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*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour
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*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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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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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$94,33
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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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US$103,44
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3 Hours // Highlights of the Bay - including Hole in the Rock & Island Stopover
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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$71,56
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US$71,56

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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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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US$59,39
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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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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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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$94,33
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US$94,33

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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US$1 444,19
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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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Cruise Ship Excursion - 5 Hour Day Cruise & Island Tour
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Cruise Ship Excursion - 5 Hour Day Cruise & Island Tour

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When your cruise ship arrives in the Bay of Islands, escape the crowds with a small-group half-day tour to two gorgeous islands. Go snorkeling at pristine island reefs, try stand-up paddle boarding, take a short hike to viewpoints, and look for New Zealand wildlife. You’ll ride on a small motorboat that can access places that large ships cannot go, and hear live commentary from your guide about the region.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77,41
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Bay Combo Tour - 60 mins (min 2)
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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
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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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Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves
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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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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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Hāngi and Concert at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Hāngi and Concert at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Spend an evening immersed in Maori culture with a traditional ‘hangi’ dinner and live performance, held at the historically important signing site of the Waitangi Treaty. Learn about the treaty at a brand-new museum, enact a warrior challenge on  a bush walk, and watch energetic Maori music and dance. For dinner, feast on a multilayered meal cooked using the ancient hangi pit oven method. A day pass and guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds are also included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91,08
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Private Shore Excursion: Bay of Islands Tour with Wine Tasting

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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US$309,00
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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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US$309,00
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US$309,00
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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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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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US$91,08
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

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This 2-hour experience aboard a tall ship in the Bay of Islands offers a gentle sail in the afternoon. Step aboard the elegant 'R. Tucker Thompson' and enjoy an antipasto platter accompanied by drinks available for purchase at the bar. Round-trip ferry transfer to Russell is included.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour
"Glow worm caves were so unique and a must not miss. Tour also includes some beautiful views. Rob was personable, knowledgeable and great to ride with."..."
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Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife
"The tour guide team were fantastic, friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, fun, helpful, overall great experience. Great price for a nature tour with great guides, give it a go."..."
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Hole in the Rock Scenic Cruise Tour Island Stopover Dolphins
"The beauty of the surroundings, the informative commentary and the lovely crew made it a great experience. The dolphins were a bonus!"..."
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
"Being able to take part in the running of the ship, from hauling up and making fast the tender, to being at the helm through tacking in a strong wind."..."
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Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest Walk
"Derek was our tour guide and he was very friendly and knowledgeable. So much to see and learn, the forest walk was beautiful and the glow worm experience was stunning. Great tour to go on."..."
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Island Hopper Day Cruise - sailing to wildlife sanctuary island - 6 hr cruise
"Views were amazing. Crew couldn't do enough to make sure u got the best experience. Don't forget sun cream even if its overcast"..."
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cruise Ship Excursion - 5 Hour Day Cruise & Island Tour
"We had an amazing time with Lyn and Blu. I would greatly recommend this excursion. It was very beautiful and memorable. Lyn and Blu they were the BEST!!!!"..."
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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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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 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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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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Hāngi and Concert at Waitangi Treaty Grounds
"Fantastic night, very informative. The food was amazing and the staff very accommodating. Well worth it!!"..."
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Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board
"I went on this trip with 4 friends and we all had a great time! the guides seemed excited to show us around and were willing to answer questions and help us out. The area is also lovely."..."
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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 Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing
"It was an amazing trip on the Harbour. Being able to help with the sails and climb the rigging was a great experience. To Wayne and the crew thanks for everything, especially bringing us back to Paihia when the ferry was canceled. Magic."..."
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