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Beautiful Bay of Islands

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 523

Enjoy the stunning coastal scenery and impeccable stretches of beach in beautiful Bay of Islands. Visit historic Russell and Cape Reinga before heading back to the Bay and on to Auckland.


Explore the history and beauty of New Zealand’s own top end on this 3 day journey from Auckland. A local Maori guide takes you to 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. Return to the Bay of Islands for your cruise following the path of the original 1927 ‘Cream Trip’, visiting some of New Zealand’s most secluded islands before your return to Auckland.


 

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Accommodation in Paihia

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    Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Paihia



    The Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Paihia is situated in 4 acres of park-like grounds and within easy walking distance of the village and wharf. Located only 10 minutes away from the Waitangi Treaty House and the fabulous 18 hole Waitangi Golf Course. The hotel ...

    The Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Paihia is situated in 4 acres of park-like grounds and within easy walking distance of the village and wharf. Located only 10 minutes away from the Waitangi Treaty House and the fabulous 18 hole Waitangi Golf Course. The hotel has 114 standard, superior and air-conditioned deluxe rooms.

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking (for Self Park)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Secretarial Service

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    Paihia Beach Resort and Spa



    Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel redefines comfort and relaxation with a blend of luxury accommodation, stylish amenities, superior service and stunning natural surroundings. The resort directly overlooks Paihia's most picturesque beach and is located within walking distance of Paihia Wharf, the departure point to ...

    Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel redefines comfort and relaxation with a blend of luxury accommodation, stylish amenities, superior service and stunning natural surroundings. The resort directly overlooks Paihia's most picturesque beach and is located within walking distance of Paihia Wharf, the departure point to discover the Bay of Islands, the scenic wonderland that forms the historical, cultural and natural heart of New Zealand.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 523

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Day 1

Auckland to Bay of Islands incl Waitangi and Russell Mini Tour

You depart Auckland this morning and travel through spectacular scenery of native forests and sub-tropical bush to the foreshores of the National Maritime Park and the beautiful Bay of Islands. On arrival in the Bay of Islands visit the Waitangi Treaty House before travelling to Russell where you will enjoy a one hour tour by coach. You'll see remarkable views of the Bay of Islands from Flagstaff Hill and learn about the major historical sights of Russell, including Pompallier Mission House and Christ's Church.

Duration7 Hours

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, local cuisine and is open daily for breakfast and dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast - Advanced Purchase with Breakfast ? Non Refundable
Duration2 Nights
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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

Cape Reinga Day Tour including lunch

A Cape Reinga tour for those who wish to spend time enjoying the magnificent natural wonders of the North. You will be over-awed by the grandeur of the mighty Kauri trees, the expanse of Ninety Mile Beach and the mystique of Cape Reinga. There are numerous stops for you to take in the scenic highlights and activities. They start with the easy twenty minute boardwalk through the Puketi Kauri Forest. Thunder along Ninety Mile Beach to the top of New Zealand and wander out to the lighthouse. Ride the sand sledges if you dare! Take a swim and dig for shellfish. See the picturesque village of Mangonui. Your Coach Captain's local knowledge and informative commentary will make this trip one to remember. It is a day full of activity and yours to enjoy.

Duration11 Hours
Day 3

Hole in the Rock Cruise AM

Experience a uniquely relaxing three hours of island views and stunning blue waters! Depart from Paihia or Russell and head all the way out to the historic lighthouse at Cape Brett. Your catamaran will take you on a memorable voyage, gliding out to the famous Hole in the Rock at MotukĊkako. This landmark is a stunning sight, and in good conditions you'll pass right through! The catamaran is the ideal way to view the many islands you'll pass - it has the largest outdoor decks in the Bay. During your cruise, you'll have the chance to see marine wildlife like whales and a variety of bird species. And make sure you're ready to take plenty of photos as you approach the Hole in the Rock!

Duration3 Hours

Bay of Islands to Auckland

This is a great transport option to get back to Auckland if you have spent a few days in the Bay of Islands. The departure time allows you to spend a full day in the Bay before leaving for Auckland. Your journey will take you past scenic native forests and sub-tropical bush, before crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge to arrive into the spectacular city scene of Auckland by night.

Duration5 Hours

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Roundtrip transfers from Auckland to the Bay of Islands
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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 may apply. Limited seat/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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