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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Sightseeing with Kawiti Glowworm Caves

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Join a Bay of Islands sightseeing tour from the Waitangi Port. See some of the best locations that this region has to offer while your ship is berthed in the harbour, including a guided tour of Kawiti Glowworm Caves, a stop at the picturesque Kerikeri, with tastings at Makana Confections, and a visit to the beautiful Haruru Falls and lookout point over Waitangi and the Bay of Islands.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Kawiti Caves, 49 Waiomio Road, Kawakawa 0210 New Zealand

From the port at Waitangi, you will be transported by coach to the Kawiti Glowworm Caves for an hour long guided tour through this stretch of cave where hundreds of tiny glowworms light the way.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Kawakawa, Kawakawa, Northland Region, North Island

Following your tour of the Kawiti Glowworm Caves, you'll next travel through Kawakawa, the historic 'Train Town' in the Bay of Islands, on your way to Kerikeri.

Stop At: Kerikeri, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

The next stop is Kerikeri, well known for its successful horticulture, food products, boutique vineyards, art galleries and crafts. A visit to Makana Confections has been arranged where you can watch the making of chocolates, taste a few samples and purchase some delicious treats at your own expense. You will also be able to view the “The Stone Store”, New Zealand’s oldest building, and the adjacent “Kemp House”.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Haruru Falls, Waitangi River, Paihia New Zealand

On your way back to port a stop will be made at the Haruru Falls, a rare and breathtaking waterfall in a horseshoe shape.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Waitangi, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

The final stop is at the Waitangi Lookout which provides some incredible views of Waitangi and the Bay of Islands. Afterwards, you will have the choice to either be dropped off in Paihia where you can explore on foot before catching one of the shuttles back to the tenders, or dropped off back at the Waitangi Port.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 20 travelers
  • All activities listed
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Kawiti Caves

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please catch a ships tender which will dock at Waitangi. On arrival at the tender wharf in Waitangi your driver will be waiting with signage "RW2" (will be on a Ritchies Coach). Please be ashore by 9.15am for a 9.30am departure.Please note the tender process can be slow and the early demand can be greater than capacity. In the circumstances please ensure you catch an early tender to avoid disappointment.


  • Waitangi Port

Departure Time
9:30 AM

5 hours 30 minutes

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.