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5.5-Hour Bay of Islands Small Group Shore Excursion Including Glow Worm Caves!Day Trips

5.5-Hour Bay of Islands Small Group Shore Excursion Including Glow Worm Caves!

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When your ship docks in Waitangi Wharf, explore the beautiful Bay of Islands and see the best of New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. Travel through the Bay of Islands with your guide and take in top attractions including Kawakawa and the Kawiti glowworm caves. Explore the Puketi Forest’s rich ecological diversity, sample New Zealand sweet treats at the Makana Chocolate Factory, and gaze out over the Haruru Falls and the Waitangi River.
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Shore Excursion: Small Group Bay of Islands Highlights TourHalf-day Tours

Shore Excursion: Small Group Bay of Islands Highlights Tour

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Get to know the highlights of the Bay of Islands on this tour with a small group, which ensures personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere. Stops include one of New Zealand's oldest pear trees, Haruru Waterfall, the Paihia waterfront, the Makana Chocolate shop, and the Stone Store at Kerikeri. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port makes for a seamless shore excursion.
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  • 4 hours
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Shore Excursion: Small Group Bay of Islands Highlights Tour with Glowworm CavesHalf-day Tours

Shore Excursion: Small Group Bay of Islands Highlights Tour with Glowworm Caves

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Spend your Waitangi port day exploring the Bay of Islands best attractions on this jam-packed shore excursion. From natural wonders like Haruru Falls and the Kawiti Glowworm Caves to cultural gems including the historic Te Waimate Mission House and famous Hundertwasser Toilets, make the most of your time on New Zealand's North Island while traveling with a guide and small group.
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Hole in the Rock Dolphin Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise

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Meet your boat at the Maritime Building in Paihia or The Strand Wharf in Russell to start your 3-hour Bay of Islands cruise. ( NOTE From March 19th 2020 to October the 23rd 2020 cruise is 4 hours duration 9.00am to 1.00pm and includes a 40 minute Island stopover ) Soaking up the varied landscape of some 144 islands, you'll make your way out to the remote Cape Brett Lighthouse and before visiting the famous Cape Brett Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island. Listen as your experienced crew share local history and ecology via an informative commentary , keep your eyes peeled for dolphins , whales and other marine and bird life as you cruise through and past many of the 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands Don't want the journey to end? Hop off in Russell or Paihia after your cruise for more exploring before using your complimentary Russell/Paihia ferry ticket to get back.
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Russell and Waitangi Treaty GroundsHalf-day Tours

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Russell and Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Experience the very best of the Bay of Islands on this shore excursion, including tours and exploration of Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri, Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. While your cruise ship is berthed in the Bay of Islands, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paihia, the beautiful Haruru Falls, and Kerikeri with its historic Mission House and Stone Store. Following your sightseeing tour, your coach will board a vehicle ferry to Russell where you can explore New Zealand's oldest town on foot. You will then return to Paihia via passenger ferry and be transferred to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with time for lunch (own expense) and a fully guided tour of the grounds and Maori Cultural Performance. Finally you will be transferred back to your cruise ship tenders where your tour will conclude.
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Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock Day Cruises

Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock

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Slip through the famous 'Hole in the Rock' in New Zealand’s Northland during this half-day Bay of Islands cruise by high-speed catamaran. Pass rocky outcrops, sandy beaches and an array of islands as you make your way out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse, and Motu Kokako Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine and birdlife.
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Private Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bay of Islands TourDay Trips

Private Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour

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This full-day Bay of Islands tour has been especially designed for cruise ship passengers, so you can get the most out of your short time in the area. You can choose to see natural spots like waterfalls and glowworm caves, or sites of historical importance, like the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi. The choice is yours, as this is a private tour just for you and your party.
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Phantom Sailing Bay of IslandsHalf-day Tours

Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

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We only take 10 guests and offer a unique personal experience with 20 years taking guests on our beautiful live-aboard yacht and we still love it!! We share our passion for what we do and love meeting people from all over the world and sharing stories from our travels and lifestyle. We have sailed to many countries on many different boats, so come along and hear the tales of adventures far and wide. We raised our son on the boat while sailing from the Caribbean and throughout the South Pacific and New Zealand for many years.
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Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest WalkHalf-day Tours

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Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest Walk

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Avoid the crowds at in-demand locations like the Hole in the Rock and the Haruru Falls. Instead, spend your shore day at one of Northland’s hidden gems with this private tour to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. Walk through an otherworldly limestone cave system full of stalactites and stalagmites, all lit up by New Zealand glow worms, on this tour led by a member of the Māori family who act as guardians for the cave and its glowing residents.
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Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,Day Cruises

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Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,

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There’s no better way to discover the 144 sub-tropical islands that stud the Bay of Islands than on a cruise. With a top limit of just 20 passengers, this intimate boat trip delivers two island stopovers, one at Roberton Island or Twin Lagoons, plus the chance to hike, swim, snorkel, or even try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Look out for dolphins along the way.
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided WalkNature & Wildlife

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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk

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Take a Bay of Islands shore excursion to the Puketi Rainforest for a half-day guided hike from Waitangi Wharf. You’ll follow a moderately strenuous footpath though a subtropical rainforest of lofty kauri trees and pass by cascading waterfalls as your guide shares local knowledge of rare bird and plant species. Enjoy morning tea on this small-group tour, limited to eight people for a personalized experience. Port pickup and drop-off included.
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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic FlightNature & Wildlife

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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight

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Fly over the Northland coastline on a scenic flight between Paihia and Cape Reinga. Soar above Ninety Mile Beach before landing for a minibus tour at the top end of New Zealand's North Island. Visit Cape Reinga Lighthouse, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, then stroll along the beach at Tapotupotu Bay and surf the sand dunes of Te Paki. Look down on remote Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay on your return flight. Includes morning tea and round-trip hotel transfers.
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Island Hopper Day CruiseDay Cruises

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Island Hopper Day Cruise

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The Bay of Islands is made up of 144 islands, and the best way to explore them is by boat. On this island-hopping day cruise, you can relax on board a comfortable catamaran while admiring the beautiful views of the sea, islands, and maybe even some dolphins. Snorkel, swim, or paddle board, and stop on land to visit a wildlife sanctuary. This is the easy way to see the bay, as it’s difficult to travel here independently without a boat.
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ LunchSailing Trips

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

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Sail the Bay of Islands on a working tall ship aboard the famed ‘R. Tucker Thompson,’ built in the tradition of a 100-year-old Northland schooner. Ply the waters of the pristine bay, where you can help hoist the sails, climb the rigging or simply relax on board, then swim while anchored in a sheltered bay in the maritime park. Enjoy morning tea and a barbecue lunch, with an optional complimentary ferry ride from Paihia to Russell, where your vessel departs.
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Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, WildlifeDay Cruises

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

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Let seafaring experts show you the best of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands by land and by water on this adventure cruise. With 144 different isles, it can be hard to know where to start, but your captain and crew know all the best spots to swim, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard, and spot marine life. Hop off at two hand-picked islands for a hike to panoramic lookout points and beachside tea with biscuits.
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Bay of Islands Half-Day Private TourHalf-day Tours

Bay of Islands Half-Day Private Tour

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The Bay of Islands encompasses 140 small, mostly undeveloped islands surrounding North Island. Explore a few highlights on this half-day tour with a local guide. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the site of the first treaty between British settlers and the indigenous Maori people. You’ll also visit Haruru Falls, Kemp House, Rainbow Falls, Rewa‘s Village, the Stone Store, St. James’ Anglican Church, and more.
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Private Back-road Expedition from Bay of IslandsDay Trips

