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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Admission

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Admission

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Stand on the spot where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840. Find out how this document has forged with admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Your day pass is valid for two consecutive days and includes an informative 50-minute guided tour, introductory film, and 30-minute cultural performance.
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 38.96
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*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

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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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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Hole in the Rock Scenic Cruise Tour Island Stopover Dolphins

Hole in the Rock Scenic Cruise Tour Island Stopover Dolphins

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Half day cruise of the Bay of islands including the famous Hole in the Rock, Island stopover and marine mammal viewing. The perfect water activity for your visit to the Bay of Islands.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 94.16
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3 Hours // Highlights of the Bay - including Hole in the Rock & Island Stopover

3 Hours // Highlights of the Bay - including Hole in the Rock & Island Stopover

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Half Day Hole in the Rock Cruise & Island Stopover Escape the crowds and discover the Bay of Islands on a scenic cruise through 144 subtropical islands and along the Cape Brett Peninsular. Listen to the stories and history of the area, keep an eye out for wildlife, and visit the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. Enjoy a stopover on one of the remote islands and take a short walk to the island lookout point for stunning views over the Bay of Islands. The perfect way to explore the Bay of Islands! Suitable for all ages, families, solo travelers and couples...experience it all!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 71.44
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Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife
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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 77.28
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

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
  • Free Cancellation
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Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest Walk
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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Island Hopper Day Cruise - sailing to wildlife sanctuary island - 6 hr cruise
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Island Hopper Day Cruise - sailing to wildlife sanctuary island - 6 hr 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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight
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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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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US$ 306.39
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5-Day Bay of Islands Rotorua Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Tour from Auckland

5-Day Bay of Islands Rotorua Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Tour from Auckland

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Soak up all the North Island highlights on this 5-day journey from Auckland by coach, including a Bay of Islands cruise to see the Hole in the Rock. Your itinerary includes a drive along Ninety Mile Beach at Cape Reinga; enjoy an overnight stay near the bubbling hot springs of Rotorua; a visit to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride through Glowworm Grotto; and a Hobbiton Movie Set tour to see filming locations for ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Listen to informative commentary on board.
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  • 5 days
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Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

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There are few more unique ways to see the Bay of Islands than catching the wind and parasailing high above the water. See the Bay’s towns, forests and islands – all the way out to Cape Brett’s famous Hole in the Rock – from the sky on this aerial adventure. Take to the skies with your friends or family on tandem or triple flights. Your children can even go parasailing – this adventure is suitable for all.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Bay Combo Tour - 60 mins (min 2)

Bay Combo Tour - 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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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 201.32
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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

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Explore subtropical islands, Maori heritage sites and golden beaches on this cruise around the Bay of Islands from Paihia. Soak up the scenery as you float between the bay’s 144 islands, sail straight through the iconic Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) and tuck into a BBQ lunch or dinner at the stunning Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Along the way, spot dolphins swimming and playing alongside the boat.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 94.16
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Admission

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Admission

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Stand on the spot where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840. Find out how this document has forged with admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Your day pass is valid for two consecutive days and includes an informative 50-minute guided tour, introductory film, and 30-minute cultural performance.
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 38.96
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Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,
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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

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Cruising is the best way to see the sub-tropical Bay of Islands. Do this in style aboard the Phantom, a live-aboard private yacht. Your hosts are an enthusiastic sailing family who have traveled the world in their yacht. Sit back and relax on board the Phantom while enjoying views of the islands and bay, with possible dolphin sightings and the chance to snorkel.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves

Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves

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Travelers short on time in the Bay of Islands can get a comprehensive overview of many highlights in just one day. With a local guide and live commentary on board your bus, you’ll visit Haruru Falls, the Makana Chocolate Boutique, the Kawhiti Caves, scenic lookouts, and more. There’s even time to take a calming stroll in the forest, admiring the local trees on the easy Manginangina Kauri Walk.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters

Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters

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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.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board

Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board

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Experience nature is at its best on a 40-minute Bay of Islands cruise followed by a kayak excursion. Paddle past mangrove forests to a wondrous waterfall, with the option to depart in the morning, afternoon or at sunset. If you’d like, opt for a paddleboard instead. You’ll view birdlife and learn the cultural history of the Maori people with commentary by a knowledgeable guide.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

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Discover the Bay of Islands by helicopter, with an optional landing at the Hole in the Rock. See Cape Brett from above during an aerial tour from Paihia, narrated by a professional pilot. Fly over Russell and Waitangi en route to the Hole in the Rock. Upgrade to land atop the iconic natural landmark, with an optional walk led by a Maori guide.
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  • 20 minutes
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Private Tour: Bay of Islands Tour with Wine Tasting

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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk

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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 117.54
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Cruise Ship - Bay of Islands Wine Tour with Lunch
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Cruise Ship - Bay of Islands Wine Tour with Lunch

The Bay of Islands is a place to indulge and have fun. On this tour experience some of New Zealand’s finest quality wines. The cost includes all tastings and a platter lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Scenic Tour - Bay of Islands, 30 mins (min2)

