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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Jump aboard a catamaran to Cape Brett Lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. It's the Bay of Islands' most popular cruise!

Highlights

  • Full-day cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island
  • Waitangi Treaty House and grounds
  • Sail through the famous Cape Brett Hole in the Rock
  • Swimming and snorkeling at Otehei Bay
  • Pickup and drop off from selected city-center Auckland hotels

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What You Can Expect

Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise departs Auckland

Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" Cruise departs Auckland

Departing Auckland, you'll head north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and enjoy spectacular rural and coastal scenery en route to the Bay of Islands. On arrival in the Bay, you'll visit the Waitangi Treaty House and grounds, and see a traditional Maori meeting house and a huge waka (war canoe).

You'll then experience the Hole in the Rock from the water: a sightseeing cruise by high-speed catamaran across the waves. Bring your camera to capture the marvelous scenery and variety of wildlife including whales, seals, dolphins, penguins and other marine life.

Itinerary

Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise:
At 1:15pm board the most popular cruise in the Bay of Islands. The modern high speed catamaran escorts you in comfort around the Bay, past sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and the many varied island landscapes as you make your way out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse.

You will then pass through the famous Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" at Motukokako Island and on to view the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave.

The crew share with you local history and ecology and you will often see a variety of marine wildlife including Whales, Seals, Dolphins, Penguins, and other sea and bird life.

Returning to Paihia to rejoin the coach for return journey to Auckland at 4:30pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Outstanding tour. Highly recommended. Coach driver gave great description of the sights.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2011

Good pick up service and return from/to the hotel. Excellent commentary throughout the whole day. Provided lunch was appetizing and a change from the usual sandwiches. The cruise was out of this world and to see so many dolphins following the boat was amazing. The technical ability of the boat crew to enable us to pass through the 'Hole in the Rock' was great. Excellent day
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