Este completo recorrido de 3 días por la bahía de las islas es ideal para los que visiten por primera vez Nueva Zelanda. Con su belleza natural, islotes rocosos y playas vírgenes, la bahía de las islas es el parque acuático natural de la Isla Norte. Conozca cultura maorí, viaje al punto más septentrional de Nueva Zelanda y realice un crucero por el famoso "agujero en la roca".
Excursión de tres días a la bahía de las Islas desde AucklandVisite los terrenos históricos del Tratado de WaitangiViaje por carretera con vistas a través del bosque de Puketi KauriVisite el punto más al norte de Nueva Zelanda en el cabo ReingaNavegue a través del famoso "agujero en la roca"Recorrido por la histórica ciudad de RussellAlojamiento de dos noches en PaihiaTraslado de ida y vuelta al hotel de Auckland incluido
All 3 days of our trip were planned and executed perfectly. The tour company hires exceptional guides that give commentary throughout the travels. You learn and have a boat load of fun all three days. Highlight is the 90 mile beach, sand surfing (yes, anyone can do this as long as you can climb up the hill!), and dolphin cruise to Hole in the Rock. We unfortunately couldn't get all the way to Hole in the Rock due to the high winds, but the boat ride around the islands was enough, and we had the beautiful opportunity to see dolphins in their natural habitat. They were such playful creatures! Highly recommend the 3 days. Only downfall was doing this in August - just a bit too cold to fully appreciate all of New Zealand's beauty.
We started with bus trip from Auckland to Pi. Driver was a substitute, 45 minutes late picking us up, not very happy to be driving. He come around by the time we finally arrived in Paihia. Very nice as he dropped us at the treaty sight for our tour. He went back and dropped out bags at our hotel, then picked us took us to our hotel. Our treaty sight guide was a Maori decedent, very knowledgeable, funny. Glad he had the job rather than someone of European ancestry. We visited sand dunes, husband really enjoyed the trips down the dunes on a boogie board. Visited light house at the north end. Saw many dolphins hanging out around a couple of cruise ships. We spent what time was allowed watching them. Our ferry guide gave us some great insight, having been around when the babies were born, she had been able to name one or two of them. We had a calm cruise to hole in the rock and enjoyed a delicious BBQ chicken, pork at a nice picnic spot in a secluded bay on the way back, a little too cold to swim in late Feb but the beach was very nice. The bus driver on the way back to Auckland was a character. Gave no commentary, I guess we were supposed to have had that on the ride up.
If you are looking forward to Gum Digger's Park with a guided tourentry included don't count on it. I did and was disappointed to learn from the Explore NZ that they don't do it any more. Then why was it also included in the detailed itinerary I received two days prior?
Was glad I booked this tour. It does involve some travel time between destinations (on a decent coach) but it was well worth it to see some beautiful and memorable parts of NZ. All staff were incredibly helpful and friendly.
Enjoyed the bay of islands tour very much. Just some constructive critism. After numerous attempts to find accommodation at pick up hotels we had to book a hotel near airport. Costing us 98 NZ dollars where everyone else were picked up to come to bus station. This se med rather unfair and added unnecessary expense to our budget. Perhaps a refund as a gesture would be considered. Felt it would have been wonderful if the trip to treaty ground in piahia could have been at the same time as a Mouri performance. But the. Guide was excellent, The second day bus journey was very long and rushed at times But. Understandably as the trips were worth it. Guide again Daniel was excellent, would recommend this as a trip to see the wonderful sights of the bay of islands.
This tour was our first experience with Viatour and we'll definitely use them again! The 3-Day Bay of Islands Trip to the northern tip of New Zealand's North Island was fantastic! It exceeded our expectations for spectacular scenery and extraordinary experiences. Our bus driver/guide, Ariel, on our day trip to Cape Reinga was an expert driver and very knowledgeable - plus he was lots of fun and made sure that we all enjoyed the drive on the 90-Mile Beach! The cruise in the Bay of Islands was another highlight. All the local arrangements were well-planned and organized so we did not have any problems in following the individualized itinerary.
In theory, the tours were great- but.. After pick up from our hotel, we were instructed to walk up three blocks with our luggage to meet our connecting bus as it's faster. We assumed the pick up time would be reliant upon us getting transported the whole way despite saving time for the driver. Our driver had no idea who was looking after our itinerary after we arrived. Finally his company called another company and found that they were responsible for the next two days. Eventually our luggage was delivered to our hotel but they delivered the wrong bags.
Fabulous! Each day was different and with a different company. However it was well organized and a lot of fun. I loved doing 3 days instead of just one so we could slow down and take in the sights in Pahia. We thought it was too much to do in just one day. 90 mile Beach and going to the light house in Cape Regina were the highlights for us.