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Hole In The Rock Experience

As one of New Zealand’s most popular summer destinations, the breath-taking natural beauty and 144 islands makes for an idyllic aquatic playground. Once a booming, bustling and bawdy seafaring centre, it’s now a peaceful and pristine spot, and offers the perfect base for exploring Northland. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to must-dos in the Bay of Islands! Embark on a voyage of discovery and enjoy the beauty of this area when you join a daily cruise to hole in the rock, the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, then to one of New Zealand’s most historic locations, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and take in the sights of Russell on an intimate one-hour coach tour

DURATION

Two Days &

One Night

LOCATION

Auckland City &

Bay of Islands

TOUR TYPE

Scenic Tours

Overnight Experience

PRICE FROM

NZ $849

Per Person

Bay of Islands Cruise
Bay of Islands Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

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Bay of Islands Cruise
Bay of Islands Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Whare Waka Cafe

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Bay of Islands Cruise
Bay of Islands Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

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Tour Summary

As one of New Zealand’s most popular summer destinations, the breath-taking natural beauty and 144 islands makes for an idyllic aquatic playground. Once a booming, bustling and bawdy seafaring centre, it’s now a peaceful and pristine spot, and offers the perfect base for exploring Northland. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to must-dos in the Bay of Islands! Embark on a voyage of discovery and enjoy the beauty of this area when you join a daily cruise to hole in the rock, the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, then to one of New Zealand’s most historic locations, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and take in the sights of Russell on an intimate one-hour coach tour.

Itinerary At a Glance

  • Day 1: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Russell Mini Tour & Overnight Stay in Paihia

  • Day 2: Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise and return to Auckland 

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 & 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

  • Tour this tranquil seaside town through Russell Mini Tour

  • A personal insight into New Zealand's earliest European history

  • Visit areas of historical interest which cannot be easily covered on foot

  • Stand atop Flagstaff Hill for 360° views of the Bay.

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • Admission to Guided Experience at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

  • Admission to 1 hour Russell Mini Tour

  • 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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