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Day Cruises

Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise to The Hole in the Rock

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 our for Dolphins and other marine and birdlife.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.80
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ports of Call Tours

Private Scenic Escape from Bay of Islands

Explore the historic Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Jeep Wrangler or Toyota 4x4 with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group. On your private 4.5-hour guided tour you will see historic locations, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenery, subtropical rain forests and rural farming areas away from the crowds. You can also extend your tour with 1-hour options of a winery lunch or a visit to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. 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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  • 270 to 390 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.50
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  • 270 to 390 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

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Hole in the Rock Bay of Islands Sightseeing Cruise

Meet your guide at the Maritime Building in Paihia or The Strand Wharf in Russell to start your 3-hour Bay of Islands cruise. 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 marine and bird life as you cruise through and past many of the 144 islands that make up the Bay of IslandsDon'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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.32
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Bay of Islands Day Cruise - The Cream Trip

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 maker up the Bay of Islands, and search the waters for whales, seals and other marine life. On board 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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.53
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Private 4-hour Wine Tour from Bay of Islands

Explore award winning wineries of the Bay of Islands and Northland in a luxury, late model Mustang GT convertible with a maximum of 3 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$129.67
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Giants and Glow Worms Full Day Tour

With spectacular coastline and rich Maori heritage, the Bay of Islands is widely considered among New Zealand’s top attractions. On this tour, explore sites of interest including the coastal towns of Opononi and Omapere, and the Waipoua forest, and delve into subterranean caverns where bright green glowworms thrive in the darkness. With round-trip travel from selected hotels included, see the best of the Bay of Islands in one adventurous day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.53
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Discover Kerikeri - Afternoon tour from the Bay of Islands

Take an afternoon day trip from Paihia to Kerikeri for a tour of the historical settlement. A knowledgeable guide takes you to the Stone Store and Mission House, home to New Zealand’s first permanent mission station. Then visit an organic vineyard for a wine and coffee tasting, and enjoy further delights at a local chocolate factory.
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  • 3 hours
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US$41.49
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Bay of Islands Half-Day Private Tour

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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  • 4 hours
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US$97.25
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Jeep Tour with Winery Lunch from the Bay of Islands

To tourists, the Bay of Islands is best known for its beaches and cruises. On this full-day tour, you’ll be able to get out of the area’s tourist hotspots in a luxury Jeep and explore some of its hidden gems. Discover seaside Opua and vibrant Kawakawa, walk between the ancient kaura in Opua Forest, and get stunning photo-ops at Waitangi Valley and Haruru Falls.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$116.70
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Mustang GT Tour from Bay of Islands

Explore the historic Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Mustang Convertible with a maximum of 3 passengers in your group. On your private 4.5-hour guided tour you will see historic locations, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenery, beautiful harbours, beaches and rural farming areas away from the crowds. You can also extend your tour with 1-hour options of a winery lunch and wine tasting at an award winning vinyard. 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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  • 270 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$129.67
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  • 270 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

Bay of Islands Paihia to Auckland One-Way Tour Transfer

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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.40
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Kiwi Bird Experience from Bay of Islands

Your chance to see a live Kiwi Bird at Kiwi North and explore the historic Bay of Islands and in a luxury, late model Jeep Wrangler or a Mustang GT convertible. On your private 4.5-hour guided tour you will also see historic locations, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenery, subtropical rain forests and rural farming areas. You can also extend your tour with a 1-hour option of a visit to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. 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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  • 270 to 390 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$113.46
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  • 270 to 390 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Dolphin Nature Cruise

-Scenic cruise through the picturesque Bay of Island where we'll search for dolphins living in the wild.-Full commentary from our knowledgeable local skippers about marine mammals and the conservation efforts being made. -Comfortable travel on our black and yellow power cat, purpose built for dolphin viewing with observation decks and large side opening windows.-The option to snorkel in the beautiful clear waters of the Bay of Islands. The snorkel spot will be selected by the Skipper on the day. -If time permits, you will also visit Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island afterwards and if you wish you can extend your time on the island and return on one of the later ferries – at no extra cost.*Please note that due to Department of Conservation regulations, swimming with dolphins is not permitted in the Bay of Islands.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$81.04
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Bay of Islands Native Forest Private Guided Tour

Experience an exclusive maori cultural guided tour through one of the last native Kauri forests in New Zealand. Walk through this forest found in the beautiful Bay of Islands and learn how the maori people traditionally used the trees, plants and birds of the forest to heal, protect, nourish, entertain and support their growing families.  Discover the realities of the true state of the forests now by learning how the introduction of species from other countries have impacted on the precious New Zealand flora and fauna and meet the passionate conservationists that are striving hard to protect and preserve the real treasures of this beautiful country.Duration: Flexible
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$518.04
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103.74
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Private Jeep Art Safari from Bay of Islands

Explore the art of the Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Jeep Wrangler with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group. On your private 5-hour tour you will be guided by a local conceptual visual artist and experience local Maori and international art works, local galleries and outdoor installations. 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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.22
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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