Scenic Tour - Bay of Islands, 30 mins (min2)

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See the best sites and experience an adrenaline-filled ride around Paihia and surrounds with this unique V8 tricycle tour. Meet your local guide at the I-site (local information center) and then be whisked away to beautiful Haruru Falls and then onto Waitangi for the perfect photo-opportunity. This is an exciting and unique way to get to know the local area, especially if you are short on time.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Adrenalin Junkie Tour - 60 mins (min 2)

Adrenalin Junkie Tour - 60 mins (min 2)

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Have awesome thrills on a V8 350 Chev Trike with a 60 minute tour from Paihia. For those that love adrenaline, experience the sense of freedom with no helmets (full seatbelts) on this beast whilst enjoying the scenic Bay of Islands. Visit Opua - a marina seaside village, Haruru Falls, and Waitangi Lookout for some memorable moments and amazing views!  A definite bucket list experience. Summer - bring a light sweater, sunglasses and camera Winter - bring a jacket and perhaps a beanie, sunglasses and camera Cruise ship passengers need to catch the free shuttle bus into Paihia (approx 5 mins) and we are located beside the bus stop and the I- Site (information centre) Price is for two travellers
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Bay of Islands Tours

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*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour
"Our guide, Nick, was fantastic! Made the day feel like he was enjoying it as much as we were. His enthusiasm was contagious. Took us to some unique and local experiences."..."
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Hole in the Rock Scenic Cruise Tour Island Stopover Dolphins
"A nice cruise with very nice sights all along, the skipper provided plenty of explanations along the way, and we got to see the dolphins as well. The stopover on the island made for a pretty nice and easy hike among the sheep, with very nice views on top of the hill."..."
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Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife
"Amazing tour and fantastic guides who were super friendly and very informative with information about the islands. The walks had awesome views and the snorkelling and paddle boarding was also a great way to finish the tour. Overall a perfect way to see the bay of islands."..."
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
"The crew were amazing! Such a friendly happy group . The weather perfect for sailing and the crew so efficient at raising and lowering the sails."..."
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Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest Walk
"Ken was a wonderful guide. Extremely personable and knowledgeable. He does small groups which is what we love. I highly recommend this tour."..."
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Island Hopper Day Cruise - sailing to wildlife sanctuary island - 6 hr cruise
"This was a perfect way to spend the afternoon. Luke and Don were very hospitable and lovely people to chat with and explain the area. The catamaran was very stable and the bean bag chairs were comfy. I would highly recommend this tour if you are in the area and want to cruise around the islands."..."
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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight
"Best way to get to Cape Reinga and all in half a day. The flight is an experience with fabulous views on both east and west coasts."..."
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5-Day Bay of Islands Rotorua Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Tour from Auckland
"Wonderful experiences everywhere we went. Definitely worth the price. The crew were very friendly and punctual. Would recommend it to anyone."..."
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Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands
"Fantastic experience , team were extremely friendly and professional.. Highly recommend doing you won’t regret it!"..."
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Bay Combo Tour - 60 mins (min 2)
"Wahoo!!!! What a blast! Highly recommend it So much FUN!!! Exciting and informative. Thanks Mark and Tony"..."
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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
"Really enjoyed the scenery. However on booking details it should tell you what to bring eg.... packed lunch, towel for swimming and stopping at the island of Otehei bay."..."
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Admission
"Very interesting historic site with lots of information about the original population of New Zealand and of the invasion of the Europeans."..."
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Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,
"We had a wonderful time on the cruise! Lin and Blue were knowledgeable and helpful. We loved that there were options for various activities on the islands we visited. We were also lucky to see dolphins as we were returning to Paihia."..."
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Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands
"A great experience from start to finish. This would be especially appealing to those who love to sail as the hosts are extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. By the time we left we felt like we had a day on the water with old friends."..."
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Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves
"Whole day was a nice pace. Our driver, Mike, was informative and answered all questions. I really like where he took us for lunch. The glow worms caves were very interesting. The local guide told us about glow worm life cycle and their bioluminescence as he took us through the cave."..."
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Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters
"Unreal day for this boat trip. They held out despite the weather forecast being bad and it ended up being amazing. They served an absolutely lovely lunch and were so friendly and chilled the entire time. Couldn’t recommend enough, the whole group absolutely loved it. Thankyou so much!"..."
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Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board
"Ben our tour guide was great, really got us all to know each other and we all had a lot of fun. The kayaking and waterfalls are great Would highly recommend"..."
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Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour
"A wonderful experance with a great knowledgeable guide. the view of the Bay of Islands was exceptional. Well worth the cost, value for money and the staff very helpful. Many thanks"..."
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk
"Enjoyable few hours learning about the flora and fauna of the rainforest shown by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide."..."
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Scenic Tour - Bay of Islands, 30 mins (min2)
"Steve was super friendly, fun and took us on a memorable ride to all the best spots!! It was a sunny beautiful day and one we will not forget! Loved the Bay of Islands."..."
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