manor for a relaxing Bay of Islands getaway. We have one and two bedroom apartments with everything you need for your stay.
Discover the Bay
Enjoy a 3hr scenic cruise to the Hole in the Rock on the way you will stop at Urupukapuka Island to stretch your legs and discover the abundant bird life on the island or grab a bite to eat and enjoy the views.
Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
A half day trip allows you to explore the Bay and visit Piercy Island as named by Captain Cook or Motukokao. Motu means island and Kokako were the birds that used to inhabit the island which were prized for the feathers. Young male warriors would journey to the island and climb it's steep cliffs to gather feathers for their cloaks with the Hole in the Rock
On most days you will have the opportunity to travel through the rock and out the other side. Enjoy some time on Otehei Bay - Ururupukapuka Island.
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The Bay of Islands is a fishing paradise. Our office can book all fishing operators.
Trips vary from 4 to 6 hours depending on whether you wish to target snapper or kingfish. Rods and bait are provided and the skipper will fillet your catch for you.
4 -5 hours Snapper trips vary from $125 to $150 on different types of boats
Some boats start early in the morning at 7am and some are later
Kingfishing approx $290 for six hours
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Six and seven hour options, ranging up to 40ft in boat size. Rods and bait provided and the fish caught is filleted for you.
Not cooking while on holiday?… Pop up to the local Swordfish Club close to Busby Manor who will batter and cook it for you.
Several charters to choose from and we will help find the best to suit you
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At Busby Manor we have Kayaks available for $10 per "Northland hour" = as long as it takes
There is safe kayaking directly off the beach outside Busby Manor
Rental Kayaks are available from the Waitangi Bridge. Guided and unguided options are avaialble to the Haruru Falls. A very easy kayak especially if you go with the tide. There are some great mangroves to explore on the way and lots of birdlife. Look out for Spoonbill and nesting Shags (Cormorants)
Kayaks can also be rented on Urupukapuka Island
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Sailing Charter with Island Stop
The Bay of Islands is truly a Sailing paradise.
A full day trip will take you out in the Bay with lunch provided. All operators include an island stopover and have kayaks on board.
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