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Jack Pass

This pass is perfect for those travellers with a few days to escape Auckland - or for those who want to add the Bay of Islands onto any other small group tours or bus passes.

The Far North of NZ (aka Northland) is a piece of paradise with a sub-tropical climate, white sandy beaches and forests. There is some world-class diving and water activities, and the kiwi locals love to holiday up here. Paihia in the Bay of Islands is also a great small town to spend more time in summer and get some sunshine amongst a picture perfect location.

In the summer, we include a stop off on the way up for you to swim at beautiful Waipu cove.



  • Scenic Bay of Islands
  • Swimming at Waipu Cove (summer only)
  • Tree hugging giant kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park (wet weather option)
  • Add on a day tour to Cape Reinga
  • Choose to swim with dolphins or go sailing at the Bay of Islands

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
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Number of Days 2

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

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).

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).


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