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Bay of Islands Small Group Explorer Tour from Auckland

Cheeky Kiwi Travel

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Our tours run in small groups, in modern mini-buses that are specially configured to enhance your tour experience. Our tour guides are locals who are passionate about New Zealand and the attractions & activities you’ll visit and do, and they’ll share their stories, facts and commentary to keep you entertained along the way. Drop-down screens in all our tour vehicles add even more to the experience, bringing the guides’ stories to life. While the destinations you’ll visit are truly spectacular, it’s the little details that set our tours apart. Secret stops, surprise wildlife viewings, complimentary water and snacks, USB charging points for your devices and wi-fi access in our tour vehicles are just some of the things you’ll enjoy. Our customer reviews reinforce that it’s not always just the destination that’s special, but the journey, too.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Wharf 101 Marsden Road, Paihia 0252 New Zealand

One day small group tour from Auckland to the most picturesque and popular holiday and tourist destination in the far north of NZ - The Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands boasts more than 140 beautiful sub tropical islands and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, which is the site that the earliest contact between the indigenous population and European settlers took place in New Zealand. On this tour you will be picked up from your hotel (specified hotels only) to enjoy a guided tour to the Bay of Islands.

Once we have reached this amazing region you will head out for a half day cruise on the Explorer 'Discover the Bay' trip, which includes dolphin watching (whenever possible), a visit to the famous Hole in the Rock plus a BBQ lunch at a beautiful island beach. All of this while cruising and being guided with relaxed commentary through this breath-taking area.

After the cruise you have the option to visit the historical town of Russell (New Zealand's First Capital) or join a Waitangi grounds tour where the Treaty Documents agreed between the English and local Maori were signed.

After some exploring, we slowly make our way back to Auckland with a few surprise stops for breaks and photo opportunities on the way.

Duration: 4 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 16 travelers
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Auckland hotel pick up times:
Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only, starting up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up and tour. No refunds given for no show passengers.

Group 1:
20 minutes before tour start time.
Sofitel Hotel Auckland.
Group 2:
15 minutes before tour start time.
Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, SO/ Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, Waldorf Stadium Apartments.
Group 3:
10 minutes before tour start time
AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland, Ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland.
Group 4:
5 minutes before tour start time
Crowne Plaza Auckland, Scenic Hotel Auckland, SKYCITY Hotel, SKYCITY Grand Hotel.
Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after.
Auckland City Hotel, Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Kiwi International Hotel, Waldorf St Martins Aparthotel, YHA Auckland City, VR Hotel.
Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)

Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 15-20 minutes after the tour start time.

Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive) , Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)

Departure Time
6:00 AM

12 hours

Voucher Info
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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.

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