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Beautiful Bay of Islands

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 525

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.

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    Blue Pacific Quality Apartments Paihia



    The Blue Pacific Quality Apartments is the perfect place to stay to relax and unwind. The hotel is just minutes away from Paihia Township, where you can find beaches, golf courses, game fishing, Island cruising, Dolphin excursions, scuba diving and sailing. This modern hotel offers ...

    The Blue Pacific Quality Apartments is the perfect place to stay to relax and unwind. The hotel is just minutes away from Paihia Township, where you can find beaches, golf courses, game fishing, Island cruising, Dolphin excursions, scuba diving and sailing. This modern hotel offers guests plenty of amenities, including a coffee house, where guests can enjoy baked goods and drinks throughout the day.

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    Marlin House Bed and Breakfast



    Marlin House has a long and credible history providing quality accommodation to visitors in the Bay of Island region. The colonial style home, set in sub-tropical gardens offers four comfortably stylish suites, each with its own individuality and personality. Located just a short walk from ...

    Marlin House has a long and credible history providing quality accommodation to visitors in the Bay of Island region. The colonial style home, set in sub-tropical gardens offers four comfortably stylish suites, each with its own individuality and personality. Located just a short walk from Paihias wharf, beaches and its numerous restaurants and cafés, Marlin House is the perfect "home base" from which to explore the many attractions the region has to offer. With local knowledge of the region and willingness to assist with planning day to day activities the team at Marlin House will ensure your stay with will be both an enjoyable and memorable experience.

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    Pearl of the Bay Paihia



    The Pearl of the Bay Paihia offers guests Paihia accommodation nearby to the bay, where tourists often enjoy boat rides, fishing excursions, and swimming with dolphins. The hotel is also nearby to many of the area's restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. The hotel offers guests ...

    The Pearl of the Bay Paihia offers guests Paihia accommodation nearby to the bay, where tourists often enjoy boat rides, fishing excursions, and swimming with dolphins. The hotel is also nearby to many of the area's restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. The hotel offers guests nine guest rooms in different sizes.

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    Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel



    The Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel is just a short stroll from the sun drenched shores of the ocean beaches of Paihia and the many activities available in the Bay Of Islands. This boutique hotel, with its unique character, offers a perfect haven for holidays, conferences, ...

    The Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel is just a short stroll from the sun drenched shores of the ocean beaches of Paihia and the many activities available in the Bay Of Islands. This boutique hotel, with its unique character, offers a perfect haven for holidays, conferences, functions or just relaxing and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the Bay of Islands.

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    The Waterfront Suites Paihia



    The Waterfront Suites Paihia is situated only steps away from Paihia's restaurants and wharf, the perfect location to take advantage of all that the glorious Bay of Islands and Northland region has to offer. Each of the 30 stunning suites offer ocean views. The two ...

    The Waterfront Suites Paihia is situated only steps away from Paihia's restaurants and wharf, the perfect location to take advantage of all that the glorious Bay of Islands and Northland region has to offer. Each of the 30 stunning suites offer ocean views. The two bedroom premium suites and penthouses offer amazing sweeping views from their private spacious balconies. Interior décor combines relaxed contemporary design for indoor and outdoor entertainment and relaxation.

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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.

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    • Bar(s)
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    • Reception (24 hrs)
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Accommodation in Russell

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    Bay of Islands Cottages B&B



    Boutique waterfront cottages in Russell in the subtropical north of New Zealand. Enjoy sea views from every cottage across the sheltered waters of our bay. Our luxury bed and breakfast or self catering accommodation is designed for couples but children are also welcome. Have an ...

    Boutique waterfront cottages in Russell in the subtropical north of New Zealand. Enjoy sea views from every cottage across the sheltered waters of our bay. Our luxury bed and breakfast or self catering accommodation is designed for couples but children are also welcome. Have an authentic cottage stay experience in a location close to the village but far enough away to enjoy our natural quiet surroundings.

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Accommodation in Bay of Islands

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    Cliff Edge by the Sea



    Cliff Edge by the Sea is situated at Port Opua, the Bay of Islands main Harbour and Marina, only 5 minutes by car from Paihia, and 10 minutes from romantic Russell via the car ferry. Sitting on top of a promontory above Veronica Channel the ...

    Cliff Edge by the Sea is situated at Port Opua, the Bay of Islands main Harbour and Marina, only 5 minutes by car from Paihia, and 10 minutes from romantic Russell via the car ferry. Sitting on top of a promontory above Veronica Channel the Guest lodge is surrounded by a native bush reserve and with no immediate neighbours houseguests are assured relative privacy. With only four guest bedrooms, and a 1 bedroom studio apartment Cliff Edge by the Sea provides a unique accommodation experience in the Bay of Islands, combining the warmth and comfort of a private residence with the sophistication of a boutique hotel.

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Accommodation in Opua

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    The Sanctuary at Bay of Islands



    On a private native bush reserve that contains one of the few remaining untouched native rain forests in an area famously renowned for its natural coastal and marine beauty, rests The Sanctuary. It's an escape, a haven, a restful respite just a five-minute drive from ...

    On a private native bush reserve that contains one of the few remaining untouched native rain forests in an area famously renowned for its natural coastal and marine beauty, rests The Sanctuary. It's an escape, a haven, a restful respite just a five-minute drive from Paihia. The Sanctuary's design features extensive use of native timbers with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive decking to capture and retain the vistas beyond. The understated yet undeniably elegant décor complement what nature has provided outside the doors. Every major room of the retreat offers an uninterrupted, panoramic perspective across the Veronica Channel towards historic Russell, as far as Black Rocks, Moturoa Island and beyond. The exceptional hosts and exquisite dining menu will enhance your experience of these stunningly beautiful natural surroundings.

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 525

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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.

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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.

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    • Bicycles
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
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    • Parking
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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

Get a glimpse into New Zealand's earliest European history as your luxury catamaran passes by Russell, the first capital of New Zealand, and many historically significant islands in the Bay. Enjoy the views as your skipper takes you in to open sea out to the stunning Motukokako Islands, then past the Cape Brett lighthouse. From there venture into the stunning Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett. Hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you. Then take in the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the sheltered waters of the Bay.

Duration4 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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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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