Spectacular Bay of Islands

3 nights from €629 per person

Overview

On this relaxed four-day short break, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the beautiful scenery of the Bay of Islands. Cruise through the tranquil waters as you watch out for the exciting marine life or absorb the views of the Cape Brett Lighthouse; people-watch from the charming cafés and learn about the Maori heritage at the Waitangi Treaty Reserve before making your way back to Auckland. (AA)

Please note: The prices listed are for the tour only and do not include international flights; this tour would be a great add-on option as part of your New Zealand holiday.

Highlights

  • Take a relaxed and picturesque cruise through the Bay of Islands
  • Go dolphin and whale spotting
  • Visit the Hole in the Rock
  • Take a trip to the Waitangi Treaty Reserve
Whats included?
  • Internal travel
  • Tour guide throughout
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
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Day 1

Auckland/Bay of Islands

Depart early this morning (6:45am) from Auckland via coach for the Bay of Islands. Upon arrival in Paihia, you'll visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve and learn about New Zealands early Maori and European history - take in sights such as the Maori War Canoe and Meeting House. Next you’ll board a Dolphin Seeker, purpose-built catamaran for a cruise through the crystalline waters. Watch out for sightings of whales and dolphins, as well as other marine life and views of the Cape Brett lighthouse before your arrival at the famous Hole in the Rock. Take in the sights at the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back to the inner islands of the bay.

Overnight: Copthorne Resort, Garden View (Regular) or Copthorne Resort, Water View (Superior) (Dinner included)

Day 2

Bay of Islands

Today can be spent at leisure, making the most of this beautiful Bay of the islands. Relax by the pool, take a coach ride to Cape Reinga - the very top of New Zealand, via idyllic Ninety Mile Beach or wander along some of the walking trails. In the evening, head to the waterfront and dine at one of the cafés or restaurants. Alternatively, opt to glide down the Waitangi River on board the Ratanui for a dinner cruise.

Overnight: Copthorne Resort, Garden View (Regular) or Copthorne Resort, Water View (Superior) (Breakfast included)

Day 3

Auckland

Today you may wish to spend time relaxing in a local café or riding the historic ferry to Russell – the first capital of New Zealand. In the afternoon, return to Auckland over the harbour bridge into the city.

Overnight: Scenic Hotel (regular) or The Cordis (superior) (Breakfast included)

Day 4

Auckland

Your short break ends this morning after breakfast, transfer back to Auckland airport for your onward flight.

(Breakfast included)

  • Hotels (3 nights)
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Travel in an air conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers

Please note - International flights are not included in the price shown, please enquire for a full quote.

 

Local Departure Dates

Daily departures are available throughout the year.

We would recommend taking with you...

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months
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