3 Day Bay of Islands Snapshot
3 Day Bay of Islands Snapshot
The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s great holiday destinations - enjoyed by 'kiwis' and international visitors alike. It is a part of New Zealand that is both stunningly beautiful and historically significant. See two oceans collide and discover the place of leaping, experience wild dolphins up close in their natural habitat and hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the majestic Hole in the Rock.
|Tour Name:||3 Day Bay of Islands Snapshot|
|From:||Auckland to Auckland|
|Valid:||May 18 - Mar 19|
From (NZD) $753 per person
|2 nights accommodation at the Kingsgate Autolodge Hotel|
|Luxury coach transport and hotel transfers|
Short Break Exclusions & Extras
Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price.
Day by Day Tour Itinerary
From Auckland travel north over the Harbour Bridge to Whangarei and Paihia. After checking in at the Kingsgate Autolodge Hotel, visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds – it tells New Zealand’s story of two peoples coming together as one, under the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
The remainder of day at leisure for you to explore the seaside town of Paihia. There are many sightseeing activities and attractions to cater for all interests and budgets There’s something for everyone … whether you’re an adrenaline seeker, nature lover, culture vulture or sun worshipper.
Enjoy a full day tour to Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of New Zealand. There are numerous stops for you to take in the scenic highlights and activities. They start with the easy twenty minute boardwalk through the Puketi Kauri Forest.
Then thunder along Ninety Mile Beach and sledge down the sand dunes there. Take a swim and dig for shellfish. See the picturesque village of Mangonui. Your Coach Captain’s local knowledge and informative commentary will make this trip one to remember.
This morning it’s a Dolphin Cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole-in-the-Rock. Enjoy a cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands aboard ‘Dolphin Seeker’, a purpose-built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Cruise past the Cape Brett lighthouse before arriving at the majestic Hole-in-the-Rock. Hold your breath as the skipper navigates you through the narrow space and wonder at the rock walls that tower above you.
Stop at Urupukapuka Island and take time to swim and relax on a sandy beach. If conditions are suitable, you can upgrade your itinerary to include a swim with wild dolphins. This is a fun cruise the whole family will enjoy!
Late afternoon depart Paihia by coach for Auckland.
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The cost of getting to & from the airport to your accommodation is generally not included, although on some occasions it is, in which case we have specifcally mentioned it in the itinerary. There are always plenty of taxis or shuttles waiting at the airport. You also have the option in most cases to catch a bus into the city centres.
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44-22 days prior to departure – 25%
21-10 days prior to departure – 35%
9 days or less prior to departure – 50%
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