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Bay of Islands Sightseeing Tour with Russell & Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Canterbury Leisure Tours

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Get to know the highlights of the Bay of Islands on this guided tour

Visit historic Russell – today a charming historic village of boutique shops and eateries, but once a lawless open port known as the ‘Hell Hole of the Pacific’.  Explore Paihia town and waterfront, the Haruru Waterfall, the horticultural hub of Kerikeri including Kemp House and the historic Kerikeri Stone Store.

Visit Waitangi where the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840. Enjoy a guided tour, which includes a cultural performance outside the meeting house where Te Pitowhenua, a resident performing arts group, welcomes you inside with a traditional Māori welcome (powhiri).

What You'll Get

09.45 am collected by coach from your cruise ship tender from the wharf at Waitangi and transferred into the township of Paihia where you will catch the ferry to Russell.

10.30 Paihia to Russell Ferry

10.45 Arrive Russell and explore on foot the quaint township of Russell, New Zealand's first capital, with its historic buildings, craft shops and restaurants before returning to the Russell to Paihia Ferry wharf.

12.00 noon catch the return ferry to Paihia and rejoin your coach for a sightseeing tour of the area which will include the Piahia township, the Haruru Falls and Kerikeri with its original mission house and stone store.

1.30 pm Arrive Waitangi Treaty Grounds and free time for lunch at the Treaty Grounds Cafe (at own expense)

2.15 pm Enjoy at fully guided tour of the treaty grounds conducted by an experienced local guide and followed by a 30 minute entertaining Maori Cultural Performance . There will be time to visit the Waitangi museum and gift shop should anyone in the group be interested.

3.45 Transferred from Waitangi back to the Waitangi Wharf to catch the tender back to your cruise ship.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Waitangi Wharf

Departure Time
9:45 AM

6 hours

Voucher Info
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