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Bay of Islands Self Drive

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 383

Drive north from Auckland to beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy some leisure time and get to know the area before visiting the superb beaches of Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point.


This short, 4 day round trip from Auckland takes you to some of New Zealand’s less touristed, yet most historically significant sites.

Visit Waitangi treaty house, where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840, defining the terms of British rule/protection over New Zealand and the Maori – terms that are still challenged, reinterpreted and debated today. Visit historic Russell, before going on to Cape Reinga to see the spectacular giant sand dunes of Te Paki, Ninety Mile Beach, and Puketi Forest, home to enormous Kauri trees.

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 383

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Day 1

Auckland to Bay of Islands 240 km (149 miles) 4.25 hours

Depart Auckland and travel north through beautiful coastal scenery to Whangarei and north to the Bay of Islands.
The romantic town of Russell was the country's first capital and directly across the bay is Waitangi where the historic treaty between the British crown and Maori chiefs was signed in 1840. The afternoon is at leisure.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

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    Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia



    Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia is located on the waterfront, 100 meters from Paihia wharf with panoramic views of the Bay of Islands area. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, spa pool and games room. The restaurant offer excellent views of the bay and serves fresh, ...

    Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia is located on the waterfront, 100 meters from Paihia wharf with panoramic views of the Bay of Islands area. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, spa pool and games room. The restaurant offer excellent views of the bay and serves fresh, local cuisine and is open daily for breakfast and dinner.

    Facilities

    • Bicycles
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 2

Bay of Islands at leisure

Today is free to enjoy the many activities the Bay of Islands has to offer.

Day 3

Bay of Islands to The Far North 107 km (66 miles) 2.25 hours

The alluring beaches of the Far North beckon as no trip is complete without a visit to Cape Reinga, New Zealand's northernmost point. The West Coast is the wild, untamed twin with vast stretches of unbroken sand swept by the surf of the Tasman Sea.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga

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    Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga



    By the quiet water's edge of the harbour you will find the welcoming modern comforts of the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga. From the beachfront rooms of the resort you are just a one minute stroll to the shore, providing a picturesque and relaxed atmosphere, ...

    By the quiet water's edge of the harbour you will find the welcoming modern comforts of the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga. From the beachfront rooms of the resort you are just a one minute stroll to the shore, providing a picturesque and relaxed atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The elevated rooms with balcony offer magnificient views over the harbour and towering sand dunes. Hokianga Harbour remains a relatively untouched land of contrasts, from lush kauri forests to sun kissed sand dunes, calm harbour waters to surf breaks on the sandbar. In the heart of this subtropical microclimate, the hotel provides the perfect base to explore Hokianga's rich history and beauty, and to experience a slice of kiwi paradise in Northland.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

The Far North to Auckland 354 km (220 miles) 6 hours

Depart in the morning for Dargaville. Stop at Waipoua Forest where well-maintained tracks give access to giant Kauri Trees up to 2,000 years old. At Dargaville you can visit the maritime museum, which tells the story of many shipwrecks from New Zealand's early history. Continue to Auckland where you return your rental vehicle.

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DEPARTS:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • 4 Day Hertz Group E car rental
  • Goway's co-pilot kit of goodies (maps, directions, discounts)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Park fees unless stated

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates will apply, Limited seats/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability.  Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request – please inquire. 

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