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Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands - Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Duration: 11 hours
Location: Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

From USD
$102.28

Take an action-packed day trip from Paihia to the tip of New Zealand’s North Island on a guided tour of the north including Cape Reinga where the Pacific and Tasman seas collide.  Your purpose built coach will take you in comfort along 90 mile beach to Te Paki sand stream where you can try your hand at sand boarding one of the giant dunes.
During the day you will also take in stops at Taipa Beach for morning Tea , Ancient Kauri Kingdom , dig for some shellfish on 90 mile beach conditions permitting and at Houhoura for our exclusive lunch stop.
Join our passionate driver / guides for a unforgettable tour of the top of New Zealand 

Explore one of the most amazing stretches of coastline in Oceania on a custom-built coach that keeps you comfortable as it moves effortlessly over sandy beaches, rugged roads and quicksand streams.

Start your New Zealand North Island adventure day trip with a stop at the Puketi Forest, home to 1,000-year-old kauri trees, some of the most ancient trees in the world ... More info ›

Take an action-packed day trip from Paihia to the tip of New Zealand’s North Island on a guided tour of the north including Cape Reinga where the Pacific and Tasman seas collide.  Your purpose built coach will take you in comfort along 90 mile beach to Te Paki sand stream where you can try your hand at sand boarding one of the giant dunes.
During the day you will also take in stops at Taipa Beach for morning Tea , Ancient Kauri Kingdom , dig for some shellfish on 90 mile beach conditions permitting and at Houhoura for our exclusive lunch stop.
Join our passionate driver / guides for a unforgettable tour of the top of New Zealand 

Explore one of the most amazing stretches of coastline in Oceania on a custom-built coach that keeps you comfortable as it moves effortlessly over sandy beaches, rugged roads and quicksand streams.

Start your New Zealand North Island adventure day trip with a stop at the Puketi Forest, home to 1,000-year-old kauri trees, some of the most ancient trees in the world. Walk along a ground-level boardwalk that meanders around the trunks of the trees and learn more about the area from the information panels located throughout the walk.

After you leave the Puketi Forest, you’ll head to Taipa Beach resort for a morning tea stop right on the beach front. From Here we head to Houhora Harbour for your complimentary lunch at Wagner’s Holiday Park. Later you will go to Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of New Zealand. You’ll feel as though you’re standing on the edge of the world as you watch the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea.

Maori legend says that Cape Reinga is the departure point for spirits on their way to the Maori homeland in Hawaiki. There are no shops on Cape Reinga, and eating and drinking is frowned upon in order to show respect for this sacred Maori site. 

From Cape Reinga, your tour continues down the North Island’s coast. Your first stop is the giant sand dunes at the Te Paki Quicksand Stream, where you can try your hand at sandboarding. Experience an exhilarating ride down the face of a dune on a boogie board!

Finally, get back on the Waverider coach and head south on Ninety Mile Beach. This strikingly beautiful stretch of unpopulated beach, is a marked contrast to the bustle of the island’s East Coast, and you will have plenty of opportunities to stick your toes in the sand and help your guide dig for shellfish.

Your New Zealand North Island adventure ends with your return drive to Paihia.

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Bay of Islands Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" Cruise

Bay of Islands Cape Brett
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Paihia or Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

From USD
$72.00

This is the most popular cruise in the Bay for a good reason! The modern high speed catamaran wtkth large outdoor viewing decks and plenty of indoor seats escorts you in comfort around the Bay, past sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and the many varied island landscapes as you make your way out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock
Learn the rich history of the area and take in the views of the 144 islands that make up the bay as well as view the wild life that inhabit the Bay of Islands including common and bottlenose dolphins.
Cruise includes complimentary ferry ticket ti visit Russell or Paihia.

