- Three-day Bay of Islands tour from Auckland
- Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds
- Scenic drive through Puketi Kauri Forest
- Visit New Zealand's northernmost point at Cape Reinga
- Cruise through the famous Hole in the Rock
- Tour of historic Russell
- Two nights' accommodation in Paihia
- Hotel pickup and drop off from Auckland
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What You Can Expect
Depart Auckland on an air-conditioned coach via the Auckland Harbour Bridge, heading north along the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Arriving in the town of Paihia, also known as the jewel of the Bay of Islands, you'll visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. It was here that the 1840 treaty was signed between Maori and the British Crown. Spend the rest of your day at your own leisure. Accommodation at the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar.
Day 2 - Cape Reinga, Bay of Islands
Your tour departs this morning and takes you through Puketi Kauri Forest, an ancient subtropical rainforest. You'll travel along the aptly named Ninety Mile Beach to the northernmost point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga. A BBQ lunch is included, followed by an afternoon museum visit before returning to Paihia. Accommodation at the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar.
Day 3 - Bay of Islands to Auckland
This morning you will board the Fullers Cruise for a memorable trip to Cape Brett and Piecy Island, traveling through the famous "Hole in the Rock" (weather permitting). On your return, disembark in Russell, the first capital of New Zealand, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this historic township. Board the ferry back to Paihia, then rejoin your coach for the return to Auckland, where your tour concludes.
Accommodation: The Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has a sub-tropical resort ambience and is situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia. It is a pleasant stroll into town to access the main wharf, visitor activities, fine dining and shopping. All rooms include Sky TV, minibar, fridge, telephone, high-speed internet access, hair dryer and ironing facilities. Hotel facilities include 24-hour reception, swimming pool, internet kiosk, lounge bar and restaurant.
The whole tour was amazing and superb value for money. Everyone involved was so helpful and enthusiastic and there was such a wide range of different activities involved. The accommodation in the Bay of Islands was superb and there was just the right amount of downtime. We thought that if anything you undersold it on the website.
Shuttle pick up from Auckland hotel and return was very efficient and did not involve coach going to every hotel in city. Hotel in Bay of Islands was good, nice pool, friendly staff and easy walk to restaurants and ferries. Delivery and collection of luggage to hotel worked extremely well.
Tours were all excellent.Loved the trip to Cape Reinga and 90 mile beach. Driver/guide was excellent and spent time showing party how to board down the dunes safely. Boat trip to Hole in the Rock and Russell Town were very enjoyable and we loved seeing so many Dolphins.
Excellent value and well worth doing. Many thanks.
I recently returned from a three day trip to the Bay of Islands organized by Viator travel.
I can’t praise the company highly enough. Every detail was covered, all the pick-ups were efficient and on time and the individual trips were wonderful.
The various guides were so well informed and helpful and the accommodation was more than adequate. A short but memorable trip to an utterly stunning part of the world. Highly recommended. Rose
A very informative and well organised tour that fitted in what we wanted to do. All elements of the tour were excellent value for money and I would highly recommend this tour as a way to see all of the northern part of North Island.
This tour was amazing!
A fun and informative trip! So many great sights all packed into one holiday!
Fabulous time in the Bay of Islands!! Worth doing!!
A great short trip that covered a lot of touristy things. Sights were well worth the long bus rides. Plus the bus drivers were very entertaining. In places the trips were too long and the lunch included in the 'dune rider' was not very nice.
The second day to the top of NZ with the Dune Rider was a 5! The driver so knowledge able and really made the trip so special by reversing route to avoid other tourist travel. The driver going up was really chatty but good local perspective. I recommend personal earphones for the trip back the final night so that you can listen to video's/music or not. A real top notch operation...would use again for sure!