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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.
Ride a custom-built Waverider coach over the rugged and sandy coastline of Ninety Mile Beach on this full-day guided tour to Cape Reinga. Departing Paihia’s Bay of Islands for the top end of New Zealand’s North Island, you’ll walk under ancient trees in the Puketi Kauri Forest and go sandboarding down a quicksand stream at Te Paki Sand Dunes. Includes lunch and round-trip all-terrain transport from centrally located hotels.
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.
Follow the century-old tradition of delivering mail and supplies throughout the Bay of Islands—called a ‘cream trip’—on this full-day cruise by catamaran from Paihia or Russell. See the Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett, spend time on one of many islands that make up the Bay of Islands, and search the waters for whales, seals, and other marine life. Onboard the multi-level vessel, an informative crew points out natural landmarks, local homes, and secluded bays. Enjoy time to stroll on a local island or relax on the beach.
Spend a day cruising through the Bay of Islands aboard a deluxe sailboat that sets sail from Russell. Your captain stops at a picturesque island where you have lunch, and time to snorkel, kayak, swim, and walk to a lookout point. Cruise over to The Black Rocks for photo ops of the volcanic formation, keep an eye out for marine life, and hear commentary from your captain about the region.
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.