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Bay of Islands Explorer Experience

Join us on a small group day tour from Auckland to explore the Bay of Islands. Enjoy the informative commentary as you cross the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge and soak up on New Zealand’s spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush en route to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Hop on a scenic cruise around the bay to witness some of the incredible 144 islands, get up close to the cliffs at Cape Brett, and travel through the iconic Hole in the Rock. Spot dolphins, whales, and other marine wildlife, and enjoy a 1.5-hour island stop to eat, swim and walk. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to must-dos in the Bay of Islands!

Duration

Full Day

Location

Auckland & Paihia

Tour Type

Small Group Tour

Dolphin Cruise

Price From

NZ $425

Per Person

Tour Summary

Join us on a small group day tour from Auckland to explore the Bay of Islands. Enjoy the informative commentary as you cross the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge and soak up on New Zealand’s spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush en route to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Hop on a scenic cruise around the bay to witness some of the incredible 144 islands, get up close to the cliffs at Cape Brett, and travel through the iconic Hole in the Rock. Spot dolphins, whales, and other marine wildlife, and enjoy a 1.5-hour island stop to eat, swim and walk. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to must-dos in the Bay of Islands!

Tour Highlights

  • Discover some of the 144 stunning islands in the Bay of Islands on a scenic cruise.

  • Journey by boat across the pristine Islands.

  • Discover self-guided bush walks for spectacular views over the Bay of Islands.

  • Witness the iconic Hole in the Rock.

  • Opportunity to view marine mammals including dolphins, whales, seals, birdlife and more.

  • Listen to entertaining live commentary from your local Nature Guide.

  • Stop off at Urupukapuka Island and lunch/dinner stop at Otehei Bay.

  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour island stop-over and walk, swim, paddle board, kayak or relax.

  • Keep a lookout for dolphins, whales, or orcas (at mother nature's discretion).

  • Marvel at the breath-taking scenery en route.

Journey Inclusions

  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland.

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD.

  • Complimentary refreshments and water onboard.

  • Complimentary high-speed internet onboard the minibus.

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey.

  • Luxurious temperature-controlled transportation in a minibus.

  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities.

  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish.

Tour Inclusions

  • Admission to 4.5 hours Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise.

  • Engaging and informative commentary in English.

  • Lunch/Dinner stop at Otehei Bay.

  • Opportunity to purchase lunch or dinner at your own expense.

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