3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour

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From $455.36

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 72 hours

Departs: Auckland, Auckland

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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In this three day (and 3 night) tour, we’ll travel from Auckland to Northland and explore some of the Bay of Islands before heading back to Auckland. You’ll have the opportunity to visit Paihia, Russell, Waitangi and some of the 144 islands that make up the magnificent Bay of Islands.
Lush green hills, sweeping beaches, epic marine life, giant sand dunes, idyllic islands, and settlements steeped in culture and history – the Northland and Bay of Islands region is truly special.

We’ll have plenty of included activities and stops along our journey including visiting TāneMahuta - the Lord of the Forest, taking time to explore Waitangi Treaty Grounds, short walks through lush subtropical rainforest, enjoying fish and chips at sunset, visiting picture-perfect waterfalls and a sundowner cruise aboard a catamaran!

Optional activities include skydiving, scuba diving or cruises around the bays in search of the local sea-life!

What's Included

3 nights in high-end hostel accommodation – dorm share, upgrades available

Comfortable bus transport

Continental breakfast every day

Fish and chip dinner with spectacular Bay of Islands views

Marvel at the Hokianga Harbour and its giant sand dunes

Orientation tour of every location

Vist Tāne Mahuta – a giant kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest

What's Not Included

Lunch and Dinner at your own expense

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 69

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Paihia Harbour
Kia ora! Nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa!

Hello and welcome to New Zealand –The Land of the Long White Cloud!

After our 8am welcome breakfast, we’ll kick off our tour with a leisurely scenic drive to the subtropical “Winterless North”.

The Northland region is home to some seriously ancient and impressive kauri forests. We’ll stroll through the largest of these – the Waipoua Forest – to meet Tāne Mahuta, the largest of them all. At over 1,250 years old and over 51 metres tall, he’s looking pretty good for his age.

We reach the town of Paihia, the jewel of the Bay of Islands, in the early evening. As the sun sets, we’ll treat you all to a fish and chips feast overlooking the water. It doesn’t get more Kiwi than that!

24 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Today, discover the Bay of Islands’ important role in New Zealand’s history with a trip to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We love bringing you here, it’s a truly unforgettable insight into Māori culture. The 35-metre carved waka (ceremonial war canoe), the world’s biggest, is a must-see.

After lunch we say goodbye to the Bay. We make time for a very special rest stop in Kawakawa to check out the grass-roofed, mosaic-covered, cobblestoned Hundertwasser Toilets. There’s even a living tree in there.

There are some beautiful waterfalls around the area, so we’ll stop off at one of them.

We head back to Auckland via Northland’s east coast, which boasts stunning beaches and coastal walks. Be sure to have your swimwear handy – if time permits, your Haka Guide will take you to some of their top locations!

After an epic day, we reach the bright lights of the City of Sails in the early evening – and bid farewell to your new pals from tour.

24 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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