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Bay of Islands Heritage Experience

The Bay of Islands is an island paradise, has a long, fascinating and often wild history. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area rich in culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings! Once a booming, bustling and seafaring centre, it’s now a peaceful and pristine spot, and offers the perfect base for exploring Northland through its beautiful beaches, pristine islands, energetic marine life, waterfalls, forests, and rich history. You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to must-dos in the Bay of Islands!

DURATION

Full Day

LOCATION

Auckland & 

Northland

TOUR TYPE

Cruise & Māori Culture

Heritage Experience

PRICE FROM

NZ $449

Per Person

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Tour Summary

The Bay of Islands is an island paradise, has a long, fascinating and often wild history. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area rich in culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings! Once a booming, bustling and seafaring centre, it’s now a peaceful and pristine spot, and offers the perfect base for exploring Northland through its beautiful beaches, pristine islands, energetic marine life, waterfalls, forests, and rich history. You will be 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

  • Learn about New Zealand's history and Maori culture

  • Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum

  • Explore the historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed

  • Join an informative guided tour with a local guide

  • Enjoy a high-energy Maori cultural performance

  • Admire iconic buildings, breath-taking examples of Maori architecture, and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe

  • Journey to the iconic Hole in the Rock

  • Listen to entertaining live commentary from your local Nature Guide

  • Stop off at Urupukapuka Island  and lunch 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

Tour Inclusion

  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • Admission to Guided Experience at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

  • Admission to 4 hours Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

  • Engaging and informative commentary in English

  • Indoor and outdoor seating with Large viewing deck

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