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Cape Reinga Bus Pass

Only have a few days in New Zealand and want to see more than just Auckland? This pass lets you discover the sub-tropical Far North.

The Bay of Islands is famous for white sandy beaches, world-class diving, water activities, and Cape Reinga - the northernmost point of New Zealand, where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean collides.


  • Travel to Cape Reinga to see the Pacific Ocean meet the Tasman Sea at the northernmost point of New Zealand (Cape Reinga Day Tour is included with your pass).
  • Visit the Puketi Forest, home to ancient giant Kauri trees.
  • Walk the sandy shores of 90 Mile Beach and go sand-boarding down its giant sand dunes!
  • Catch the ferry to historic Russell (NZ's former capital)
  • Swim at Waipu Cove

What's Included

  • Knowledgable driver-guide who will help get you around the country and tell you everything you need to know about New Zealand.
  • Guaranteed accommodation along the way, no need to book in advance (extra cost). More details here
  • Questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us.

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Number of Days 3

Starts: Auckland Finishes: Auckland

Tour Type: Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass


January 01, 2019 - January 22, 2019: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
January 23, 2019 - February 28, 2019: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
March 01, 2019 - April 30, 2019: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
May 01, 2019 - September 30, 2019: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Tour Itinerary EXPAND ALL

This pass starts in New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, known as the ‘city of sails.’

We depart for the beautiful Bay of Islands from 7.00am. This relaxed seaside town of Paihia is often called the ‘gateway to the Bay’. We stop en-route for a chance to snorkel at the Goat Island Marine Reserve (summer), New Zealand’s first marine reserve, before cruising up to Paihia for a relaxing afternoon in the stunning Bay.


Hostel along from the beach.


Optional Paid:  Catch the ferry across to historic Russell (New Zealand’s ex-capital), skydiving, Hole in the Rock boat trip, diving.

Included Free: Snorkeling at Goat Island (summer only), tree hugging huge kauri trees at Parry Kauri Forest (wet weather/winter option).


Today the bus departs Paihia early and you head to New Zealand’s very northern tip – Cape Reinga. Try some Dune Surfing and check out the fantastic 90 Mile Beach. You cannot hop off the bus this day. 


Hostel near the beach in Paihia. 


Dune Surfing, 90 Mile Beach, Cape Reinga.

Enjoy a sleep-in today, or explore the beachside town of Paihia. The bus takes off in the afternoon and you head back to the Big Smoke (aka – Auckland). 


Central Auckland hostel.


Head out for a swim, relax on the beach in Paihia, cruise around the bay (extra).

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