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Discover The Bay, Waitangi & Russell Mini Tour

Coach & Ferry Scenic Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Auckland

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Tour Itinerary

This fantastic tour takes you across the Auckland Harbour Bridge, north via the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands – a haven for people who enjoy sea activities and the beauty of un-crowded sandy beaches and native forests. Arrive in Paihia and visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds

After visiting the treaty grounds a Fullers Ferry will take you to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand and significant in history of both the Maori and European. 

The mini tour takes you around Russell ending with a Ferry trip back to Paihia to rejoin your coach to return to Auckland.

Tour Highlights
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • Parry Kauri Park
  • Guided Tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Mini Bus tour of Russell, New Zealand's first Capital.
  • View from Flagstaff Hill
  • Maritime Visitor Centre
Tour Inclusions
  • Price includes hotel pick-up and admissions
  • Luxury Coach Transport
Tour Departures
  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure & Return Details: SkyCity Travel Centre at 102 Hobson Street (near the Sky Tower), Auckland or from selected centrally located accomodations
  • Departure Time: 7:30am
  • Duration: 13 hours (approximate)
  • Closed: Christmas Day
Children's Prices

Child prices for day tours apply to children aged 5 - 14 years (inclusive) and are generally 50% of the adult price. Children less than 5 years are free of charge, if not occupying a seat. Lunch prices for children are half of the adult price.

Important Information
  • Tour operates on Waitangi day (6 Feb) which is a public holiday in New Zealand but does not include Waitangi Treaty House as this is closed.
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.
General Information
  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary.
  • Daily departing city sightseeing tours.
  • A modern fleet of luxury coaches specifically designed for sightseeing and touring around New Zealand.
  • Glass roofed coaches on a number of tours.
  • Multi-lingual commentary
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off service from inner city hotels. Pick-up and drop-off details must be advised at the time of booking.
Tourism Industry Affiliations:
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Discover The Bay, Waitangi & Russell Mini Tour Reviews

Reviews from past clients of Relaxing Journeys. 6 Reviews. Average Rating 4.5 of 5.

  • 5Kenny, our driver was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. His special attention to detail, especially pointing out largeKaori trees along the way, which were here long before Europeans arrived, really helped put the trip to the treaty grounds in perspective.

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    - 13/11/2014
  • 5Organization, tour guide, places that we visited... all THE BEST OF THE BEST!

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    - 22/09/2013
  • 4Long day - but worth it to get to see Northland. If I'd had more time I would have stayed overnight. Driver/guide excellent. A really good day out!

    - 07/02/2011
  • 5It was a great tour! The guide was very good and the places beautiful!

    - 08/12/2010
  • 4Treaty Gardens good. Russell tour good, but had to get straight back on ferry, as driver wanted to meet in paihia at 1/4 past the hour, ferry only on hour so had to come back and hang around 3/4 hour when we would have prefered time to wander in Russell, timings could have been planned better

    - 21/03/2010
  • 4We had a lovely day. Our driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. The coach was comfortable. The packed lunch was good

    - 18/02/2010