Bay of Islands is located in the Northland and it gets its nickname “the winterless north” because of the 2000 hours sunshine and warmth the region is drenched in each year. The area is also full of history – Hokianga Harbour was the landing place for Maori explorers’ first canoes over 1,000 years ago. The combination of warm weather, history, geographical diversity and natural beauty makes the far north a must see!

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bus Stop at 26 Princes Street, Grafton, 1010 Auckland

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DEPARTURE Saturday 8 am
PASSENGER NUMBER REQUIRED Tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 10 passengers
All Transport
Shared Accommodation
Awesome Guide
1 x Breakfast
1 x Dinner
Forest Walks
Hundertwasser Toilets
Kauri Trees
Russell Ferry ride
Optional activities
1 x Lunch
Swimming costume
Extra cash for optional activities
Sunscreen / Sunglasses / Sun hat
Comfortable shoes
A light rain jacket (just in case)
Please don’t bring a big bag!

Additional information

AgeUnder 18, 18 or older

Day 1

View an 800-year old Kauri tree and take a short walk through native Kauri bush.

Visit the internationally famous Hundertwasser Toilet, the only building in the Southern Hemisphere designed by the Austrian born artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Arrive in Paihia, the birthplace of NZ and the entrance to 144 islands in the Bay of Islands. Check in to the accommodation.

This afternoon we take an awesome ferry to what was once New Zealands capital – Russell (Kororareka). Experience picturesque beaches and history.

Dinner: Fish & Chips in Paihia (provided).


Day 2

Check out of lodge and put your bags on the bus.

Take part in optional activities, see “Additional Info” above. These will be explained to you by your guide on Saturday. If you just want to chill and relax, Paihia Beach is a fabulous and safe place to swim or you can do one of the many well signposted, scenic walks along the coast or through the bush. Enjoy a great selection of restaurants and eateries.

LUNCH: Make your own arrangements for lunch based on the time between your activities.

After a great morning we venture back to Auckland. Approximate Arrival time in Auckland 7 pm.*

*Times are approximate, please allow for variances in times due to unforeseen situations and depending on options chosen.

Fun Optional Activities (Extra Cost)

Parasailing Sky Diving
Hole in the Rock Tour Ferry to Russell
Sailing Evening Kayak Tour
Waitangi Treaty House & Maori Culture Show

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