TOURS & BUS PASSES / 3 Day Bay of Islands Adventure Tour

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. 

 

Highlights

  • Bay of Islands wildlife cruise
  • Visit Tane Mahuta, the ''Lord of the Forest'', in the Waipoua Forest near Hokianga
  • Sand Boarding

What's Included

All transport: You'll travel in our comfortable mid-sized coaches around the North Island,

Experienced tour guide: Expect entertaining commentary, insight into local secrets and extra support from your tour guide.

Accommodation: 2 nights’ quad share accommodation in a variety of quality backpacker hostels, wilderness lodges and cabins. Upgrades to twin (NZD $70pp) and single (NZD $140) rooms are available.

Meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners

Top rated activities:

- Tree hugging at Parry Kauri Forest
- Swim at scenic Waipu Cove
- Bay of Islands Wildlife Cruise
- Ferry ride across Hokianga Harbour
- Sand boarding
- Swim at Kai Iwi Lakes

Important Notes

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

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PRICE: $545 NZD

Number of Days 3

Starts: Auckland Finishes: Auckland

Tour Type: Small Group Tour

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Tour Itinerary EXPAND ALL

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)

ACCOMODATION

Hostel near the beach.

SIGHTS

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

This morning we take a scenic cruise around the beautiful Bay of Islands, a collection of 144 islands bursting with marine life, and there’s no better way to see it than by boat. Keep a watchful eye out and you may see wild dolphins!

In the afternoon it’s off to the Hokianga Harbour, where we will see the huge sand dunes. Tonight you have the option to take part in a Maori-guided twilight encounter, where you’ll visit the Waipoua Forest, learn about Maori legends and the spiritual inhabitants of the forest, and visit the largest kauri tree in the world, the “God of the Forest” Tane Mahuta (own expense). Finish the day with a Kiwi classic for dinner, traditional fish and chips. Includes breakfast and dinner.

ACCOMODATION

Waterside Lodge

SIGHTS

Hole in the Rock cruise is included.

We start the morning with a ferry ride across the Hokianga Harbour to experience the thrill of sand boarding down massive dunes (weather dependant) before we start to make our way south through the mighty Waipoua Forest. Here we will have the opportunity to visit NZ’s largest kauri trees. We visit the idyllic Kai Iwi Lakes for a swim in the beautiful crystal clear waters surrounded by a pure white sandy beach, before returning to the ‘big smoke’ for a late afternoon arrival. Includes breakfast.

ACCOMODATION

Central city hostel

SIGHTS

Included: Hokianga Ferry ride, sand boarding, visit Waipoua Forest (NZ’s largest Kauri trees), swim in the Kai Iwi Lakes

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Reviews

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Betty
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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