Spectacular Bay of Islands Itinerary

 

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Auckland - Bay of Islands

‘Haere Mai’ … welcome to New Zealand.

This morning you will depart Auckland by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival in Paihia visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve. You’ll have time on your own to learn about New Zealand’s early Maori and European history and take in highlights such as the Maori War Canoe (Waka) and Meeting House (Marae).

Accommodation Bay of Islands - 2 Nights

Commanding a memorable situation on the waterfront only 100 metres from Paihia wharf, near the township and close to the main attractions. Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia offers views across the Bay's brilliant blue green sea to famous Russell. This welcoming Paihia hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the scenic and historic Bay of Islands.

Kingsgate hotel Autolodge

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Bay of Islands Doplphin Cruise

Hole in the Rock is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia or Russell and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the 'Hole in the Rock'. This four-hour cruise includes an island stopover, dolphin viewing and the Hole in the Rock. Morning cruises depart daily and you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.


Alternative excursions available in the Bay of Islands:

Historical Island Cruise   Diving Rainbow Warrior   4WD Adventure Cape Reinga
Sailing the Islands   Dolphin Swimming   Giant Kauri Forest Walk
Cultural Tour of Waitangi   Golf at Kauri Cliffs   Sea Kayaking the Bay

 


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Bay of Islands - Auckland

Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sparkling waterfronts of Paihia and Russell.

In the afternoon you will enjoy the lush green farmland scenery, while returning to Auckland.

Accommodation: Auckland - 1 Night

Accommodation:
Ideally situated in central Queen Street, the Airedale Boutique Suites is a beautiful four-star hotel with an elegant art deco apartment style accommodation. Enjoy shopping, eating and the city entertainment precinct right at your doorstep. Guests are welcome to enjoy stylish inner-city accommodation that offers space and convenience. A lavish renovation of this heritage building blends its fabulous art deco architecture with a contemporary feel and modern comforts.
Old MLC Building

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Bon Voyage!

Homeward Bound"Haere rā" Goodbye! and Bon Voyage!

Today we say farewell to newfound friends. We take care of your transfer to Auckland Airport where you will board your onward flight, taking with you the magical memories of a truly exceptional New Zealand holiday.


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What Natalie2 says about this tour: If you want the flexibility of travelling independently throughout New Zealand, but you are not up for a self-drive tour or a pre-determined coach tour - here is the perfect solution. Independent New Zealand coach touring give the flexibly of a self-drive tour, the only difference is you are not behind the wheel. All the stress of driving is taken away and you can still go where you want and when you want.
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