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3 Day Bay of Islands Adventure Tour

On this two night, three day tour of the New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, you’ll experience the stunning Far North of the North Island. Snorkeling, sand boarding and views of the Bay of Islands are all highlights of this trip. 



  • Bay of Islands wildlife cruise
  • Visit Tane Mahuta, the ''Lord of the Forest'', in the Waipoua Forest near Hokianga
  • Sand Boarding
  • Experience Maori culture on a guided twilight encounter

What's Included

  • Experienced tour guide
  • Accommodation, Accommodation transfers
  • Meals as indicated
  • Maori welcome/guide in Opononi
  • Tane Mahuta visit
  • Hokianga ferry
  • Sand boarding
  • Wildlife boat trip spotting dolphins and other marine life
  • Russell Ferry
  • Breakfast (1), dinner (1).

Important Notes

  • Departure Time / Location: 7am pick-up at your accommodation
  • Arriving late afternoon in Auckland 

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Number of Days 3

Starts: Auckland Finishes: Auckland

Tour Type: Small Group Tour


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The tour starts bright and early from Auckland to head north to Paihia with stops on the way to see giant kauri trees and to hike to a beautiful waterfall. Snorkel off the beach with the marine life at Goat Island followed by a trip to the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds (own expense). After settling into our accommodation, the evening is yours to relax. (D)


Hostel near the beach.


Tree hugging huge kauri trees at Parry Kauri Forest, snorkel Goat Island

This morning we take a wildlife cruise in the beautiful Bay of Islands, a collection of 144 islands bursting with marine life. There’s no better way to see it than by boat, keep an eye out for wild dolphins.

In the afternoon it’s off to Opononi and Hokianga, where we will be greeted by a local Maori guide and receive a traditional welcome to the area. See huge sand dunes and take part in an optional twilight tour where you’ll visit the largest Kauri tree in the world, Tane Mahuta “God of the Forest” for some pretty amazing photo opportunities (own expense). Includes breakfast and dinner.


Comfortable Kiwi lodge


Bay of Island’s wild life boat trip, see sand dunes

It’s across the Hokianga Harbour to go sand boarding today down the massive dunes before you start to make our way south through the mighty Waipoua Forest littered with 1000 year old trees. You’ll visit the idyllic Kai Iwi Lakes for a swim in the crystal clear waters draped with beautiful white sand before departing for the big smoke – Auckland – arriving late afternoon. 


Central city hostel


Sand Boarding, swim in the Kai Iwi Lakes, visit Waipoura Forest, Hokianga Ferry Ride, Tane Mahuta (NZ largest Kauri).

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1 reviews
June 2016

This was a great experience. The places we visited were amazing and the activities were a lot of fun. The whole thing goes very quick, but it makes sense, there is just so much to see. The guide was very knowledgeable and fun to hang out with.

Trip Date: April 2016

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