5 Day Bay of Islands Tourer

5 Day Bay of Islands Tourer

Flying into Auckland? Why not explore the Bay of Islands on this excellent self-driving tour that includes a 'Hole in the Rock' cruise and plenty of time to explore the area.

Book your self drive tour this month and receive a discount of 7.5%. If you pay by 30 September 2018.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Self Drive Tours
From: Auckland to Auckland
Departures: May 2018 to March 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $770 per person
Tour Operator: Relaxing Journeys
Duration: 5 Days
Tour Code: GNBIT

Inclusions

4 nights accommodation
Rental vehicle of your choice
Hole in the Rock & Cape Brett cruise, in the Bay of Islands
Comprehensive travel compendium, including Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook, maps, vouchers and travel guides

Book your self drive tour this month and receive a discount of 7.5%. If you pay by 30 September 2018.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Auckland

Welcome to Auckland! Once you’ve moved through customs and collected your baggage, it’s time to sign for your rental car and check-in at your accommodation. You’ve landed on the doorstep of New Zealand’s largest city, an idyllic setting overlooking the forested Waitakere Ranges, the sheltered Manukau Harbour and the island-studded Hauraki Gulf to the north.

No wonder over a million people choose to live here! Beautiful beaches and dreamy offshore islands are just half an hour from the city. In fact, the sea is so much a part of the place that an unusually high number of people own their own boats giving the city its moniker of the ‘City of Sails’.

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Day 2
Auckland - Bay of Islands

This morning head north out of Auckland to the Bay of Islands. Take some time to visit Kerikeri on the way for arts, crafts, antiques and see one of the oldest buildings in the country – the Stone Store.

Then you can make your way to Paihia, holiday resort of the North and gateway to the beautiful Bay of Islands. (2 nights)

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Day 3
Cape Brett and the Bay of Islands

You can relax today and enjoy the Bay of Islands in a number of ways. We’ve included a cruise to the famous Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett for you this morning. Board the luxury catamaran which will whisk you on a comfortable journey out through game fishing waters to the Cape Brett Lighthouse. Next is Motukokako Island and the famous “Hole in the Rock” where we make a passage through the Hole and on to the Grand Cathedral Cave.

On the return journey the cruise takes its time and meanders through the inner islands. View sandy beaches, beautiful bays and marine wildlife as your skipper gives an informative commentary. Included is an island stopover on beautiful Urupukapuka Island. As your catamaran docks at the Historic Otehei Bay, enjoy the white sandy beach, picturesque views and its rich archaeological landscape.

On the way back you might like to stop off at the quaint seaside village of Russell (New Zealand’s first capital) where you can take some time to wander around and enjoy.

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Day 4
Bay of Islands - Auckland

It’s a good day for exploring today as there are many possibilities for stops on the way down south. At Waipu turn left to Waipu Cove and follow that road down through Langs Bach and Mangawhai.

Waipu Cove is the local surf beach in the area. Further on, at the old Bohemian settlement of Puhoi have a drink and sample some local cheese. A little further south is Waiwera where there are mineral hot pools to bathe and have fun in. Return to Auckland tonight.

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Day 5
Depart Auckland

After breakfast this morning, please make your way to the airport where you will return your car in time for your onward flight.

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20/01/2017
Fabulous trip from Auckland to the Bay of Islands, arranged from the U.K. All arrangements went smooth and the suggested itinerary was great.
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5 Day Bay of Islands Tourer
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Tour Code: GNBIT
From (NZD) $770 per person
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Departures: May 2018 to March 2019
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