4 Day Family Getaway in the Bay of Islands

4 Day Family Getaway in the Bay of Islands

The sub-tropical Northland region is often referred to as the birthplace of New Zealand and is an area steeped in history with plenty of exciting and fun activities ideal for a family getaway.

Take in the sights and beauty of the Far North as you travel along 90 mile beach on the way to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point. Travel in a top of the range, all terrain 4WD vehicle and sit back, relax and take in the wonderful views as your driver guide immerses you in the culture and history of the area. Highlights include a gum diggers park where an ancient kauri forest was buried thousands of years ago; a drive along 90 mile beach; the opportunity to climb massive sand dunes and boogie board back down; and a walk to the famous Cape Reinga lighthouse where you see the meeting of two mighty oceans, the Pacific & the Tasman Sea. A day of fun, action and spectacular landscapes.

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, swimming with wild dolphins is available at an additional cost. This is a fun cruise the whole family will enjoy!

Your Bay of Islands accommodation is located in the seaside resort of Paihia, nestled on the foreshore of this National Maritime Park. It is a popular destination for local kiwi families as there is so many activities suited to all ages. Be sure to visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and take the ferry to the picturesque town of Russell. Fishing, sailing, kayaking, golfing ... your options are numerous.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 4 Day Family Getaway in the Bay of Islands
From: Bay of Islands to Bay of Islands
Valid: May 18 - Mar 19
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: SBBOI4F

Inclusions

3 nights self-contained accommodation at the Blue Pacific Apartments
Dune Rider 4WD adventure to Cape Reinga via 90 mile beach. Picnic lunch included
Half Day Dolphin cruise to Cape Brett & the Hole-in-the-Rock
(Option to include car hire and to start and finish in Auckland)

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

Day 1
Arrive in Bay of Islands

On arrival, please make your way to the Blue Pacific Apartments. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy the local sights. (Option to include car hire and to start and finish in Auckland)

Day 2
Bay of Islands Sightseeing

Enjoy a full day 4WD adventure to Cape Reinga via 90 mile beach. A picnic lunch is included.

Day 3
Bay of Islands Sightseeing

Morning Dolphin cruise to Cape Brett & the Hole-in-the-Rock. At leisure this afternoon.

Day 4
Bay of Islands

Free time for some last minute sightseeing before departing Paihia for your next destination.

4 Day Family Getaway in the Bay of Islands
Short Breaks
Tour Code: SBBOI4F
From (NZD) $833 per person
Departures: May 18 - Mar 19

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