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Spectacular Bay of Islands

3 nights from €599 per person

  • Included:
  • Accommodation
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
  • Internal travel
  • Tour guide throughout
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • No credit card fees for Visa and Mastercard
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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

Details

Day 1

Auckland/Bay of Islands

Depart 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 (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 Langham (superior) (Breakfast included)

Day 4

Auckland

Your short break ends this morning after breakfast – make your way to Auckland airport for your onward flight.

(Breakfast included)

  • Hotels (3 nights)
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Tour guide
  • Internal travel

 

Local Departure Dates

Daily departures are available throughout the year.

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We have been very pleased with the trip, everything was perfectly in place . Thankyou to Brendan especially! - Peter Fuller

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