3 Days in the Bay Tour

A trip to the very top of the North Island with a bevy of beautiful islands for you to feast your eyes upon. Whether you want to poke around in the quaint wee shops, soak up the sun in the mild temperatures, or sit on the idyllic beaches, this Bay of Islands tour will have you dreaming for more.

 

3 Days in the Bay Tour

A truly enjoyable Bay of Islands tour combining stunning scenery, Maori culture and a ‘hole in a rock’. For good measure, you’ll also drive along a national highway, a beach, 90 Mile Beach that is. And if you always wanted to try bodyboarding but don’t like the water, here’s your opportunity... down a giant sand dune.

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Auckland to Auckland

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

3 Days

Tour Code:

3B

 

Regions Visited

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Auckland Bay of Islands

 

Tour Inclusions

  • All transport & transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Superior accommodation includes breakfast
  • Visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Cape Brett - Hole in the Rock Cruise & picnic lunch
  • Cape Reinga Day Tour

Prices for the period 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2020

Accommodation

Standard

Superior

 
Twin/Double $877 NZD $938 NZD Enquire
Triple $799 NZD $898 NZD Enquire
Single $1,072 NZD $1,178 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.

TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR

Independent Tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.

 

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND / PAIHIA

Travel north via the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands. On arrival in the Bay of Islands, visit the historic Waitangi Grounds, site of the historic treaty between Maori and European pioneers. View a magnificent Maori meeting house and a large war canoe then transfer to the Paihia waterfront to join a dolphin watching cruise to Cape Brett. Travel through the famous “Hole in the Rock” and through Grand Cathedral Cave (weather permitting). A picnic lunch is included.

Stay: Paihia

DAY 2 - CAPE REINGA DAY TOUR

Today we travel to the top of the North Island – Cape Reinga. Walk out to the lighthouse and see where the Pacific Ocean collides with the Tasman Sea. This beautiful region is steeped in Maori legend and mythology. Highlights of the journey include a visit to the Kauri Forests, sand tobogganing down the massive sand dunes at Te Paki Stream and travelling by coach down Ninety Mile Beach. Lunch is included. Return to Paihia approximately 6.30pm.

Stay: Paihia

DAY 3 - PAIHIA / AUCKLAND

Free time in Paihia today. You might like to take the ferry across to the beautiful township of Russell – NZ’s first capital (extra cost) or just relax in any one of the cafes. Depart Paihia late afternoon for your journey back to Auckland.