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Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the RockDay 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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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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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of IslandsDay Trips

Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

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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.
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Hole in the Rock Bay of Islands Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

Hole in the Rock Bay of Islands 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. 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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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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Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,Kayaking & Canoeing

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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Island Hopper Day CruiseDay Cruises

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 Day Cruise:The Cream TripDay Cruises

Bay of Islands Day Cruise:The Cream Trip

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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.
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Phantom Sailing Bay of IslandsPorts of Call 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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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Russell and Waitangi Treaty GroundsPorts of Call 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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Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest Walk - Group OptionCultural Tours

Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest Walk - Group Option

This tour is for Cruise Ship customers and all members of the public staying in Paihia/Russell. The tour operates 7 days a week from January 7th to February 10th. We visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves, the Hundertwasser Toilets and take a leisurely 30 minute walk through the Opua Forest . All tours are approximately 3 hours long and leave from Waitangi wharf at 9.30 am. The price includes Cave entry and the Maori guides are members of the family who own the attraction.
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  • 3 hours
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Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm CavesDay Trips

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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Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest WalkCultural Tours

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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V8 Trike Tours, Bay of Islands - Bay Combo Tour approx 60 mins (min 2)Motorcycle Tours

V8 Trike Tours, Bay of Islands - Bay Combo Tour approx 60 mins (min 2)

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Explore the Bay of Islands from the seat of a 350 Chev Trike for a fun-filled and memorable experience. You can choose from three different routes that include some of the area’s must-see sights, or combine them all for a longer trip. Your driver keeps you safe and gives you local insights into the Paihia area. This tour is wheelchair accessible, so anyone can join.
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Glowworm Caves ExpressNature & Wildlife

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Glowworm Caves Express

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Take this great value for money, and family friendly, express afternoon tour to the Kawiti Glowworm Caves. Explore the family owned cavern with your local Maori guide, and see thousands of amazing glowworms on the cave roof. This is a great chance to see these famous New Zealand icons on this short but interesting tour. About us:Our team has been delivering world-class Shore Excursions for over 16 years - we have over 100 years combined tour guiding experience so you know you are in capable hands.Travel in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with a passionate local as your host. We specialise in small groups to allow an intimate and personalised experience. Every tour is commentated from start to finish - we delight in showing off our little corner of the world. And, we guarantee to have you back to the ship on time!
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Island Time TourKayaking & Canoeing

Island Time Tour

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There is no wonder this is one of the most popular tours and has been rated highly by everyone. This tour is for the adventurous souls and the ones that really want something special. Get away from the crowded boats and come and enjoy a real adventure. The Bay of Islands is a Sea Kayaking paradise with crystal clear water, rock gardens, caves and abundant marine life. This tour only takes small groups (8 or less), so you will enjoy an intimate tour and keeps things flexible. With small group sizes it gives us the chance to keep everyone on the tour happy and are able to cater for the whole group. THE ONLY KAYAK COMPANY THAT TAKES DAY TOURS OUT TO THE OUTER ISLANDS….WHERE YOU WANT TO BE!!!
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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic FlightAir Tours

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 2.5-hour 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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Private Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bay of Islands TourPorts of Call Tours

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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Russell Small-Group Sightseeing Guided TourBus & Minivan Tours

Russell Small-Group Sightseeing Guided Tour

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Romantic Russell – Steeped in history with a very chequered past. Spend a comfortable hour aboard our air conditioned Mini Coaches as we take you back in time telling you stories going back to the earliest settlers whilst visiting places of significant historical interest not easily covered on foot, and discover why Russell has played such an important role in the history of New ZealandTake a guided tour of New Zealands most historic town on board one of our comfortable coaches. The informative tour takes you past Flagstaff Hill out to Tapeka Point and over to Long Beach to name a few magical places. The tour gives you a full run down of historical events by our charming guides and takes around an hour to complete. You will travel in comfort and learn all there is to know about our historic town with Russell Mini Tours.
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Far North New Zealand Tour Including 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga from PaihiaDay Trips

Far North New Zealand Tour Including 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga from Paihia

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Visit 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga in New Zealand's Far North District. This day trip from Paihia takes you aboard a Dune Rider vehicle, ideal for traversing the gorgeous coastal landscape. Stop at Cape Reinga Lighthouse and the Ancient Kauri Kingdom. Try sandboarding at the Te Paki Stream sand dunes and enjoy a buffet lunch at Waitiki Landing.
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V8 Trike Tours, Bay of Islands - Scenic Tour - approx 30 mins (min 2)4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

V8 Trike Tours, Bay of Islands - Scenic Tour - approx 30 mins (min 2)

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Awesome tour filled with gorgeous views, great photo opportunities and adrenaline packed thrills. A definite bucket list experience!Summer - bring a light sweater, sunglasses and cameraWinter - bring a jacket and perhaps a beanie, sunglasses and cameraAll passengers including Cruise ship passengers to be outside I-Site (information centre) in Paihia 5 mins prior to departure time.
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Bays and Beaches Cruise with optional Island ExtensionCultural Tours

Bays and Beaches Cruise with optional Island Extension

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The Bay of Islands is home to some of the North Island’s most beautiful natural scenery, dotted with lush islands and white sand beaches. On this tour, set sail around the bay, relax on deck as you admire the views, and head ashore at Roberton Island, where you can hike, swim, or stroll along the beach. Upgrade to a full-day cruise and spend the rest of the day on the beaches of Urupukapuka Island.
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The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise - 22 Hours4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise - 22 Hours

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The Rock overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands is the only overnight cruise in the area to offer such a wide range of activities, including kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, island walks, and more. Enjoy adventure activities as well as time to relax in peaceful nature. As this is an all-inclusive tour you don’t need to worry about any logistics. Just show up ready for fun.
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  • 22 hours
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5.5-Hour Bay of Islands Small Group Shore Excursion Including Glow Worm Caves!Ports of Call Tours

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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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