Bay of Islands is so far the best of the islands I have visited. It has many interesting historic towns including Paihia, Russel, Waitangi and Kerikeri. I, myself, cannot believe that I have explored the bay up to the edge of the world at Cape Brett. But before I lost control of jumping to the climax of this story, let me start with our scary flight via Air New Zealand from AucklandtoKerikeri. I am not used to fly with small aircraft with only 8 passengers on board. It's not the flight itself which is scary.