Join this spectacular 3-day tour for the chance to see Auckland and the Bay of Islands conveniently. Pickup from Auckland airport on arrival and 2-nights’ accommodation in Auckland included. Experience a full-day tour up to the Bay of islands a year round destination and the birth place of our nation, including a guided tour of Waitangi. Explore the townships of both Paihia and Russell.
What You'll Get
Meet your driver on arrival at Auckland International Airport and transfer to your Auckland central city hotel. Spend the rest of your day and evening at leisure.
Depart Auckland by road and head north to the Bay of Islands, a subtropical aquatic wonderland made up of 144 islands and also home to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, which was the scene of the 1840 signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
See the small rural townships and rolling countryside as you make your way to Paihia. Enjoy a guided tour through part of the 506 hectare Waitangi National Trust Estate which was gifted to the nation in 1932. The site of the historic treaty that was signed between the Maori and European people that shaped the nation. View a magnificent Maori Meeting house and a large war canoe, the largest war canoe in the world.
Enjoy a short ferry ride from the vibrant seaside resort of Paihia to the historical township of Russell, once the hub of European settlement and now a big-game fishing base. Originally the first capital of New Zealand and a busy whaling community, Russell is a popular destination where visitors can enjoy a local sightseeing tour and hear the interesting stories of its past.
Return to Paihia by ferry and enjoy free time to explore the busier side of the bay with its shops and arcades. You may even spot big game fish being weighed in at the wharf, before rejoining your coach for the return journey to Auckland in the early evening.
Your tour ends at the hotel upon check out.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Infants must sit on laps
- Wheelchair accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- 2-nights accommodation
- Airport pickup
- Food and drinks
Tour concludes at hotel upon checkout
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.