Private Back-road Expedition from Bay of Islands

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Get off the state highways and away from the tourist traps on this back-country tour of the Bay of Islands. Take a private jeep down gravel roads and through rolling countryside with a guide to point out rural highlights and landmarks. Learn about the history of the New Zealand Wars as you drive to the historic site of Ruapekapeka Pa; visit the quirky community of Kawakawa, home to the colorful Hundertwasser public toilets; and explore the Taikirau wetland and the ancient kauri forests in Opua Forest.
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Bay of Islands Paihia to Auckland One-Way Tour TransferHalf-day Tours

Bay of Islands Paihia to Auckland One-Way Tour Transfer

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Take a picturesque drive from the Bay of Islands to Auckland on a one-way coach tour from Paihia. The 4-hour journey departs in late afternoon and heads south from the Northland through rugged landscapes and scenic countryside. Listen to onboard commentary about this North Island region and enjoy views of native bush and farmland before crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge into the city, with drop-off at your hotel.
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Private Afternoon Wine Tour of Russell, Bay of IslandsWine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Private Afternoon Wine Tour of Russell, Bay of Islands

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Explore award winning wineries of Russell in the Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Jeep Wrangler or Toyota 4x4 with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group included in the price. On your private 4-hour guided tour you will visit two of Russell's vineyards, one each end of the tour, and see historic locations, panoramic scenery, forests and rural farming areas away from the crowds. Your tour is adaptable with no fixed schedule, allowing you to stop for photos, ask questions, take your time or relax and talk with your local driver. Due to the seasonal opening hours of the wineries this tour is only available during the Northland summer season.
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Waitangi River Traditional Maori Waka Tour and Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day PassHalf-day Tours

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Waitangi River Traditional Maori Waka Tour and Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass

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Discover the beauty of the Waitangi River estuary and experience Maori traditions during a 3-hour cruise in a traditional canoe (waka) with a local Maori guide. Learn traditional paddling techniques in the calm waters of the estuary and make your way to Haruru Falls. Your guide shares informative commentary about Ngapuhi customs and history, and points out wildlife as you glide along. Disembark to visit a Ngapuhi meeting house and perhaps meet people from this Maori community. You'll also learn the moves of a 'haka' — an ancient Maori war dance.
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Private Scenic Wine Tour from the Bay of IslandsWine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Private Scenic Wine Tour from the Bay of Islands

Explore award winning wineries of the Bay of Islands and Northland in a luxury, late model Jeep Wrangler or Toyota 4x4 with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group included in the price. On your private 4-hour guided tour you will visit at least three of Northland's vineyards and see historic locations, panoramic scenery and rural farming areas away from the crowds. Your tour is adaptable with no fixed schedule, allowing you to stop for photos, ask questions, take your time or relax and talk with your local driver.
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Cultural Maori War Canoe Guided TourHalf-day Tours

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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Cultural Maori War Canoe Guided Tour

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Swap your cruise ship for a traditional Maori war canoe on this interactive shore excursion from Paihia. The history and ecology of the Bay of Islands is best understood with a local, and you’ll paddle with a Ngapuhi guide who shares Maori traditions via the age-old art of storytelling. Learn ceremonial chants and visit a ‘marae’ (meeting ground) plus receive an all-inclusive day pass to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
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Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm CavesDay Trips

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Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves

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Create lasting memories on this half-day tour of the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. This guided tour shows you an abundance of breathtaking picturesque views giving you plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. The area is often referred to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”, due to the past events that took place there. These historical events led to the shaping of New Zealand. Your tour will include a Bakery/Café stop for you to grab a coffee or something to eat “on the go”.  This is the perfect trip for all ages, and a great way to see the local highlights without committing to a full day away.
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Private Tour: Bay of Islands Tour with Wine TastingDay Trips

Private Tour: Bay of Islands Tour with Wine Tasting

The Bay of Islands is one of the most visited attractions of New Zealand’s North Island, and this private 6-hour tour from Paihia combines all its highlights with wine tasting in the Kerikeri wine region. Along the way, discover New Zealand’s colonial history at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, marvel at natural wonders such as Haruru Falls and Wharepuke Falls, and immerse yourself in Maori culture at Rewa‘s Village.
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