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|Detailed Daily Itinerary and Vouchers
|Full 24 Hour Support
|50 Page Essential New Zealand Guide
Arrive in Auckland
‘Haere Mai’ … Welcome to New Zealand!
Today is Arrival Day. You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending what time you arrive, you will then have some time to explore the city of Auckland.
Some Activities and sightseeing options if you have time:
|Explore Waiheke Island
|Island Kayaking Adventure
|America’s Cup Sailing
|Auckland's Sky Tower
|Relax on the Beach
|Rangitoto Island Cruise & Walk
|West Coast Wine Tour
|Whale and Dolphin Safari
|Muriwai Surf Beach
Accommodation Auckland - 1 Night
Auckland - Bay of Islands
Today our journey extends all the way to the Bay of Islands - a marine wonderland brimming with unique sights and wildlife. The sub-tropical region of the Bay of Islands is a stunning Maritime Park with 144 islands, secluded bays, and an abundance of marine life including marlin, whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets and many other species. Being somewhat sheltered, the area is ideal for yachting, fishing, kayaking and diving. Rolling countryside, tidal estuaries, mangroves, sparkling and long silvery beaches abound. It is an area of considerable historical significance, and is the place where Maori and European signed the Treaty of Waitangi that joined them as one nation. Long considered the cradle of Polynesian and European settlement in New Zealand, the area is rich in history and natural beauty. In Paihia you will visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for an interesting insight into New Zealand's early history.
Accommodation Bay of Islands - 2 Nights
Take today a coach trip up to Cape Reinga - the very top of New Zealand, via idyllic Ninety Mile Beach. The driver will take the bus up Te Paki Stream towards the mountainous sand dunes. Enjoy New Zealand's varying and beautiful landscape. Visit the Puketi Kauri Forest and see the majestic giant kauri trees and native bush. Return to the Bay of Islands in the evening after an unforgettable journey.
Alternative excursions available in the Bay of Islands:
|Historical Island Cruise
|Diving Rainbow Warrior
|4WD Adventure Cape Reinga
|Sailing the Islands
|Giant Kauri Forest Walk
|Cultural Tour of Waitangi
|Golf at Kauri Cliffs
|Sea Kayaking the Bay
Cape Brett Hole in the Rock Cruise - Bay of Islands - Auckland
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. In the afternoon you will rejoin your coach to go back to Auckland to enjoy the last day of your 5 Day trip.
Accommodation Auckland - 1 Night
Haere rā and Bon Voyage!
We hope you enjoyed this tour. Our promise is to make your travels through New Zealand as hassle-free and hospitable as possible - ensuring that today you leave with a memory card full of photos and huge smiles on your faces when recalling your time in New Zealand. Have a great homeward journey and we hope to see you again soon!
What Tracy says about this tour: This short trip to the Bay of Islands seamlessly incorporates the best views on land and water, dovetailing into a full and varied itinerary. This is a great add on to a South Island tour, either at the beginning or the end.Enquire Now