About PaihiaThe main resort town of the Bay of Islands. In Paihia you'll find glorious sandy beaches, eateries and activity options galore. About RussellThis charming seaside village has a surprising past. Find out about Russell’s history, how to get there and what to do when you arrive. About OpuaWelcome to Opua, the main marine hub for the Bay of Islands region and the departure point for vehicle ferries to Okiato and Russell. About RaweneThis small rural town sitting on the south side and inlet of the Hokianga harbour is one of the many overlooked and charming places to stop and check out while you’re in Northland. taking the car ferry to russellTaking your car to Russell gives you the freedom to explore further on the other side. Read more about why this option is great for family holidays.