3-Day Bay of Islands Tour and Cape Reinga
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- Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and historic Russell
- Explore the northernmost tip of New Zealand at Cape Reinga
- Soar down the giant sand dunes at Te Paki on a boogie board
- Cruise out to the remote Cape Brett Peninsula on a dolphin viewing eco-cruise
DescriptionDay 1: Auckland - Waitangi - Paihia - Russell Township - Paihia Climb aboard your deluxe air-conditioned coach in central Auckland and wave goodbye to the city for three days as you travel north. Watch as rolling hills give way to the subtropical bush and listen to informative commentary from your driver. Upon arrival in Waitangi, enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and discover why the area is so significant to New Zealand history before your journey continues to Paihia. Take a short ferry ride from Paihia to Russell and prepare to explore the quaint and charming township via a one-hour guided coach tour. See Christ Church, the oldest church in New Zealand, famed for the bullet-holes in its walls, and visit the historic Pompallier House, home to Bishop Pompallier’s Catholic Mission. You’ll even get the opportunity to see the country’s oldest pub. Upon arrival back in Paihia, you’ll be shown to your accommodation. Day 2: Paihia - 90 Mile Beach - Te Paki Stream - Cape Reinga Embark on an epic journey from Paihia to Cape Reinga as you explore the northernmost tip of New Zealand. Board your deluxe coach, purpose-built to glide over multiple terrains, from the sandy shores of 90 Mile Beach to the winding roads that lead to Cape Reinga. Take a smooth ride along 90 Mile Beach before a stop at the giant sand dunes in Te Paki. Get your fill of adrenalin as you climb the giant sand dunes and zoom back down head-first on a boogie board. Listen as your knowledgeable driver and guide provides informative commentary along the way. Hear Māori legends and learn the history of this wild and untouched region. Upon arrival in Cape Reinga, take a short walk across the headland to reach the famous Cape Reinga Lighthouse and marvel as the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean collide before your eyes. Day 3: Paihia - Cape Brett Cruise - Auckland Wake up and smell the sea air. Board your deluxe catamaran, purpose-built for dolphin viewing, at Paihia Wharf and glide past some 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands. See the famed Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island and marvel as your skipper expertly guides your boat through the tight space (weather and ocean conditions permitting) before heading back into the sheltered waters of the bay. Glimpse secluded islands and pristine beaches, keeping watch for dolphins and whales who frequent the subtropical waters, while listening to informative commentary from your expert crew.
IncludesPick-up from your hotel/motel in Auckland
3-day tour by deluxe coach
English commentary from a driver/guide
Admission to Waitangi Treaty House grounds
2 nights accommodation in Paihia
Fish and chips on day 2 (deluxe accommodation only)
3-hour Cape Brett cruise
Local taxes and fees
Food and beverages
Guide (your knowledgeable driver will provide commentary)
- Children between 5 and 14 years old pay 50% of adults twin price when sharing with 2 paying adults OR 80% of the adult twin share rate when sharing a room with 1 paying adult. Please contact GetYourGuide Customer Service if you wish to book for a single adult with child. Children 4 and under travel free if a seat is not required (meals will be charged accordingly)
Easy cancellationCancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund
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