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3-Day Bay of Islands Tour from Auckland

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This comprehensive 3-day tour of the Bay of Islands is ideal for the first time visitor to New Zealand. With natural beauty, rocky islets and pristine beaches, the Bay of Islands is the water playground of the North Island. Learn about Maori culture, travel to the northernmost point of New Zealand and take a cruise through the famous "Hole in the Rock".

What You'll Get


Day 1: Auckland – Bay of Island

Pass By: Paihia, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island
Depart from Auckland City Centre and make your way to the township of Paihia. Along the way, see the Auckland Harbour Bridge, the golden sand beaches of the Hibiscus Coast, and the Northern City of Whangarei.

Stop At: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia New Zealand
Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds: the site which was where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by both Native Maori and New Zealand settler. Here you'll see a magnificent Maori meeting house and large war canoe.The rest of your afternoon and evening is at your leisure to explore Paihia.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Scenic Circle Bay of Islands Hotel or similar

Day 2: Day Two: Cape Reinga Day Excursion

Stop At: Manginangina Kauri Walk, Waipapa, Kerikeri 0295 New Zealand
Today you will travel even further north and make a visit to the beautiful Puketi Kauri Forest and get close to majestic giant kauri trees and native bush. Walk along a specially built walkway while giant trees surround you.
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia New Zealand
Travel along the aptly named 90 mile beach as waves crash beside your custom-built coach. You'll make a number of stops along this journey (weather depending) as you continue on north.

Stop At: Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, Northland Region, North Island
Arrive at the northernmost tip of New Zealand and look out over the vast ocean at Cape Reinga. Visit the iconic lighthouse and see the point where the Tasman Sea and the mighty Pacific Ocean meet. After you will also enjoy a delicious lunch (included) on the tour and a stop will be made at a local museum. Your tour will return to Paihia in the early evening.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Scenic Circle Bay of Islands Hotel or similar

Day 3: Bay of Islands – Auckland

Stop At: Motukokako Island, New Zealand
Enjoy a morning cruise of to the famous Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett for some truly magnificent views. Sea conditions permitting you will get to travel through the narrow hole of the island for a once in a lifetime experience. Also, if you're lucky, you'll also be able to see local Bottlenose Dolphin close to the boat along with other native marine wildlife.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island
Finally enjoy a sightseeing tour of the historic township of Russell, New Zealand's oldest townships and first capital, as well as some time to explore before returning back to Auckland where your tour will conclude.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Auckland
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Commentary by local guide
  • 2-nights accommodation in the Bay of Islands
  • Lunch on Day 2
  • Hole in the Rock' Cruise (weather permitting)
  • Russell township tour
  • Ferry from Russel to Paihia
  • Entry/Admission - Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Entry/Admission - Manginangina Kauri Walk

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please advise if your hotel is located outside the pick up area and we will provide you a meeting location for pick up and drop offs.

Departure Time
7:10 AM

3 days

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.