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5.5-Hour Bay of Islands Shore Excursion from Waitangi Wharf Inc Glow Worm Caves!

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
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion: Small Group Bay of Islands Highlights Tour with Glowworm Caves

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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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

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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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  • 270 to 390 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Private Shore Excursion: Bay of Islands Tour with Wine Tasting

This full-day Bay of Islands tour with wine tasting is designed for cruise ship passengers who want to make the most of a short stay in the area. You’ll travel with a private guide, so you have the freedom to adjust the itinerary, go at your own pace, and ask questions. Visit several must-see sights around the Bay and some of New Zealand’s best vineyards at Kerikeri, all on an easy day trip.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

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

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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Bay of Islands Sightseeing Tour with Russell & Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Take in spectacular scenery and the history of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands on this guided tour through Paihia, Russell and the Waiting Treaty grounds. Collected from and returned to your ship, our professional guides will whisk you away by coach and then ferry, taking you back-in-time to learn about the 1840 Treaty signing, traditional Maori culture, and the “Hell Hole of the Pacific” that once was Russell.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 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
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  • 4 hours
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk

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
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Nature & Wildlife

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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Glowworm Caves Express

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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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Shore Excursion: Small Group Bay of Islands Highlights Tour

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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  • 4 hours

Sailing Trips

Vigilant Yacht Charters - Sailing Bay of Islands

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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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Scenic Helicopter Tour Including Hole in the Rock

Hop in a helicopter for a 20-minute aerial tour over the Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett. When your cruise ship docks at the Bay of Islands, enjoy a bird’s-eye view over the historic townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi. View the iconic natural landmark from above while your professional pilot narrates the sights on this scenic helicopter flight.
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  • 20 minutes
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  • 20 minutes
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Private Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour

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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Private Jeep Forest Safari from Bay of Islands

Go exploring on a private tour by Jeep Wrangler through the forests of the Bay of Islands. By heading inland, you'll have the chance to see the kauri trees native to this subtropical environment, as well as historical sites and farming regions away from the crowds. A winery lunch option is available for an additional cost.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Pahia Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Bay of Islands Tour

Enjoy a private half-day sightseeing tour of the Bay of Islands region led by a knowledgeable guide. Personalize the itinerary with options including historical sites like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, The Stone Store and Kemp House in Kerikeri, and Russell — where Europeans first settled in New Zealand. See St Paul's Anglican Church in Paihia, learn about Maori culture at Rewa‘s Village, and admire natural attractions including marine wildlife, Haruru Falls and Rainbow Falls. Or check out wineries and gourmet shops with handmade treats, fine wine and fresh seafood.
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  • 4 hours
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US$97.15
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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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  • 270 to 330 minutes
  • 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
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Private Shore Excursion - The Giants and Tiny Dwarfs of the Bay of Islands

During this tour you will experience an encounter with mighty prehistoric giants that only a couple of centuries ago dominated the vast forests of the North Island of New Zealand. You will see amazing Kauri – our bewitching giants...... and tiny and defenseless glow warms which bring to the darkness of the underground caves a mysterious bluish glow of an endless starry sky…
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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  • 270 to 390 minutes
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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$103.63
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Private Jeep Expedition from Bay of Islands

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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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