This day trip from Auckland to the Bay of Islands covers historical sites of New Zealand’s Northland, including the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the seaport of Russell. Visit the Waitangi Treaty House, then take a ferry from Paihia to the first European settlement where a local guide leads you on an insightful tour
Day tour from Auckland to the Bay of Islands, a subtropical aquatic wonderland with 144 islands and the home of the Waitangi Treaty grounds. Depart Auckland and travel by coach north over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and along the Hibiscus Coast, with golden sand beaches. Along the journey you may be able to view the kauri, one of New Zealand’s mighty native trees. The journey continues, travelling through Whangarei arriving in the beautiful township of Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Following arrival and time for a look around the township you will board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose built catamaran for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as you cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life. Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Admire the rock walls towering above you as the skipper navigates right through the narrow space (conditions permitting) before heading back into the inner island of the Bay. There is time to explore on foot this beautiful area before returning to Auckland by coach.
This experience is suitable for everyone
** Tour departs from selected centrally located Auckland city hotels OR Sky City Coach Terminal **