Meet you guide at the Maritime Building in Paihia or The Strand Wharf in Russell for your 3 hour Bay of Islands cruise ... More info ›

This is the most popular cruise in the Bay for a good reason! The modern high speed catamaran wtkth large outdoor viewing decks and plenty of indoor seats escorts you in comfort around the Bay, past sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and the many varied island landscapes as you make your way out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock
Learn the rich history of the area and take in the views of the 144 islands that make up the bay as well as view the wild life that inhabit the Bay of Islands including common and bottlenose dolphins.
Cruise includes complimentary ferry ticket ti visit Russell or Paihia.

Meet you guide at the Maritime Building in Paihia or The Strand Wharf in Russell for your 3 hour Bay of Islands cruise. Pass through the famous Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" at Motukokako Island.

The crew share with you local history and ecology and you will often see a variety of marine wildlife including Whales, Seals, Dolphins, Penguins, and other sea and bird life.

Hop off in Russell or Paihia for more exploring after your cruise and use your complimentary ferry ticket to get back.

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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch - Paihia or Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Location: Paihia or Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

From USD
$104.30

What better way to explore the peaceful waters of the Bay of Islands than by the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship ... More info ›

What better way to explore the peaceful waters of the Bay of Islands than by the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship. This replica of a 100 year old schooner looks just like a working ship of the 18th century and you can spend the day onboard exploring the bays and beaches of this beautiful Maritime Park.

Catch the breeze and set sail for the day from either Paihia or Russell on board the unique tall ship "R. Tucker Thompson", built in the tradition of 100 year old schooners by local Northlanders. She has sailed the world but today will explore the somewhat calmer seas of the Bay of Islands with you on board.

Help set the sails, take the helm or just lie back on deck and relax. Hear tales of the ship's exploits from the crew. Enjoy the Devonshire tea freshly baked and brewed in the galley each morning.

At lunchtime the vessel anchors in a secluded bay. Step ashore, take a swim or try swinging from the yardarm. With all this sea air and activity you'll have a hearty appetite - taken care of by a tasty barbecue lunch cooked on board. Return to either Paihia or Russell this afternoon.

If departing from Paihia you will need to take the regular ferry (departs every 20-minutes) to Russel wharf to meet the tall ship R. Tucker Thompson. Note return ferry pass is included..

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Kerikeri and Crafts Half-Day Tour from Bay of Islands

Kerikeri and Crafts Half-Day Tour from Bay of Islands - Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

From USD
$41.72

Visit the historical town of Kerikeri — home to the country’s first permanent mission station and some of its oldest buildings — on this afternoon tour from Paihia. With a guide, visit the Mission House and Stone Store to learn about the town’s Maori and European settlement history ... More info ›

Visit the historical town of Kerikeri — home to the country’s first permanent mission station and some of its oldest buildings — on this afternoon tour from Paihia. With a guide, visit the Mission House and Stone Store to learn about the town’s Maori and European settlement history. You’ll also get a taste of the area’s delights with stops at an organic winery and Makana Confections chocolate factory. Upgrade to include a morning sightseeing cruise on the Bay of Islands.

Your afternoon tour starts on the Paihia waterfront, where you’ll board your coach for the approximate 20-minute drive northwest to Kerikeri.

Your first stop is Ake Ake, a small, family-run vineyard outside Kerikeri where you can enjoy samples of organic wine and coffee. Then head into town to visit two of New Zealand’s oldest buildings from the time of European settlement — the Mission House and Stone Store. Learn about Kerikeri’s history, including the relationship between the Maori chief Hongi Hika and early European settlers, and hear about Reverend Marsden, a missionary who is credited with planting the grapevines that eventually led to the area’s thriving industry. At the Stone Store — originally built to house mission supplies and wheat — you can purchase gifts and souvenirs.

Next, visit the Makana Confections, a chocolate factory where you can watch chocolate being made and try a few samples. Purchase some to take home, if you wish, before re-boarding your coach for the return drive to Paihia, where your tour ends.

