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Beautiful Bay of Islands

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 557

MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Extend your stay on New Zealand’s North Island with a trip to the Bay of Islands. Enjoy the stunning coastal scenery and impeccable stretches of beach in the 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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    • 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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    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. All apartments have absolutely stunning sea views from their beachfront location and are superbly appointed.

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    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Spa

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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.

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    • 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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    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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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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    Edgewater Palms



    The relaxing Bay of Island's lifestyle is at your doorstep at Paihia's Edgewater Palms waterfront apartments, with outstanding views of Paihia's golden sands, shimmering water and islands. From your secure luxury apartment accommodations explore Paihia and the Bay of Islands New Zealand; discover the islands, …

    The relaxing Bay of Island's lifestyle is at your doorstep at Paihia's Edgewater Palms waterfront apartments, with outstanding views of Paihia's golden sands, shimmering water and islands. From your secure luxury apartment accommodations explore Paihia and the Bay of Islands New Zealand; discover the islands, play a variety of golf courses or visit ancient forests and isolated beaches. You'll find quality wineries and Paihia has a great choice of restaurants within walking distance of Edgewater.

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    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Concierge
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    Admirals View Lodge and Motel



    Admirals View Lodge & Motel offers a range of quality self-contained (self catering) accommodation in Paihia. Enjoy the sunny terraces with beautiful sea views overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands (from most units) and meander along to the beach, restaurants and cafes from your Paihia …

    Admirals View Lodge & Motel offers a range of quality self-contained (self catering) accommodation in Paihia. Enjoy the sunny terraces with beautiful sea views overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands (from most units) and meander along to the beach, restaurants and cafes from your Paihia accommodation. The studio apartments offer north facing sunny balconies or terraces, air conditioning (except garden studios), free wireless internet, are non-smoking and serviced daily. Enjoy free use of bikes, tennis facilities, bbq’s, a guest laundry and tour desk.

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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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    • Internet Access
    • Library
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Accommodation in Russell

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    Donkey Bay Inn



    Situated in Russell, Donkey Bay Inn offers beachfront accommodation 200 m from Long Beach and features various facilities, such as a garden, a bar and a shared lounge. Boasting a terrace and a private beach area, this property is set near attractions such as Christ …

    Situated in Russell, Donkey Bay Inn offers beachfront accommodation 200 m from Long Beach and features various facilities, such as a garden, a bar and a shared lounge. Boasting a terrace and a private beach area, this property is set near attractions such as Christ church, Russell Museum and Flagstaff Hill. The accommodation offers a concierge service, and luggage storage for guests.

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    • Library
    • Lounge Bar
    • Patio
    • Reception
    • Wifi/Internet Access

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 557

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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.

    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 Motukōkako. 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:

  • Shared transfers between Auckland and the Bay of Islands
  • 2 nights moderate accommodation
  • Shared full day Cape Reinga tour including lunch
  • Shared half day Hole in the Rock Cruise

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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