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What to do at the Bay of Islands

Island Adventurer - Cliffs and Caves

Great for
  • Beaches & boats
  • Wildlife & nature

Take to the waters and discover the rugged seaward side of the Bay of Islands. Cruise past the majestic black rocks, so rare they only feature in 3 locations worldwide, also visit Marsden Cross - the site of New Zealand's first missionary settlement. The Island Adventurer can get you closer to the islands and even land you on the beach for a truly unique experience.

The cruise departs in a morning and finishes around 12.30pm, however you can choose to bring a picnic and spend the afternoon at Otehei Bay, returning back to Paihia at 4.15pm.

From £46 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs daily and is 4.5 hours in duration (or 9 hours if you wish to stay on the island for the afternoon). Includes cruise and full commentary and departs from Paihia or Russell Wharf.

Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Wildlife & nature

Wander the boardwalks through the Puketi Kauri Forest, head to the magnificent Ninety Mile Beach, and explore the famous lighthouse. With the opportunity to sledge or board down the dunes, take a dip in the ocean, or dig for shellfish, you’ll soon build up an appetite in time for an exclusive lunch overlooking the stunning Houhora Harbour. With a local guide on hand to give expert commentary, this will be a day to remember! 

From £79 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs at approximately 7.15am, returning around 6.15pm, hotel pick ups available from Paihia or Kerikeri. Includes a fish and chip lunch.

Discover the Bay of Islands with the Hole in the Rock

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Visiting friends & family
  • Wildlife & nature

Travel across Auckland Harbour Bridge via the Hibiscus Coast to the stunning Bay of Islands, home to beautiful uncrowded beaches and native forests. This tour is a fantastic opportunity for those limited on time, the Bay of Islands is certainly not to be missed! Arrive in Paihia to visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, before hopping aboard a cruise to Cape Brett to sail through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ natural stone archway, before returning to Auckland.

For those already staying in the scenic Bay of Islands, the cruise is also available to book from Paihia wharf.

Cruise only from Paihia from £57 per adult

Day tour from Auckland from £165 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs at approximately 7.30am from SkyCity Travel centre, Auckland hotel pick ups available. Includes packed lunch on cruise. Returns to Auckland at approximately 8pm. Cruise from Paihia (without transfers) departs at either 9.30am or 1.30pm.

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