Highlights

  • Cape Brett cruise, dolphin encounter and pass through the Hole in the Rock.

  • The beautiful landscapes of the Bay of Islands

  • Waitangi Treaty House tour

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

Duration 12hrs30 mins

Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Japanese

Starting time 7:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover the magic of New Zealand during a guided tour of the north of the island. The schedule for the day is as follows:

  1. Bay of Islands Guided Tour

After leaving your hotel you will travel by minibus following the island's northern coast. Here you can see wonderful scenery and many natural beaches. We will also travel through areas such as the Hibiscus Coast and the city of Whangerei with its large port.

There will be a stop to visit the Waitangi Treaty House, a historic location where the Treaty between the Maori and Europeans was signed in 1840.

 

  1. Cape Brett Cruise

After returning to the Bay of Islands, we will board a small boat to take us to Cape Brett. During the cruise amongst more than 140 islands, experience the amazing natural scenery, and possibly encounter dolphins (dolphins are seen on over 90% of sailings)! Travel through the "Hole in the Rock", a large hole that has been eroded into the rocks.

At the end of the cruise we will return to Paihia before a leisurely journey back to your hotel in Auckland.

Options

When making your booking you will be asked to choose one of the following options:

  • Tour & Cruise: see the Bay of Islands as set out above. You will need to provide your own lunch or purchase at the location. 
  • Tour & Cruise + Lunch: Bay of Islands excursion as set out above. A picnic will be provided during the Cape Brett cruise.

Good to know

  • Availability : every day (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Duration: Approximately 12.5 hours (cruise approximately 3 hours)
  • 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
  • During the cruise, passage through the Hole in the Rock will be subject to weather conditions.
  • Dolphins are seen on over 90% of sailings. but we cannot guarantee they will be spotted on your trip.

Information about your booking:

  • The tour is free for children under 5 years of age if they sit on their parent's knees.
  • Hotel pick up is only available from some Auckland hotels. (Click here to see the list of hotels)

 

The price includes:

  • Bay of Islands One Day Guided Tour
  • 3 hour cruise of Cape Brett and pass through the 'Hole in the Wall’
  • Guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty House
  • Lunch (only with the Tour & Cruise + Lunch option)
  • 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

The price does not include:

  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other costs

All other details will be provided at the time of booking.

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.

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