Optional sightseeing cruise:
Upgrade your tour to include a 2-hour cruise through the Bay of Islands before your tour to Kerikeri. Pass by Black Rocks, and stop to see Marsden Cross, the site of the country’s first planned European settlement.

See Roberton Island (Motuarohia), where several archaeological sites have been excavated, and learn about the history of the Bay of Islands from the onboard commentary. Keep your eyes open for marine life like whales, seals, dolphins, penguins and sea birds.

Your cruise ends back in Paihia, where you have free time to get lunch (own expense) before the tour to Kerikeri.

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Bay of Islands (Paihia) to Auckland One-Way Tour

Bay of Islands (Paihia) to Auckland One-Way Tour - Paihia, concludes Auckland, New Zealand
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Paihia, concludes Auckland, New Zealand

From USD
$83.44

See the majestic beauty of the North Island on this one-way tour from Bay of Islands (Paihia) to Auckland and admire rugged landscape and scenic country of New Zealand's North island.

Enjoy a relaxing sightseeing tour from Bay of Islands (Paihia) to Auckland. Depart the Bay of Islands (Paihia) and travel through the rugged and beautiful landscape of New Zealand's North Island.

This tour is a great option to get back to Auckland ... More info ›

See the majestic beauty of the North Island on this one-way tour from Bay of Islands (Paihia) to Auckland and admire rugged landscape and scenic country of New Zealand's North island.

Enjoy a relaxing sightseeing tour from Bay of Islands (Paihia) to Auckland. Depart the Bay of Islands (Paihia) and travel through the rugged and beautiful landscape of New Zealand's North Island.

This tour is a great option to get back to Auckland. The afternoon departure time allows you to spend a full day in the beautiful Bay of Islands
before returning to Auckland.

The picturesque journey will take you past scenic native forests and sub-tropical bushland, before crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge to arrive into the spectacular city scene of Auckland by night.

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Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise from Paihia or Russell

Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise from Paihia or Russell - Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand

From USD
$80.07

Marvel as wild dolphins frolic near you during a half-day dolphin-watching cruise in the Bay of Islands. You'll glide through this scenic region to remote islands where you can hop in the water to snorkel and swim near these free-swimming dolphins (conditions permitting) ... More info ›

Marvel as wild dolphins frolic near you during a half-day dolphin-watching cruise in the Bay of Islands. You'll glide through this scenic region to remote islands where you can hop in the water to snorkel and swim near these free-swimming dolphins (conditions permitting). The experienced crew shares fascinating facts about the dolphins and other marine life you might see, such as orcas, seals or penguins. This tour is limited to 35 passengers, allowing for a more intimate dolphin experience in the waters of New Zealand.

Choose from a morning or afternoon cruise around the Bay of Islands to see dolphins in their natural habitat. After departure from either Russell or Pahia, your boat captain takes you out to secluded islands around the bay to look for bottlenose and common dolphins, as well as other native animals like orcas, baleen whales, seals, penguins and seabirds.

If you get lucky with the weather and wildlife conditions on the day of your cruise, you can jump in the warm water and snorkel near the dolphins , please note it is a additional $30.00 to swim with the dolphins , if we are unable to achieve a swim this is refunded back to you at the completion of your cruise.Enjoy swimming in the proximity of these amazing mammals, who are renowned for their intelligence, as well as their grace and agility.

On board the boat, the crew shares informative commentary about dolphin behavior and the marine ecosystem of the Bay of Islands. You’ll also learn about the history of the region and significant events that occurred here, including some that contributed to the founding of New Zealand. Your boat is smaller than most other tour vessels and features a low outdoor viewing deck, underwater microphone, and water jet engines that enhance your dolphin-watching experience. Your cruise ends when you return to your starting point.

Please note: Dolphins are seen on most cruises, however nature is unpredictable. In the unlikely event that no dolphins or whales are spotted during your tour, you can take another dolphin-watching cruise at no additional cost.

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