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Day Tour to Bay of Islands From Auckland

Free cancellation
Mobile ticket
12 hrs 30 mins
Guided tour
Transfers included
Hotel pickup

Experience the spectacular beauty of the ever-changing scenery of the Bay of Islands on an exciting day tour including hotel transfers from Auckland. Discover the cultural and historical heritage of New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from a local Maori guide.

highlights

  • Admire vast landscapes, rolling hills, rugged mountains, and lush rainforests as you travel in a comfortable Mercedes Benz.

  • Spot bottlenose dolphins, local marine and wildlife, and learn about them from an experienced skipper on the 4-hour Bay of Islands cruise.

  • Sail away to the historic lighthouse on Cape Brett Peninsula and through the famous Hole in the Rock formation (conditions permitting).

  • Enjoy a 3-hour informative tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a local Maori guide.

  • Visit the ground's heritage buildings, watch a live demonstration of Maori wood carving, and take pictures of the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

  • Visit the Museum of Waitangi to see its rich collection of taonga (treasured objects), including New Zealand's founding document.

inclusions

  • Expert, English-speaking local guide

  • Hotel transfers from Auckland CBD or the Sky Tower

  • 4-hour Bay of Islands cruise

  • Journey through Hole in the Rock (weather permitting)

  • Guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty House and Grounds

  • Photo stops en-route

exclusions

  • Lunch

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

Cherish the Raw Beauty of the Bay of Islands

Travel to the Bay of Islands from Auckland in a comfortable Mercedes Benz. The route is filled with some of the most stunning views in New Zealand. The landscapes offer rugged mountains, rainforests, blue oceans, deep gorges, and hills with spectacular views.

Once at the Bay of Islands, you can enjoy some of the beautiful attractions it offers. Enjoy a 4-hour cruise in which you will sail by pristine islands on your way to Cape Brett Peninsula. At the cape, you come to view the beautiful historic lighthouse. The highlight of the cruise is passing through the Hole in the Rock (conditions permitting), a rock formation you can sail under as it forms an amazing arch above you. The cruise also gives you a chance to enjoy a glimpse of bottlenose dolphins. Enjoy the plethora of other marine life and wildlife as you cruise by, gleaning information from a knowledgeable skipper.

Enjoy a Cultural Experience at the Birthplace of New Zealand

Discover the history of New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Tour. The 3-hour tour is led by a well-informed local Maori guide who provides insightful snippets about the birthplace of New Zealand. Here, you can enjoy an energetic Maori cultural performance, explore Waitangi’s heritage buildings, such as the Waitangi Treaty House and Te Whare Runanga or the Carving Meeting House, and watch a live demonstration of the traditional wood carving methods of the Maori. Interestingly, the Waitangi Treaty House was the home of the first British resident in New Zealand.

At the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, you can take pictures of the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe and visit the Museum of Waitangi as well. The museum is home to a collection of amazing treasured objects or taonga. These are remnants of the history of Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi, the historic founding document of New Zealand.

know before you go

Important Information

It is recommended to bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, jacket or warm layers, and a camera.

Timings

Daily: 5am onwards.

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs from Auckland CBD areas only.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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