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Bay of Islands Self Drive

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 579

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$ 579

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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

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands Paihia

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    Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands Paihia



    This welcoming Bay of Islands hotel commands a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens as part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The hotels 180 non air conditioned guest …

    This welcoming Bay of Islands hotel commands a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens as part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The hotels 180 non air conditioned guest rooms offer individual balconies or patios and offer a serene escape with designs inspired by nature. Onsite facilities include tennis court, spectacular free form lagoon style swimming pool, mountain bike hire and courtesy shuttle to downtown Paihia. Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands is the perfect base when you want to play scenic golf courses, participate in some of the best big game fishing in the world, and experience the wonder of the local native bush walks or to simply relax in a picturesque location.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis Court
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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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

Opononi Hotel

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    Opononi Hotel



    With magnificent harbour views, situated near the mouth of the Hokianga Harbour and 15 minutes drive from Kauri giant of the forest, "Tane Mahuta", the Opononi Resort Hotel is ideally placed for those travellers wishing to explore this beautiful and historic area of Northland. The …

    With magnificent harbour views, situated near the mouth of the Hokianga Harbour and 15 minutes drive from Kauri giant of the forest, "Tane Mahuta", the Opononi Resort Hotel is ideally placed for those travellers wishing to explore this beautiful and historic area of Northland. The hotel has ten harbour-side hotel rooms - designer decorated and all with private balconies with sea views.

    Facilities

    • Business Facilities
    • Golf
    • Horseback Riding
    • Internet
    • Laundry
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wedding Chapel
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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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 I 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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