3 day / 2 night Excursion in the north of New Zealand

Highlights

  • Climb the giant Te Paki dunes

  • The Bay of Islands with its dolphins and magnificent scenery

  • Two magical nights in a luxury hotel

Essential info*

Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Japanese

Starting time 7:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover all the wonders of the North of New Zealand during an amazing 3 day/2 night trip! After leaving your hotel you will travel by minibus to the north of the island. 

  • Day 1Discover the New Zealand coast and guided tour of Russell.

Follow the New Zealand coast and see the fantastic landscapes. There will be plenty of stops to walk around the most beautiful sites. Visits include the Waitangi Treaty House, a historic site which saw the signing of the Treaty between Maori and Europeans for the official creation of New Zealand in 1840. 

On arrival in the Bay of Islands we will take a ferry to the town of Russell. There will be a mini guided tour of the town before shopping in the stores along the sea front. We will then return to Paihia for the night.

  • Day 2 : Excursion to the northernmost tip of the island and Te Paki dune climbing

The second day, we will travel by minibus to the tip of the North Island of New Zealand, Cape Reinga. On the way we will walk along a beautiful beach and can even climb"" the huge Te Paki dune! Gaze upon beautiful natural scenery before spending another night at your hotel in Paihia.

  • Day 3Bay of Islands cruise and free time in Paihia

For the third and final day in the Bay of Islands, we will take a 3 hour cruise to Cape Brett. Enjoy extraordinary scenery, pass through incredible rock formations, and we're sure to encounter many dolphins!

There will be plenty of free time to walk along the beach or to go shopping. In late afternoon, the bus will take you on a leisurely trip back to your hotel in Auckland.

Options

(1) The price shown is the price per person for a booking with a room for 3 persons.

For this activity we request that you book the number of rooms required for your tour. Rooms for 1 person have a single bed, rooms for 2 people have twin beds and a room for 3 people has 3 single beds. Children under 5 years of age can participate at no extra cost if they are able to share their parent's bed.

--> Example: by booking 1 "Tour with a room for 3 people", 3 people can take part in the activity and will share a room.

 

You must also choose one of the following options at time of booking:

  • VIP Excursion: during the 3 day tour you will spend two nights at the Copthorne Millennium hotel in Paihia (4 star hotel). Relax in the hotel's swimming pools in natural surroundings and located just opposite the lake front.
  • Standard Excursion: during the 3 day tour you will spend 2 nights at the Kingsgate Autolodge hotel in Paihia (3/4 star hotel). This seaside hotel is loved by tourists. It has a great swimming pool and games room.

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Departure time: 7:30am (pick up from your hotel between 6:40am and 7:20am)
  • To take part in this activity simply present your booking voucher to the local tour operator
  • Return to Auckland around 8:00pm
  • Dolphins are seen on over 90% of sailings, but we cannot guarantee they will be spotted on your trip.
  • Hotel pick up is only available from some Auckland hotels (See "Pick-Up Points" document for the list of hotels)
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • 2 nights at the Copthorne Millennium Paihia (VIP Excursion) or at the Kingsgate Autolodge Paihia (Standard Excursion)
  • Guided tour by minibus and on foot along the coast to the northern most tip of the island (Cape Reinga)
  • Climb the giant Te Paki dune
  • 3 hour cruise to Cape Brett
  • Guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty House
  • Ferry crossing from Paihia to Russell (return)
  • Mini guided tour of Russell
  • Tour led by a professional guide (commentary in English)
  • Audio-guide for the guided tour (available in Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese)
  • Transport to and from your hotel

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • Lunches during excursions and dinners in Paihia
  • Any other costs

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